PNG Culture

Culture Week for city kids

The weeklong educational event, based on Papua New Guinea’s unique cultures, will be hosted at the Port Moresby Nature Park.

PNG is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world with 852 known languages and tribes in the country.

Nature Park education program coordinator Ishimu Bebe told Loop PNG that the cultural program highlights how PNG’s unique cultures play a very important role in the different cultural societies.

Enga students to stage cultural day with aim of unity

Enga UPNG Students Association and those studying in Port Moresby Business College will stage the third Engan Cultural Day tomorrow, Thursday Dec 8 at Constitutional Park.

Incepted in 2014, the event has seen success over the two years and once more, with the theme “Uniting Enga; preserving our culture”, the students plan for another successful cultural day.

Facebook a factor behind loss of culture: PNG TPA

The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority (PNG TPA), in its call to embrace our cultures, tagged modern influences, such as social media platforms, as a factor behind the loss.

“We are not only losing our languages here but we are treating the English language very poorly by inventing and using our own short forms of the English language,” says the Authority in a statement.

“Sadly, it clearly reflects on the poor quality output from our educational institutions.

Tourism needs leadership and foresight: PNG TPA

“People must fully embrace the importance of culture and tourism for tourism to flourish,” says the Authority in a statement.

“PNG is blessed with an abundance of natural wealth, gold, copper, oil, gas, fishing, timber, etc.

“However, the greatest gift the Good Lord has given to us is our culture and traditions. No one country in the world can beat us.

“In fact, the National Geographic has just named PNG as one of the top ‘cultural destinations’ in the world. This just confirms PNG as the ‘Cultural Capital of the World’.”

PNG’s unique culture can drive development

The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct hosted a panel discussion in Lae recently on the potential for innovative indigenous businesses, and the opportunities they offer entrepreneurial women.

The panel, comprising Sir Nagora Bogan, Amanda Donigi, Maria Linibi and Bonita Solomon, was joined by more than 40 local business people and community leaders.

“We need to stop thinking about culture as our history and start thinking about it as our future,” Stella Magazine founder Donigi said.

NCC: PNG culture must be preserved

NCC acting executive director Casper Damien says people must develop, promote and protect the contemporary cultures of PNG.

He says NCC aims to develop and promote sustainable creative cultural and artistic events capable of maximising social and economic benefits.

There must be increased participation and genuine involvement of people in their cultural and community events, emphasises the acting director.

Carvers plea for help


The islanders produce some of the best known artifacts found in major hotels and meeting venues in Lae city and elsewhere.

Tami carvings are found in all possible artifact shops and market places in the province, including major events such as the annual Morobe Show.

They have become tourism products over the years for visitors and those going finish.

But islanders say they aren’t getting enough from their products, which take up a lot of energy, time and skills.

Francis Puta, says besides fishing, artifacts form a large part of their income.