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 A Guide to Port Moresby
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 money wherever
                                                                                                                         Welcome to BSP’s Guide to Port Moresby,
                                                                              the best in                                designed to provide you with “real” local insight
                                                                                                                         into living and working in PNG.

  and whenever                                                                   PNG,                                    BSP is the largest bank in Papua New Guinea
                                                                                                                         (55% market share) and a leader in the South
                                                                                                                         Pacific with branches in the Solomon Islands, Fiji

                                                                              plan for it.
                                                                                                                         and Niue. We understand what’s important for
                                                                                                                         you to know to be successful in PNG, and how

 you want - easily
                                                                                                                         to manage and enjoy both your business and
                                                                                                                         private lives.

                                                                              A new environment is a challenge to        PNG has enjoyed an extended period
                                                                              work and live in and it can be difficult   of political and economic stability. As a
                                                                              to know what options will provide          commodity-based economy, PNG has had
                                                                              you with the security and banking          several years of prosperous growth due to
                                                                              services you’ll need.                      strong demand and strong prices for minerals,
                                                                                                                         petroleum, gas and agricultural products.
                                                                              BSP can help you make the most out
Use it to withdraw cash                                                       of your PNG experience. You can be
                                                                              more confident about your future
                                                                                                                         The recent Global Financial Crisis has had
                                                                                                                         an impact, but in reality only minor, as most
– a BSP Debit Card                                                            with a plan in place that’s right for
                                                                              you and with a bank who is prepared
                                                                                                                         commodity prices fell only to five years historic
                                      6013 5678 9876 5432                                                                averages.
is accepted at more                   4896
                                                                              to partner with you.

                                                                                                                         With enormous natural wealth PNG is a land of
than a million ATMs
                                                                              BSP can help you plan,                     infinite potential. The planned LNG Project(s)
                                      MR BANK S. PACIFIC
around the world                                                              no matter what your                        add a new dimension to the infrastructure
                                                                                                                         needs of the country and the PNG Government
                                                                              goals are.                                 is in the process of launching an enormous
                                                                              BSP has a suite of products and
                                                                                                                         infrastructure upgrade programme which will
You can use your own money to make purchases                                  strategies and more knowledge of           create business opportunities in construction,
                                                                                                                         resources, transport, capital goods and general
wherever Visa is accepted:                                                    the PNG environment that will really
                                                                                                                         support service industries.
                                                                              give you an edge.
• At over 24 million locations worldwide
• At over 1 million ATMs worldwide                                                                                       PNG needs professional, transparent and well-
• For over the phone, online and overseas                                                                                managed companies to support these initiatives.
   purchases                                                                    Plan for the best.                       BSP knows PNG better than any other banking
                                                                                     We do.                              organisation. As a major publicly listed company
                                                                                                                         our corporate governance aims at “International
The BSP Advantage                                                              BSP. Your future in PNG.                  Best Practices”.
Enjoy access to BSP ATMs, Phone and Internet
                                                                                      Your bank.
Banking plus BSP branches and EFTPOS                                                                                     BSP is here to serve your business and private

                                                                  your bank          Call 180 12 12 or                   banking needs.
Call BSP Cards Centre 180 2000,                                                   Visit                   We look forward to assisting you in making the
visit or                                                                                                  most of the many opportunities offered by this
see us today at any BSP branch                                                                   young nation.

