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Journey to PNG - A Forgotten World n June 2014, I had the opportunity to travel to Papua New Guinea for work. On a brief stop-over in Port Moresby, I had the opportunity to venture out into the city, visit the local markets, the central business district, interact with the locals and meet

Journey to PNG - A Captured Sunrise

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Views [241]

Sunrise reflected on a glass door, aboard a ship on Manus Island, PNG.

Sunrise reflected on a glass door, aboard a ship on Manus Island, PNG.

Papua New Guinea is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse, remote and often forgotten corner of the world.

While on a work trip to work in far north PNG, I had the opportunity to explore a few corners the capital Port Moresby, and a few villages on the Manus Island. It is difficult for an outsider to fathom the large population that reside in the seemingly dense and impenetrable rainforests of the country. There is an abundance of wildlife, and the local traditional clothes and cultural costumes reflect the coexistence of the locals within their natural environment.

Locals face an obesity epidemic, high levels of Diabtese cases, increasing numbers of HIV infections, and other serious medical issues that far reaching social and economic consequences. In an age of increasing connectivity, large parts of Papua New Guinea remains relatively undiscovered and unconnected to the rest of the world.

One morning, on a day off work, I woke up early to catch the sunrise. Fortunately, there day was only sparsely cloudy and the first light produced a stunning display of colours as it reflected off the clouds, the sea and the trees. Here, as I turned around to capture the sunrise from a different angle, I spotted a clear reflection of the rising Sun on a glass door above the ship. I guess, I was lucky.

Tags: forgotten, guinea, island, manus, new, papua, png, reflection, sun, world

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