December 31, 2007
Please see some of the staffs wearing the brand new uniform with full of smile !!
Yes, with New Look for New Year, we will continue to commit ourself to look after our valued guests and make sure they enjoy the holiday without trouble in PNG.
The lucky tourists who spend New Year in PNG are going to
Mt Wilhelm, Goroka, Walindi, Tufi, Kavieng, Rabaul, Madang, Milne Bay, Loloata and so on...
Happy New Year to you all and hope it will be a good year for everybody !!!!!
December 28, 2007
December 27, 2007
December 26, 2007
Cheapest mobile phones which used to cost more than K200 (US$80) without SIM is now selling as low as K49(US$20) inclusive of SIM. In Town, many shops, buses, sports ground fences and walls are painted either Red (by Digicel) or Blue/Green/White (by B-Mobile).
December 25, 2007
December 21, 2007
Traditionally, wealth was measured by the number of pigs you have, and even today, cash economy is widespread, it is still a valuable asset of people in Highlands of PNG.
People value pig so much that you have to be very careful of pig belong to other people.
The first advice on driving in PNG was – if you hit the pig on the road, never stop, and go straight to police station to ask for a help, otherwise you will get into a serious trouble. – I had to stop at a terrible traffic jam on one morning, only to find out that the cause of it was a family of Pig crossing the road !!
This was in Port Moresby, and you can imagine what the situation would be in Highlands… Thanks to the advice, I have never hit a single pig so far and I am still alive….
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007
The Coral tree on the left is called Black Coral Tree, but it is not Black at all: it is all in white just in time for Christmas season. - just as if the tree was covered by snow. Only school of Barracuda is telling us the fact that it was taken in the tropical ocean.
Walindi Plantation Resort, set among the tropical jungle in Kimbe Bay is an internationally renowned Diving Resort, but also famous among the Bird Watchers and Nature Lovers.
If you are Nature Lovers, don't miss Walindi while visiting PNG.
December 18, 2007
New year means different things to different people, but it will be good for Coral Reefs around the world, thanks to
The International Year of Reef 2008 campaign.
The International Year of the Reef 2008 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and to motivate people to take action to protect them. All individuals, corporations, schools, governments, and organizations are welcome and actively encouraged to participate in IYOR 2008.
Underwater world of Papua New Guinea is recognized internationally as one of the Healthiest in the World. - Last Paradise for Coral Reef.
In some countries, mass tourism is a cause of reef destruction but in PNG, tourism industry has learnt a lesson from other countries, and through PNG Divers Association, we have been trying to protect this great asset of earth from destruction.
Even if you are not scuba diver, please try snorkelling on your next trip to PNG, and feel the life in the mother nature. - It will be worth trying.
December 17, 2007
There are dirrefent types of traditional bags, some use coconuts leaves, pandanus leaves etc...
December 14, 2007
December 13, 2007
Most of the Hotels are serving only Western cousin, and there is no restaurant offering local food. - simply because people can cook local food in their home and nobody wants to eat outside !
This does not mean PNG has no local food.
There are different ways of cooking and different ingredients.
In Highlands, people use heated-stone to cook the food in an earth oven (in the ground), commonly known as Mumu.
The main protein can be Pork or Chicken, and cooked with Banana, Sweet Potato, Taro, Corn etc...
In Coastal area, some use Clay Pot to cook the Fish and vegetables. It is common to use Coconut Milk to give sweet taste in Coastal & Island area.
What is common in all the local dish is that there is no artificial ingredients, all chemical-free fresh food grown in the rich soil of PNG. Being a tourist, only way to eat those Yummy local food is to join the village tour, but make sure to ask if they offer local food.
December 12, 2007
December 11, 2007
Whenever I am tired or have problem, I am always relieved by those innocent smiles of the children.
December 10, 2007
December 08, 2007
December 07, 2007
December 06, 2007
December 05, 2007
December 04, 2007
Among many adventurous treks, Mt Wilhelm trekking is not a toughest one but much harder than Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895m) in Africa.
December 03, 2007
December 01, 2007
November 30, 2007
November 29, 2007
Group of Tourists from Poland visited Papua New Guinea.Our team took them around Port Moresby this morning before they departed to Singapore.
Photo: Polish tourists looking for a Raggiana Bird of Paradise at National Capital Botanical Garden, Port Moresby.
Dzie,kuje, bardzo !! (Thank you very much!! )
November 28, 2007
One of the interesting facts of Papua New Guinea is that there are more than 800 languages in the country, and so the culture is very much different.
In Highlands, the culture and life is totally different from the coastal people.
The photo is the courting ceremony of Chimbu people in Highlands of PNG.
In the olderen days, young boys and girls did not have chance to meet each other.
So the group of boys used to visit other village to meet the young girls, get togther, sit down next to each other, and dance until morning - traditional Disco !! - to find the future bride.
You can visit one of the tribes living near Goroka, and see the ceremony, or you may jump into the group and find the future partner ??
November 27, 2007
Papua New Guinea is surrounded by the Sea, and life of coastal people is still heavily depending on dug-out canoe: life not changed from thousands of years ago.
Milne Bay Province is made up of more than 600 islands and sea transportation is life-line for the villagers. The kids on the photo are tranporting fish back to their house for the dinner.
To showcase the canoe culture of Minle Bay Province & Papua New Guinea, Kundu & Canoe Festival is held annualy in November in Alotau, provincial capital of Milne Bay Province.
This year, apart from canoes from Minle Bay and PNG, we had visitors all the way from Hawaii, and the Festival is bigger & better every year !
Kundu & Canoe Festival is held 1st Weekend of November (Friday-Sunday).
Photo Below:War Canoe Racing is one of the Highlights of the Festival.
November 26, 2007
November 25, 2007
Birdwatchers from Germany visited Mt Hagen, Kiunga, Tabubil and were very lucky to avoid rains; while most parts of PNG had rain, everywhere they went was fine weather, and brought sunshine to Port Moresby !!!
It must be a German magic ??
November 23, 2007
September 20, 2007
September 01, 2007
Ambunti is a gateway for both Upper & Middle Sepik area.Upper Sepik is full of pristine Nature & Culture and the area can not be visited by larger cruise, so the trip is suitable for those looking for more Adventurous Holiday, Off the Beaten Trek.