                                                                                                                         Ian B Clyne
                                                                                                                         Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                               your bank
Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                              More than any other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      country, there is a diverse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      set of experiences awaiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      those who come to PNG.
This is Papua New Guinea ................................. 5                 BsP branches in Port Moresby plus full
                                                                             details of our products and services . 46 & 47                                                                                           A Sing Sing dancer displays
Fast facts........................................................6 & 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      easy artistry at a cultural
About BSP ........................................................... 8      Merchant services .....................................48 & 49                                                                           event, a diver is transfixed
Entry into Port Moresby ................................... 10               Investment loans ............................................... 50                                                                      by an untouched reef, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      surfer finds the perfect
Arriving in Port Moresby .................................. 11               Your banking ..................................................... 51                                                                    break, a hiker rubs his eyes
Getting to and around Port Moresby ............. 12                          Personal and motor vehicle loans ................... 51                                                                                  trying to cope with the lush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      beauty of perfect green
Top ten things to do in Port Moresby .....13 & 14                            Transaction accounts ........................................ 52                                                                         fjords, a tourist is charmed
Recommendation to incoming expats ........... 15                             Saving accounts ........................................52 & 53                                                                          by an unexpected act of
Money and valuables ....................................... 16                                                                                                                                                        kindness by a local – all
                                                                             ATM/branch locations ..............................54 & 55
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of these things are part of
Health ................................................................ 17                                                                                                                                            a day in PNG. This is a
Family and education ....................................... 18              Directory                                                                                                                                destination that rises far
                                                                             Key services/lifestyle........... 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61                                                                                 above a typical South Pacific
Communications ............................................... 19                                                                                                                                                     tropical destination by virtue
Electricity ........................................................... 20   BSP branches .................................................... 62                                                                     of its diversity of its culture,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      scenery and people.
Shopping ........................................................... 21
Accommodation ............................................... 22
                                                                                                                                                     This is Papua
                                                                                                                                                     New Guinea
Dining and entertainment........................23 & 24
Entertainment ...........................................25 & 26
Services and activities ........ 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32
                                                                                                                                                     Located in the South Pacific,    as an area of interest for
                                                                                                                                                     Papua New Guinea will            investment and tourism.
History of the nation’s capital ....................33                                                                                               surprise you. Comprising a       As a result, the economy is
                                                                                                                                                     group of islands including       responding.
Land and people .............................................. 34                                                                                    the eastern half of the island
PNG’s culture .................................................... 35                                                                                of New Guinea between the        Visitors will find an
                                                                                                                                                     Coral Sea and the South          interesting people who are
History of the nation’s capital .......................... 36
                                                                                                                                                     Pacific Ocean and scattered      open and friendly, with a
Climate .............................................................. 36                                                                            over a total of 462,840 sq       sense of humour and irony.      PNG has a total coastline of
                                                                                                                                                     km, PNG is slightly larger       With more exposure to           5,152 kms, so it does offer
Local travel ........................................................ 37
                                                                                                                                                     than the State of California.    education and technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      many beaches – but it has
Local laws .......................................................... 37                                                                                                              Papua New Guineans are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      so much more. Renowned
                                                                                                                                                     Since independence in            determined to improve
Local customs ................................................... 38                                                                                                                                                  for its sailing, diving and
                                                                                                                                                     1975, Papua New Guineans         their living standards. There
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fishing, this is a country that
                                                                                                                                                     have experienced certain         are social, economic and
                                                                                                                                                     challenges.                      cultural changes under way.     does offer an escape from
Experiencing Port Moresby                                                                                                                                                                                             modern life. And it’s all
                                                                                                                                                                                      To live and work in PNG
and Png ................................. 40, 41, 42, 43                                                                                             Now, however, life               is to discover the warmth       wrapped up in a rich and
                                                                                                                                                     has begun to improve             and vast potential of a         intriguing culture you’ll find
Exploring Port Moresby and                                                                                                                                                                                            nowhere else.
                                                                                                                                                     significantly and the world is   fascinating country and its
surrounds ...................................................43 & 44                                                                                 seeing Papua New Guinea          people.

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Fast facts                                                                                                         Religions              Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day
                                                                                                                                          Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist
                                                                                                                                          2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000

                                                                                                                   Independence           16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship)
Country name           Conventional long form: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
                       Conventional short form: Papua New Guinea                                                   government type        Constitutional parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm.
                       Local short form: Papuaniugini
                       Former: Territory of Papua and New Guinea                                                   Administrative         20 provinces; Bougainville (autonomous region), Central, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands,
                       Abbreviation: PNG                                                                           government divisions   East New Britain, East Sepik, Enga, Gulf, Madang, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe, National
                                                                                                                                          Capital, New Ireland, Northern, Sandaun, Southern Highlands, Western, Western
Location               Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea                                   Highlands, West New Britain
                       between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia being 6 00 S,
                       and 147 00 E                                                                                Economy                Papua New Guinea is richly endowed with natural resources, but utilisation has been
                                                                                                                                          hampered by the rugged terrain and the cost of infrastructure. Agriculture (coffee,
Area                   PNG covers a total area of 462,840 sq km, of which 452,860 sq km is land and 9,980 sq                              cocoa and copra) provides a subsistence livelihood for the bulk of the population
                       km is water. Thus making it slightly larger than the State of California. Its total coast                          (about 75% of PNG’s population). Mineral deposits including oil, copper and gold
                       line is 5,152 km                                                                                                   account for the majority of export earnings.

Languages              The three official languages are English, Tok Pisin and Motu; there are approximately       Currency               kina (PGK)
                       860 other languages
                                                                                                                   natural resources      Its natural resources are gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil and fisheries.
geography              Its terrain is mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills.
                                                                                                                   Main exports           Gold, petroleum, copper, palm oil, cocoa, coffee, copra oil and logs
Highest point          Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m
                                                                                                                   Main imports           Machinery and transport equipment, food and fuels
Lowest point           Pacific Ocean 0 m
                                                                                                                   Main trade partners    Australia, Singapore, Japan, China and USA
Climate                Apart from the cooler Highlands the weather throughout PNG is considered tropical;
                       Northwest monsoon (December to March), Southeast monsoon (May to October); with             Internet               Internet domain – pre-paid wireless internet access cards available at selected hotels,
                       slight seasonal temperature variation. The wet season for the capital city, Port Moresby                           clubs, shops, apartments and compounds in PNG/ADSL
                       is usually from December to April.
                                                                                                                   Telephone              International country code: 675
Capital city           Port Moresby
                                                                                                                   Post                   Available through Post PNG Ltd. There is no door-to-door delivery service, but post
Main cities            Port Moresby, Lae, Mt Hagen                                                                                        office boxes are available for rental.
Time zone              PNG has a single time zone and is on the same time as Brisbane, Australia which is 10       Media: Png             Media: English - Language
                       (Ten) hours ahead of UTC/GMT. There is no daylight saving.                                                         There are two major newspapers produced in English in Port Moresby: Post Courier
                                                                                                                                          and The National available weekdays (Monday to Friday). Wantok is printed in Tok
Population             6,057,263 ( 2009 est.)                                                                                             Pisin and published once a week.

