On September 29, 2017 Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) hosted another successful night market also commemorating the Republic’s 23rd Independence. With an estimated count of 1,730 with 1,600 locals and 130 tourists, the crowds were entertained by local musicians such as Millah, Luis and Winhart. Dance performance included Angaur Youth Dancers, as they performed traditional Palauan dances followed by Contemporary Dancing by Palau High School Tourism Seniors, Hip Hop dance by Imagine That Kids and another Contemporary dance by the Angaur Youth Dancers. 

[restrict] A total of 24 vendors were at the night market selling food products, t-shirts, souvenirs, gifts and many more. The night market audiences were welcomed by the Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs, Minister Baklai Temengil, who also briefed the audience on the following 2-day celebration. Night Markets are scheduled twice a month every Friday payday; PVA welcomes any interested vendors to sell their products at Ernguul Central park. There is a registration fee of $25.00 and for those who are selling any food product must have a valid food handling permit and health certificate.

On Monday, October 2nd PVA and Airai State Government featured a new activity, “Kabekel Ride” as part of the Independence Day celebration at Renrak Park.  The program started at 10:00 am and concluded at 4:00 pm. Locals and tourist had the opportunity to ride “Kesebekuu” Airai State War Canoe inside the small lagoon which was a fifteen to twenty-minute ride. A total of 50 locals and tourist participated in this activity. PVA wishes to continue collaborating with each state of the Republic to develop and promote such activities for our visitors and locals.

PVA would like to take this opportunity and thank all the vendors and patrons who participated in the night market, especially the Public Safety for directing traffic at the Ernguul Park and the main high way, Eco Paradise-FM for the live broadcast service provided every night market. We also would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Airai Governor Tmewang Rengulbai and the Airai State Tourism Representative Collins Takeo and the Airai Legislator Douglas Ueki for your outmost support in making the Kabekel War Canoe ride a success.

For more information about PVA programs, activities and projects please contact our office at 488-2793 / 488-1930 or visit our Facebook profile “Palau Visitors Authority” for upcoming activities. [/restrict]