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Tuvalu Travel Guide


The Matagigali Bar, near the old seaplane hangar on the northwest side of the airstrip, has two pool tables. The weekend "twists" here often resemble saloon scenes out of Wild West movies. It's okay for males, but unescorted women will have problems with the local men (the name Matagigali means "Lovely Wind"). There's live music Thursday to Saturday from 2000 (admission charged).

Sundays at 0900 catch the singing in the church not far from the Funafuti Fusi. Cricket (kilikiti) and soccer are played on Funafuti airstrip evenings and weekends, as is te ano.

If you wish to use the tennis courts behind the Nukufetau maneapa, bring your own rackets and balls (the lights will be turned on at night for a small fee). This tennis court doubles as a basketball and volleyball court.