At more than 2,000 metres above sea level, it took a while for the outside world to discover Enga Province.
It was in the 1930’s when Australian explorers, first ventured up to this rugged, high altitude interior, and more than a decade later before any further contact and development began.
With just a generation between now and
“first contact”, traditional lifestyles, customs and rituals are still practiced today in everyday life.
As indigenous cultures and traditions across Papua New Guinea and the world are rapidly disappearing, the Enga Cultural Show was established as an important way to preserve traditional cultural knowledge and expressions, encouraging Engan people, both young and old, to continue to value, practice, preserve and uphold their traditional culture.
Thousands of people attend the Enga Cultural Show each year but only a handful of these are outsiders.
The locals love their show but it's still relatively
“undiscovered” by tourists, who are always warmly received.
ENGA CULTURAL SHOW
"As Chairwoman of the Enga Cultural Show Management Committee since its inception in 1994, it has been enormously rewarding to lead the dedicated team of people who have worked tirelessly over the years to establish the Enga Cultural Show to what it is today - an event of great significance to our people and a major drawcard for visitors to our Province."
is a rare, ancient stone sculpture, created at least 3,500 years ago in Ambum, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea.
Who carved it and for what original purpose is a long lost secret.