Preserving biodiversity for a prosperous Papua

This good news is reported by ANTARA News. If you want to know more about ICBE, please visit ICBE PAPUA The Agirway dancers of Papua performed the exquisite Ballads of Cendrawasih (Birds of Paradise) dance, marking the opening of an International Conference on Biodiversity, Eco-Tourism and Creative Economy (ICBE), and showcasing Papuas famed biodiversity. Indonesias easternmost…

THE ASMAT: Papua’s famed Woodcarvers

The wide south-east swath of land of the Indonesian part of the island of Papua comprises flat plains overgrown with mangrove forests serrated by many rivers. These plains lie so low that at high tide during the rainy season, seawater penetrates some two kilometers inland and flows back out to two km to sea at…

Preserving Papuas Culture Traditional Arts Papua

Jakarta, June (ANTARA News) – Indonesia`s easternmost province of Papua is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and unique culture and traditional arts.   Yet economically, the Papua people`s standards of living lag far behind those of their brothers and sisters in other parts of the country. The central and regional governments have already…

One People One Soul is Unity in Diversity

I used to think and speak in an easy way and put my trust in all my friends         There’s so much thought to flow, but stuck within a hundred dead ends What is the use of exchanging views and gathering hopes when nobody believes in Playing my invisible harps to stay awake and waiting…

Young Papuans Find Their Voice in Song

Lisa Siregar | May 17, 2011 Jakarta Globe When the Wakhu Bhim choir performed at Pacific Place mall in Jakarta earlier this month as part of Festival Papua 2011, crowds of shoppers stopped by to listen. Wearing grass skirts, known as sali, headdresses and body paint, the 20 singers from West Papua performed the anirei,…