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Probably the Smallest Parliament?

Rather charming and you can easily miss it!. Built on re-claimed land it is surrounded by a moat... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
very informative

hearing about the government of Kiribati and seeing the set up - staff helpful and inviting - some... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2013
Susan S
Sydney, Australia
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Nov 14, 2018
“Probably the Smallest Parliament?”
4 weeks ago
“Worth a quick look”
South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
+686 74021880
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place won’t detain you for more than a few minutes but it’s worth stopping for a quick look. Security will usually let you take a quick walk round the outside out of hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

Rather charming and you can easily miss it!. Built on re-claimed land it is surrounded by a moat which is dry at low tide but at high tide kids swim in it! Inside the building is a typical court house/ parliament type building. On the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This is another place that should be on your list to visit while you're in Kiribati especially during the parliament session. Its was constructed to look like a local canoe from the front and from above. It was fully funded by the Kiribati Government.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CharlieK324
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Paraliament Building is roughly halfway along the atoll, it stands out and is clearly seen as it is located at one of the few places along the road that has a turning lane. It, like many buildings in Tarawa, looks sad, alone and tired. Inside...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Natpebbles
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had an appointment with a high ranking govermment official. Arrived a little early so had to wait outside the office complex till the meeting in progress was over. There were no benches or seats to wait in the hot and humid environment. If you want...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Sanfred S
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Interesting buildings - look like traditional boats. Ponds full of fish outside. Water views from the rear.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Selena G
Reviewed September 22, 2015

My cousin Martin Moreti is MP of Aranuka (one of the outer islands/my fathers home island) and Foreign Work Relations Minister so I can visit the parliament quite a bit when I am in Tarawa, Kiribati. It offers beautiful views of the lagoon and at...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank Jasmine K
Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

The buildings themselves are modern but with some thought given to traditional architecture. Great view over the lagoon from the back. Seems to be no problem to walk around the grounds but access to the buildings is harder to manage.

2  Thank KGB777
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice help from Asia to be a real republic. Walk around. Nice map. Water fountain should be cleaned!!!!

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Grosblie
Reviewed May 3, 2013

hearing about the government of Kiribati and seeing the set up - staff helpful and inviting - some areas need a bit more maintenance but what do you do in such a climate when stretched for funds?

Date of experience: April 2013
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