• Luavaila's first Sunday dinner in Tonga

    Comedy

    published: 16 Sep 2016
  • Tonga battles obesity

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Amputations and heart disease are at record levels in Tonga's hospitals. In a health system with no facilities to deal with kidney failure or cancer - 80 per cent of surgeries are linked to lifestyle related diseases, notably, obesity. Six out of every 10 Tongans are obese. On average, Tongans' eat four times the amount of food recommended by the country's health department. Tonga is now looking to ban or tax poor quality imported foods. Legislation may not teach restraint but keeping fatty foods off the menu is a step towards slimming down Tonga's spiraling health costs. Al Jazeera's Drew Ambrose reports from Nukualofa, Tonga. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics...

    published: 07 Jul 2011
  • Tongan food at Lape town(Vava`u Island)

    People of Lape town(island) prepared Tongan food for us.It was my first experience to have Tongan food. A single pig was roasted.And other traditional foods were cooked.Good people,friendly behaviour,many islands.That's why they call Tonga as Friendly Islands. March 1,2013

    published: 02 Mar 2013
  • 【K】Tonga Travel-Nukualofa[통가 여행-누쿠알로파]주말에 먹는 전통음식, 우무/Umu/Food/Coconut/Kape

    KBS 걸어서 세계속으로 PD들이 직접 만든 해외여행전문 유투브 채널 【Everywhere, K】 ■ The Travels of Nearly Everywhere! 10,000 of HD world travel video clips with English subtitle! (Click on 'subtitles/CC' button) ■ '구독' 버튼을 누르고 10,000여 개의 생생한 【HD】영상을 공유 해 보세요! (Click on 'setting'-'quality'- 【1080P HD】 ! / 더보기 SHOW MORE ↓↓↓) ● Subscribe to YOUTUBE - http://goo.gl/thktbU ● Follow me on TWITTER - https://goo.gl/npQdxL ● Like us on FACEBOOK - http://goo.gl/UKHX33 ● KBS 걸어서세계속으로 홈페이지 - http://travel.kbs.co.kr [한국어 정보] 일요일에는 온 가족들이 모여 통가의 전통요리들을 해먹는다고 한다. 코코넛은 사람들에게 참 유용한 열대과일이다. 다 마신 코코넛 껍질의 안쪽 부분을 갈아서 코코넛 크림을 만든다. 시장에서 봤던 거대한 줄기식물 ‘카페’도 오늘의 요리 재료다. 아이들은 코코넛 껍질을 불쏘시개 삼아 구덩이에 불을 피우고 그 속에 돌을 올려 뜨겁게 달구어둔다. 사실 이 모든 준비는 통가의 전통요리 ‘우무’를 위한 것이다. 우무를 만들려면 먼저 루 이파리에 고기와 채소를 넣고 코코넛 크림을 부은 다음 잘 싸서 묶는다. 그런 다음 달구어진 돌 위에 카페와 고기보쌈들을...

    published: 18 Jun 2015
  • The Kingdom of Tonga Food lovers guide to Tonga

    published: 20 Mar 2011
  • Traditional Tongan cooking and food: coconuts and the Umu

    From the http://www.VideoSource.com Global Village Travel Guide and DVD, "Islands of the South Pacific". Stock footage available from http://videosource.com/search.html Transcript: One of the most universally recognized images of the South Pacific is the coconut palm. It's an excellent colonizer, capable of surviving long periods of time floating along until chance might have it bump into a patch of warm soil on which to root. The coconut is an indispensable ingredient in Polynesian life. Its milk provides a nourishing beverage. It is also dried into Copra for use in cooking oil and body oil. The coconuts are even used by children as flotation devices! But, most of all, it is the basis for almost every traditional dish in the Polynesian diet. Basic staple di...

    published: 10 Jul 2011
  • Tongan BBQ in Tongatapu

    Tongan BBQ in Free Market on every Saturday.

    published: 19 Jul 2014
  • The Food of Tonga with Sasha Martin

    Watermelon stuck in your straw? Ava tells you how to deal with it. These recipes and more at http://globaltableadventure.com Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Caramel Sauce [Recipe: http://wp.me/pWH6c-7br ] Gussy up your candied sweet potatoes like they do in Tonga -with a totally vegan coconut caramel sauce and a dusting of shredded coconut. Pretty and easy! Coconut Watermelon Refresher | 'Otai [Recipe: http://wp.me/pWH6c-7bv ] Mashed watermelon blended with coconut milk and shredded coconut. Don't forget the twist of lime!

