Fagali is calling you!

There are so many things to do when you visit Fagali. Below we have provided some activities you can enjoy during your stay. Be ready to take many pictures because this place is unforgettable!

The Pacific Jewel gift shop is the largest souvenir shop on the Island. Some gifts could be purchased on any budget, and it is so compelling that some people walk around the store for hours just looking at all the merchandise.

Next, we want to mention Papaseea Sliding Rock which is a waterslide made by mother nature. Imagine sliding down a waterfall of bedrocks made soft by the natural ferns that grow beneath the water. Can you see yourself plunging in the refreshing, crisp Polynesian water? Visit Fagali Airport at Wikipedia to find out more.

The Plantation House Samoa is another hot spot on the list. This place is located smack in the center of a residential neighborhood, so you really get an authentic vibe of the local living. It is a great experience, and a must do while you are visiting. This Fagali shop specialize in things that make the interior of your house look like Polynesia paradise.

Ols Apia Market is a flea market that should have its reality tv show. You never know what you will stumble across in this vibrant market. Bring your appetite too because the air is full of aromas that create hunger! Fagali food is something you do not want to miss out on! Just be ready for the crowds because this place is very popular with the locals and the tourist.

No matter where you choose to visit you is going to be entertained. You will marvel, laugh, dance, swim and be full of joy when you visit Fagali. So what are you waiting for? Book your vacation today and see why this place should be on everybody’s bucket list.

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Mike Heiligenstein And The CTRMA Lead Efforts In Improving Austin’s Transportation

Towards the end of 2016, numerous experts met at the Williamson County Growth Summit in Texas to discuss transportation issues and its future. These transportation discussions are typically centered around Austin itself, but this discussion in particularly was focused on not only Austin as a city, but also the area’s suburban communities.



Panelists like Uber Technologies Inc.’s Leandrea Johns, ArgoDesign’s Jared Ficklin, RideScout LLC’s founder Joseph Kopser, and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s (CTRMA) Executive Director Mike Heiligenstein met at the discussion to take an opportunity to address transportation, technology, and how the two are changing in the Austin area and all over the world.



Executive Director of the CTRMA Mike Heiligenstein noted that even though newer transportation technologies like ridesharing apps and driverless cars could definitely transform the transportation industry, there are basic issues that still need to be addressed. He believes that regardless of this innovative technology, the Austin area still has a tremendous need to invest in its transportation capacity by building more roads and smarter roads. He believes this is the only way to meet the transportation demands of the ever-growing suburban population of the Austin area.



When the Mayor of Round Rock (and panel moderator) asked the panel a question regarding what they believed policymakers must do to prepare for future transportation needs, Jared Ficklin from ArgoDesign had a few ideas. He believes that building codes need to remain flexible for future needs and gave the panel a formidable example. With more autonomous vehicles being produced, cities will need parking garages that are only needed to be five feet tall per level, with numerous charging stations on each level. Since those specifications don’t currently fit into any current building code, policymakers must remain flexible to fit the needs of the future.



Mike Heiligenstein knows even though they must address the future needs of technology and transportation, the area still needs to address the transportation needs of the present. He believes they must improve the capacity for roads and buses. Because of Austin’s continuous growth, improvements in mass transit seem to nullify.



The CTRMA is an independent agency that was created in 2002 to help improve transportation in both Travis and Williamson counties. As Executive Director of the CTRMA, Mike Heiligenstein leads the agency in its endeavors.



He has represented local citizens for over two decades, assisting in efforts to expand wastewater, water, and transportation infrastructure in the local area. Mike Heiligenstein is also a member of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Texas Technology Task Force.

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Williamson County Growth Summit Brings Together Officals About Transportation Needs

When regional transit needs come up for discussion, it pinpoints Austin, Texas most often. That’s changing with the Williamson County Growth Summit. The summit is addressing the future transportation needs of Austin’s sprawling outlying suburbs.


A blue ribbon panel of urban planning and transportation official convened at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. Panel participants include; Michael Heiligenstein of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Joe Kopser of Ridescout, Texas External Affairs Director Leandre Johns and Jared Ficklin of Argo Designs. Ficklin is a renowned transportation engineer who has suggested a gondola transportation route for Austin.


While Tesla technology is introducing driverless automobiles and Uber/Lyft promoting ride sharing, Michael Heiligenstein proposed more surface roads lanes and supporting infrastructure. He cites this is essential, due to suburban growth in the outlying communities and counties. The growth rate for the region will offset any benefit derived from increases in mass transit use.


On the state of the roadway system in metropolitan Austin, Michael Heiligenstein commented, “Williamson has done such an amazing job of structuring its infrastructure over the past 15 years or so. But you are still going to have more people coming here.” “Try building those roads. Try expanding those capacities. It’s getting to a point where, the corridors we have remaining, we need to make them smarter, more efficient and more technically advanced.”


Asked what the region must do to accommodate future transportation needs of the region, Ficklin stated, that is more than just creating new roads and paving over the existing transportation network. He cites the need for parking decks, more favorable changes to building codes and expedited land acquisition procedures. Flexibility is the key to expanding handling the transportation needs of the region.


An independent government agency, established in 2002, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority strives to enhance the transportation network in the Travis and Williamson counties of Texas. The mission is to engage contemporary, innovative, transportation opportunities which lessen congestion and offers more choices.


Michael Heiligenstein is the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He has served as an elected official in Williamson County for nearly 25 years. Michael graduated from the University of Texas and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Government.

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