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It’s The Coconut Christmas Way

It will surely be a unique Christmas for guests and staff members of the Shangri-la’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island. Moving away from the conventional store-bought Christmas tree;
03 Dec 2015 10:05
It’s The Coconut Christmas Way
Guests at the Shangri-la Fijian Resort and Spa last night wishing everyone a Merry Christmas after the Lightning of their coconut crafted Christmas Tree.

It will surely be a unique Christmas for guests and staff members of the Shangri-la’s Fijian Resort and Spa on Yanuca Island.
Moving away from the conventional store-bought Christmas tree; management and staff have brought out the resort’s image with an environmentally-friendly Christmas tree made of coconuts.
Yes that’s right. Dozens of coconuts have been used to form the cone-base of the tree with lights illuminating in between and not forgetting the star to top it off.
The Resort lit their innovative tree on Tuesday night.
General manager, Craig Powell said Christmas is a time to celebrate and spend quality time with family and loved ones.
Students from seven district schools around Nadroga, who were part of a three-day camp group organised by the resort in collaboration with Oisca and Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, attended the event as chief guests.
“We wanted to link all together, with our Christmas tree made out of coconut and this is to support our efforts for the environment,” Mr Powell said.
Mr Powell said the initiative of the resort’s nature-project is a way of helping the students learn the importance of nature conservation and for the students to learn and understand about their culture and heritage.
“These children will go back to the school with knowledge on how to preserve and conserve their environment and their heritage,” he said.
He also thanked everyone for coming out with a unique Christmas tree idea.
Mr Powell said the Resort had various Christmas programmes planned which will be running throughout this month till the New Year.
“On behalf of staff of Shangri-la, we wish every citizen and their families as well as the tourists a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, as well as a safe and a healthy one because we live in turbulent times and it is important that people remember the good things in life and Christmas is one of those to remember and reflect upon,” he said.
Tourists and guests were entertained with Christmas carols from the Nature Camp group and performances from the Rukurukulevu Group Choir.



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