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

Monday, 28 November 2011

Sunset Fair Patron, Kirsty Sword Gusmao visits: Xmas shopping ideas

The Sunset Fair is a great place to do a spot of Christmas shopping, with plenty of local handicrafts and products to choose from. Wander around the stalls, grab a bite to eat, a cold beer.... the most relaxed way to find original gifts for friends. Sunset Fair Patron, Kirsty Sword-Gusmao paid a visit with her family and enjoyed a "katupa" dinner.

 Our patron Kirsty Sword Gusmao arrives at the Sunset Fair

Kirsty and Mum enjoy some shopping

Beautiful traditional jewellery

You can never have too many "tais". They make ideal Christmas presents

Modestly-price small works of art... Arte Moris

Arte Moris: film and music DVDs

Books at Arte Moris

Checking out the drums

Hafoti has a good selection of  local handicrafts and products

Timor-Leste's famous sea salt on sale at Hafoti

Jasmine, coconut oil and sea salt body scrub by Hafoti

Timor-Leste Women Entrepreneurs - battery-powered toys

Timor-Leste Women Entrepreneurs - gift idea

Timor-Leste Women Entrepreneurs - modestly-priced gift ideas

Timor-Leste Women Entrepreneurs - pretty dolls' dresses

Idea: use these colourful hand-made mobiles from Maubara as
Christmas tree decorations... makes a change from plastic tinsel!

Christmas tree decorations from Belle Kria Women's Sewing group

Kirsty Sword-Gusmao enjoys a spot of dinner with the family:
three generations. Katupa rice parcels are a favourite!

Tasty satay

These are "Katupa" - rice parcels

Firing up the BBQ 

Visitors from Ireland tuck into a big, locally-caught fish at Billfish Restaurant

A moody sunset over Kristu Rei