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Old world and new collide in Apia, Samoa's harborside capital. Traditional Samoan houses and buildings stand side by side with 19th century colonial churches and official buildings as well as late 20th century multistory structures. The central clock tower is surrounded by shops and markets, as well as nightlife in various bars and nightclubs. Vaiala beach offers snorkeling opportunities. The final resting place of writer Robert Louis Stevenson, Apia still houses his former home, now a museum.