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Street signs project gets thumbs up

A visiting Wellington businessman has given the Samoa Government’s street signs project the thumbs up, saying it will assist visitors who come to the island.

Information technology consultant, 64-year-old Tuiavalolo Moses Fruean, said it was good to see the installation of street signs in Samoa upon his return as a former resident. 

"The street signs help a lot with tourists visiting Samoa, because they will have an easier place to tell the driver on the location they want to visit," he said. "I have been living in Samoa back then but it's been 50 years since I left, and I only come either for a business or just a holiday with my family.”

He said Samoa is his favourite place and he brings his family over once a year, though he visits Samoa three to four times a year for business.

Since he arrived, he has not been able to visit any of the country’s tourist attractions, but he guarantees that Samoa is a wonderful country to relax and spend time with families.

The Samoa Government’s response to the coronavirus threat has surprised the Wellington resident, who said New Zealand did not impose some of the mandatory requirements that are in place at Faleolo International Airport. 

"I've seen how the people here asked for a confirmation letter in order for people to enter Samoa, and also some have been denied entries in protection of the virus from spreading," he added.

Mr Fruean said he also appreciates the friendly service of the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows, which is where he is currently staying. He heads back to Wellington on Saturday.

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