Markets of Honiara 1

There are lots of markets around Honiara selling all kinds of local fruits, vegetables, fish and souvenirs. There’s the biggest, the Central Market, in the middle of town, the Seventh Day Adventist market in Kukum (open Sundays!), smaller stands on many busy roads and people selling betel nut all around the capital.

Below is a photo series to give you an idea of the markets in Honiara. Busy and bustling, they are exciting places of bright colours, with much noise and action.

Fresh produce from the local market.

Fresh produce from the local market.

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Locally made shell necklaces, earings etc.. Some were made by women on site at the markets. Others were imported from Fiji.

Locally made shell necklaces, earings etc.. Some were made by women on site at the markets. Others were imported from Fiji.

Nice coconuts. The green ones sell out quickly.

Nice coconuts. The green ones sell out quickly.

Fish for sale.

Fish for sale.

Betel nut for sale! Get yer betel nut... At 50c, this is half price. Normally only $1.00 SBD per betel nut but lime is extra for that special effect.

Betel nut for sale! Get yer betel nut… At 50c, this is half price. Normally only $1.00 SBD per betel nut but lime is extra for that special effect.

Local bilum bag road side stall / tourist stop.

Local bilum bag road side stall / tourist stop.

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