Samoa was chosen as the place of battle in the film ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’. Exotic and charming, Samoa is like a paradise in the Pacific Ocean. The film ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw‘ is attracting attention. Not just racing and fighting, this film also refreshes the eyes with the beautiful nature of Samoa.
Take it easy, this article is not a movie spoiler. As seen from the movie trailer, there will be one scene where Hobbs & Shaw fly to Samoa. For that, let’s get to know Samoa more closely. Samoa is a country in the waters of the Pacific Ocean that frees itself from New Zealand. Samoa officially became an island nation on January 1, 1962.
Samoa consists of two large islands and 4 smaller islands. The two main islands are named Savai’i and Upolu, while the capital is Apia. Being an island nation, Samoa has beautiful exotic beaches. The clear sea showcases the underwater beauty of Samoa.
Native Samoans are immigrants from the Lapita Tribe. Lapita Pottery is one of the Samoans’ expertise. The population of Samoa is about 196,440. The majority of the population is Christian and Catholic.
Although impressed small, this country has huge natural tourism potential. Samoa is formed from 9 volcanic islands, this is why the land is so fertile. One place that is synonymous with the beauty of Samoa is the To Sua Ocean Trench. To Sua Ocean Trench is a natural pool located on Upolu Island.
I was so beautiful To Sua Ocean Trench earned the nickname the world’s most beautiful natural pool. The pond with a diameter of 30 meters was formed due to volcanic eruptions in ancient times. In addition to being a place of battle, the film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw also introduces a little about Samoan culture. Samoans have 3 ways of living that are held in high esteem, the Fa’a Samoa.
The Samoa Fa’a contains the importance of family, respecting elder people or parents and must give everything to the family. The Samoan Fa has been passed on for 3,000 years. In terms of culture, Samoans are very close to art. The art is seen in the film by Dwayne Jhonson and Jason Statham is music and tattoos.
Traditional Samoan instruments are fala and conch shells. Fala is a mat that is rolled with a stick. The conch shell is blown to give a kind of signal. To get to know more about Samoan culture, travelers can visit the Samoa Culture Village in the City of Apia. Happy holidays to the State of Samoa!