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