Press Release I Berlin, 5 November 2018

A Drua from the South Pacific

In Fiji a double-hulled sailing boat is being built for the junior areas

The Humboldt Forum is to feature a true experience: a double-hulled boat from Fiji. The sailing vessel, known as a drua, is currently being built on the islands of Viti Levu and Ogea Levu in cooperation with Fiji National University and Fijian boatbuilders using traditional techniques. Next year the individual components will be shipped to Berlin and assembled in the Humboldt Forum. Along with the other boats from Oceania, the drua will allow visitors to experience the relationship between the inhabitants of the Pacific region and the sea. Children will be able to board, climb and explore the drua as part of the junior areas.

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A Drua from the South Pacific. In Fiji a double-hulled sailing boat is being built for the junior areas
Press Release I Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss I 5 November 2018
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The Humboldt Forum is to feature a true experience: a double-hulled boat from Fiji
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