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Making Lime for Betelnut Chewing in M’Buke, Manus, PNG

28 – 30 July 2010

M’Buke Island

Betel nut chewing is a custom or ritual that dates back thousands of years from Asia to the Pacific, a tradition very much a part of modern life in many parts of the Coral Triangle. This custom is very much alive that it is hard to ignore betel nut chewing if you visit a […]

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WWF Community Canoe in M’Buke Island, Manus, PNG

28 – 30 July 2010

M’Buke Island, Anun Island & Champoin Island

Last year in February, when I was still researching WWF Coral Triangle projects to cover for our expedition, I had heard of the traditional community canoe making project of WWF Western Melanesia Programme in M’Buke Island, Manus. This was not a small dugout canoe that I […]

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The Amazing People of M’Buke Island, Manus, Papua New Guinea

28 – 30 June 2010

S2 22.915 E146 49.513 – M’Buke Island

S2 18.697 E146 51.595 – Anun Island

Pronounced Bu-ke with a silent M, M’Buke are several islands off the south end of mainland of Manus, Papua New Guinea. Manus Province is the smallest and the least populated of PNG’s twenty provinces. Known also as the Admiralty Islands, this group of eighteen islands is within the Bismarck Archipelago.

From […]

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The People of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

5 – 24 June 2010

It is now 15 months that we have been non-stop on the road from Asia to the Pacific.  The diving has been spectacular but its the people we have met along the way that made our journey so much richer. The honest and open faces of people in the deep unvisited […]

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Lovely Lissenung and Day Trips to Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

4 – 24 June 2010

We totally adored our three weeks in Lissenung. We were so much at home it was LIKE being home. We could achieve so much portraying the many aspects of Kavieng’s village and marine life. First was an entire white board dedicated solely to us and our expedition’s objectives for New Ireland. When […]