I was a tour guide at the Polynesian Cultural Center while I attended BYU-Hawaii. I became friends with many of the students who came from the Polynesian Islands and worked at the PCC to help pay their way through college. I was fascinated by their culture and by how friendly and talented the Polynesian people are.
The PCC has 8 Polynesian Islands represented where you can participate in activities, see shows and learn about the different cultures.
Canoe Ride in the Lagoon
Figian VillageLearning to use the Derua, a bamboo percussion instrument
Samoan VillageThis is one of my friends I met while working at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Kap works at the Samoan Village and is the fire dancer at the evening show. When I met him he had just arrived from Samoa and barely knew English. He's now the star at the Polynesian Cultural Center!
A few years ago he was on a show called Man Vs. Beast and beat a monkey up the coconut tree... Go Kap! He's also a very talented artist and sell's his artwork at the PCC.
Climbing the coconut tree
Learning to dance in Tahiti
Aotearoa (New Zealand) VillageTititorea- stick game