One of the spectacular scenery display structures of the Festival of Pacific Arts, the artificial cave, had been razed by fire into ashes, Friday.
The structure, which was part of the diverse cultural displays when Solomon Islands hosted the festival in 2012, was burnt to the ground..
A fire service spokesman told the Sunday Star firemen arrived at the scene only to find the entire structure vanished in flames.
He said they believed the fire was deliberately lit by vandals.
Sunday Star however, could tell that on the face of things most buildings made of bush materials at the Panatina show ground during the festival have dilapidated beyond repair over time.
In actual fact, one can tell from the face of it that the arts festival village had been left in ruins since no proper up-keep arrangements were made by the authorities concerned.
The village was handed by to the Solomon Islands National University after the festival.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI