December 30, 2008
December 20, 2008
Despite the world economy collapse, the construction boom is still going on and sustaing the local economy.
November 07, 2008
It is also called as Lollipop, as it may look like an candy.
You can see them in tropical jungle of Papua New Guinea, but more easily, they can be found in National Capital Botanical garden in Port Moresby.
October 18, 2008
Although Papua New Guinea is not a big name in Rugby, some players have been playing in Australia, UK and other profesional leagues in the world.
Together with fellow players playing in the country, Papua New Guinea have a potential to match the world super powers.
PNG Kumuls will meet England on 25th Oct in Townsville.
Kumul means "Bird of Paradise" in Tok-Pidgin.
Go Kumuls and fly like a Bird of Paradise !
Raggiana Bird of Paradise - "Kumul"
October 17, 2008
October 13, 2008
It is a perfect place if you are looking for off-the beaten trek, quiet place, surrounded by nature yet have modern comfort. The main attraction there is its pristine coral reef - scuba diving & snorkeling, but there are several activities available such as guided rainforest walk, village visit, skull caves visit etc.. for Non-diver.
The trip to Tawali is available in VIP New Guinea Executive Holiday package.
October 02, 2008
The walk involves up and downs through the Highlands Rainforest, Grassland and Rocky Cliffs to the summit. Although the trip is challenging, with the help of friendly local guide and porter , it will give you an unforgettable experience.
September 29, 2008
September 17, 2008
September 05, 2008
It has a large catchment area and landforms that include swamplands, tropical rainforest and mountains. Biologically, the river system is possibly the largest uncontaminated freshwater wetland system in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Mighty Sepik River was first discovered by German explorer Dr Otto Finsch in 1885 and named after German Empress Kaiserin Augusta.
After the First World War, the Australian Government took over the German New Guinea and established a station on the middle Sepik at Ambunti.
The river name was also changed from Kaiserin Augusta to Sepik. It is believed that “Sepik” means “Great River”. Sepik has attracted little development and remains remarkably untouched by Western influences.
August 20, 2008
We are still full of rich experiences concerning PNG. We are so glad that you arranged everything for us in such a good way and so I give you the greetings of all 22 members of our group. All of us are looking forward to giving lectures about PNG as the land of the next World Day of Prayer in the following months. Thank you very much for everything you’ve done for us. And give our love and embrace to Mary who is an excellent guide. I hope her foot is well again! All of you were wonderful – and you gave us the chance to get to know not only the sights but people of Papua New Guinea, too. So we can look back to precious experiences. And in our minds there are not only the images of a beautiful and blessed country but also – and in the first place – the smiles, words, blessings and hugs you gave us. We keep all this in our hearts!
With warm wishes from Germany! God bless you!
*****Photo: FH Soest Group with Minister Dame Carol Kidu at Parliament House
Thank you very much for the warm greetings, and with good memories of PNG, we all hope you will have a good World of Prayer day in March 2009 !!
August 05, 2008
The latest photo is photogenic "Mandarinfish".
The body design is so colorful that people may think it is artificial, but it is all Natural.
If you happen to visit Lissenung next time, don't forget to request "Mandarin Fish".
Photo courtesy of Lissenung Island
July 25, 2008
July 22, 2008
I have first visited New Ireland in 1995 and so impressed with friendly local people and laid-back atmosphere. As I passed the coastal villages by bicycle (I travelled from Namatanai to Kavieng by bicycle in 5 days !), everybody came out and waved hands.
Since then, I had several chance to visit New Ireland but not really in the villages.
This time, I went to the village and was wondering how the place and people has changed.
But to my relief, it is not much changed after 13 years.
Photo: Twin sisters posing for the camera with curiosity and fear. Putput No.2 village near Kaut
July 13, 2008
July 09, 2008
In the male-dominate society of Papua New Guinea, women are struggling, trying to be independent and to grab equal opportunities as men.
Remember, before being a Lawyer, a Doctor, a Pilot or a Prime Minister, everybody was born from the Mother; without women, nobody is given birth.
Cheers for all the Women in Papua New Guinea, Germany and all around the world !!
July 04, 2008
Unlike other countries, most of PNG coffees are produced by small holders - by individual houses or villages rather than produced in large plantations.
If you visit villages around Goroka, you will not miss coffee trees.
PNG is in the middle of Coffee season and run through around October.
We can arrange village stay (or day trip) where you can try to pick the coffee beans.
If you are tired of drinking coffee at Starbucks or Luxurious hotel bars, what about tasting the freshly cultivated world-class coffee in the nature ?
June 26, 2008
June 19, 2008
Once the new species are discovered, new names are given. Sepik Blue, Morobe Shower, Pomio Brown, Moresby Gold are named after the places, while some orchids are named after the person such as Veronica Somare (wife of first prime minister).
While walking in the reinforest, I encounter different species of Orchids and always wonder if those orchids were ever been "discovered"?
If you ever find new species in Papua New Guinea, you may have a chance to name the new orchid after your name !
For those interested, please check Papua New Guinea Orchid News site on
June 12, 2008
Here in Papua New Guinea is different. Almost entire population is divided in Maroons (Queensland) & Blues (New South Wales), paint their faces either Red or Blue, waiving flags and march the street, shouting the name of the team they support. There are fights between the supporters, gambling, and sometimes dogs and cats are also painted in Red or Blue. If you decide to eat sausages on the day, you have to choose ones in either Red or Blue. And better not wear the cloths in Red or Blue, otherwise the opponent team supporters may be angry to you.
It is as if British people fight each other for inter-state match in France.... never !!
Whether you agree or not, it is the biggest sport event in Papua New Guinea, involving all folks of lives, youth to elders, men, women, dog and cats.
June 08, 2008
That was a first job yesterday, nothing special .... until we found that the guest was not a human being, but a huge Crocodile Figure. As per an order from the client, we have escorted the VIP Croc into the 4WD, sit him on the seat, fastened the seat belt and transported him to airport with care....
The Crocodile together with fellow Ancestral Mask and Figure from Sepik region of Papua New Guinea are now heading for Europe.
After a long journey, hopefully they will find a new home in Bayern, Germany.
Thank you Michael & Xenia for the visit and looking forward to seeing you again !
June 01, 2008
May 23, 2008
May 15, 2008
PNG is located approx. between 2-10 degree in the South Hemisphere, and you can see the Crux in almost everywhere. Early settlers came from South East Asia, Micronesia, and Polynesia may have used the Crux as a guiding star to head South and reached New Guinea...
Even from our house garden in Port Moresby, we can see the Crux very clearly, as well as many other stars in the sky, and we very much enjoy star gazing from time to time.
If you are in the village where no lights are on, you will feel as if the stars are falling to you !!
Next time you are in Papua New Guinea, make sure to look up the sky and enjoy the fabulous natural show by the stars !!
* Papua New Guinea Flag featuring Southern Cross (the Crux) with Raggiana Bird of Paradise
May 13, 2008
May 06, 2008
May 01, 2008
April 18, 2008
April 13, 2008
The only problem was access - there are only 2 flights in a week, Mondays & Fridays.
Tropic Air has started scheduled charter this April, mainly on Sundays, at the cost of regular flights per passenger. This will make Tufi more accessible by tourists.
Photo below is some tourists getting on Tropic Air flight this morning.
I wish I were with them and jump into the beautiful water....
April 06, 2008
After few rainy months, Papua New Guinea is getting drier, and it is a start of Bird Watching Season. We had some bird watchers last week, first day was all day raining - very sorry but had good time in Kiunga, and back to Port Moresby and had a very good look at Raggiana Bird of Paradise. There were about 5 Males, took turn to dance and attract Females - more than 8 -hiding in the bush and checking how the dance was going.
The photo would be much nicer if there were no branches.... But it is in the wilderness so you can feel the Real sound and dynamism, which you cant feel or see at Zoo.
Birding season will run till the end of October/early November.
March 31, 2008
It is indeed a rare opportunity for people of Papua New Guinea to purchase some of the latest books at reasonable cost. It was first Sunday for Port Moresby, so when we arrived at Wharf around 13:30 (just 30 minutes after the opening), the queue was going from the wharf all the way up to the nearby hill. We had to stand under the hot sun more than 2 hours, and managed to go on board around 16:00hrs ! We bought more than 10 books, mainly for kids, and cooking, health book for adults, cost about US$70. Very good shopping, but as soon as we arrived home, went straight to bed...
March 28, 2008
But Rudiger, this is not the End, -you have to work another 30 years to get 50 years of service Award !!!
March 26, 2008
The life in the small Island is very simple but not easy to experience. The Island has fully equipped PADI Dive Centre, but snorkelling around the island&s house reef is good enough for a non-diver.
We have some packages including Lissenung stay. Please go though and include it in your next holiday plan !!
March 21, 2008
Apart from eating the local food, what I wanted to do when I came back to Papua New Guinea after a long trip was to indulge myself in the Nature, whether it be Diving in the healthiest reefs in the world , or Trekking among the last remaining Rainforest on Earth.
Kaveve Waterfall Nature Walk outside of Goroka is just right for you to relax your mind in the Rainforest, get mild sunshine and cool breeze, indulge yourself in the Nature. But it is not only that. It also has a cultural aspect of it - Along the trek, there is some stories of Nokondi, locally very famous half-human, half-spirit who used to live in Goroka. One of the sites along the trek is a huge rock which was said to be cracked by Nokondi, using his xxxxx.. (For detail, find it yourself !!)
(Nokondi is even shown on the centre of Provincial Flag of Eastern Highlands Province. )
For Papua New Guinea Package Tour including Kaveve Nature Water Fall Walk, pleae check the image onhttp://www.pngexplorers.com/tour/photogallery/natureculture-photo101.html
Eastern Highlands Provincial Flag with Nokondi in the centre