Once the year is celebrated the Simbai sing-sing, a remote village of the Highlands or Highlands.
All the tourists had ticket from him weeks, fewer us. We were told that it was very difficult to find ticket, they had bought the last and was all full, but in this country, everything is possible and we always find a place free in airplanes. To reach Simbai got on a plane of 5 squares, a movidito flight. Another option is to walk a brisk for two or three days.
The village lacks basic services to which we are accustomed. It has no internet, or running water, or phone coverage... a great place to disappear from creditors. How many times I have been like an idiot asking what time was... without obtaining any response. Are guided by the Sun in most of the country, without watches.
Simbai sing-sing, Sometimes they call it Kalaam Festival is a celebration that is truly authentic and original, now "with the arrival of tourism" (We beat the record of 19 tourists), also held during the day, previously it was only early in the morning.
The festival is really very full while each year receives more tourism. Are the same ceremonies than before, as for example the nose piercing, negotiation and payment for wife, the slaughter of the pig,… This festival will gain prominence in coming years for its authenticity. I just hope that they know how to manage tourism, Although the Goroka Show Festival the forecast is not very flattering.
Yes yours to Simbai as independent tourists, I mean backpackers, they will surely have a long talk with the organizers of the festival. They will ask you lots of money, as much as that tourists pay for Agency, stay firm in your positions and not shun dialogue, talking means people and everyone pays what they can or simply not pay almost nothing. Simbai enjoy while you can !. You can see all the images to full screen in the section of Photographs.