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Papua New Guinea - Tales from a Wild Island - 0709084498Tourist  information Papua New Guinea

Provinces in Papua New Guinea: Bougainville, Central, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands, East New Britain, East Sepik, Enga, Gulf, Madang, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe, National Capital, New Ireland, Northern, Sandaun, Southern Highlands, Western, Western Highlands, West New Britain

Located north of Cape York, Australia, across the Torres Strait and east of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, with Irian Jaya on the western half.

Capital City of Papua New Guinea: Port Moresby

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Hotels in Papua New Guinea

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Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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  Diversion Dive Travel [ Australia ]
PNG is a dream of divers. Crystal clear waters, "paradise islands", and mountain ridges covered with thick rainforests or spectacular volcanoes provide an exclusive setting for the best dive vacations imaginable.
A small fleet of outstanding live-aboard dive vessels and a number of excellent dive resorts offer outstanding service to divers. Wherever you go in PNG, you will be one of few divers who explore the reefs. PNG is far away from any form of mass tourism.
Hundreds of wrecks, many of them W.W.II wrecks are scattered across the nation above and below the waterline. Boats, planes, barges and submarines, some of them still in excellent condition, have been transformed into living coral reefs. Rabaul, Kavieng, Loloata (Port Moresby) and Madang are good places to go for wreck diving.
Destinations: Central Province-Coral Sea, Milne Bay-Tufi, Madang-Manus, Wewak-Hermit, Kimbe New Britain, Rabaul, Kavieng-New Ireland and Highlands
  Pacific Island Travel [ from Amsterdam ]
  Pacific Travel House [ Germany ]
  South Seas Adventures

     Inbound Tour Operator

  Blue Sea Charter   -   Madang on the north coast of PNG.
Diving in Papua New Guinea is paradise found. Renowned for it's superb diving, pristine reefs and numerous wrecks, the remote dive sites of Papua New Guinea represent diving at its most diverse. Avid scuba divers have voted PNG as being the top dive destination for macro life, fish life, wall diving and great visibility. It has also been voted top for underwater photography and healthiest marine life. Diving in Papua New Guinea is a smorgasbord of underwater treasures, which will delight even the most seasoned diver.
  Trans Niugini Tours   -   Tropical Island Vacations in Papua New Guinea
They own and operate their own mini coaches in Port Moresby, the Highlands and Madang. Also operate their  own boats on the Sepik and in Madang + own aircraft which link these Lodges. Whether going to wilderness lodges, scuba diving resorts, snorkelling vacations, ecotours and birdwatching tours, you can be assured of consistency in service while being looked after on one of Trans Niugini Tours.

Travel Guides Papua New Guinea / Related books

Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (Lonely Planet) - 1741045800 Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (Lonely Planet)
Rowan McKinnon 
Paperback: 352 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 8th Revised edition edition (1 May 2008); ISBN-10: 1741045800; ISBN-13: 978-1741045802.

Papua New Guinea: Tales from a Wild Island
Howard M. Beck (Author)
Howard Beck is no ordinary travel writer. When visiting a country, he immerses himself totally in his experiences, taking his readers to new levels of awareness. In "Papua New Guinea: Tales from a Wild Island", the earthy narrative introduces the reader to a rugged land of 10,000 colourful tribes, a weird and wonderful bestiary and an adventurous author whose culinary bent finds him dining on python, rat, bat, parrot and insect pupae.Adventures in a land described as 'like every place you've never been' see Howard one moment standing on the country's highest mountains, the next exploring the mysterious world beneath the jungle in search of the planet's deepest cave.His travels with a 'tea-towel map', described with down to earth and often amusing clarity, will have the reader warming to tales of archery contests with wild tribesmen, the discovery of macabre burial sites, sorcery in the dead of night and of being invited to live with a tribe in the land of Laughing Death, where the deceased are exhumed and eaten as a mark of respect. Lavishly illustrated, this is a book to inspire adventurers and travellers alike, whether aspiring or of the armchair variety.
Hardcover: 210 pages; Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd (27 Feb 2009); ISBN-10: 0709084498; ISBN-13: 978-0709084495

