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Hundreds take advantage of inaugural Na Koro Market

July 3, 2016 1:08 am

Despite the unfavorable Suva weather condition, hundreds of people from all walks of life were part of the first ever Na Koro Market held at the Fiji Museum this morning.

More than 40 vendors have put up different variety of stalls.

Organiser, Peter Sipeli says the idea of the market is to allow all people an opportunity to enjoy what the market offers.

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“Sometimes children are left out of what a market does so for here we are situated in the museum ground, we have other market side of things where you can come and buy wonderful arts and plants and foods but we also have stuff going on in the actual ground. There is kids activities, there is yoga, there is a art exhibition,, there is a talk on the history of museum and the museum is open. So we really try our best to offer different kinds of things for the entire family.”

Fiji Museum Head of Department Prakashni Sharma says this is also an opportunity for people to visit the museum, enjoy the Thurston Botanical Gardens that’s built on the site of the original Suva village site in 1843.

She adds that the market is focused on banning the use of plastic bags but promote the use of more durable and Fijian-made bags.

Na Koro market will be held every third Sunday of a month.

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