People - nationality   noun: Papua New Guinean(s) adjective: Papua New Guinean                                                            Radio: NBC-PNG National Broadcasting Commission
                                                                                                                                          Nau FM (96.5FM) Port Moresby with nationwide transmitters, broadcasting in English,
Png people             There are many myths and stories that abound about PNG and its people. What                                        aimed at younger audience radio Kalang FM, National radio, operated by NBC-PNG
                       you will discover is that PNG is an ideal destination for business, and it does help to
                       understand its people and way of life. There are more languages spoken in PNG than                                 Yumi FM. Based in Port Moresby with nationwide transmitters, broadcasting in Tok
                       in any other country in the world.                                                                                 Pisin, aimed at older audience
                                                                                                                                          FM100. Based in Port Moresby.
Age structure          0-14 years: 36.9% (male 1,137,796/female 1,099,365)
                       15-64 years: 59% (male 1,836,272/female 1,735,298)                                                                 Television: EMTV & Kundu 2
                       65 years and over: 4.1% (male 114,789/female 133,743) (2009 est.)
                                                                                                                                          Port Moresby based Hitron & Channel 8 Pay TV services
Literacy               Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
                       Total population: 57.3%                                                                     Electricity            240 volts AC 50 Hz
                       Male: 63.4%
                       Female: 50.9% (2000 census)                                                                 Video/TV               PAL system in use

Ethnic groups          Melanesian, Papuan, Micronesian, Polynesian                                                 Clothing:              Tropical, lightweight clothing and cottons are recommended. In the Highlands, warmer
                                                                                                                   What to wear           clothes are needed. Rainwear is advised for the monsoon season (December to March).

About BSP                                                                                                                             your bank
BSP has a long and proud history as the South Pacific’s own bank, a name the region has
come to know and trust. With a real knowledge of the Pacific, BSP is committed to growth.
                                                                                                                Your new PIN
                                                                                                                 number is at
When the bank opened its doors for business in 1957, it was as a branch of the National
Bank of Australasia Limited. In 1974 the company was incorporated as Bank of South
Pacific Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian parent. The Bank’s major

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expansion came in 2002, when it saw the opportunity to acquire Papua New Guinea
Banking Corporation (PNGBC). The bank changed its name to Bank of South Pacific
Limited and has grown to become the largest banking network in Papua New Guinea. In
2003 the company’s shares were listed on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange.

With assets of over K9 billion, the company proudly lists in excess of 5,300 shareholders
with investments of over K3.2 billion. In April 2009, the bank launched a major rebranding
programme and is now known throughout the region as BSP... your Bank. “BSP is creating
a truly meaningful Pacific banking franchise which can be more than competitive with
our Australian counterparts and the bank has a true long term commitment to the
development of the Pacific region,” says BSP’s Company Chairman, Mr Noreo Beangke.

Banks are an essential service to the community. BsP believes we have a
responsibility to make our services accessible to everyone throughout the Pacific.

Foreign exchange
BSP deals foreign exchange with many of the major mining companies in PNG including,
Exxon Mobil, Ok Tedi, OilSearch, Barrick Gold and Lihir Gold. BSP also has over 55 percent                                                             NOW you can
market share of deposits in PNG including many multinational companies plus all the
major PNG corporations.                                                                                                                                 change your
Banking on the future of the south Pacific
                                                                                                                                                         PIN number.

                                                                                    BSP Head Office,
                                                                                       Port Moresby

                                                                                                                                                Also use your BSP ATM for:

                                                                                                                                                        24 hour/7 days
                                                                                                          Mobile Phone Top-up    Telikom PNG Rait
                                                                                                                                                       Port Moresby Branch,
                                                                                                                                  Prepaid Phone

                                                                                                                                                                                   Murdifications BSP 100310 01A
                                                                                                            with Digicel and                          Waigani Branch, Boroko
                                                                                                               Be Mobile         and Xcess Top-up     Branch & Lae Top Town

     The iconic BSP building is an architectural landmark in PNG, designed by James Birrell, famous for                                                9
     designing buildings of exceptional quality, inventiveness and appropriateness to their locale.
Entry into Port Moresby

Entry and exit requirements
Entry into PNG by all foreign visitors requires a
visa. Tourists can apply for a tourist visa which can                                                                 your bank
                                                                                                                                  your bank

be obtained on entry providing the intended stay
is no longer than 60 days for nationals of selected

Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as
currency, customs and quarantine regulations)
change regularly. Contact the nearest Embassy or
Consulate of Papua New Guinea for the most up
to date information.

Quarantine restrictions prevent travellers from                                                                                               Crowne Plaza Hotel      Holiday Inn        Grand Palace           House of Gemini
                                                                                                Place of Interest   Embassy
bringing fruit and vegetables into the country.                                                 Police Station      Service Station
                                                                                                                                              Asia Aromas             Gateway Hotel      Lamana Hotel           Daltron
                                                                                                                                              Ela Beach Hotel         Airways Hotel      - Palazzo Restaurant
It is important to ensure passports have at least                                               Hospital/Clinic     Post Office               - Beachside Brasserie                      - The Gold Club

six months validity and carry copies of a recent passport photo with you in case you need a
replacement passport while overseas.

                                                                                              Arriving in Port                                                                        Public Holidays

                                                                “Be prepared:
                                                                what to wear”                 Moresby                                                                                 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                      1 Jan
                                                                                                                                                                                      2 Apr
                                                                                                                                                                                                New Year’s Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                Good Friday
                                                                                              You’ve arrived in Port Moresby – the capital of PNG. Over the                           5 Apr     Easter Monday
                                                                The social life in PNG                                                                                                7 Jun     Queen’s Birthday
                                                                is very active. You will      following pages you can discover some of the city’s highlights as
                                                                                                                                                                                      23 Jul    Remembrance Day
                                                                discover you need a           you get into the tempo of Port Moresby’s tropical lifestyle. See                        16 Sep    Independence Day;
                                                                large variety of clothes.     and discover the city’s culture and prepare to be surprised.                                      Constitution Day
                                                                There are several balls                                                                                               25-26 Dec Christmas
                                                                and other formal events       Port Moresby is the ideal base for exploring more of PNG
                                                                on during the year, so if     from holiday spots and getaways to dive experiences that are                            2011
                                                                men have dinner suits it                                                                                              1 Jan     New Year’s Day
                                                                                              amongst the best in the world.                                                          22 Apr    Good Friday
                                                                is recommended to pack
                                                                                                                                                                                      25 Apr    Easter Monday
                                                                them. Shopping in Port        Downtown Port Moresby is the heartbeat of the city – a compact                          13 Jun    Queen’s Birthday
                                                                Moresby, particularly for                                                                                             23 Jul    Remembrance Day
                                                                                              commercial and business hub. You’ll want to familiarise yourself
                                                                clothes, is quite limited,                                                                                            16 Sep    Independence Day,
                                                                so the best advice is bring   with the services that are on offer and these are listed in more                                  Constitution Day
                                                                a good variety with you.      detail for your easy reference.                                                         25-26 Dec Christmas