Into the Crocodile Nest: A Journey Inside New Guinea  -   by Benedict Allen
This is the story of Benedict Allen's extraordinary quest to immerse himself in the heart of New Guinea, and learn the secrets of the people's harmonious communion with the forest. Living among missionaries in West Papua, he heard talk of the mysterious Obini, and set out on an arduous journey to meet them - only to find himself fleeing for his life in the jungle. Undeterred, he sought out members of a tribal crocodile cult who would permit him to take part in their traditional initiation rites into manhood, and finally became the first white man to be honoured with this privilege. But this was the beginning of a punishing ordeal, as Allen joined his fellow initiates in seclusion for weeks, enduring crocodile markings being carved into their skins, until finally, pushed to the limits of endurance, they came to embody the "crocodile spirit".
Paperback 224 pages (April 1, 2002); Publisher: Faber and Faber

Transportation / How do I travel to Papua New Guinea

  Port Moresby Airport   -   Jackson Airport
  Other airports in Paua New Guinea: Alotau Airport - Gurney Airport,  Goroka,  Hoskins,  Londolovit,  Madang, and Rabaul Airport - Lakunai Airport

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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights

  Air Niugini   -   National Airline of Papua New Guinea
Air Niugini operates regular services to several Australian cities as well as to Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong and the Solomon Islands.
  Qantas, Solomon Airlines

  Maps Papua New Guinea  [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]
  Map of provinces in Papua New Guinea


  The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Accommodation, Adventures, Attractions, Cruises, Culture, Diving, Fishing, Nature, Gallery, Links, Transport, Events, Visitor Info

  Government of Papua New Guinea

  Port Moresby   -   Capital City of Papua New Guinea

  Bougainville  & Buka
Altough Bougainville and Buka are part of the North Solomons geographically, they are actually controlled by Papua New Guinea.
  Central PNG
  Eastern Highlands
  East New Britain   -   province  -  A Travel Guide to Rabaul & East New Britain
Rabaul and the Gazelle Peninsula of the East New Britain Province are fascinating and unique places to visit. Rabaul has been one of the more attractive destinations in the Pacific due to it's beautiful natural scenery, rich , diversified and unique traditional cultures as well as the friendliness of the local people, who welcome visitors with broad smiles and waving hands...
  East Sepik
  Milne Bay   -   province  -  culture, ecotourism, birdwatching, diving in tropical paradise
About Milne Bay,  Special Events,  Arts and Culture,  Ecotourism,  Battle of Milne Bay WWII,  Diving,  Accommodation,  Conferences and Transport,  Gallery,  Links
Milne Bay lies at the most south-eastern tip of PNG. As a maritime Province with many spectacular reef, island structures and cultures, most of her people are seafarers who depend largely on a livelihood from the sea. Ceremonial gift exchanges like the Kula, and trade between the islands are among the richest cultural heritages in the Pacific.
  National Capital
  New Ireland
  Northern PNG
  Southern Highlands
  Western PNG
  Western Highlands
  West New Britain

  Mount Hagen

  Ela Beach   -   Popular bathing spot south of the Capital
  PNG's Island Groups
Most significant of PNG's island groups are the Bismarck Archipelago, the Louisiade Archipelago, the Trobriand Islands, the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, and Woodlark Island.

  Bank   -   Bank of Papua New Guinea
  Newspaper   -   Post Courier Online   -   Papua New Guinea's  daily newspaper.
  Newspaper   -   The National
  Radio Australia   -   Tok Pisin
  University   -   University of Papua New Guinea
Window to learn about the unique characteristics of this strikingly beautiful vibrant and colourful country that is not only rich in natural resources but also rich in the culture of her mostly Melanesian people.

Cuisine   -   Recipes Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's cuisine is very influenced by European, Chinese and Indonesian cuisine.

  Papua New Guinean Cuisine

History of Papua New Guinea

ndependence: 16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship)

The island was first sighted  [ 1511 ] by the Portugese navigator Antonia d'Abreu. The first known European to land there was the Spanish explorer Jorge de Menezes in 1526.

