We stand in unity

BY JOSEPH TAMBURE

Brothers, sisters and colleagues 
From highlands, coastals, islands and swamps
In 22 provinces and 180 dialects 
When a matter of national interest 
We stand upright in unity

We showcase our national colors each year
With 180 rhythms display our love of unity
Blue mountains to shining coast across islands
A sense of unity spreads drawing hearts bind

We stand for unity in heart

We understood and interpret as "Wanbel Pasin"
Our land , seas and country turning another year old
And it's people standing in unity
As forefather did we do and will always
In bright colors open hearts and out stretched arms
We as nation of PNG stand in unity

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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