AS celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) continued on Wednesday, crowds were drawn to one of the main attractions — the Melanesian food tasting event.
The event, which was part of the three-day celebrations hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) this week, attracted hundreds of people who tasted the different Melanesian dishes.
"The Food Tasting session was a great success. It definitely complemented the range of cultural displays across USP during the three-day celebrations," said USP's marketing and communication manager Salome Tukuafu.
"It was another opportunity for the Melanesian students to showcase unique aspects of their respective cultures, which was greatly appreciated by students, staff and members of the public from across the region and all over the world," Ms Tukuafu said.
"The set up, which ranged from the PNG's mumu to the Fijian lovo, showed the ongoing co-operation between USP's Melanesian students," she said.
The celebrations saw the set up of a two-day Melanesian market as well as displays of cultural artefacts and paintings from the Australia-based Solomon Island artist, Frederick Butafa, at the Oceania Centre's Art Gallery.