Group set for stint at Opera House

Highlands, Normal

The National – Wednesday, December 22, 2010

By AGNES FIFI UKI UPNG journalism student
THE Pulga Young Culture group in Western Highlands will be taking PNG culture to neighbouring Australia in next March.
The 30-member group from the Moge Andaklamb clan in Hagen Central will perform and display their unique culture at the Opera House, Sydney, Australia.
The cultural group was formed in 1991 and participated in many cultural activities throughout the country.
However, the trip to Australia will be a first for the group to travel overseas to display their culture.
The chairwoman of the cultural group, Maria Moge, said the trip had been made possible by one of their tribesmen who resides in Sydney.
She said their Sydney-based tribesman arranged with the Sydney Opera House for the group to perform there next year.
She said the group members had already visited the Tourism Promotion Authority branch in Mt Hagen for travel arrangements and that were sorted out with the help of Trans Niuguni Tours.
She said the group was carrying out fundraising activities to raise K150,000 that would cover all their costs.