Fiji’s Geography: Know Where You’re Staying on Your Fiji Holiday

Ever been on vacation or travelled and wondered which part of the country you were in or are currently staying in? If you’re wondering about this for your next Fiji holiday, don’t worry, we’re here to share with you a bit of Fiji’s geography, especially about where a lot of the resorts and vacation areas […]

What makes Fiji a multicultural country?


Have you ever wondered why Fiji has such an array of cultural diaspora? Well! First off, Fiji is one of the few island nations in the South Pacific that hosts a few cultural groups from the Pacific and across the seas. This, along with the British colonisation of Fiji has provided the island nation with […]

The floating island of Macuata, Fiji’s northern province


At first sight, the natural phenomena that sits on a drano (lake) blends plainly into the swamp that surrounds it. The sugarcane fields that further surround this swampland just adds to its concealment. The magic behind this is the natural movement of the island which detaches land and moves around the lake from time to […]

The history of cannibalism in Fiji


Prior to its recent and more common name, Fiji was previously known to early Europeans as the Cannibal Isles. This side of Fiji’s dark history is one for the culinary books and involves ancient religious customs and consumption rituals. Having existed for a long time, cannibalism was the sole deterrent for Europeans in discovering and […]

The history of the Centenary Church in Suva

The centenary church in Suva

One of the capital city’s few cathedrals and churches, the centenary church has a long collected history and, like the sacred heart cathedral, is of significance to the main body of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma. This piece will highlight the history, structure and the church’s role in the Methodist church. Brief history […]

Lali: the traditional sound of Fiji


Fiji has a distinctive ancient sound, and it continues to echo through to this day. The sound comes from the Lali (Lah-lee), a large wooden drum that is rounded with a concave interior. The Lali, like the Yaqona and Magiti, is highly significant to Fijians and vital for their everyday communal life.   The history […]

All you need to know about Tagimoucia, Fiji’s national flower

Fiji’s national flower

What is Fiji’s national flower? Fiji’s national flower is Tagimoucia. The Tagimoucia, Fiji’s floral emblem, is a signature of a rarity for a number of reasons. Unlike the Bua (frangipani), this flower is as delicate as it is rare. The Tagimoucia, in its red and white colouring, is only found on the island of Taveuni, Fiji’s third-largest island.   […]

Traditional Fijian calendar, before the Gregorian calendar

Green Titanium Coin in Fiji

Fiji’s traditional perception of time differed greatly from its global perception today. Most aspects of telling time in Fiji are still associated with these traditional concepts. This essence of basing a lunar calendar around weather changes, natural phenomena and planting season is still relevant today..               *What’s the time? – Sa vica na kaloko? Na Vula […]

Fiji’s Ivi Triangle: A symbol of history

Fiji’s Ivi Triangle: A symbol of history

If you have ever visited Fiji’s capital city lately, you’ll notice a damaged Tahitian chestnut tree (Ivi) supported upright by a scaffolding smack-dab in the middle of the city. The scaffolding is the latest attempt at salvaging the historic landmark that had resisted numerous cyclones in the last few years. Foreigners and those new to […]

Borron House: Fiji’s State Guesthouse

Borron House: Fiji’s State Guesthouse

Positioned on one of the highest points in Suva, overlooking the magnificent Suva bay and peninsula, is the Borron house estate. The estate is nestled on one of Suva’s indigenous hillforts known as ‘(Na)rairaiwaqa’, (the place of lookout- for canoes) and is about 3 kilometres out from the Suva metropolitan. Ask any Suva local about […]