People who are new to Papua New Guinea may wonder about the sign at airport.
No Smoking sign is common in worldwide, but look at the bottom one - is it a hand grenade ? No Bomb at airport ?? Does this mean people are carrying grenade around ???
Please be assured that the picture is not a Bomb, but a Beetlenut (or locally called Buai), a palm-family-fruit which is very common in PNG society. It is a legal drug which make you "trip" at low cost, and many people are addictive of it, spitting the red juice around.
I have tried several times (and in some case, I had to chew it to get along with people in this society) but it is far from tasty, smells like a rubber, and bitter. In a single word, "Yuck".
But when I chewed it after drinking alcohol, the sky went upside down, felt like walking on a cloud !!