The ICOMOS Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting & Traditional Sevusevu Welcome Ceremony will take place at the iTaukei Trust Fund Board Conference Facility.
The Welcome Drinks will he held at the Fiji Museum. Located in the heart of Suva’s Thurston Gardens, the Fiji Museum holds a remarkable collection, which includes archaeological material dating back 3,700 years and cultural objects representing both Fiji’s indigenous inhabitants and the other communities that have settled in the island group over the past 200 years.
The Conference Dinner will be held at the Governors Gourmet Coffee House & Restaurant. Away from the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 21st century downtown Suva, is a place that offers a step back in time, to when the South Pacific was more than a destination for a little fun in the sun. Heritage Mall revisits the mystique of the South Seas that first drew explorers, adventures and traders to the exotic islands. The mall’s crowning glory is the Governors Gourmet Coffee House and Restaurant.
One of the Post-Conference Tours will be to the Lautoka Sugar Mill. Sugar once drove the Lautoka economy, and processing sugarcane remains vital. The sugar mill was originally built in 1903, and it’s been making hummingbirds and couch potatoes very happy ever since. Cane is harvested, then crushed to extract the syrup; the syrup is then purified and dried into crystals. This is one of the last great mills remaining in the South Pacific. No tours are available, but it’s not hard to peek in and see all the activity as containers full of the sweet stuff leave Lautoka for export to the edges of the world. (Source: https://www.afar.com/places/lautoka-sugar-mill-western-division).
The other Post-Conference Tour will be to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, which is Fiji’s first National Park and was established in 1987 to protect a unique natural and cultural heritage site. The Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park is managed by the National Trust of Fiji.