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Shopping on Tutuila at the Fagatogo marketplace
« on: January 25, 2009, 11:49:47 PM »
Of course, no port-of-call is complete without shopping. When cruise ships arrive at Pago  Pago, passengers are often greeted by the site and sounds of the decorated aiga (local  family-run) buses waiting to take the visitors to various destinations around the island. 
Also there to greet the new arrivals are vendors from the local villages who set up  portable stations and kiosks, offering a variety of colorful souvenirs and handicraft items,  including Samoan mats, baskets, fans, siapo (tapa) and wood carvings from local village  artists.     

Fagatogo Marketplace 
The Fagatogo open-air marketplace is the favorite local place to sell and purchase fruit,  vegetables, flowers and other fresh produce.  On Sunday mornings, ministers and gospel  singers gather at the marketplace for worship and prayer.  The marketplace also serves as  the Tutuila aiga bus depot, where the small local buses gather for departure to their  various destinations. 

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Re: Shopping on Tutuila at the Fagatogo marketplace
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 07:08:58 PM »
thanks for your information.

 


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