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SOLOMON ISL ANDS Wagosia Fes­ti­val, June The peo­ple of East Makira pre­serve their tra­di­tions of spear fight­ing and yam har­vest­ing in Santa Catalina, Makira Prov­ince. Check closer to time for ex­act date. vis­it­solomons.com.sb

PNG Madang Fes­ti­val, Madang, June 8–10 This colour­ful cul­tural event is on the Queen’s Birth­day week­end each year. The Bilum Fes­ti­val on Karkar Is­land is held the week be­fore. papuanewguinea.travel

CAIRNS Iron­man Asia Pa­cific, June 9 Tak­ing com­peti­tors from reef to rain­for­est on this beau­ti­ful iron­man course in trop­i­cal North Queens­land, the bike sec­tion curls along the coast from Cairns to Port Douglas. ap.iron­man.com

PNG Selkam­bang Fes­ti­val, Ki­unga, June 28–30

There are plans for this fledg­ling cul­tural fes­ti­val, for­merly known as the North Fly Cul­tural Show, to be­come an an­nual event on the same dates in June each year. Sing-sing groups from the dis­trict come to­gether for the fes­ti­val, which at­tracts hun­dreds of lo­cals in the West­ern Prov­ince, but few tourists. Con­tact points for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion are still be­ing es­tab­lished and will be added to Par­adise on­line (airni­ug­ini­par­adise.com) when avail­able.

SIN­GA­PORE Sin­ga­pore Food Fes­ti­val, June– July Sin­ga­pore­ans know how to eat, and this an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of all things food in­cludes work­shops and tours fea­tur­ing lo­cal tastes and tal­ents. vis­itsin­ga­pore.com

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