    published: 01 Jul 2013
  • Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Marché municipal / Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Municipal market

    Abonnez-vous et aimez la vidéo ! Subscribe and like ! Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Hors-frontieres-1625308417712879/?ref=hl Site Internet : http://hors-frontieres.fr Mon tour du monde continue. Déjà plus de 120 pays visités. Et comme toujours, voici les vidéos complètes de cette formidable aventure humaine. Si vous aimez mon travail, abonnez-vous à ma chaîne. Vous serez ainsi les premiers informés des nouvelles publications. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My world tour continues . Already more than 120 countries visited. And as always, here is the full video of this great human adventure . If you like my work , please subscribe to my channel. You'll be the first informed about new publications.

    published: 20 Nov 2015
  • The Fattest Place on Earth

    New TYT Network channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/tytsports http://www.youtube.com/user/thetopvlog New TYT Facebook Page(!): Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks http://www.theyoungturks.com/membership DISCOUNTS: http://www.theyoungturks.com/godaddy FREE Movies(!): http://www.netflix.com/tyt Note: The above two links are for TYT sponsors. Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: http://www.examiner.com/x-5445-Politics-in-Education-Examiner TYT Network (new WTF?! channel): http://www.youtube.com/user/whattheflickshow Check Out TYT Interviews http://www.youtube.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/the-fattest-place-on-earth_n_804361.html The fattest place on earth isn't in America. The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru holds that honor. At only 8.1 s...

    published: 08 Jan 2011
  • Tonga LIfe Cooking and Matatahi

    Cooking on the beach Tongan style and Tongans trying to surf, but getting caught in the rip.

    published: 08 Feb 2016
  • Fresh Flavours: Tongan Lu Sipi

    Check out this gorgeous recipe for Papiloa Bloomfield Foliaki's Lu Sipi! For more cocolicious vids, check out http://thecoconet.tv/

    published: 03 Dec 2014
  • Spear Fishing in Tonga | Survivorman

    Les Stroud demonstrates thee different ways to catch fish using minimal tools and resources. Don't miss new episodes of SURVIVORMAN Saturdays at 10/9c on Science: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/survivorman/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

    published: 17 Dec 2015
  • How to Make Tongan Style Ota W/MAYO W/Chef Prez

    How to Make Tongan Style Ota or Raw Fish W/MAYO W/Chef Prez and Special Guest Neomai Mataele...MOST ALL OTA IS MADE WITH COCONUT MILK OR CREAM. THIS OTA IS MADE WITH MAYONNAISE. ALSO VERY DELICIOUS ...

    published: 12 Oct 2016
  • Fish Market in Nuku Alofa, Tonga by Teddy Tamaiti

    Teddy Tamaiti went to the Fish Market in Tonga. Tonga is an island in the South Pacific and there are plenty of different fish there. Some are very colourful. On the market they were packed in plastic bags and there was some strange sea food type thing packed in plastic bottles too. It looked a bit frightening to a little teddy like me. Do you want to know other Tongan food? Visit me on www.itsteddy.com

    published: 27 May 2009
  • Nuku'Alofa, Tonga (HD)

    Visit Nuku'Alofa, Tonga - Nuku'Alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga - Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Tourism Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=World1Tube Nukuʻalofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga. Nuku'alofa Things to Do, Nuku'alofa Things to See ========================== Biking Tongatapu Island is very flat and ideal for exploring by bike. There are cycle rentals in Nuku'alofa and some guesthouses also provide bikes for their guests to rent. Day Trips to Offshore Island Resorts There are daily excursions from Nuku'alofa to the offshore islands, where you can relax on the island’s beautiful beaches, join in the daily activities then return later ...

    published: 23 Oct 2014
Luavaila's first Sunday dinner in Tonga

Luavaila's first Sunday dinner in Tonga

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Tonga battles obesity

Tonga battles obesity

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Amputations and heart disease are at record levels in Tonga's hospitals. In a health system with no facilities to deal with kidney failure or cancer - 80 per cent of surgeries are linked to lifestyle related diseases, notably, obesity. Six out of every 10 Tongans are obese. On average, Tongans' eat four times the amount of food recommended by the country's health department. Tonga is now looking to ban or tax poor quality imported foods. Legislation may not teach restraint but keeping fatty foods off the menu is a step towards slimming down Tonga's spiraling health costs. Al Jazeera's Drew Ambrose reports from Nukualofa, Tonga. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Tongan food at Lape town(Vava`u Island)

