There’s no place like home.
And Savai’i is, and will always be home to 25-year-old Logo Fa’afetai from Fagamalo, Savai’i.
This is despite her coming to Upolu to visit her family.
Logo was born and bred in Savai’i and that’s where her heart is.
“I don’t usually come to Upolu because my life is in Savai’i,” Logo told the Village Voice team yesterday morning.
She said you would find everything in Savai’i.
“Savai’i is home and I find it hard to stay anywhere else and there we get used to the lifestyle and no matter what’s happening there’s always peace.
“Most people say that whatever is happening in Upolu, the same thing is happening in Savai’i and I partly agree but I prefer Savai’i as the place to settle down because it’s so peaceful.
“I guess that’s easy for me to say because I grew up there but I know everyone who comes to visit feels the same way I do right now.
“Considering the many problems and accidents happening nowadays, Savai’i is a good place for you to get away from all the new changes in this life and people all get along because they know each other.”
Logo added Savai’i was the true reflection of Samoa to the outside world.
“The environment is clean and free from pollution and I think that’s one reason we lived happily every day and healthy,” she said.
“So we hardly have any communicable disease spreading here in Savai’i because it is a clean environment.”
Logo said that villagers in Savai’i were responsible for maintaining a clean surrounding, especially alongside the road where many tourists and visitors passed by every day.
“I think that’s why Savai’i is always the best because we work together.”
Logo believes it is important to focus on this because we have to make sure that the environment is preserved for the future generation.
“Personally, it’s so sad to see many of our people dump anything, anywhere, at any time,” she said.
“Most of the time people just throw anything on footpaths instead of the rubbish bins.
“So, if we don’t keep our environment clean, there would be many consequences or problems which will be faced by our people and our children tomorrow.
“My advice is, if we keep our environment clean and green, we can reduce pollution, get fresh air, live a peaceful life without any problems every day and we will attract more tourists to our beautiful Samoa.”