Singatoka Travel Guide

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    The Hindu temple and restaurant
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Singatoka Things to Do

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    Welcome to Singatoka

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Mar 24, 2015

    This is the first sign that I saw in Singatoka when the bus dropped me by the river.
    Then I paid attention to the high building behind the sign and discovered that it was a restaurant inside a Hindu temple.

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    Sigatoka Markets

    by FlowerGranny Written Feb 2, 2010

    Particularly on a Friday or Saturday, these markets are probably the best in the country. Sigatoka Valley is the 'Salad Bowl' of Fiji, so all the wonderful produce comes through here. There are the usual gallery of Indian ladies desperate to sell you some beads. But equally you can buy a tapas (locally painted cloth) to take home, or a tsa tsa broom (make sure you give it a good fly spray before customs). Or just buy a carved pineapple on a stick, or a roti parcel (a yummy flour roti filled with curry potato filling) and have a wander around. Talk to the people, there are plenty of curry houses around town for a great cheap meal. Pick up a pirated DVD for $3 from one of the local shops down the arcade, buy a sulu to wear - in other words, spend a few dollars in town. Up a steep flight of stairs on the corner overlooking the markets is the best vegetarian restaurant around - Woodlands. It has a nice balcony out front, to enjoy the view and you will buy a great curry plate for lunch for about $5FJD - which will keep you going all day.

    If you are flagging in the heat - head over to Tappoo department store for as good a coffee as you will get at home, plus a muffin if you fancy. Air cond is SOOO nice, toilets clean, staff wonderful. Sit and listen to Ofa Ali belting out fantastic music, watch the world go by on the Sigatoka River.

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    What not to do!

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 27, 2007

    There is no better advice of what not to do in Fiji while on your tour of the Singatoka area. The pottery village visit should be obliterated from your itinerary because it is way under any expectations. What you see is a misery of artistic performance. On top of this, the curators are overly self-confident and quite adamant in demanding a “contribution” for something you have not seen yet. The sketchy glimpse of this "something" does not convince you to proceed further either. My advice: skip the mediocrity and save money.

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Singatoka Transportation

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    The bus station

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Mar 2, 2015

    The bus sttaion is in downtown, just across the street where the market is located.
    It runs very often to Suva or Nadi.

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Singatoka Warnings and Dangers

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    Bewildering monster

    by Assenczo Written Sep 27, 2007

    On the flora and fauna part, Fiji presented me with an exotic species in the coral reefs of the Korotogo area (Korotongo stands for Tongan village and corresponds to the landing site of the Tongan king). During the low tide it was possible to see at least three funny looking creatures, centimeters away from the water “rim”. Originally, I thought these must be water snakes but at closer inspection they looked like a combo of a snake body and crab legs or tentacles. They were slow and probably harmless but this is not what my instincts for self-preservation were telling me. Mind you the reef looks beautiful from the air. Unfortunately I did not take a picture and the animals remain a mystery for now. Anyhelp in the matter would be appreciated!

    Aerial view of Viti Levu's reefs
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