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Enuk Sing-Sing at Lissenung Island Resort, New Ireland, PNG

9 & 20 June 2010 The strong culture of Papua New Guinea shines through during a sing-sing - a gathering of performers from a village who sing and dance to show off their ethnicity and their traditional rituals. It is powerful, as all earthy performances are and we have been so fortunate to see two performances from [...]

Diving with Lissenung Island Resort New Ireland, PNG

5 - 15 June 2010 We have been on idyllic Lissenung Island Resort since June 5 and have spent wonderful time catching up with our friends Dietmar and Ange Amon, the owners and operators of this lovely little dive resort in the Pacific. In the past, Dietmar and Ange have house sat for us while we were [...]

Malagan Tatanua Masks of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

11 & 14 June 2010 We met a fascinating Papua New Guinean artist by the name of Fabian Paino. He carves Malagan wooden sculptures, the ceremonial art of New Ireland's living culture. Fabian carves the wooden part of a Tatanua Mask His work is now found amongst people's collection from all over the world although [...]

Critters of Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands

13 May - 3 June 2010 Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay Dickie's Place, Witu Islands The many shoals and sea mounts in Kimbe Bay are popular to many divers in the lookout for sharks, schooling fish in the blue and some tunas passing through. But one type of dive that's not everyone's cup of tea and [...]

Legendary FeBrina liveaboard in Father’s Reef and Witu Island, Kimbe Bay

25 May - 3 June 2009 Brandford Shoal, Kimbe Bay Kilibob's Knob, Father's, Kimbe Bay Dickie's Place, Garove Island, Witu Islands Sporting an all new white look, the famous liveaboard FeBrina is anchored inside the inactive Witu crater of Garove Island where cryptic creatures awaited us underwater Alan Raabe is the well loved captain [...]

Walindi Plantation Resort, Kimbe Bay, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010 Walindi Plantation Resort Australians Max and his wife Cecilie were agriculturists when they bought an oil palm plantation in West New Britain, PNG in 1969.  The Benjamins' plantation is an 800 acre property along the western shore of Kimbe Bay. Running through the property is a creek called Walindi in the local [...]

Mahonia Na Dari – Guardians of the Sea – Kimbe Bay, PNG

Many thanks to Tansy Bliss' text below, we are able to tell you through her writing and Yogi's photos how brilliant this local NGO is at the heart of Kimbe Bay, West New Britain. Tansy is a naturalist and the Eco-tourism Officer of  Mahonia Na Dari. By Tansy Bliss The Mahonia Na Dari sign [...]

Beautiful Walindi, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, PNG

13 - 25 May 2010 Walindi Plantation Resort Restorf Island is our lunch place and one of our most favorite dive sites. it is muck heaven as well as having awesome underwater landscapes This is Yogi's fourth and my third time in Walindi Plantation Resort. Needless to say, we simply adore it here. After [...]

So Long Asia, Hello Pacific!

13 - 25 May 2009 Our first Pacific country in the Coral Triangle is Papua New Guinea (PNG). As soon as we stepped into the Air Niugini flight to PNG while in the Manila airport, we felt closer to the Pacific. We were homeward bound! We have four months to go till the end of our [...]