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Avi The Face Behind ‘The A Connection’

After specialising in the field of Economics and Governance and working in the finance industry in Fiji for 14 years, Avaneesh pursued his career aspirations in the wider Asia Pacific region He relocated to Myanmar, Asia in September 2019 to pursue a three-year consultancy project.
19 Dec 2020 14:51
Avi The Face Behind ‘The A Connection’
I see Love in Your Eyes (ISLIYE) Art Initiative patron Jane Seam with Avaneesh Raman

 

Meet Avaneesh Raman.

Commonly known as Avi among his friend circles, the A-Connector is none other than Avaneesh Raman.

After specialising in the field of Economics and Governance and working in the finance industry in Fiji for 14 years, Avaneesh pursued his career aspirations in the wider Asia Pacific region He relocated to Myanmar, Asia in September 2019 to pursue a three-year consultancy project.

In March 2020, amidst the global pandemic and relocating to Fiji, Avi found a true calling in his creative passion. His love for photography complemented with articulate expression yearned for a platform for projection and hence led to creation of THE A CONNECTION.

Avi has evolved both personally and professionally through his extensive travel experiences.

He also has a passion of giving back to the community and building connections through networking and through his social media influencing skills.

Get connected through the various social media platforms to continue the conversations with the A-Connector.

 

About the “THE A CONNECTION”

Since its launch on 10th May 2020, THE A CONNECTION has received 12,000+ viewership across the globe to date.

From a single post under a TRAVEL label, the brand has evolved with six unique labels showcasing 53 blog posts including travel, pictures with thematical expression, culinary culture and restaurant reviews, style and fashion reviews, rising and established entrepreneurs and inspirational life lessons.

The brand has gained popularity within seven months and has garnered a huge fan following on social media platforms.

Mapping Avi’s ideas and passion through this platform has not only inspired fellow Fijians but many viewers across the globe.

Excerpts from an interview:

 

What’s one place you’d take every visitor to Fiji and why?

The Hidden Paradise of Fiji: Savusavu is a destination that I would encourage each Fijian to travel to.

During his visit to Fiji in October 2018, Prince Harry had mentioned in a media interview that Vunidogoloa Village in Vanua Levu was the first village in the world to be relocated due to the impact of sea level rise.

Exactly two years later, I was fortunate to visit the village and interact with the Turaga Ni Koro as he narrated the journey from Vunidogoloa to “Kenani”: The Promised Land.

Apart from that unique experience, I would highly recommend locals to visit the Koko Mana farm.

And witness the chocolate making process.

Also visit:

  • Shane Bower’s Metal Fiji,
  • J Hunter Pearls farm,
  • the famous hot springs
  • and have a vacation at some amazing resorts such as Koro Sun, Savasi Island Resort.

 

What’s your secret backyard favourite spot?

Maui Bay is my definition of ultimate escape.Whenever, I feel like running away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, a trip down to the DeVos Villa at Maui Bay is the perfect choice.

Lazing on a hammock with breathtaking sunset views to strolling along the beach, its just a perfect getaway.

You can be rest assured of a perfect bonfire on a starry night.

Fish gazing at the Maui jetty to a nice massage at the Moksha Spa across the road, Maui Bay offers the perfect relaxation spot.

 

What’s your favourite place in Fiji for a pie and coffee/tea?

I must admit that I have a lot of places which I regularly love to hang out at.

However, my current favourite where I love to work from the Single Origin Coffee premises in Suva City due to its central location and the atmosphere.

I can easily print my documents from Redox which is in the same premises. I also love the pastries from Wake & Bake Fiji which you can find at Single Origin Coffee.

 

What’s one Fiji spot on the top of your bucket list?

Taveuni, the third-largest island in Fiji, after Viti Levu and Vanua Levu is on my bucket list and I am yet to travel there.

I would love to admire the Tavoro Falls, witness the Somosomo Strait and experience the fun Waitavala Waterslides and the iconic southern blowhole on Vuna Reef.

The Bouma National Heritage Park as well as the Civa Pearl Farm is also on the do to list.

Feedbackmaraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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