The Sunday market at Satok,Kuching city starts regularly on Saturday afternoon and will end the following Sunday afternoon to make way for street sweepers and cleaners clean up the place come Monday.
On any office days ( Mon - Fri ) the place will resume to become paid car parking areas.
I visited the Satok Sunday market area Saturday night and found the place buzzling with night shoppers who prefer to go out after their day's work and the temperatures much cooler. The choices of fruits, vegetables,meat, fish, textiles, magazines, handicrafts, cooked food, etc here are a plenty.
The recently popular 'dragon fruit ' which is a kind of cacti are seen in the foreground. A kilo of these red-fleshed fruits can fetch RM 8 - 12 a kilo depending on size and quality.
Orchids in various forms and sizes are displayed. They can either be local varieties or imported ones.