Siniawan Old Town Night Market
Siniawan, a small town in the Bau district, about 20km away from Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak. The population totals at about 3,600 people, with majority of Bidayuh (750 families) and Chinese (700 families), followed by Malay (100 families).
The Chinese are mostly originated from Guangdong Province of China, and the common dialect spoken is Hopoh Hakka.
Siniawan Night Market takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located 21 km away from Kuching city, this small town is a beautiful place to spend the evening eating and being merry. The street is lined with old wooden townhouses, and Chinese lanterns light the street below.
Over the recent years, the old town of Siniawan has begun to really invest in their weekend night markets, promoting their traditions and cultures while breathing new life into the local economy through tourism.
Pitcher plant rice, locally called Lemang Periuk Kera is one of the ‘trademark’ foods you can find here along with other traditional Chinese, Malay and Dayak food. The Lui Teh and Ngo Hiang are also recommended.
Find out more about events and happenings on https://www.facebook.com/siniawanheritage/
Getting ThereBau Transport Company, Bus No.2 will start from Jalan Masjid schedule as follows :-
Departure from Kch - Bau : 7:00am, 8:20am, 10:20am, 12:20pm, 1:40pm, 4:00pm, 5:10pm
Return from Bau - Kch : 5:45am, 6:40am, 8:40am, 10:20am, 12:00pm, 2:20pm, 3:20pm
Bau Transport Company
Tel : 082 - 763160
The Bus driver will drop the passenger at the main road near to Siniawan Bazaar and the passenger have to walk for another 5 minutes to the Siniawan Bazaar. It would be better to double check at all times with the Bus driver for the correct timing on return to Kuching. Bus fare is Rm3:50 per way.
Grab ride sharing service is the only option if you wish to visit the night market, which comes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Fare is +/-RM30 from downtown Kuching.