By Lillian Sopera Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
For those who want to attend the Enga Cultural show in August, the internet has just made purchasing show tickets incredibly easy. Both international tourists and local visitors can now purchase the tickets with just a click of a button, anywhere they are in the world.
Enga Cultural Show is the first cultural festival in the country where both international tourists and locals can purchase show tickets online anywhere in the world.
Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, also announced that a group of native Australian Aboriginals will grace the show in August on a cultural exchange program to share traditional artistic skills and knowledge with local artists from Enga at the Take Anda Cultural Museum in Wabag.
According to Governor Ipatas, Enga is the only province in the whole of Papua New Guinea where cultural skills and traditions are taught through the formal education system.
He said, “Under my leadership as Governor over the last 22 years, his Provincial Government has been using tourism to change the mindset of his people and others to be good law abiding citizens.”
He was grateful for the help that Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority (PNGTPA) is giving to help develop the cultural show to be bigger and better by presenting K130, 000 towards infrastructure and development for the show and other tourism developments within the province. PNG TPA Chief Executive Officer, Jerry Agus, said “TPA was honouring the Tourism Minister’s commitment…to cultural and tourism education programs which are initiated and run through the Take Anda Museum.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed binding them to work together to develop tourism in Enga through tourism training and awareness, marketing, product development and exchange of knowledge resources.
International tourists and local visitors can start buying tickets online at www.engashow.com to attend this year’s festival.