Malekula Sunset

Malekula Sunset

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3rd Annual Nalawan Festival!

The communities of South West Bay, Malekula would like to cordially invite you to the 3rd annual Nalawan Festival, taking place from August 9th to 12th, 2010.
  • Experience the ancient Nalawan festival celebrated through the ages by the fierce Small Nambas warrior tribe of Malekula’s South West Bay!
  • The Nalawan marks the start of a new season in the traditional calendar and includes grade-taking ceremonies, spectacular custom dances, pig killing, the ancient Noho ritual with offerings to the gods of the land, and much more!
  • Immerse yourself in the rich tradition and customs of Malekula’s South West Bay!
  • Get an authentic taste of Vanuatu life with an eye opening Village Tour; try your hand in traditional food preparation, partake in local craft, and witness ritual.
  • Snorkel the spectacular protected reef and witness the pristine sunset!
  • Dance the night away with a live traditional String Band!
Day 1: Cultural program at Lembinwan Yacht Club
Day 2: Snorkeling on 10 Stick Island

Day 3: Nalawan Festival Day 1, Labo Village

Day 4: Nalawan Festival Day 2, Labo Village

Package Price (two day event with lunch): 5,000VT adult / 2,500VT child

Extras! (not in package): August 9: Lembinwan Yach Club & Lagoon Tours(5372341), August 10: Snorkel Ten Stick Island

Come celebrate our living culture!

Reservations advised; please contact Willie Isno(5366168) / Yegor Makhiboroda(5617845) for information


Neil said...

wish to congratulate you guys for this fantastic effort

Man Malekula

Leina said...

What an amazing website designed while net surfing! Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for a fantastic opportunity to showcase our talents, the beautiful environment and the very unique cultures. As a local South West Bay girl who has settled and estabilshed overseas, I am honoured and proud to be still called a South West Bay Woman! Well done and thank you for this site!

Leina Isno
Girl South West Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

Joakim Batikakon

Joakim Batikakon
Joakim walked the entire 60 miles with this duck backpack. So it can't be that hard...Can it?