Tongan food at Lape town(Vava`u Island)

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People of Lape town(island) prepared Tongan food for us.It was my first experience to have Tongan food. A single pig was roasted.And other traditional foods were cooked.Good people,friendly behaviour,many islands.That's why they call Tonga as Friendly Islands. March 1,2013
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【K】Tonga Travel-Nukualofa[통가 여행-누쿠알로파]주말에 먹는 전통음식, 우무/Umu/Food/Coconut/Kape

【K】Tonga Travel-Nukualofa[통가 여행-누쿠알로파]주말에 먹는 전통음식, 우무/Umu/Food/Coconut/Kape

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KBS 걸어서 세계속으로 PD들이 직접 만든 해외여행전문 유투브 채널 【Everywhere, K】 ■ The Travels of Nearly Everywhere! 10,000 of HD world travel video clips with English subtitle! (Click on 'subtitles/CC' button) ■ '구독' 버튼을 누르고 10,000여 개의 생생한 【HD】영상을 공유 해 보세요! (Click on 'setting'-'quality'- 【1080P HD】 ! / 더보기 SHOW MORE ↓↓↓) ● Subscribe to YOUTUBE - http://goo.gl/thktbU ● Follow me on TWITTER - https://goo.gl/npQdxL ● Like us on FACEBOOK - http://goo.gl/UKHX33 ● KBS 걸어서세계속으로 홈페이지 - http://travel.kbs.co.kr [한국어 정보] 일요일에는 온 가족들이 모여 통가의 전통요리들을 해먹는다고 한다. 코코넛은 사람들에게 참 유용한 열대과일이다. 다 마신 코코넛 껍질의 안쪽 부분을 갈아서 코코넛 크림을 만든다. 시장에서 봤던 거대한 줄기식물 ‘카페’도 오늘의 요리 재료다. 아이들은 코코넛 껍질을 불쏘시개 삼아 구덩이에 불을 피우고 그 속에 돌을 올려 뜨겁게 달구어둔다. 사실 이 모든 준비는 통가의 전통요리 ‘우무’를 위한 것이다. 우무를 만들려면 먼저 루 이파리에 고기와 채소를 넣고 코코넛 크림을 부은 다음 잘 싸서 묶는다. 그런 다음 달구어진 돌 위에 카페와 고기보쌈들을 차곡차곡 올린다. 바나나 잎으로 덮고 함석으로 덮고 천으로 덮고 흙으로 또 덮고 그렇게 세 시간 넘게 놔두어야 비로소 우무가 완성된다. 대부분의 통가 가정에서는 주말마다 전통요리 ‘우무’를 꼭 해먹는다고 한다. 드디어 우무가 완성됐다! 바나나 잎 위에 잘 차려진 만찬을 보니 침이 저절로 넘어간다. 일요일마다 가족들이 모두 모여음식을 앞에 두고 둘러앉는 일이 이곳 통가에서는 아주 중요한 일이다. [English: Google Translator] On Sunday, the whole family gathered hammock and neundago the traditional cuisine of Tonga. The coconut is indeed useful for those tropical fruits. Grind the inner part of the Damascene coconut shell makes the coconut cream. It saw a huge plant stems on the market 'Cafe' also the material of cooking today. Children are placed heats up the hot stones in it to burn a fire in the fire pit punk Sanya coconut shells. In fact, all the preparation is for the traditional cuisine 'Agar' of Tonga. To create the first base agar pour the coconut cream into the meat and vegetables wrapped in yipari then binds well. Then it comes on top of each cafes and meat on top of each Bossam over heats Jean Stone. Covered with banana leaves covered with dirt covering it with a cloth covering the hamseok again it may leave for more than three hours the agar is finally completed. Most Tonga neundago come home and cook a traditional hammock 'Agar' every weekend. Agar has finally been completed! I saw a good meal on a banana leaf charyeojin goes beyond the needle itself. In Tonga, families sit around all this work together with the food here every Sunday in front of a very important one. [Information] ■클립명: 오세아니아071-통가01-09 주말에 먹는 전통음식, 우무/Umu/Food/Coconut/Kape ■여행, 촬영, 편집, 원고: 은희각 PD (travel, filming, editing, writing: KBS TV Producer) ■촬영일자: 2012년 9월 September [Keywords] 오세아니아,Oceania,오세아니아,통가,Tonga,Tonga,,은희각,2012,9월 September,누쿠알로파,Nukualofa,Nukualofa
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The Kingdom of Tonga   Food lovers guide to Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga Food lovers guide to Tonga

