Sunday, September 18, 2011

One sunny day in Tembari

A Friend of Tembari Children

WHEREVER the crowd is, there is business to make.

On Saturday, vendors swooped into Tembari compound to cash in on the big crowd that came to watch a volleyball tournament sponsored by Tembari Children’s Care (TCC).

An assortment of foodstuff was on offer – from boiled banana and sweet potatoes to grilled sausages and stewed chicken feet, the last one being an influence from Malaysian cuisine that has now become more or less a part of the diet of well-off Papua New Guineans.

Indeed, a crowd-drawing event such as the volleyball games Tembari had initiated and where the best teams from the village had been discovered was a magnet for food vendors.

Each one offering the spectators something to keep their jaws busy while the games unfolded.

With life going through a difficult grind, food vending has become one life-saving raft for the many.

I managed to catch some scenes with my camera. Have a look.

A long line of food vendors trying to cash in on the crowd that came to watch the volleyball tournament being held at Tembari compound at the weekend. (All pictures by AP HERNANDEZ, Port Moresby, PNG, September 17, 2011)

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