Ono’u : the international graffiti festival in Tahiti.

Tahiti, island paradise, shares with us some new treasures. If you go through the town of Papeete, you will probably see some unexpected Streets art, huge colorful graffiti mural. Graffiti, so far not well knew and often likened to the “Tags” and considered like an underground activity, from now on, take part to the Polynesian…

Ukulele: Tahiti breaks the World Record!

They were precisely 4792 ukulele players, officially recorded, to perform all together the song « Bora Bora » at the Toa’ta Arena in Papeete, on April 11th, during this 1st Ukulele Festival. They created the world’s largest ever Ukulele ensemble! The record, approved by the Guinness World Record, was previously held by England with “only” 2370 players….

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…