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Tonga’s Fable chosen for the Dubai Expo 2020

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 24/09/2020

Tonga’s children story “The Worm and Whale” has been chosen to be showcased at the Dubai EXPO 2020.

This story from the island of Niuafo’ou was among 24 nations selected by the Dubai Expo Committee for the Expo Dubai’s Digital Children’s Book, comprising of short-stories and folktales from 192 countries across the globe.

The story is about a little worm who escaped its home into a whale boat saving the whale’s life from being killed by sailors where they eventually became good friends.

However, Tonga is one of the 24 nations that have been chosen to provide one of its short-story or fable story for this international digital children’s book.

The Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed for next year due to border closures from COVID-19, and will now run from October 2021 to March 2022.

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