is a small village in the eastern district of Tongatapu
in the kingdom of Tonga
. It is located in the fork of the road junction, where the main road to Nukualofa
splits into the road to Mua
and beyond and the road to the airport near Fuaamotu
The village is located on (chief) Luani's estate, and the main hall is called after him: Tāufatoutai. The famous faikava singers, the Afoeteau (100 chords) hail from Malapo.
There is a huge mound in Malapo, which may contain the remnants of king Tuitātui, but no one knows for sure, and the government is unwilling to have archeologists start digging.