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                   Getting to and around                                                                    Top ten things to do in
                   Port Moresby                                                                             Port Moresby
Your safety                                          getting to Png                                         There are many good reasons to get out           signature highlights. The clear waters
                                                                                                            and about in Port Moresby.                       offer ideal conditions for the beginner as
Getting around, in and about Port Moresby            The national flag carrier Air Niugini has direct                                                        well as the advanced diver, with sunken
should be considered carefully. There are a          flights between Port Moresby and Australia                                                              plane and ship wrecks and vivid shelves
lot of myths and stories. The truth is that Papua    (Brisbane, Cairns and Sydney), the Solomon Islands                                                      of tropical coral. Loloata Island Resort is
New Guinea is a developing country, and law          and an increasing number of Asian destinations
                                                                                                                                                             only 15 minutes away from Port Moreby’s
and order is a concern – particularly in Port        (
Moresby, the South Pacific’s largest city. To                                                                                                                International Airport and offers a selection
avoid the risk of experiencing difficulties, use     Airlines PNG flies from Cairns (                                                           of great dives. Off Bootless Bay is Horsehoe
common sense. Avoid becoming a target by             and in a code share arrangement with new                                                                Reef with the End Bommie and the wreck of
using discretion (avoid flashing jewellery!).        entrant Virgin Blue, services the Brisbane route                                                        the Pacific Gas.
Travel after dark is best kept to a minimum and      (
never alone. Walking after dark is particularly
dangerous. All travel at night should be by car,     Port Moresby is served by Jacksons International                                                        4. sunset drinks with a view
with doors locked and windows up.                    Airport (which is 11kms from the Central Business
                                                     District of Port Moresby). Travelling through Papua                                                     Relax and enjoy the views across Fairfax
In recent years there has been an upsurge in         New Guinea is usually by air due to the rugged                                                          Harbour from the comfort of the Royal
crime, much of it petty and opportunistic. Much      terrain and thick jungles, with no roads connecting
of the problem is, of course, due to poverty,        Port Moresby and other major centres. The              1. Hit a hole in one                             Papua Yacht Club. Affectionately known
and both the government and international aid        Highlands Highway is the only major highway which                                                       as “the Yachtie”, there’s always a great
organisations have been working in recent years      connects Lae and Madang to the Highlands region.       The 18-hole course at the Port Moresby           conversation to be had, good friends to
to reduce the levels of poverty.                                                                            Golf Club, located in Waigani at the end         meet over a cold SP, PNG’s own award
                                                     Daily flights depart Port Moresby’s Jacksons Airport   of Magani Crescent, behind Parliament            winning beer.
A high degree of caution should be exercised.        to major centres.                                      House, makes for an excellent day out.
Pay attention to your personal security at all
                                                                                                            Keen golfers beware, you may not just hit
times and monitor the media for information          Port Moresby is the only town in Papua New Guinea
about potential new safety or security risks.        to have taxis. Most hotels provide courtesy transfer   an Eagle or a Birdie, but a Crocodile! This is
                                                     buses. Please confirm when reserving your              golf with an edge! It’s the ideal place to get
Crime is random and particularly prevalent in        accommodation. Public Motor Vehicle (PMV)              together with other keen golfers. Regular
urban areas. Settlement areas of Port Moresby        operates city routes at a cost of 70 toea per trip.    tournaments are held throughout the year.
are particularly dangerous. Violence and             (This method is ok but not recommended unless
use of “bush knives” (machetes) and firearms         you are accompanied by persons who are familiar
are often used in assault and theft attempts.        with Port Moresby.)                                    2. Fill your sails
Carjackings, assaults (including sexual assaults),
bag snatching and robberies are common.              It is recommended to take care when choosing           Port Moresby waters are best experienced
                                                     to travel by taxi. Ensure that you travel only with    from on board. There’s many islands
It is best to note that there are areas where        a recommended taxi company. The two premium
the risk is greater: the risk of robbery and         taxi services in Port Moresby are Red Dot              scattered around the harbour offering great
carjacking in the area near Parliament House         (tel+675 3113257) or Scarlet Taxi (tel+6753234266).    places to barbecue and the ideal way to
in the Waigani suburb and along the highway          At night, drivers with these two services are          spend the day out.
between Lae and the Nadzab Airport                   accompanied by a security guard.
(particularly between Two and Nine Mile
settlement areas).                                                                                          3. Relive WWII under water
The best advice is that you keep your wits
about you at all times when in a public place.                                                              The waters of PNG are home to some of the
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary                                                                     most fascinating and accessible WWII dive
faces a number of challenges. Because of                                                                    wrecks in the world. There are a range of
limited resources response time to crimes can                                                               aquatic adventures throughout Papua New
be frustrating. Private security firms are often                                                            Guinea. World-class diving is one of PNG’s
employed by firms or individuals to aid security.

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                                                                                                  Recommendation to
5. Pamper yourself
There are a choice of spas to be enjoyed
                                                  10. Relive history
                                                  PNG is steeped in a colourful history. A
                                                                                                  incoming expats
around PNG. The Airways Hotel offers a            good example of this is Bomana War
world-class spa destination, taking its cue       Cemetery, located along the road to Sogeri
from the best recreation and spa centres                                                          1. Arrange for a brief overview of security        themselves and their children, in particular
                                                  and respectfully tended. This is the resting
which offer the ultimate pampering                                                                   issues through a reputable security firm,       young girls.
                                                  place of 4000 PNG and Australian WWII
experience.                                                                                          or the security firm attached to your
                                                  soldiers. A peaceful, picturesque place,           company (if applicable).                     8. House meris:
                                                  this is a must if you are in Port Moresby for                                                      Most people in PNG employ ‘haus meris’
6. Head for the hills                             Anzac Day, which is celebrated in April each    2. Secure a W/H and A/H emergency phone            or maids. They are very inexpensive,
                                                  year.                                              number, and have this programmed into           with most being paid K25 – K30 per day.
Away from the coastline, inland jewels                                                               your mobile phone.                              This is about $12 / $15. It is suggested
are unexpected and enchanting. A good                                                                                                                that you only employ haus meris on the
example of this is Sogeri plateau. Pristine                                                       3. Obtain a two-way radio from a reputable         recommendation of a friend, as some
rainforest showcases true paradise. It’s a                                                           security company.                               have encountered problems with security,
great break from city life and only a short                                                                                                          although others report using the same
drive from the heart of town.                                                                     4. Personal safety is a priority:                  haus meri for many years. A good haus
                                                                                                     • Always be on your guard, car doors and        meri will keep your house well, iron and
                                                                                                       windows locked.                               do other chores for you such as washing
7. Bargain with the locals                                                                           • Keep your handbag over your shoulder.         the car. Some are employed as nannies,
                                                                                                     • Wear minimal and inexpensive                  as babysitting can be an issue in Port
Experience the colour, sights and sounds                                                               jewellery when out alone.                     Moresby. Set the standard from day
of the local craft markets held on the last                                                          • Be confident when walking down the            one and explain what is expected of
Saturday of each month at Ela Beach                                                                    street or in supermarkets etc.                them. They should be punctual/clean
School, downtown Port Moresby. You’ll                                                                • If followed or pestered in supermarkets,      and honest. Good meris are difficult to
find a great selection of carvings, baskets                                                            report to security guards immediately.        come by, but they can be trained to your
and paintings, along with shells and other                                                           • If asked for money and individuals            standard. Personal hygiene is an issue,
local crafts. Get there early.                                                                         (security guards/house meris etc)             and if they are preparing food for the
                                                                                                       indicate they will repay on payday, set       family, ensure your standards are met. Do
                                                                                                       the standard and say that you do not          not leave valuables lying around as they
8. Play the game                                                                                       loan out money. It is never repaid.           will act as temptation for the meris.
Choose your sport and get ready to play.
                                                                                                  5. Obtain/create a detailed list of other
Tennis, squash and billiards are all well-                                                           expatriates etc for easy reference.
patronised in Port Moresby. There are a
number or social and sporting clubs that are                                                      6. Have on hand easy reference for
looking forward to making you welcome.                                                               plumbers/electricians for a/h emergency

