The company I work for here in PNG celebrated 40 years in PNG on 24th August 2013. We flew from Kokopo to Open Bay by helicopter. As we came into Open Bay the schools kids had made a welcome sign on the school oval.
The festivities went on for a number of hours and involved a number of dance groups representative of the region. I’ll have to ask someone at Open Bay to let me know which groups represent which region. But in the meantime I’ll put up a number of photos that try to capture the colour and sounds of the celebration.
View of the Open Bay camp site with the log pond area in the foreground.
School kids marching as we arrived.
And we also had to march around to the official dais where the flag raising ceremony took place.
Some of the children greeting the guests with flowers.
Then at the end of the day the view from the guest house of the setting sun is also special.