The last day in Borneo was fairly uneventful, we woke up early to have breakfast and take the two and a half hour boat ride back to Sim Sim water-town and Sandakan.
Before catching our flight out of the Sandakan Airport, we had time to explore the central market and have lunch.
We had stopped by the market on Monday, but it was late in the afternoon and it appeared everyone was pretty much done for the day.
On Thursday morning around 10am the market was hopping. We walked around and saw all the fresh seafood (some still living), the fruits and veggies, raw meats and eggs, dried goods, clothing shoes, bags, and about everything you could imagine.
The market building is only a few years old we were told, previously the entire market had been held outdoors.
While not air-conditioned, and obviously open air – I can imagine not sitting in the direct sunlight and having fans circulating air makes a big difference.
Our guide also mentioned, that now it is much better for the produce as before the market was not divided into sections and having fresh fish next to fresh produce does not make for the best produce!
I’ll let the pictures talk – if only I could have captured the smell for you!