9. Eat out                                                                                        7. It is time well spent to organise for an
                                                                                                     expat wife to have a brief orientation
Be surprised by Port Moresby’s restaurants,                                                          tour of the various social outlets such as
which offer a range of choices that include                                                          hotels/recreation facilities. A two-hour
menus full of local fresh seafood such as fresh                                                      personal guide around POM is most
barramundi, crayfish, mudcrabs, lobster, tiger                                                       valuable. Expat wives and children should
prawns and an assortment of delicacies from                                                          be very conscious of clothes worn and
PNG rivers and the Coral Sea.                                                                        what is an acceptable dress standard for

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Money and valuables                                                                               Health
                                                                                                  staying healthy                                Health care in PNG, including Port Moresby,
                                                                                                  Provided basic commonsense precautions         is generally considered poor by Australian
Planning and care are key factors in            A BSP branch is open for business at Port         are taken, few people experience serious       standards.
keeping money and valuables safe. It is         Moresby’s airport for currency exchange on        health problems in Port Moresby. The city
recommended that you organise a variety         arrival and departure for all international                                                      Useful contacts for medical:
                                                                                                  is relatively malaria free, however PNG
of ways to access your money in PNG, such       flights.
as credit cards, travellers’ cheques, cash,                                                       is still classified as a malaria-prone zone,   Hospital                  Phone
debit cards or cash cards. We welcome           ATMs are located at BSP branches and              especially the coastal wetland regions.        Port Moresby              3248200
you to talk to us at BSP to find out which is   also at many of the supermarkets, clubs           Dengue fever and other mosquito-related
the most appropriate currency to carry and      and shopping areas. If you have a Visa            diseases have also been reported in Port       Pacific International
whether your ATM card will work in your         card you can usually withdraw from your                                                          Hospital                  3234400
planned travel destinations.                                                                      Moresby. It is recommended to consult
                                                own national account using your home PIN
                                                                                                  your physician about basic medicines to
                                                number. Selected supermarkets will allow                                                         Paradise Private
It is recommended that two photocopies          you to withdraw up to K250 with                   carry for dealing with upset stomachs and
of valuables such as your passport, tickets,                                                                                                     Hospital                  3256022
                                                your EFTPOS shopping.                             other minor problems. For protection, it is
visas and travellers’ cheques are kept. Keep
one copy with you in a separate place to                                                          also recommended to use insect repellant       The Dental Clinic         3211137
the original and leave another copy with        BsP KunduCard – (Kundu means drum                 and wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and
someone at home.                                and is BSP‘s logo). This offers you EFTPOS        shoes in the evenings.                         Johnsons
                                                facilities. Fill in the application forms for a                                                  Pharmacy                  3214424
While travelling, don’t carry too much cash     KunduCard when you open your account.
                                                                                                  HIV/AIDS infection is high in Papua
and remember that expensive watches,                                                                                                             City Pharmacy             3201033
jewellery and cameras may be tempting           Type of account – It’s best to open a             New Guinea. It is recommended that
targets for thieves.                            cheque account (which you can use with            appropriate precautions be taken in any
                                                your BSP KunduCard) because if electronic                                                        Chemcare
                                                                                                  activities that may expose you to risk of      Pharmacies                3202376
Your passport is a valuable document that       systems go down you have the alternative to
                                                                                                  infection. Throughout PNG other sexually
is attractive to criminals who may try to use   pay by cheque. Some of the supermarkets
your identity to commit crimes. It should       require you to go to the service counter and      transmitted diseases are also common.
always be kept in a safe place. If your         have an ID card made up, which involves
passport is lost or stolen overseas, report     having a picture taken (recommended               Although water quality does comply with
it online or contact the nearest Australian     to bring spare passport photos for this           recommended standards, it is advisable to
Embassy, High Commission or Consulates          purpose). You need to produce your ID card        drink bottled or boiled water in towns and
as soon as possible.                            at the service counter and have them stamp        rural areas. Avoid ice cubes and raw and
                                                and sign the back of the cheque before            undercooked food. Food-borne, water-
Currency/Credit cards and you                   presenting it to the cashier.                     borne and other diseases, which include
                                                                                                  tuberculosis, typhoid and hepatitis are
PNG’s currency is the kina (K), which is        BSP has three convenient city locations
divided into 100 toeas (t).                     which feature 24-hour ATMs: Port Moresby,
Notes: K100, K50, K20, K10, K5 and K2.          Waigani and Boroko.
                                                                                                  There are water-borne parasites in many
Coins: K1, 50t, 20t and 5t.                                                                       PNG rivers which can adversely impact
                                                With its network of over 150 ATMs
                                                nationwide, the BSP KunduCard is a work           on your health. Medical advice should
Banks can be found in all major centres.
                                                - essential during a stay in PNG. And ask         always be sought if suffering from fever or
Banking hours are:
Monday to Thursday 8.45 am – 3.00 pm            about the BSP Visa debit card.                    diarrhoea.
Friday 8.45 am – 4.00 pm
                                                Talk to BSP today about how you are able to       It is recommended that you take out
Major credit cards are accepted at most         use ATMs in Papua New Guinea.                     comprehensive medical insurance that will
hotels, restaurants and travel agencies.                                                          cover any overseas medical costs, including
                                                                                                  medical evacuation whilst you are in PNG.
                                                                                                  Always check that the insurance covers you
                                                                                                  for the entire period of your stay in PNG
                                                                                                  and check the inclusions and exclusions.

