Monthly Archives: March 2016

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

Land Diving, Pentecost Island, Vanuatu

The Straits Times | March 27, 2016 Every year, the Sa tribe on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu spend five weeks building a 30m-tall tower out of vines and jungle wood. Then, every Saturday between April and June, the men of the tribe jump off the top – one by one – in a show of masculinity and virility, with nothing but vines tied to their ankles to keep them from falling to their deaths. New Zealander A.J. Hackett first saw ... Read More »

Vanuatu P.M. wants direct flights from China

Vanuatu P.M. wants direct flights from China

Vanuatu Daily Post | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Prime Minister Charlot Salwai wants to see direct flights from China and Chinese tourists coming to Vanuatu. Prime minister Salwai conveyed this to the Deputy Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guo Zezhou when he made a courtesy call to the PM last Saturday. PM Salwai told the CPC Deputy Minister that tourism sector and agriculture sectors are crucial for the economic development of Vanuatu. He ... Read More »

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