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Traditional Tongan cooking and food: coconuts and the Umu

Traditional Tongan cooking and food: coconuts and the Umu

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From the http://www.VideoSource.com Global Village Travel Guide and DVD, "Islands of the South Pacific". Stock footage available from http://videosource.com/search.html Transcript: One of the most universally recognized images of the South Pacific is the coconut palm. It's an excellent colonizer, capable of surviving long periods of time floating along until chance might have it bump into a patch of warm soil on which to root. The coconut is an indispensable ingredient in Polynesian life. Its milk provides a nourishing beverage. It is also dried into Copra for use in cooking oil and body oil. The coconuts are even used by children as flotation devices! But, most of all, it is the basis for almost every traditional dish in the Polynesian diet. Basic staple dishes include a concoction of Taro leaf, which is much like spinach when cooked, onion and corned beef. This is wrapped in a banana leaf and the coconut milk is added last. for dessert the mixture might be papaya slices and coconut milk. After wrapping, the bundles are placed in the pre-heated Umu or underground oven along with Taro root or yams. All families have Umus and they're used daily. When it is full the Umu is covered with banana leaves and old mats to keep in the heat. Several hours later the bundles are removed from the Umu and opened to reveal succulent, savory dishes. For special occasions, a very large umu may be used to bake an entire feast. The key to a successful umu is a tight seal which allows the food to be simultaneously steamed, smoked, baked, and bar-b-qued. The traditional serving plate -- a slice from a banana tree trunk-- is as recyclable as the pot that cooked the dishes. And, of course, the fingers can always be used again!
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Tongan BBQ in Tongatapu

Tongan BBQ in Tongatapu

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Tongan BBQ in Free Market on every Saturday.
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The Food of Tonga with Sasha Martin

The Food of Tonga with Sasha Martin

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Watermelon stuck in your straw? Ava tells you how to deal with it. These recipes and more at http://globaltableadventure.com Sweet Potatoes in Coconut Caramel Sauce [Recipe: http://wp.me/pWH6c-7br ] Gussy up your candied sweet potatoes like they do in Tonga -with a totally vegan coconut caramel sauce and a dusting of shredded coconut. Pretty and easy! Coconut Watermelon Refresher | 'Otai [Recipe: http://wp.me/pWH6c-7bv ] Mashed watermelon blended with coconut milk and shredded coconut. Don't forget the twist of lime!
https://wn.com/The_Food_Of_Tonga_With_Sasha_Martin
Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Marché municipal / Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Municipal market

Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Marché municipal / Tonga Tongatapu Nuku'alofa Municipal market

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Abonnez-vous et aimez la vidéo ! Subscribe and like ! Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Hors-frontieres-1625308417712879/?ref=hl Site Internet : http://hors-frontieres.fr Mon tour du monde continue. Déjà plus de 120 pays visités. Et comme toujours, voici les vidéos complètes de cette formidable aventure humaine. Si vous aimez mon travail, abonnez-vous à ma chaîne. Vous serez ainsi les premiers informés des nouvelles publications. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My world tour continues . Already more than 120 countries visited. And as always, here is the full video of this great human adventure . If you like my work , please subscribe to my channel. You'll be the first informed about new publications.
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The Fattest Place on Earth

The Fattest Place on Earth

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New TYT Network channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/tytsports http://www.youtube.com/user/thetopvlog New TYT Facebook Page(!): Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks http://www.theyoungturks.com/membership DISCOUNTS: http://www.theyoungturks.com/godaddy FREE Movies(!): http://www.netflix.com/tyt Note: The above two links are for TYT sponsors. Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: http://www.examiner.com/x-5445-Politics-in-Education-Examiner TYT Network (new WTF?! channel): http://www.youtube.com/user/whattheflickshow Check Out TYT Interviews http://www.youtube.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/the-fattest-place-on-earth_n_804361.html The fattest place on earth isn't in America. The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru holds that honor. At only 8.1 sq. miles, with a population of less than 10,000, the country's inhabitants have virtually become giants. Ninety-five percent of the island's adult population is overweight, and 85 percent of the male adult population is obese, according to ABC News. However, island natives haven't always been this fat. According to ABC, it wasn't until they began importing Western food that the population's size exploded. Now half of Nauruans suffer from Type II diabetes.
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Tonga LIfe  Cooking and Matatahi

