The Palau Visitors Authority ([PVA) reported that 23 vendors who participated in the previous Night Market held on April 27 at the Ernguul Park were able to earn a total of $8,668.80 from sold items ranging from food, clothing, gift ideas, and handicrafts.

The last night market, which showcased different live performances, cultural displays, were able to attract over 1,200 individuals composed of 280 tourists and 963 locals, according to a press statement issued by PVA to the media.

Louis Kaluu and Tamara Okabe kicked off the Nigh Market activities with a Jam Session featuring some of Palau’s favorite songs.

Visitors and locals strolled around the park and got to taste locally produced food items and variety of snacks such as gelato ice cream, roasted pork, and other Asian cuisines.

Fresh vegetables, fruit and taro were also sold at the night market and the subliwal, a special soup made from pumpkin, rice and coconut soup, was a hit among the visitors and tourists.

Following the Green Fair training to introduce new local products to replace plastics, Remurang Renguul was demonstrating weaving baskets made from itouch (local fern) and Martina Naruo showed small toys woven from pandanus leaves.

Meked Besebes had also come again to demonstrate Palauan pottery and some of her beautiful creations. The woodcarving demonstration was done by carver Joseph Lee Mad.

The Koror Elementary School Eighth Grade Malii Stars Dancers began the evening’s dance performances with a colorful Traditional Dance, followed by Contemporary Performances by the Dancers of the 2019 Prominents and the Smiich Dancers.

Please visit PVA’s Pristine Paradise Palau Facebook page to view video chips and photos of the live band entertainment, contemporary and traditional dance performances, cultural demonstrations and more! PVA would express gratitude for the photographers who post their stunning images from the Night Market, especially Kambes Kesolei. PVA would also like to thank WestCare for bringing awareness about positive solutions to youth issues and to the SeaBees for joining each Night Market with Free popcorn.

The next Night Market will be Friday, May 11th, so if you would like to sell or display your products, please reserve your space by 4:00pm, Thursday, May 10th. For more information, please contact Api or Marvin at 488-1930/2793.