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Address: Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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If you’re willing to fight the crowds at this flea market in a shed, you...

If you’re willing to fight the crowds at this flea market in a shed, you may find some interesting Samoan handicrafts or mats, and you can even watch works-in-progress.

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OK shopping experience

On the days we visited it was hot, stuffy and felt a little claustrophobic. The vendors we found friendly, pleasant and not at all overbearing. It was just the lack of airflow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MKK1976
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the days we visited it was hot, stuffy and felt a little claustrophobic. The vendors we found friendly, pleasant and not at all overbearing. It was just the lack of airflow within the market that pushed us away. There was a good variety of clothes, jewellery, wood carvings, food and textiles on offer. Many of the stalls seemed to... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to shop for souveniers (if you like that kind of stuff) They all sell the same stuff, so if you see 1 shirt shop 1 woodcarving stand and 1 coconut artwork stand you pretty much have seen it all.

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Thank Wasabi18141
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pretty busy spot in Apia. We went in afternoon and it was not too busy. We bought a few souvineers but other than that felt it rather pointless going. Prices are good overall. Will not go back. There are banks and other shops also nearby to grab stuff as we were staying out of Apia so that was handy... More 

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Thank EssNenn-melb
Sydney
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy market that's under shelter but very hot. The clothing was not made real well and the other bits and pieces a little expensive.

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Thank macca74Sydney
Geelong
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for souvenirs, sarongs and inexpensive jewellery. No hassle from stall holders. Make sure you have smaller notes as they may not have change!

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Thank angelalGeelong
Newcastle, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need much time here but you should be able to pick up some gifts to take back home. They sell sarongs, wood carvings, and lots of nick jacks. People are friendly and prices reasonable and we got a good wooden mask for our collection for about $25 Australian.

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Thank Colmich
Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

People in the market are not pushy, you can try and barter a lower price, but most prices were rigid, you can buy, clothes, lava lava wooded goods, at reasonable prices. Carr on walking through the market to a food market, buy some ice freshly cooked, meat/ chicken in a bun, with hot sauce, yum and lo cost. We bought... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to find all your souvenirs and everything Samoan. Only a short distance from the food market so you can stock up those supplies as well. Definitely a must do while you are in Town.

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Norfolk Island
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Apia markets are amazing with so many stall holders showing their local crafts and hand printed fabrics, lava lava, shirts etc making a colourful array throughout the venue. What makes the market is the beautiful people. So happy and smiling and polite. They don't harass the customers but are happy to show their various wares. Wary of our luggage... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

These types of market can often be torture as people try to thrust their wares at you - not this market! Almost without exception the stall holders were more than happy to let you browse freely. The usual local handicrafts and clothes etc. We didn't buy anything but were advised that everything was fixed price, but did not test this... More 

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