Shopping in Kiribati

Shopping in Kiribati is a major pastime for travelers. Lying halfway between Hawaii and Australia in the Micronesian region of the South Pacific, Kiribati is a popular destination for the tourists. Shopping in Kiribati is really a wonderful experience for the tourists. There is a number of Shopping Centers in Kiribati.
Tourists will find a wide variety of handicrafts products which include baskets, table mats, fans and cups made from pandanus leaves, coconut leaves, coconut shells and sea shells. Sea-shell necklaces are popular among the tourists as well as the natives. A valuable item in Kiribati can be the Kiribati shark-tooth sword made of polished coconut wood with shark teeth, filed to razor sharpness and lashed to the two edges.
Where to Buy in Kiribati – Things like clothes and consumer goods are imported, but like many Pacific islands, Kiribati does a good trade in stamps. It is an ideal destination for the Philatelic collectors. They will be tempted by the rarities on offer. There are typical themes such as tropical scenes, colorful fishes and native birds as well as several unusual choices. The shops are open on all the days except Sundays. The timings are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Currency Exchange – Currency may be exchanged at the Bank of Kiribati Ltd or local hotels.