East Sepik Province Travel Guide

  • Taiwanese Fishing Junks amongst Beach Clutter
    Taiwanese Fishing Junks amongst Beach...
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  • A Map of Wewak & Its Coast
    A Map of Wewak & Its Coast
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  • Sepik River view at Angoram
    Sepik River view at Angoram
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See all 14 Wewak Tips
  • Inside Wewak Diesel Power Station

    Wewak Off The Beaten Path

    Because Wewak, along with Madang, was one of the biggest towns along the north coast of Papua New Guinea, it had one of the larger diesel power stations in the country. As a result, I ended up making about 5 trips here for one reason or another and got to know the Manager of the station, local Thomas Kabo, quite well. He did his best to try to keep...

  • More Power Required!

    Wewak Off The Beaten Path

    On a much earlier trip, in September 1980, I was in Wewak following problems with the big new No. 4 machine. With it out of action, things were not going well for Elcom in Wewak! As a result, a smaller 540-kw Detroit Diesel machine with a Kato generator was shipped in as quickly as possible.I was part of the small team from Port Moresby who looked...

  • Now We Are In the Rain Forest!

    Wewak Off The Beaten Path

    My final trip to Wewak was in May, 1982, since I was part of a small group changing to a single-engine aircraft there while on our way to Bainyik, a tiny community situated 70 km (45-miles) west and inland of the town. Bainyik is located by the Screw River, a tributary of the mighty 1130-km (650-mile) Sepik River and its endless rainforest and...



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  • Angoram is Located HERE

    Angoram Favorites

    With the central 14,000+ foot (4400-m) mountain ranges dividing Papua New Guinea into northern and southern zones, at least 60% of the northern half of the country is drained by the Sepik River. Located only about 3 degrees south of the equator, and catching the moisture off the Pacific Ocean, the rainforest in this part of PNG is the largest...

  • By Dug-Out Canoe

    Angoram Transportation

    In the Sepik River area, the mass of large and twisting rivers and lagoons makes travel by road very difficult, so the dugout canoe is the favoured mode of transportation by the locals. The canoes are made from large logs, which are usually towed to the owners village where the middle part of each is then gouged out using an adz. The final touches...

  • Explore the Sepik River

    Angoram Things to Do

    If you get a chance to spend some time in Angoram, you would be well-advised to take advantage of the situation and head off for a boating excursion on the Sepik. Most of the activity takes place up-river from here, but it is possible to book boat or motorized-canoe trips at the hotel or tourist agencies in town. You actually have the option of...



See all 17 Timbunke Tips

    Timbunke What to Pack

    DEET is industrial strength mosquito repellent. It's absolutely necessary to be fully covered with this stuff while you're in the Sepik Region, an area infamous for its thriving malaria. It's not enough that you take Malaria pills as a precaution - you need to also wear long clothing and or at least cover up your exposed skin with DEET. You can...

  • Children playing along the river banks

    Timbunke Local Customs

    Apparently the natives hold the croc in high regard, but the children are allowed to frolic along the river banks without a thought as to possible croc attacks....we often saw the kids splashing right along the shoreline, waving to us or playing in the water. When they knew were were coming to their village, the kids would scamper up the shore and...

  • Crocodile Canoes

    Timbunke Local Customs

    The Sepik people hold the crocodile in high regard, and the croc is the prevailing symbol throughout the Sepik region (more on this in my Yentchan pages).The canoes are even carved to resemble this ferocious animal.



See all 11 Yentchan Tips
  • Bead Necklaces and Artifact Jewelry

    Yentchan Shopping

    The women seemed to compete with the men here, selling their artifacts which consisted primarily of beaded jewelry, headpieces and baubles - much like the Karawari villagers had. The items would usually be displayed right on the ground, and the women were never pushy about selling...they were almost shy about it. My guess is that tourism was still...

  • Children being punished

    Yentchan Local Customs

    This is an unusual item to include, but it was fascinating so I have to include it here:At one of the villages -the same one where we saw the kids making clay pellets - the kids had somehow shot these pellets into some flowerbeds.The consequences of such a transgression was to be (loosely) tied to a pole with an evil spirit mask looming over them,...

  • Don't Forget that Cannibalism did exist...

    Yentchan Warnings and Dangers

    I wasn't brave enough to actually take a photo of the large, bloodstained stones (very faintly stained) where some of the villagers told us their parents or elders once eddied up their enemies' bodies...I did take this photo from a distance of one such village where the natives were not at all ashamed (nor should they be, since that was part of...


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