Donggongon Street Market (Tamu Donggongon)
Donggongon Street Market (or Tamu Donggongon) is Sabah’s greatest road market and frequently allude to by Sabahan as the best market in Sabah. Here you can discover the farming, painstaking work, untamed life and sustenance results of the villagers from the locale of Penampang and from the other close-by area. This is additionally the spot for vacationer and guest on a Sabah excursions to tests the interesting sustenance of the locals and to take a look at the way of life of the general population.
You can discover nearly everything in Tamu Donggongon in the event that you are readied to look and hunt around the business sector. Pick your decision of crisp vegetables, tropical organic products which differ with the season and some fascinating blooms all at a decent deal cost. There are additionally crisp water eels, turtles and frogs which are gotten from the paddy field marked down here. Next on the ‘not to be missed’ records are Sabah’s customary luxuries, for example, Bambangan (a kind of wild mango), Tuhau (a ginger-like plant, blended with lime juice, onion, and chilies), butod (otherwise called sago worms) and lihing (rice wine).
On the off chance that nourishment does not intrigue you, then simply come and appreciate the sound of the lovely ethnic beats of gongs (a percussion-like musical instrument). This gong are played by a few volunteers and amid celebration time, for example, the Harvest Festival, you can likewise see the Sumazau move perform by a gathering of adolescents in their customary outfit.
Tamu Donggongon is located at the center of Penampang town. It is about 6 miles (10 km) or about 15 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city. This market opens every Thursday and Friday from 6.00 am to about 2.00 pm.