SAMOA plans to jump 24 hours into the future, remove one day, and add a new curve on the international date line in the Pacific Ocean to be the same as Australia, New Zealand, and east Asia.
Decision of the island country to Back to the Future trilogy, the title of the movie about a time traveler-changing decision 119 years ago to stay behind a day and adjust to U.S. traders based in California.
Based on the decision in 1892, the dawn of Sunday in Samoa along with the dawn on Monday in the neighboring country, Tonga, and on Monday morning in New Zealand, Australia, and their trading partners in east Asia, like China.
Samoa discover its importance is now located in the Asia-Pacific region, and decided to move to the west side of the international date line. Imaginary line that separates one calendar day of the next day and cut off the Pacific Ocean from north to south.
"We lost two days in a week when doing business with New Zealand and Australia," said Prime Minister Tuilaepea Sailele Malielegaoi explain the reason for the move. "We here Friday, in New Zealand was on Saturday. When we go to church on Sundays, Sydney and Brisbane have started doing business."
Changes that must be paid handsomely by Samoa. Polynesian country that has long marketed itself as the last place on earth who see the sunset every day.
"It's very confusing. I do not see the point and we do not know the benefits," said Lesa Laufa (30), a multimedia company officials in the capital of Samoa, Apia. "The government says this is good for the economy, but now it is also okay," said Lesa. However, Prime Minister Tuilaepea not worry and prepare a new tourism jargon: You can easily celebrate the same day twice because American Samoa is a U.S. territory next to it will remain on the east side line of that date and left one day from Samoa.
Tuilaepea has proposed to jump forward by removing the December 31 this year from a calendar though not yet determined.