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Old Apia Market

Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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I just don't understand....

In a shed, all the stalls sell exactly the same wares, jewellery and clothes. How do they ever all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deborah W
A Market is...

A Market is a market no matter where you go. Full of the usual vibe and goodies. Still a good place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
debcornell101
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average39%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“flea market” (13 reviews)
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Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a shed, all the stalls sell exactly the same wares, jewellery and clothes. How do they ever all survive??? It is cramped, hot and I would suggest if you want to buy kitch go early or late in the day to avoid the heat.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Market is a market no matter where you go. Full of the usual vibe and goodies. Still a good place to purchase those souvenirs. One thing is the fabrics used are of good quality. Prices are fair.

1  Thank debcornell101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local product not selling any other store, you only able to buy here. Local supermarket only sell imported product. If you are going to try local food or buy some souvenir, here is the place :)

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

All of the locals bring their produce and prepared food here to sell. If you want good, real Samoan food, this is the place to go. Fresh coconuts, papaya, taro chips, bananas, and everything else. We ate at the market for most of our meals...More

2  Thank George M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Buy here because there is nothing else anywhere. Markets on Savai'i have nothing so grab your stuff here

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

All the stallholders were lovely and super helpful to find sizes etc. We got some great items to bring home.

Thank Jodi_Shaun
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting but cool experience! Most of the stalls have similar items, a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts as well as beautiful dresses. The one I got is one size fits all so no need to try it on before buying. Friendly people...More

1  Thank Sammy M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

All the same things in all the other stalls and all the same price. There isn't anything special here. I was intending to purchase necklaces for my sons class, at $10 and 20 class members, that can stay there. I doubt if they're actually made...More

Thank Surfgirlindo
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The lovely locals at the markets are so friendly (as Samoans are) but the products are pretty much the same and mostly overpriced. But it is nice to know that you are buying from people who appreciate your business and support.

2  Thank whirlsie
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Very central in Apia - easy to find. Great for tourist shopping - loads of jewelery $5 tala for earrings. hand crafts, sarong etc. Right across the road from the fish market which is cool too. there is also a food market there too. though...More

Thank Ruth G
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Elke R
28 March 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
16 March 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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