Traditional dish Lap-lap Girls on the Canoe

Historically the island attracted little interest from the white traders. It was mostly because first Europeans like Capt. Cook noticed that inhabitants of Malakula (today part of Vanuatu) especially Small Nambas are fierce warriors and cannibals. Because of this reputation Malakula's cultural traditions have been left intact and island avoided epidemics that devastated other populations in Oceania.

Spider in the Bush Sharing Lap-lap

Rano Island Boys Crossing a River

Rose Bay Hut on Rano Shore in Norsup #2

Shore in Norsup #1 Norsup Airport Huts on Malakula #1

Beach on Rano Rose Bay Bungalows Huts on Malakula #2