Fijian students perform north Indian classical dance with a group
of Indo-Fijian performers…
a feasible way to promote cross culture awareness in Fiji’s
The Fijian dollar has standard decimal denominations between 1¢
and $50. Anything below $2 is a coin and $2 and above is a note.
There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in and visitors
are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.
Fiji $1 is equivalent to 0.86cents Australian and .90cents New Zealand
The current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 50Hz with three-pin power points
- the same as in Australia and New Zealand. Leading hotels and resorts
offer universal outlets for 240v or 110v appliances, or 110V adapters.
Many island resorts generate their own electricity.
Fiji's population of around 890,000 (just under 1 million) people
is made up of indigenous Fijians (50%), Indians (47%) with Europeans,
Chinese and South Pacific Islanders making up the remaining 3%.
Major Hospitals are located in:
Hospitals are located in
Religion & Language
Fiji is a country rich in traditional culture and uses a native
language that defines happiness. Their religious and cultural ceremonies
are unlike any other that you may have experienced. English is the
official language. Fijian and Hindustani are spoken as well.
& Speed Limit
Generally all roads are tar sealed and the speed
limit is 80km/h
Are located in the capital Suva
Rare Crested Iguana
Fiji's 20 species of reptiles, one of the most noteworthy
is the crested iguana, brachylophus vitiensis, a species discovered
less than 20 years ago on a tiny island off the coast of Vanua
Levu (Fiji's second largest island). It is assumed that the
original home of the iguana was South and Central America.
The species' discoverer, the late John Gibbons, speculated
the iguanas may have drifted from the Americas on large pieces
of floating vegetation and ended up in Fiji. Both species
of iguanas have been successfully bred in captivity.
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