August 17, 2010

Mt Hagen Cultural Show

Mt Hagen Cultural Show, or widely known as "Hagen Show" was held over the last weekend.
Colourful tribes got together and competed each other to be the best cultural groups.
There were lots of Tourists from around the world came to see the annual festival.
Photo - A male dancer is busy painting his face before the performance.

August 15, 2010

Between the Tradition and Development

The city of Port Moresby is changing very fast. Lots of New Hotels, Apartment Houses, Shopping Centres and Office Buildings are being built under the name of Development.
Here you can see the new Harbor City Development site, with new ANZ bank headquarter, New Executive Apartment and land reclamation site for further construction.
Right at back of it is Hanuabada village of Motuan people; life not much changed for hundreds of years since they have built the village on the water after migrating from other pacific islands.
It is a clear contrast of tradition and Development facing each other.
Everybody wishes for a comfortable modern life but if you believe in development and chase for it, you will lose your identity forever. Papua New Guinea is one of the last countries in the world which still keeps its own identity but it may have gone very soon....
Nobody knows where this country is heading for.

August 09, 2010

Miss PNG Contest

Miss PNG Crowning Night was held over the last weekend in Port Moresby.
The Event is organized by the Red-Cross Society and thus the charity side of the event is more emphasized than ordinary beauty contests.
The traditional part is unique for Papua New Guinea; each contestant dressed up in their tribal costume and being asked about the knowledge of their indigenous culture.
The Title of 2010 Miss PNG went to Ms James from New Ireland Province.
Unlike some other developed country, Miss PNG contest is still one of the biggest annual events of the country in Papua New Guinea.