The history of the Pacific Franc

The Pacific Franc, also known as CFP franc is a recent currency, created on December 25, 1945 by the General de Gaulle for French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).  While the dollar was widely used in the Pacific during the Second World War, identitywise, those territories had a…

Polynesian beauty secrets

In French Polynesia, you are always surrounded by a lush and generous nature, from which people, since their origins, managed to extract natural recipes and beauty secrets. Those ancestral traditions continue nowadays, very few have been modified and adapted to modern life. All around the world, the Polynesian vahine became iconic in terms of beauty thanks to their beautiful…

Earth Hour Tahiti 2015

During 1 hour, on March 28th 2015 at 8:30 pm Tahiti and Moorea turned their lights off like other millions people did around the world. More than just a simple lights off event, it is a symbolic way of saying « I can make a difference for the planet ».  This movement was originally created 8 years…

The Chinese community in Tahiti : 150 years of History.

The Chinese community in Tahiti just celebrated the start of the Goat/Sheep New Year and is now about to celebrate 150 years of presence in French Polynesia. Everything started in 1865, when about 300 Chinese (Hakka and Punti) arrived from HongKong to Tahiti, in Papara as workers for the Tahiti Cotton and Coffee Plantation Cys…

Associations for Protection of Nature

French Polynesia’s territory which is as big as Europe hosts thousands of natural treasures of flora and fauna, marine and land species, protected animals, rare birds, endemic plants, giant ocean creatures, microscopic fish… This rich but fragile ecosystem must coexist with humans, this is a big ecological challenge that many associations decided to face. Let’s…

FIFO : The festival of Oceanian freedom of speech

From January 30th to February 8th 2015, Tahiti will become the Oceanian capital of documentary films. The FIFO (Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien) is a major cultural event, a contest of documentaries all dealing with Oceania from all angles whether economic, cultural, social, or ethnological… The FIFO, is an advocate of freedom thanks to its…