Malaita, Next Potential Tourism Destination: Malai
Nov12

Malaita, Next Potential Tourism Destination: Malai

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA MALAITA province is one of the largest of the nine provinces of Solomon Islands. With the total area of 4,225 km2 (1,631 square miles), it is one of the heavy populated province with a total population of 137, 696 according to the 2009 census – thus, tourism is largely underdeveloped in the province. Manager for Discover Malaita Tours, Silas Malai told this paper that Malaita province is a good tourist...

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Explore Mala with ‘Discover Malaita Tours’
Nov12

Explore Mala with ‘Discover Malaita Tours’

BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA FROM a humble beginning, Silas Malai started a tour guide business in the 90s with little that he had without foreseeing how this would eventually be of high demand in the near future. Known as Discover Malaita Tours, Silas Diutee Malai who is also the manager is a freelance guide based in Auki town in Malaita Province. Started in 1997, Malai started off as a freelance guide, escorting and tour guiding...

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Unforgettable Getaway Experience
May31

Unforgettable Getaway Experience

LANGA Langa Lagoon, homeland of shell money, artificial islands, manmade boats and strong traditions  Together, lets go on discovery trip with Taiwanese Mandarin Teacher, Kuei-Mi Li, who recently went on extraordinary journey into coastal region of Langa Langa Lagoon in Malaita province.  In her own words: Admiring beautiful shell money of different colors and designs at Honiara’s central market has always been one of my favorite...

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Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program
Oct17

Young Leaders Head for Shipboard Program

The latest group of young people have been chosen for a prestigious leadership program funded for the last 31 years by the Japanese government. Eleven young Solomon Islanders aged from 21 to 29 years will leave for Japan in January to take part in the Ship for World Youth (SWY) program. Winnie Asley, one SINU student recipients, said she was very happy, excited and proud to have been selected out of so many other applicants to...

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SIVB Targets USA
Oct17

SIVB Targets USA

THE Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau is looking at ways to increase visitors from the USA. USA tourists have already contributed millions of dollars to the Solomon Islands and the bureau would like to attract more big spending Americans, said Elison Kyere, senior marketing officer for the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB). The rising number of USA visitors to the Solomon Islands since 2016 has contributed much to our economic...

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Wealth of the Wala People in Langalanga Lagoon
Jul11

Wealth of the Wala People in Langalanga Lagoon

BY JOY OFASIA THE ancient tribes in the well-known region of Langalanga Lagoon, Malaita province, have a rich history in the traditional making of shell money. Two representatives of the Wala communities in Langalanga Lagoon, Micheal Waleboata and Hillary Waga, shared a brief history of the traditional shell money-making prowess of the Wala people with Solomon Women during the  2018 Melanesia Arts Festival held at the Panatina...

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