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Culture & Tradition

 

The Melanesian culture of New Ireland is still very intact and takes place on special occasions according to the traditional requirements. Locally it is called Malagan as it embodies the traditions and beliefs of centuries past. The colorful Malagan carvings, masks and singsings belong to the myths and events of a time before.... 'Tumbuna'.

 

 

 

 

Shell money is used through PNG in various forms. Here in New Ireland the shell money is measured as a fathom and uses small chips of a special bright reddy-orange shell which are drilled, placed on a string and then polished with stone to make a fine necklace.

 

 

There is a traditional shell money-maker working daily in Balus Village located next to the TreeHouse. Shell money is used as a traditional payment for a bride, land or to settle a dispute.  The Treehouse can arrange for a traditional mumu or cultural performance on request.  

 

 

THV-40 Cultural Dances deliver wild flashes of colour, blood curdling yells & glistening bodies

THV-41 Malagan Carver - Visit the traditional Haus Boi where carvers work on their ancient skills

THV-42 Pouripouri Sanguma Man  -  The traditional magic of Melanesia continues......

THV-02 Village and jungle gardens stroll. Here shell money necklaces are made for bride price

THV-30 Pamper yourself with a relaxing Aromatherapy Massage... we use our own essential oils

THV-32 Tropical Beach Party - Island Band, Pig on a Spit & Mumu meal.... dance into the evening

THV-33 Fireflies flashing their bioluminescence during evenings.. whole trees that pulse in time

THV-50 Exclusive Expeditions - Follow your dream on land or sea..... personalized excursions

THV-51  Cycle Tourisimo for 2, 3 or 4 days... explore the mostly flat island staying in guesthouses

 

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