The Borneo Market – Celebrating East Malaysia in Serdang

loading The colourful handicraft stall of Jessie Iting Olah.

Sabahans and Sarawakians gather every Saturday morning to introduce their wares – and culture – to their Malaysian brethren.

From a distance, the 20 red canopies set in a row look like part of any other weekend market. But get closer, and you will be intrigued by the exotic offerings of bunches of dark green leaves, pale palm shoots, leafwrapped packages and tantalising sweet cakes.

These would be familiar to those acquainted with the food of Borneo Malaysia, but if they are mysterious to you, the vendors would be more than happy to explain what they are, and how to cook and eat them!


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