Islands of Samoa
CULTURAL PRESENTATION TIMES (approx.)
12:30 · 1:30 · 3:05 · 4:00 · 4:30 · 5:00
If you like to smile, even laugh – a lot – come see one of the Center’s most popular cultural demonstrations. Learn how to make fire by rubbing two sticks together, how to easily crack open a coconut using a rock, how to create coconut “milk” with your bare hands, and how the Samoans prepare their food meals (hint: it’s a man’s duty). Above all, make sure you stop by to watch our strong young men climb 40-foot coconut trees – in their bare feet.
See the unusual dome shaped living quarters, work centers and the high chief’s home, all built without nails. And then, get a taste of real Samoan food, prepared throughout the day. Matter of fact, you can help us prepare it.
Our Samoan villagers make starting a fire look easy and effortless. Actuallly takes a lot of muscle, practice and skill. Test your skills at starting your own fire by rubbing two sticks together. Here’s a hint, you must use two pieces of wood from the same tree.
Learn to cook the Samoan way, using sticks, stones, leaves, husks, coconut milk, taro, fish, plenty of patience, and – don’t tell mom – your fingers. Come early in the afternoon and help prepare the unusual entrees. Then return several hours later to sample the delectable results of your effort.