Great country but roads could be better

An Australian couple, who are in Samoa for a vacation, have praised the preparations by Samoa, especially schools for the upcoming Pacific Games.

Keith and Heather Fagg from Geelong have been in Samoa for a week.

They said it was an amazing experience seeing so much potential by Samoans, mostly students in preparing for the Games.

"The schools have embraced the games and each school has been adopted or given the country to support so the decorations are beautiful and them learning about singing other countries' national anthems are just amazing," Mr. Fagg said.

However, Mr. Fagg also offered a tip on physical infrastructure before the Games.

"Obviously, some of the roads could be improved and I think probably one think we learned while driving around the island is that some of the road signage in the country side are not clear or doesn't exist," he said.

So far, they have enjoyed their vacation in Samoa with great hospitality from Samoan people that they referred to as "friendly" and "fantastic".

"It's a really interesting and fantastic place to visit. Contrast is quite significant well obviously the community has many challenges, the natural environment in particular but everything else is beautiful," Mr. Fagg said.

He also praised the growing population in Samoa and farmers working on their land. They believe Samoa should stick with the "local style".

The couple also acknowledged the Samoa Observer for their entertaining and interesting news that has kept them updated on what's happening around them.

"We had to always be reading the news about what's happening in a country you're at and reading the Samoa Observer news are very interesting and we enjoyed how you covered those school's preparations for the Pacific Games. They were lovely and we enjoyed it," Mr. Fagg said.

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