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Samoa to Welcome the World’s top Judo Athletes Again!

Clearly, the team at Polynesian Xplorer love their sport. In addition to being proud supporters of the awe inspiring Manu Samoa, we like to compete ourselves in various endeavours that bring honour to Samoa. In our last post, we celebrated Zita Martel’s win at archery and today our topic is Judo. Our other managing director, […]

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Samoan Archers head for NC 2011

Cast our minds back to the South Pacific Games of 2007, where the Samoa Archery Federation competed with 7 archers, and with just these 7 won a total of 9 medals. The Samoan Observer reported that “it became the talk of the archery world” for Samoa, it’s newest member to Archery, topping the Oceania region […]

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Nuanua – Arc en Ciel Exhibition, 21st July – 21st Aug

The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery Once again The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery is having an amazing exhibtion of three well known Pacific artists. If you are visiting our lovely islands between the 21st of July and the 21st of August 2011, then this is one of our recommended ‘must do’ stops. Featured artist, Fatu Feu’u, born in […]

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Samoa, Samoan Fale, Shanghai Expo

Anniversary of a Rite of Passage – Receiving a Samoan Tatau

It’s just over a year ago that co-owner of Polynesian Xplorer, received her malu (tattoo) in public from the celebrated master tattooist, Tufuga Ta Tatau Su’a Sulu’ape Petelo. As many young women in Samoa are reviving this ancient custom, you could question – what’s so special about that? But few agree to experience this painful and transformative ritual […]

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Samoa, Siva, Don Bosco, Saleologa

Don Bosco Students Dance for the Archbishop and Prime Minister

In the previous Video of the Week, you could see the Don Bosco students practicing their dance routine. Here they are in a command performance  made in front of  His Grace Arch-Bishop Alapati Mataeliga and the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi  at the opening of the Don Bosco Secondary School in Salelologa, Savaii on June 6th. […]

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