  History Papua New Guinea   -   Wikipedia
Archeological evidence indicates that humans arrived on New Guinea at least 60,000 years ago, probably by sea from Southeast Asia during an ice age period when the sea was lower and distances between islands shorter. For an overview of the geological history of the continent of which New Guinea is a part, see Australia-New Guinea...

Australian Women in Papua New Guinea: Colonial Passages 1920-1960  -   by Chilla Bulbeck
By the time Australia withdrew from Papua New Guinea in 1975, about 10,000 Australian women had lived there at some stage since 1920. Many came with their husbands who were missionaries, plantation owners or government administrators while numerous others came of their own initiative working as teachers, medical practitioners, nurses and missionaries. Australian Women in Papua New Guinea is an evocative and compelling account of the experiences of these women in Papua New Guinea between the 1920s and 1960s. The book is based on oral interviews and the written documentation of nineteen women and is written against a backdrop of official colonial affairs.
Paperback 355 pages (July 11, 2002); Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Beyond the Coral Sea: Travels in the Old Empires of the South-West Pacific 
By Michael Moran
East of Java and west of Tahiti a bird of dazzling plumage stalks the Pacific over the Cape York Peninsula of Australia. In her wake, she spills clusters of emeralds on the surface of the deep. These are the unknown paradise islands of the Coral, Solomon and Bismarck Seas lying off the east coast of Papua New Guinea.
Along the way Michael Moran explores the role of superstition, magic rites and the occult in the lives of the islanders, including the trading route of the Kula Ring which unites many tribal island groups in a mystical exchange of symbolically valuable objects, one set travelling clockwise around the ring, the other anti -clockwise. His narrative is interwoven with the stories of eccentric residents past and present – such as the self-styled 'Queen Emma' of New Britain, who was born of an American father and a Samoan mother and built up a large empire of copra plantations, as well as trading in the fabled obsidian (black volcanic glass) and entertaining on a lavish scale with imported food and French champagne. Moran describes the historic anthropological work of Malinowski in the Trobriand Islands and also catches up with some of the adventurers, mercenaries, explorers, missionaries and prospectors he has encountered on previous journeys.
The islands were the last inhabited place on earth to be explored by Europeans and even today many remain largely unspoilt, despite the former presence of German, British and even Australian colonial rulers. In addition there has been a recent resurgence of cannibalism in the remoter areas. But rather than a tale of cannibals and blood, this is a journey in the romantic and adventurous spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson and an exploration of encroaching change in remarkably diverse cultures.
Paperback 432 pages (March 2004); Publisher: Flamingo

Music, Culture & Entertainment

  Music from Papua New Guinea   -   Wikipedia
Traditional celebrations, which include song, dance, feasting and gift-giving, are called singsing. Vibrant and colorful costumes adorn the dancers, while a leader and a chorus sing a staggered approach to the same song, producing a fugue-like effect...

  Culture of Papua New Guinea

  Tok Pisin  -  Pidgin - English Dictionary
Tok Pisin, or Pidgin, is one of the three national languages of Papua New Guinea. It is the most widely used language in the country, along with English and Motu.

Culture in Papua New Guinea  -   by Melanie Guile
Paperback 32 pages (December 6, 2004); Publisher: Heinemann Library

Web Portals / Directories

  Papua New Guinea Online   -   PNG Online
Scuba diver's adventure to Papua New Guinea (Niugini) featuring the Huli Wigmen of Tari in the highlands, plus Bootless Bay, Milne Bay, Kimbe Bay, the Witu Islands and Kavieng. Visit Ambua Lodge, Loloata Island Resort, Walindi Plantation Resort, the FeBrina live aboard dive boat and the Chertan live aboard dive boat
  Embassy PNG Washington
  PNGScape Komuniti   -   Papua New Guinea Online Community   -   the best of Papua New Guinea

  PNG Telikom   -   Se Papua New Guinea White Pages
Papua New Guinea on-line telephone directory
  PNG Business Directory   -   Papua New Guinea Tourism and Business Directory

  Go Asia Pacific   -   ABC Radio Australia gateway to the Asia Pacific

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