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Family and education
Education is valued in PNG and in Port            Port Moresby
Moresby there are several schools that            grammar school
cater to the short and long term needs of
                                                  A private co-educational school offering
                                                                                                    With the introduction of competition into        Internet
families. Most schools understand that                                                              the communications sector some areas such
                                                  curriculum for Grades 1 through to Grade                                                           There are several internet service providers
because of contractual employment, the                                                              as mobile phone networks are improving
                                                  12. Students are taught in the local                                                               available in Papua New Guinea and it will
need to cater to families who may be in Port                                                        but generally the communications networks
                                                  curriculum together with the University                                                            depend on the region in which you are
Moresby is necessary.                                                                               available are still behind what you would
                                                  of Cambridge Curriculum in English, and                                                            residing as to what internet connection, if
                                                                                                    expect in countries like Australia, United       any, is available. Many internet connections
Choices of education within the Port              other institutional influences including
                                                                                                    Kingdom and the United States of America.        are wireless due to the non availability of
Moresby district include:                         the Brisbane Southbank TAFE curriculum
                                                  in Business Studies and Information                                                                a landline so the quality of the service will
                                                                                                    The general assessment is that services          vary depending on your location.
The Ela Murray International school               Technology. Junior and senior students
                                                                                                    are minimal; facilities provide radio
                                                  mingle comfortably on one campus. The
                                                                                                    telephone and telegraph, coastal radio,          Access to the internet is also available
A co-educational day school. School               philosophy of the school is to embrace
                                                                                                    aeronautical radio and international radio       in some cities via the internet providers
implements the International Education            students of today, and to create leaders and
                                                                                                    communication services.
Agency (IEA) curriculum. 25% of pupils are        business people of the future.                                                                     premises, some internet cafes and a
from PNG and the rest are expatriates from                                                                                                           number of the major hotels and sporting
                                                                                                    International: country code - 675; submarine
all over the world.                                                                                                    clubs.
                                                                                                    cables to Australia and Guam; satellite
                                                                                                    earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean);
Approximately 320 students attend in              Port Moresby                                                                                       Mobile telephones
                                                                                                    international radio communication service
primary and middle school grades from             International school                                                                               There are now two major suppliers of
Prep to Grade Eight. A purpose-built                                                                                                                 mobile phones: Bemobile and Digicel plus
Early Learning Arena is offered for early         Secondary co-educational school in Port
                                                                                                                                                     the possibility of a third. With the recent
childhood education and child care.               Moresby. With 800 students from around            Landline services (traditional
                                                                                                                                                     introduction of Digicel services nationwide
                                                  the world and across PNG, the school offers       telephone)                                       the costs, service and reliability have                               a complex and varied curriculum choice to         The traditional telephone landline system        improved immensely and continues to do
                                                  students that include the PNG curriculum,         is often not available in many areas and
                                                  the ACT curriculum, the IGCSE and the IB                                                           so with the introduction of new services.
                                                                                                    the service can be varied. The main service      International roaming may also be available
                                                  curricula.                                        provider for fixed landline services is          but it is recommended to check with your
  Driving                                                                                           Telikom (PNG) Limited. In Port Moresby           service provider in your country of origin.
                                                  The school caters to the needs of years 7         many high rise apartments and business
  Foreign country drivers’ licences are           through to 12.                                    houses do have a reliable landline service.
  valid for three months upon arrival.                                                                                                               Recently BSP introduced SMS banking to its
  Vehicles travel on the left side of the                                                                                 customers using both these mobile phone
                                                                                                    To overcome some of the landline                 providers. BSP customers can use the
  road with a city speed limit of 60 kph.                                                           difficulties Telikom has introduced a wireless   texting facilities on their mobile phones to
                                                                                                    phone system for the Port Moresby area.          obtain account balances, transfer funds and
                                                                                                    This will be extended to other cities.           last transaction details via their phones.
Port Moresby is experiencing a shortage of quality and reasonably priced accommodation.
New construction projects including apartments are under construction and more are planned.                                                          your business.
Because of several large projects, together with the increase in consultant and expatriate worker
numbers, this may have little or no impact on the accommodation shortage or pricing situation.                                                       your life. your future. your bank.
The housing of expatriates is usually the responsibility of the employer so many employers
should have suitable accommodation available for their employees on arrival into the country.

