Kalibobo Crew in Cairns

Kalibobo Crew in Cairns

Balengut Canoe, Madang

Balengut Canoe, Madang

Highland Sing Sing

Highland Sing Sing

Trobriand Island Dance

Trobriand Island Dance

Central Province

Central Province

Goroka & Mud Man

Goroka & Mud Man

Wigmen of Hela

Wigmen of Hela

Enga Province Sing Sing

Enga Province Sing Sing

Mt Hagen Sing Sing

Mt Hagen Sing Sing

Enga Singh Sing

Enga Singh Sing

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Thursday 3rd October, 2014

It has been several weeks since updating the MTSPNG Blog and a lot has happened in between.   The response to Taim Tudak was published in both major newspapers in PNG and is due to be published in Air Niugini Paradise Magazine - I have received many responses to the article and we are now waiting on the results of the carbon dating to determine more accurately the date of the actual eruption.

Nicholay Mikloucho-Maclay

Last year we began constructing a sea wall around the site where Maclay settled in 1871, this was partly funded by Irma Bruni and Valeri Soutin who provided US$20,000 towards the project.  Regretfully, during the construction period we experienced a mini tornado which uprouted large trees that cracked the wall, the sea did the rest leaving us in a situation of having to completely rebuild the seawall which could only be built in the dry season as roads to Rai Coast of Madang were closed as there are no bridges.   Two weeks ago, our construction team returned to Madang and the seawall has now been completed, the memorial stone prepared for the plaque to be finally installed during the visit of Irma and Valeri on Sep 17.

We are now anxious to raise funds to help the people build a replica house that was home for Maclay and to complete the Maclay Memorial School - we are hopeful that the Russian Government could assist with this project and expect a visit of the Russian Ambassador to PNG later on in the year.


The 39th Independence will be celebrated on 16th September.  There will be a Madang Festival and we are arranging an Independence Dinner where the founding Father of Papua New Guinea, Grand Chief, Sir Michael Somare has accepted our invitation to give a keynote address.  The dinner will be held on Sep 12 prior to the actual Independence Day and the funds raised will again go towards the Madang Museum.

This is a great time to visit PNG and Madang, we look forward to seeing as many visitors as possible.


I have been involved with tourism for almost 50 years in one of the most interesting destinations in the world.  Each year a number of cultural shows are held in most provinces where visitors can see spectacular performances of local cultures.   The problem with most of the shows today is that they are performed along commercial lines, the actual performers are paid to peform.

The difference with DWU Cultural Day is that students from all 22 Provinces attend the University and each has a number of cultural activities resulting in what can only be described as one of the best cultural festivals in the world!   It is the only cultural show in PNG where such cultural diversity can be seen and one of the only cultural shows where the students perform, under the watchful eyes of their parents to make sure that their traditional dress, their dances and songs are authentic.  The students are not paid to perform, they do it because they are proud of their culture.

In 2015 it is my intention to promote this event domestically and internationally as it creates a reason for visiting PNG!   I have shown a few pictures of the DWU Cultural Show to give you a sample of what you can expect in 2015.


In 2 weeks we will complete the new Gymnasium which will provide an air conditioned fitness centre with state of the art equipment available to guests and members of the Madang Resort Club.

Work has begun on 10 new 1 and 2 bedroom apartments at Kalibobo Village, it is expected that it will take 12 months to construct.  This will enable us to expand accommodation to long term guests who can share the facilities of both the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village. 


Our Japanese Dive Instructor, Yosuke Hiroto is now back from Tokyo and preparing for an increase in divers from Japan and elsewhere.


We are planning on sailing from Madang to Cairns on Oct 18 where the vessel will undergo survey.   I am also hopeful that we can visit various areas in the Louisiade Archipelago which is becoming a major destination for various motor yachts and cruise ships.


If we can assist you in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact the writer.

Sir Peter Barter

Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island

Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island

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The Resort offers free use of Kayaks. sailing boats, bikes, tennis and Golf equipment and is now offering complimentary breakfasts in the Janek Aben Restaurant - enquire now for conditions.

The new Kalibobo Haus Kibung and new Haus Win Restaurant was officially opened on 10th June 2013, both are fully operational and have proved to be very popular.

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Diving reefs in Madang Marine Park

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