"Park and Ride" : take the Sunset Fair Shuttle bus from Lecidere, near Lita Store!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas shopping frenzy at Sunset Fair!

Handicraft stalls reported bumper sales last Friday (December 10th) as visitors chose to buy local for Xmas presents this year. Laden with bags full of tais, baskets, soaps, coffee, etc., the happy shoppers then took a breather at the restaurant stalls to compare purchases and consume a well-earned drink and a bite to eat. The Caz Bar sold out of Tiger beer and  had to send back to the restaurant for more stock! If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, you have one more chance this Friday, which is the Sunset Fair closing night for the 2010 season. We expect a big night, with some great entertainment and a special closing ceremony. Watch this space for more details.
The Basket Ladies of Maubara are rushed off their feet as their stall is packed with customers (above) as the scene is repeated throughout the handicrafts zone of the Sunset Fair

Hafoti has a good range of Timorese-made nibbles - great for parties - banana and cassava chips, fiery Timorese chili sauce and peanuts

Some good ideas for stocking fillers from Hafoti - tamarind sweets and Timorese coffee in an attractive tais pouch
Creative basket work from Maubara

Tiny, cute bootees made from Tais on sale at Women's Woven Art
Even if you don't have a new baby due in the family, they are hard to resist. One customer bought a pair to hang from the rear-view mirror of her car!

Something different from Bali - and Timor Telecom recharge cards - on offer at  Blue Ocean restaurant

A Holy Family statuette, appropriately on sale at Kristu Rei. Just what you need for your nativity scene.
From a selection on sale at the Congregasaun Misionariu Verbo Divino (SVD) stall.

A warm welcome to a Sunset Fair newcomer - the Maubere Restaurant - serving favourites like katupa (coconut rice parcels), satay and noodles