Caption: Malomalo Village’s Vale ni Vanua. Photo:SUPPLIED.
NATADOLA, FIJI) Wednesday 7 May 2014 – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the initiation of a new community project “The Vale ni Vanua Tour” in partnership with Malomalo village.
The ‘Vale ni Vanua’, newly built as an ode to our rich heritage and the heart of a traditional Fijian village, is a piece of Fijian history rarely found in Fiji’s modern day communities. The ‘Vale ni Vanua Tour’ was launched on May 1st during the Fiji school holidays and we are looking forward to sharing a wonderful and authentic experience with our guests.
The ‘Vale ni Vanua’ has been constructed entirely from natural resources and with age-old techniques and is one of its kind in the region. Guests get to experience an authentic kava ceremony (sevusevu) and learn about Fijian history.
The building’s functions include the welcoming of chiefs, discussion of official village matters and kava ceremonies. It is where villagers come together and communicate as a whole.
Our new ‘In The Know’ experience aspires for our guests to discover the authenticity and inspirational diverse culture of Fiji with a suite of activities such as our Navo Cave Tour, Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and Sigatoka Hare Krishna Tour.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to include another In The Know experience for our guests to share Fiji’s heritage with the world,” says Mr. Jacob Pau’u, Training Manager of the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa. “Profits from this tour are donated to Malomalo village. We are proud to contribute to the local community and assist, as we are known as the People’s Resort.”