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Papua New Guinea’s Mt Hagen Sing Sing Cultural Show Dates Announced for 2012 and 2013

July 20, 2012

Tut Village Girl, Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition

There’s no doubt that at the top of any intrepid traveler’s bucket list is an opportunity to experience the world’s most unique and remote cultures.

In Papua New Guinea, visitors have the chance to do just that. With over 800 different languages and tribes, the Mt Hagen Cultural Show, or Sing Sing as referred to in the local language, has become one of the best ways to get an up close and personal look into the rich traditions of PNG’s different tribes. This year’s Mt Hagen Sing Sing will take place August 11 – 12, 2012. In 2013, the show will move back to the third weekend in August.

According to TV Host and Travel Writer, Robin Esrock, “The Mt Hagen Cultural Show is easily one of the world’s most authentic, and fascinating tribal experiences. This is Papua New Guinea, not some plastic showcase with a gift shop at the exit. The diversity of costumes, dances, language, traditions and music is mind blowing. For travelers chasing unique cultural encounters, it just doesn’t get any better than PNG.”

Boasting an attendance of over 75 tribes, The Mt Hagen Sing Sing originated in the late 1950s as a way to improve relations between the various groups, share cultural experiences and celebrate the diversity of cultures among community members. Since then the show has grown and evolved into a truly remarkable display of song and dance where groups come to display stunning facial tattoos, elaborate body paint and ornate headdresses.

To reserve a place at the Mt Hagen Sing Sing, contact your preferred travel provider, or visit for more information.

Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of adventure travel, providing an unparalleled array of natural beauty, exotic wildlife and cultural tradition. Located just north of Australia, PNG is the second largest island in the world – slightly larger than the state of California.

With over eight hundred known languages, travelers can immerse themselves in vibrant collection of cultural possibilities. Papua New Guinea offers a range of vacation activities from hiking remote jungle trails, cruising the mighty Sepik river, surfing the waves of New Ireland, fishing some 8,000 miles of coastline and experiencing some of the world’s best scuba diving amongst coral reefs, wrecks, walls and caves.

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Papua New Guinea Invites Divers To Name Their Own Site And Win A Trip

July 9, 2010

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is inviting divers to enter a “Name Your Own Dive Site” contest to help the island destination name two new dive sites that have rarely been dived before; the winner gets a free trip.

The dive sites, one located near the Tufi Resort and another located alongside Walindi Plantation Resort offer an abundance of best-in-class dive opportunities.

The competition is easy. Divers can visit to provide original submissions for naming one of the two locales. Submissions will be collected now through August 31st 2010. The author of the winning name will win a free trip for two to Papua New Guinea to participate in an underwater naming and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Papua New Guinea’s dive sites are among the best in the world as divers come from far and wide to experience the island’s spectacular natural wonders. Located in the Indo-Pacific Area, PNG lays claim to being home to twice as many marine species as the popular diving waters of the Red Sea and up to five times as many as the Caribbean. Often dubbed the ‘underwater photographer’s paradise’ Papua New Guinea has provided the backdrop to an abundance of international award -winning photo shoots.

“Papua New Guinea is truly the country of A Thousand Different Dives and A Million Different Journeys and with so many amazing dive locations to choose from it is exciting to give divers the opportunity to name one and visit it for themselves,” said Mr. Peter Vincent, CEO of the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority.

PNG is said to have the highest array of tropical fish and corals in the world. Encouraged by the constant movement of the surrounding Bismarck, Coral and Solomon Seas, there are a stunning array of species to be discovered. Everything from tiny Pygmy Seahorses and Nudibranchs to the magnificent whale shark can be encountered by diving Papua New Guinea. The island is filled with spectacular reefs that have never before been dived with water temperatures averaging 83°F and visibility between 50-150 feet.

Contestants for the Sweepstakes must be from the U.S. or Canada. The prize will include round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Papua New Guinea, 5 night’s accommodation with meals at either Tufi Dive Resort or Walindi Plantation Resort and diving with an underwater ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the new site name!

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