Oceania denotes the Australia and Pacific Islands, which include the Hawaiian archipelago, Marians Islands, Easter Islands, New Zealand as well as New Guinea. Their boundaries are ethnological and, in some cases, arbitrary. While some scholars believe that there have been notable interchanges both biologically and culturally between the Americas these regions, the western boundary is anything but sharp (Lilley & Wiley InterScience, 2006). Before the colonial times, the Marians and West Carolines’ inhabitants seemed to have a little or nothing in common with the Ryukyuans from the north. However, their past interactions with the Philippines is vividly evident in their language, culture, and physique.

As Lilley and Wiley (2006) put it, images or paintings of the Prau takes detailed attention. It has allowed many authors to focus on the configuration of snails and masts, the rudders, hull structures and the dugout canoes’ internal storages as well as the cooking pots. These attributes are informative and by just examining them together with other stylistics attributes, we may be able to move beyond functional and technological interruptions to consider the complexity of their social meaning. The indigenous groups have preserved their traditional ways of living, such as historical reliance upon subsistence-based production, and predominantly an unurbanized society.

Despite the highly varied environmental and cultural dimensions within the Oceania archipelagos, tourism representation interrogates some concerns. This is more due to their states most exoticised globally in terms of western constructions in colonial discourse. Hawaii particularly attracts sustained attention by acting as a bridge between the culturally fragmented yet highly creolized Pacific region (Lilley & Wiley InterScience, 2006). Tourism links and American colonization in Hawaii are related to forms of economic hegemony and militarization that affect the entire Pacific islands faced by the US encroachment.