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Great display

The display was great. I have seen it previously but it was still a very pleasant couple of hours... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
jimb370
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Wellington, New Zealand
Fun way to learn

The culture centre has alot to offer. Learn how to cook local foods and taste it. Tattooing the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
skytraveller50
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Cultural activities such as traditional house building, canoe making, tapa cloth making, coconut oil making, cocoa drink making, weaving, singing and traditional dancing comes alive on site every Wednesdays.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 23333
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

The display was great. I have seen it previously but it was still a very pleasant couple of hours. There was a ship in port and the people came and went. The meal at the end, served in the flax baskets we made, was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimb370
SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Sorry I believed you are mixing up Samoa Tourism Cultural Village where you went and not Samoa Culture Centre us. faafetai. Lili

Reviewed 27 October 2018

The culture centre has alot to offer. Learn how to cook local foods and taste it. Tattooing the old ways and what the tattoos means. Learn and try basket and plate weaving from palm leaves. Making tapa cloth. Local dancing and music. Need 2 to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

What is your web address? I need to make a reservation for 4 adults coming to your island on November 7, 2018 I would appreciate it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Seasign19
SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Talofa Email us: sccsamoa@outlook.com or maulolo@fatuaiupu.ws. Sorry our website is under construction. Faafetai Lili

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

You must come here if you are a tourist. Ask the driver to take you here. A good place to know local culture. Closed on weekends and all holidays.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a free activity with a love donation collected at the end. Learn about Samoan cooking, food, woodwork, tatooing, and crafts in a guided and informative morning. The event includes lunch cooked in the traditional Samoan oven/umu

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Bit disappointed. Expected some 'interactive experiences' and all there that was there was a table selling a limited range of jams, oils and soaps.More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Fergling
SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Sorry you are mistaken us Samoa Culture Centre with another place whereever you went to see so please check to make sure you are on the correct facility before giving feedback as we have had a few of these negatives in the past when in...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited the Samoa Cultural Centre after reading other reviews and we are so pleased we did. On a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday they do a 3 hour (approx) cultural experience where you get to see different forms of Samoan culture from cooking food in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ciaran H
SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Glad you have enjoyed your experience with SCC Samoa Culture Centre. Hope to see more visitors like yourself in the near future.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

A wonderful show enthusiastically narrated and well attended. Learn to make a woven plate for the umu food you will watch being prepared and cooked, Delicious,

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jenni M
SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Our Samoa Culture Centre stands to showcase our real tradition, say a hundred years ago in a most authentic approach.

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I went there because Lonely Planet was so crazy about it. But during a regular day, most of the huts/fales were closed, not much was actually shown. Some of the staff was really charming but most wasn't really up for a chat.More

Date of experience: January 2017
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SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Twice we have to correct viewers about Samoa Culture Centre at Falelauniu and the Cultural Village at STA town Apia. Sorry but you went to the Cultural Village and not us. We run our cultural activities on Wednesdays with bookings only and any other day...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had a great 4 hours of information and hands on Village power and politics explained Witnessed Umu prep, had a go at weaving, saw how the pandanus parchment is produced, boat carving, coconut cord making, dance and Kava ceremony greeting in Fale Lunch was great...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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SCC A, Manager at Samoa Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Terrific. Glad you have enjoyed your Samoan cultural experience with us. Faafetai lava.

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