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TO DO IN PUNDA:
Lunch at the Old Market. Sample local delicacies for local prices,
alongside office workers on their lunch break at the Marshe Bieu
or Old Market.
New Market. The indoor New Market (or Marshe Nobo) on
Waaigat- plein is where the islanders come to buy fresh fruit,
vegetables, fish and handicrafts. Drop by daily before 2pm to
wander and enjoy a snack. Drink straight from a fresh coconut
or sample the tropical fruit juices.
Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue (Snoa). Built in 1732, this
impressive building is the oldest synagogue still in use in the
Shopping. A mix of local shops and international brands line the
streets. Don’t miss the most photographed building in Punda:
Penha Perfumery on Handelskade near Queen Emma Bridge.
This remarkable yellow-colored building is an expert example of
Dutch colonial architecture.
• Punda Vibes. Every Thursday evening Punda turns
into a vibrant gathering place for all ages. Enjoy street
theatre and live music, go for an art walk, do a dance, and
watch the fireworks show over St. Anna Bay.
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