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Posted by Kelvin Kong on March 2, 2015 at 11:24 am

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Hour Market  Donggongon town located in the southeast of Kota KinabaluThis market is held once a week, which for two days from Thursday to Friday. Among the many products sold in the market area includes vegetables, local fruits, flower prints, fish and antiques. Most of the items sold here comes from the villages in the hills in the interior of Penampang .

Penampang – a Kadazandusun hub made up of a tight-knit community. This bustling district is a mere 15-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu (KK) city and is a unique blend of the old and the new with its modern shoplots and bungalows, fringed by sprawling paddy fields and kampong-style homes.

Dongonggon, considered the heart of Penampang, is the place to be every Thursday and Friday for this is when the Tamu (market) takes place. Traders come out in full force to sell their best produce, ranging from fresh vegetables to handicrafts.

The Tamu Penampang is particularly famous for its tapai or lihing (rice wine) and jars of bambangan (a wild mango usually pickled) and tuhau(a ginger-like plant which has been pounded and mixed with lime juice, onion and chillies). Want the truly exotic? Give the sago worms, or butod, a try!

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Included Highlights

»  Browse the farmer’s market and local goods on display at the Dongonggon Tamu. Lunch is included.
»  The service of an English speaking guide during the tours
»  All transfers as per itinerary


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Set off to the Penampang District for a visit at the native trade market, the Dongongon Tamu. Donggongon, meaning “rest stop” in the Kadazan language,reffering to its historical role as a stop-over for people from the hills who  journeyed down the coast for trade. It is one of the best places to buy fresh locally grown produce. In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can find an assortment of meats and craft items such as bangles and gongs for sale, as well as landscaping and garden supplies. If you see something you like, put on your bargaining skills with the traders because your trip is not complete without bringing home a souvenier!

NOTE: Visit is only available on Thursday & Friday

Things You Should Bring:

◊  Comfortable walking shoe
◊  Raincoat or umbrella
◊  Camera
◊  Hat / Cap

DONGGONGON ‘TAMU’ TOURMarch 2, 2015 Kelvin Kong

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