The most authentic way to learn about a new culture is by visiting the local markets. It is a wholesome and eye-opening experience especially when it is your first time travelling to that particular region. When travelling to Miri, which is a coastal city in Sarawak located near the border of Brunei Darussalam, there are 5 popular local markets that you must drop by!

    popular Markets in Miri, Sarawak
    5 Best Local Markets in Miri, Sarawak

    5 Best Local Markets in Miri, Sarawak

    Pasar Malam Saberkas

    You can easily spot the lively Saberkas Night Market from Taman Bulatan Miri and Boulevard Commercial Centre in Pujut. Besides shopping for beautiful handmade handicrafts, clothing, and the freshest produce, you can also discover an incredible range of local delicacies unique to this region only, such as Nasi Lemak, grilled chicken wings, tender and juicy satay, and colourful layer cakes.

    Address: Saberkas Commercial Centre, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm–9.30pm. Closed on Mondays.
    Contact number: +6012-845 4115

    Pasar Malam Saberkas miri
    Local delicacies such as Kek Lapis Sarawak can be found at Pasar Malam Saberkas

    Tamu Khas 

    At Tamu Khas, you will be able to gain a glimpse into the authentic way of life of the local communities in Miri. This colourful native and specialty market sells mostly local ethnic products, where you can discover many exotic fruits and vegetables which are grown in the dense Bornean jungles. Tamu Khas is located exactly behind the Tamu Muhibbah main market. 

    Address: Tamu Muhibbah, Jalan Padang, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
    Opening hours: 8am–7pm

    Tamu Khas miri
    Tamu Khas sells unique native products including these beautiful and traditional handwoven baskets.

    Tamu Kedayan

    This local farmer's market can be found within the vicinity of the expansive Tamu Muhibbah. Tamu Kedayan is a wet market where you can find fresh produce, local fruits and vegetables. Additionally, you can also buy unique region-defining products such as the highly-valued Bario rice, which is harvested by the natives in the remote highlands of northeast Sarawak.

    Address: Tamu Muhibbah, Jalan Padang, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
    Opening hours: 6am–6pm

    Tamu Kedayan miri
    At Tamu Muhibbah, you can buy Bario rice which is cultivated by hand by the Kelabit tribe without the use of pesticides or herbicides

    Tamu Muhibbah 

    You will be surprised by what you can find at Tamu Muhibbah. Some of the rare and well-beloved items that you can bring home as souvenirs include Bario rice, raw hill salt, fermented shrimp paste also known as belacan, fermented small shrimps also known as cencaluk, sago, and gula apong. There are also wild edible ferns such as paku and midin, edible soft shoots such as umbut and bamboo shoots, tapioca shoots (pucuk ubi), and other distinctive wild plants.

    Fun fact: You can also order freshly cooked food from Tamu Muhibbah through the Foodpanda app!

    Address: Tamu Muhibbah, Jalan Padang, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
    Opening hours: 6am–6pm

    Tamu Khas miri
    Tamu Muhibbah sells exotic and distinctive produce harvested from the jungles of Borneo

    Pasar Besar Krokop 

    Pasar Besar Krokop is undoubtedly the locals’ favourite wet market in Miri. You can literally find almost everything under one roof. Discover the freshest wild-caught seafood, fresh flowers, wide varieties of vegetables, and all sorts of meats such as chicken, beef, and pork. It is also said that the prices are reasonable and affordable. We must advise you to come as early as 5 in the morning if you wish to get the freshest produce from this market! 

    Address: Jalan Krokop Utama, 98000 Miri, Sarawak.
    Opening hours: 6.00am – 6.30pm
    Contact number: +6017-274 1804

    Pasar Besar Krokop miri
    Pasar Besar Krokop in Miri, Sarawak

    It is certainly worth visiting these local markets especially if you are interested to get a taste of the local way of life. At these lively tamus, you’ll get to see how the communities start their day by shopping for the freshest produce early in the morning while catching up with old friends. Be prepared to be astonished by what these amazing yet humble destinations can offer you!

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