Thursday, 9 January 2014
Nightcliff Markets in Darwin, Australia - Johor Kaki Travels
It was our last day in Darwin with a plane to catch in the afternoon. Since we had already visited the Rapid Creek and Mindil Beach Markets, it was no surprise that we were going to make a dash for the Nightcliff Markets before boarding the plane.
Nightcliff Markets opens only on Sunday mornings and caters to all residents - there is something for everyone, young and old.
Still, handmade arts, and also crafts, is the name of the game here at Nightcliff Markets. Artists, artisans and craftsmen show off their intricate creations to browsers at the Markets.
These handcrafted coloured glass Kingfishers fascinate me.
Look whose here at the Nightcliff Markets :) Intrepid Australian TV personality, author and adventurer Monte Dwyer selling his books about his experiences in the rough Aussie outback.
Like any Aussie Sunday market, food is a big part of Nightcliff Markets.
The juice and ice cream lady listening patiently as the boys ponder their orders :)
Hawker selling popular Vietnamese street snacks. There were also Thai, Chinese and Indian food on sale.
The crepe stall is the food stall with the longest queue at Nightcliff Markets.
This French gentleman fries peanuts with caramel in a large copper bowl.
The friendly satay man is from Surabaya, Indonesia.
There are a couple of small vegetable and fruit stalls. These green "Star Apples" caught my eye as I have never seen anything like these before.
Relaxing with friends at the sidewalk café is a favourite, laid back Sunday morning pastime for many Darwinians.
Nightcliff Markets is dizzy fun for children.
At Nightcliff Markets, you can turn your back to the world for a while and get a solid sidewalk massage at a good price.
At the Nightcliff Markets, you could have a fortune teller look into the window of your soul, if you allow.
The Nightcliff Markets is easily accessed by Darwinbus. Clean, comfortable, on schedule. AUD3 for 3 hours unlimited rides. With working free wifi onboard and at bus stops.
The ladies couldn't wait till they are back at the hotel before they compare their latest loot.
I didn't buy or eat anything, but was very satisfied with taking another colourful, delicious slice of Darwin everyday life.
Acknowledgement: My trip to Darwin was graciously supported by Northern Territories Tourism Australia and Singapore Press Holdings.
Address: Pavonia Place, Darwin, Northern Territories, Australia
Hours: 8:00am to 2:00pm (Sunday only)
Date visited: 1 Sep 2013
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