Alotau is known as the capital of Milne Bay province in the south-eastern Papua New Guinea. This city hosts the Alotau Cultural festival showing traditional dances all around the region, musical dances and vendors selling crafts and arts. This cultural festival is listed as 10 minutes duration on the P & O Cruises site although you can stay much longer if you so desire. Instead of being a single performance over and again, the musical dance at Alotau Cultural festival is a rotating display.
It has a short introduction given by the MC as each of the troupe mount the stage. As soon as one group finishes, another one will be waiting to take their place on the stage. This continues until the festival ends in the afternoon around 1 o’clock. Some tourists believed that Alotau is a sleepy township with their roads requiring a little TLC, low-rise buildings and the houses range from traditional to modern wooden structures. Also, Alotau has all the kind of businesses expected in a community. There are building yards, car yards, shipyards coupled with all kinds of businesses in Alotau. Read More About Alotau….
Normanby Island is considered to be one of the D’Entrecasteaux Islands, PNG, and the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It lies about 16 kilometers from the eastern top of the island of New Guinea and moves across Goschen Strait. This then separated from Fergusson Island to the northwest by Dawson Strait. The island is volcanic with an area of 1000 sq. Km rising to 1158 meters in the Prevost Range in the southeast.
A British Capt visited the island. John Moresby in 1873 who then called the place marquees of Normanby. He named it after a governor of Queensland, Austl. This island is the secret British military base during the World War II. Normanby Island now exports copra and some timber. In the early 21 century, newly discovered gold deposits were started. The greatest settlement and district headquarters is Esa’ala which is located at the northern end of the island. Read More About Normanby Island….
Tabubil is renowned as a planned company operated township that is situated in the Star Mountains of the North Fly District of Papua New Guinea and Western province. The town comprises of the adjoining village of Wangabin that relocated and the industrial area of Laydown. It is the greatest settlement in the province. Even though, Daru, the provincial capital is of the same size in population of 10,270 as at census 2011.
Tabubil is established in a thickly dense jungle and fed by one of the highest rainfalls in eh entire world. The town is a host to different cultures because of its workforce according to history from many parts of Australia, PNG, Asia, Americas and Europe. The major cultural event of the year is PNG’s Independence Day which is preceded by a festival called Amamas Week (Joyful week). The most popular religion in this town is Christianity.
Tabubil has a tropical rainforest climate. Tabubil is the center of the operations for Ok Tedi Copper Mine which is the largest economic entity in the western province. A hospital services the town, a hotel, a police station and courthouse, tow primary school, a community high school, fire station, a bakery, two supermarkets, chemist, a hardware store and two banks. The main commercial hub of Tabubil is in the center to the northeast of the airport. The town is powered by a hydro-electro station located at Ok Menga which can offer 10 megawatts of electricity with a backup diesel power generating plant. Read More About Tabubil….
The capital of the West New Britain province in Papua New Guinea is Kimbe. This is a port town located on the great Kimbe Bay that boasts of over 60% of the coral species of the whole Indo-Pacific. The busy town of Kimbe is said to be the third largest port in PNG. Aside from that, it is the fastest growing city in South Pacific. In the majority of the 5-star resorts and hotels, accommodation is ready-made and also in most budget guesthouses and motels that are built along the province. Hoskins Airport serves this busy town of Kimbe.
Kimbe lies in a tropical setting with coral reefs and live-aboard diving expeditions that attract tourists across the globe. The town is the center of most industries such as cocoa, palm oil, coconut plantations and logging. The Kimbe Bay primary sports diving center is The Walindi Plantation Resort. The marine education program of Mahonia Na Dari in Kimbe is gradually developing the future generation of the conservation leaders to safeguard Kimbe Bay. This has been an instrument to build the community support or the work of conservation of resources. Read More About Kimbe….
Formerly, Sepik River was known as Kaiserin Augusta which is one of the largest rivers on the New Guinea Island, southwestern Pacific Ocean. This river rises in the Victor Emanuel Range of the central highlands of PNG which is very close to Telefomin. There is no settlement of significant population along the river. Angora is regarded as the largest while the whole lower basin side is sparsely populated. The small tribal groups that are isolated include Latmul, Arapesh, and Biwat. The external influences give rise to one of the most original and deep artistic traditions in Oceania.
According to the characteristic style of Sepik River, the ornamentation of the household and cult objects, weapons, houses, musical instruments and canoe prows are developed significantly. The people of the habitat reverend the crocodiles that live in the rivers because they believed that they are the spirit behind Sepik rive to the extent that they built houses call tamboran for them (spirit houses). The people here speak more than 250 languages and practice cannibalism.Read More About Sepik River….