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Let’s Go Local: The Great Astrolabe Reef Is For Grace Chow

Ms Chow makes a wide range of polymer earring. With a good support system from her fam­ily her business florished.
24 Nov 2022 04:15
Let’s Go Local: The Great Astrolabe Reef Is For Grace Chow
The Great Astrolabe Reef circling Kadavu island (Fiji) is the fourth largest in the world. Inset: Grace Chow and her mother Sereima Chow

Great ventures often start from hum­ble beginnings, says Sa Jekia Jewelry owner, Grace Chow.She is an entrepreneur with Chinese herit­age and maternal links to Naceva, Kadavu.

Ms Chow is a student at the University of the South Pacific, studying law and human resource management. The juggle between her studies and manag­ing her business to pay off her uni fees requires patience which is a challenge she embraces.

Ms Chow’s jewelry business helps finance her studies. Making earrings was a childhood hobby for her. She started her business in 2019 with her mom.

Ms Chow makes a wide range of polymer earring. With a good support system from her fam­ily her business flourished.

 

How many places have you visited around Fiji?

So far only Viti Levu and Vanua Levu

 

Where is the one place in Fiji you would take visitors to?

Definitely Makuluva Island, it’s uninhabit­ed and very peaceful, clean, natural and very much untouched, pure bliss at its best.

 

What is your favourite place for coffee/ pie?

Coffee Bean is my go to place for coffee be­cause they have the most friendliest staff and their hot beverages are really good.

What is your favourite backyard spot?

Wailoku, it’s so peaceful, safe space away from the bustling city life.

 

What is one place in Fiji that remains on your bucket list?

Kadavu.

I would definitely like to visit the islands and villages there because of my ma­ternal links.

It would be nice to go swim and snorkel in the famous Astrolabe Reef, wit­ness turtle calling in the village of Namua­na, the waterfall in Walle Kadavu Koro and of course to see the Crimson Shining Parrot that’s endemic to Kadavu.

Kadavu Island.

Feedback: sosiveta.korobiau@fijisun.com.fj 



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