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Papua New Guinea

Background & Highlights

New Guinea is the tallest and second largest island in the world, and one of the few places on earth that can still inspire fresh awe and true trepidation in would-be travellers.

The country's mystique is enhanced by the fact that large sections of the island have never been charted by Westerners, and furthermore by the ...

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  • Travel Papua New Guinea

Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.

Birdwatching

Exploring the Sepik River
The Sepik River is one of two vast tropical river systems in Papua New Guinea that meander through the densely forested lowlands of the world's second largest - and the world's tallest - island. Along the banks of the river and its many tributaries live sparsely scattered, remote villages scarcely contacted by the outside world, where people live a lifestyle that has changed little for thousands of years.

Anthropology & Tribes

Tumbuna Sing-Sing
Tumbuna is the Tok Pisin (the lingua franca of Papua New Guinea) word for ancestors. "Taim Bilong Tumbuna" refers to the time before the white-man came, being the ways of the ancestors.

Arts & Handicrafts

Mount Hagen Cultural Show
Perhaps the most famous cultural show in Papua New Guinea, the Mount Hagen Show brings together singsing groups from all over the country in an amazing conglomeration of colour, beauty and culture. The Hagen show is held in August every year.

Liveaboard Diving

Dive Papua New Guinea with Febrina
If you're the type who loves to enjoy five dives per day, interrupted only by the occasional hearty meal and chance to relax, then MV Febrina is the choice for you.

Huli Wigman

The Huli are an indigenous people that live in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The Huli have a wide concept of family. Half-brothers, half-sisters, and cousins are all considered brothers and sisters. Huli society is polygymist. Men may take multiple wives but women may only have one husband at a time.
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