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Old Apia Market

Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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cheap and cheerful

Lots of cheap jewellery, clothes and souvenirs. Very little variation throughout the market, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dianavd
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Sydney, Australia
Have a short wander

Nice to see the fresh fruit and vegetables. The rest of it is mostly cheap trinkets. OK to fill in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of cheap jewellery, clothes and souvenirs. Very little variation throughout the market, but it's still fun to wander through. There are food stalls where the choice is mostly fried chicken and chips.

Thank dianavd
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see the fresh fruit and vegetables. The rest of it is mostly cheap trinkets. OK to fill in time or if you want to purchase fresh food.

Thank Kim P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places with the same or similar items. Most weren't pushy. A bit smelly in places which didn't make me want to spend too long in there. Happy to haggle overall.

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The stuff there was beautiful and there was loads of it at reasonable prices. The only thing I didn't like about this market was that there was always someone in your face trying to get you to buy there stuff. Worth a look, just be...More

1  Thank Raewyn A
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Don't buy straight away.Prices vary and some items cost more than New Zealand.Same fridge magnet was WST5 and WST10 at another store.Lava lava in a cheaper material was about WST10 and a better quality was between WST13-WST15. Souvenir T shirts were overpriced at WST15 for...More

Thank Thushari K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

place to kill time an pik up nik naks an souvenirs an see how alot of ppl make a living lots of clothes an jewellery also has food market banana pancakes r yum an pineapple honey drinks an all the taxis hang out the back...More

Thank dkkh
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

As everyone says they sell the same thing...true but each store has a price you can bargain them down too. Keep bargaining for a good price just like any market someone will look after you at your price. Mostly hand made items which are all...More

Thank Nora L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Like all of these markets the asking price is way too high. We purchased a shell necklace for a friend the asking price was 20 Tala I ended up paying 8. This is typical of the markets worldwide.

1  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

this place is dirty and you get hassled by the sellers in my opinion the place should be knocked over and rebuilt. Walking around you have to watch your step the walk ways are made up of old timber and not very well built. All...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is a basic market nothing special. Not a tourist attraction. You can go if you want to buy something.

Thank SE s
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Elke R
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Poinciana54 | Reviewed this property |
I understand so but maybe not Sunday? Most places are closed Sunday.
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tdehanas
March 16, 2016|
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Response from serenesea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the market has been rebuilt completely and is much cleaner and airier. Hope you enjoy it!
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