Medan Niaga Satok (Popularly known as Satok Market or Kubah Market among locals) is located beside the Sarawak river.

Satok Market
Satok market from the front. Photo: Cyril Dason

It is popular among locals as it is the biggest by area of such market within Kuching City. During weekends, the market becomes busier as it houses the popular Satok Sunday Market at the back.

The market is divided into three main components, namely the the vegetable section in front, local shops in the middle, and the meat and fish market at the back.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SATOK MARKET

If you want to see local jungle produce, this is the best place to check it out.  In the Satok market, locals sell fresh jungle produce at cheap prices with the variety limitless.

As mentioned above, the first building of the market is where jungle produce as well as the famous Sarawak layered cake is sold.  Prices range from RM1 to RM3 per item here.

Jungle produce on sale. Photo Cyril Dason

The Sarawak layered cake is sold at the back of the first building. There’s one stretch selling the cakes as well as other locally made cakes like Kuih Lidah Buaya and so forth. Along the first building are souvenir kiosk.

Stall selling Sarawak layered cakes. Photo: Cyril Dason

The second building houses a small atrium which is used to showcase products. Around it is small shops selling souvenirs and offering services like hair cutting and massages.

Souvenirs sold at the centre of the Satok market. Photo: Cyril Dason
The atrium at the centre of Satok Market. Photo: Cyril Dason

If you walk until the end of the complex, the third building is where sundry stalls and the fish and meat market is located.

Here, fresh fish and meat are sold and you will be spoiled of choices if you want to buy them.

Ikan Terubok, a famous fish sold at Satok Market. Photo: Cyril Dason
Sundry shops opposite the fish section. Photo: Cyril Dason

Generally, traders at the Satok Market are very nice people and would likely give a smile when they spot tourist.  However, out of respect, do ask before capturing a photo.

TIPS BEFORE GOING TO SATOK MARKET

There isn’t much preparations needed if you plan to go to the Satok Market.  However, as a local, here’s my tips if you intend to go.

  • You can either take a ride hailing service (Like GRAB), walk, or a registered tour with KLOOK to go to the Market
  • Wear a comfortable clothing. The market isn’t hot, but on a hot day, you can still feel it.
  • Bring small notes of cash. Credit cards are not accepted. ATM machines are available.
  • Pack light
  • Ask permission before taking photos

OPERATION HOURS OF THE SATOK MARKET

The market opens as early as 530AM in the morning until late evening.

Usually by 6:30PM, most stalls are closed.

HOW TO GO TO SATOK MARKET

This market is a few minutes drive from Kuching City Centre.

It is located just beside the Satok Suspension Bridge and the unique shape of the roof makes it

The map below will help guide you the Satok Market

HOTELS NEAR SATOK MARKET

The market is within Kuching City.  However, there’s no hotels nearby the venue despite its popularity.

The closest hotel will be some 20 -30 minutes by foot, and that’s still quite far.

That said, I would recommend my listing of hotels in Kuching to know the best rates and hotels you can choose from.

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