Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Lots of handicrafts, but make sure that you’re buying locally-produced work, not imported from China. There are some good tailors in town, fast and cheap, don’t skimp on the quality fabric, though. - Jul 2019


Weekends at the beach. Delicious food. - Mar 2016


The experiences of traveling, tailored clothes, artwork. - Aug 2015


Travel, travel, travel. - May 2014


Lacquer stuff, maybe some clothes. There are some deals, quality varies. - Jul 2011


Lacquer is very beautiful, plates, trays, pots, vases etc. Some very nice art work. Solid wood Furniture with Rattan or Water hyacinth. There is a nice China Factory Than Long. - Sep 2010


There are warehouses full of lacquer wares, little wood things, badly made silk items, and loads of furniture which will fall apart at your next posting. The jewelery shops downtown will make up cute things for a reasonable cost, and there are a couple of shops which make excellent quality handbags - not cheap but worth the money. - Nov 2009


So much! Textiles, furniture, art, jewelry. - Dec 2008


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