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Sheraton's Coconut husk Christmas tree

All it took was five days and seven men to complete an artistic piece made out of natural coconut converted into a Christmas tree to rekindle the festive spirit.

The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows in Apia have completed their second christmas project, a Christmas tree made out of coconut husk and it is on display at the banquet area. 

Sheraton Maintenance supervisor Alavale Junior Hall said seven staff members did the work and it took them less than a week to complete the project.

“There were four carpenters including myself who put the coconut husk together, two people who painted the tree and one person who did the lights decoration," he said. 

 The staff who did the lights decoration on the tree was the one who had a lot of work to do with the tree. 

Mr. Hall told the Samoa Observer that it was their long term plan to create something new this Christmas which would make it different from other festive seasons.

He also added that was it was the idea of the executive chef Jiju Rajappen and they worked together to put it together.

“It was a three-year plan for the hotel and first we did the Santa slay and the house last year, and now we did the ginger plane and now the coconut husk Christmas tree,” he said.

Mr. Hall told this newspaper the amount of coconut husk use for the tree was more the 100 and the coconut husk were brought by the staff of the hotel. 

He also added the banquet was the right location to display the tree as the people can see it clearly and it’s in an open space for the public to appreciate the art work.

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