Tonga LIfe Cooking and Matatahi

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Cooking on the beach Tongan style and Tongans trying to surf, but getting caught in the rip.
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Fresh Flavours: Tongan Lu Sipi

Fresh Flavours: Tongan Lu Sipi

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Check out this gorgeous recipe for Papiloa Bloomfield Foliaki's Lu Sipi! For more cocolicious vids, check out http://thecoconet.tv/
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Spear Fishing in Tonga | Survivorman

Spear Fishing in Tonga | Survivorman

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Les Stroud demonstrates thee different ways to catch fish using minimal tools and resources. Don't miss new episodes of SURVIVORMAN Saturdays at 10/9c on Science: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/survivorman/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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How to Make Tongan Style Ota W/MAYO  W/Chef Prez

How to Make Tongan Style Ota W/MAYO W/Chef Prez

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How to Make Tongan Style Ota or Raw Fish W/MAYO W/Chef Prez and Special Guest Neomai Mataele...MOST ALL OTA IS MADE WITH COCONUT MILK OR CREAM. THIS OTA IS MADE WITH MAYONNAISE. ALSO VERY DELICIOUS ...
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Fish Market in Nuku Alofa, Tonga by Teddy Tamaiti

Fish Market in Nuku Alofa, Tonga by Teddy Tamaiti

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Teddy Tamaiti went to the Fish Market in Tonga. Tonga is an island in the South Pacific and there are plenty of different fish there. Some are very colourful. On the market they were packed in plastic bags and there was some strange sea food type thing packed in plastic bottles too. It looked a bit frightening to a little teddy like me. Do you want to know other Tongan food? Visit me on www.itsteddy.com
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Nuku'Alofa, Tonga (HD)

Nuku'Alofa, Tonga (HD)

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Visit Nuku'Alofa, Tonga - Nuku'Alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga - Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Tourism Travel Videos HD, World Travel Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=World1Tube Nukuʻalofa is the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is located on the north coast of the island of Tongatapu, in the southernmost island group of Tonga. Nuku'alofa Things to Do, Nuku'alofa Things to See ========================== Biking Tongatapu Island is very flat and ideal for exploring by bike. There are cycle rentals in Nuku'alofa and some guesthouses also provide bikes for their guests to rent. Day Trips to Offshore Island Resorts There are daily excursions from Nuku'alofa to the offshore islands, where you can relax on the island’s beautiful beaches, join in the daily activities then return later in the day. The islands are very close – it is only a 15 minute trip to Pangaimotu (the nearest), and less than an hour to Royal Sunset (the farthest). There are bars and restaurants available. Diving & Game Fishing There is superb diving in the islands north of Nuku'alofa. Two game-fishing charter companies also operate out of Nuku'alofa - Royal Sunset Fishing and Dive Tours and Blue Water Fishing Charters. The fishing grounds are off the northern coast of Tongatapu Island. Heilala Festival A week-long celebration coinciding with the King's Birthday in July, and featuring parades, workshops, a beauty pageant, music arts, feasting and sports competitions. Island Tours Several companies offer tours around the island and the Tongan National Centre also has a cultural tour and lunch (bookings essential). Royal Palace Surrounded by large lawns and giant Norfolk pines, Tonga's famous Royal Palace dominates the seafront. This large Victorian timber building was prefabricated in New Preparing Food the Traditional Way © Tonga Visitors BureauZealand and completed in 1882, when the upstairs verandah was added. The palace is not open to the public but there is a good view from the waterfront on the west side. Royal Tombs Tongan sovereigns, their wives, husbands and close relatives have been buried at the tombs at the Mala'ekula (a large park area) since 1893. It's not open to the public but there is a reasonable view from the fence. Sailing Nuku'alofa is a hub for international yachts, particularly from March to October. Faua Harbour has basic facilities but there are more extensive facilities at the Nuku'alofa Yacht & Motor Club, where visiting yachties are welcome. Snorkelling Yellow Pier (at the end of Tupoulahi Road) is a good spot for swimming and snorkelling, with lots of small fish and the occasional ray. Talamahu Market Tonga’s largest fruit, vegetable and handicraft market is open everyday except Sunday, with an abundance of local foods and inexpensive handcrafts. The market is a hub of activity, particularly on Saturday mornings, and the perfect place to meet the locals. Colourful local produce for sale includes papaya, mango, sweet potatoes, taro, yams Traditional Tongan Carving Tonga Visitors Bureauand plantains.
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