Toamasina Shopping

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    SHOPRITE: Tamatave Hyper Mart

    by explore_discover Written Nov 19, 2011
    Enterance/Exit

    Buying everything at considerably lower price,
    There is 20% VAT in Madagascar and its included in the price

    Open after 8 AM and closing time is 7.00 ~ 7.30 PM

    What to buy: Bottled Water, Tetra Pack Juices, Foodstuff and grocery and other utility products

    What to pay: Fixed Price Displayed at the shelf

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    +++ No name +++: Best sambos in town

    by Norali Updated May 31, 2003

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    I fell for it!

    Toamasina abonds in snacks and tea rooms. Indo-pakistanese snacks are common there but for sambos, try this indication:

    A Pakistanese woman used to sell sambosa she made herself. Tasteful. She didn't sell in tea room or big shop but in a shop near Bd. Joffre. It is located rue Amiral Goulette (according to a person who used to return to Madagascar and Toamasina very often).

    While heading to Restaurant Joffre (from center), just before arriving at Restaurant level, turn right. No indication or whatsoever but she is there. Look at the queue to understand this is a sought-after address!

    People use to buy dozens of them for snacks in a "cornet"..

    What to buy: Best sambos in town;
    Try p√Ęte de banane (banana paste, yummy) and bonbon-coco (coconut snack) as well.

    What to pay: don't remember

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    Bazar be market: Souvenirs, music, local artcraft

    by Norali Updated May 31, 2003

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    Colourful, bustling market. It opens everyday. See there locals do shopping of all kinds: food, music, pieces of furniture...

    Buy in Bazar be market
    *souvenirs: shells, "lambaoany" (cotton lambas with motives), music

    I would not recommend buying there artcraft except those with Ravinala leaves (local artcraft). In fact, many markets in provinces sell artcraft from Tana, which is sold with higher price there (see my Antananarivo page for that).

    What to buy: souvenirs: shells, "lambaoany", music

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    Bazar be market: Spices, vanilla sticks, fruits

    by Norali Updated May 29, 2003

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    Colourful, bustling market. It opens everyday. See there locals do shopping of all kinds: food, music, pieces of furniture...

    Buy in Bazar be market

    * spices:
    - vanilla in all forms: syrup, powder, in sticks
    - clove
    - cinammon
    * fruits: litchis, mangoes, goyavas, jackfruit, carambole, corrossol (my fave for natural juices)

    * souvenirs: shells, "lambaoany" (cotton lambas with motives), music

    I would not recommend buying there artcraft except those with Ravinala leaves (local artcraft). In fact, many markets in provinces sell artcraft from Tana, which is sold with higher price there (see my Antananarivo page for that).

    What to buy: Spices + tropical fruits (jackfruit; corrossol; litchis)
    Big hats to protect you from strong sun

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