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                                                                                                                                                      meat/fish. Good liquor store. Chinese store
                                                                                                                                                      above it which is good for candles, photo
                                                                                                                                                      frames, craft, stationery and toys.

   Electricity                                                                                 Shop at a place which has a parking enclosure
                                                                                                                                                    • stop n shop (a division of CPL Group).
                                                                                                                                                      Operates retail and wholesale stores in PNG.
                                                                                                                                                      It offers a wide range of grocery products,
                                                                                               with security guards. In town it’s reasonable to       clothing, hardware, electrical products and
                                                                                               park along the central strip immediately outside       drapery to the retail and wholesale market
   The supply of electricity throughout PNG is generally erratic as is the power quality. In   BSP, street parking along the Revenue Haus strip       as well as operating liquor and frozen goods
   most cities the power supply grid is in need of repair and the power generation sources     and street parking outside the Crowne Plaza. If        retail outlets.
                                                                                               you’re shopping in/visiting the Crowne Plaza you       Port Moresby Town         3200827
   such as hydro generators need replacing, upgrading or maintenance.
                                                                                               can park in the hotel car park. Avoid shopping/        Boroko                    3255180
                                                                                               stopping at places where there are large crowds        Waigani                   3251517
   This has led to nearly all commercial buildings and expatriate style accommodation having                                                        • Jmart Recently opened and closest
                                                                                               of locals. You may be hassled for money to guard
   their own power generators (Gensets) which switch on automatically should the locally                                                              supermarket to the airport and services the
                                                                                               your car. Usually it’s not necessary, so you could
   supplied power fail. These units usually run on diesel fuel and are usually maintained by   just tell them no or, if you are feeling generous,     high volumes of traffic that enter and leave the
   the property owner. It is considered essential that when finding accommodation that you     give them a few coins upon return to your car.         city each day.
   ensure that it comes with a reliable Genset.
                                                                                               Shopping is limited in Port Moresby, however         Department store:
                                                                                               there are shopping precincts in development.         Brian Bell & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                    Homecentre City Gordons
                                                                                               supermarkets:                                        Ph: 325 8469
                                                                                               There are a number of well-stocked                   Air-conditioned.
                                                                                               supermarkets to choose from in Port Moresby
                                                                                               each with their own style of service and
                                                                                               product range. Fresh vegetables and fruit are
                                                                                                                                                    Art and craft shopping
                                                                                                                                                    Local artefacts galore can be found at PNG Arts,
                                                                                               often imported from overseas and supply can
                                                                                                                                                    a fantastic barn containing all manner of arts
                                                                                               sometimes be erratic but this is improving.
                                                                                                                                                    and crafts located on the slip road beside the
                                                                                               Local meat such as beef and pork is good and
                                                                                                                                                    Poroporena Highway not far from The Pit Stop
                                                                                               is supplemented with imported meat products
                                                                                                                                                    garage. Locally made furniture shop at Pryde in
                                                                                               such as lamb. Currently most milk products are
                                                                                                                                                    Gordons, opposite the Hitron premises.
                                                                                               imported with fresh milk being air freighted
                                                                                               usually from Australia.
                                                                                                                                                    Carvings, local artists, jewellery, tribal masks,
                                                                                                                                                    natural fibre “bilum” bags and much more.
                                                                                               Food varies in price incredibly, with beef and
                                                                                               seafood usually very inexpensive, but fruit and
                                                                                                                                                    The gallery – traditional tribal artefacts by
                                                                                               vegetables – even local ones – more expensive.
                                                                                                                                                    local artists
                                                                                               Imported goods generally cost more, but
                                                                                                                                                    Two locations: Soare St. Gordons and the
                                                                                               hunting around the shelves, you can generally
                                                                                                                                                    Airways Hotel
                                                                                               find another brand at a more reasonable price.
                                                                                                                                                    Ph: 325 0111
                                                                                               Local cleaning products are very inexpensive
                                                                                                                                                    email: the
                                                                                               and seem to do an adequate job. Most
                                                                                               toiletries are available. The main problem is
                                                                                               that often stock will run out and not be replaced
                                                                                                                                                    House of gemini – jewellery and luxury
                                                                                               – so if you see something you want – buy it
                                                                                               straight away.
                                                                                                                                                    Location: Level 1 ANG House (opposite the
                                                                                                                                                    Crowne Plaza Hotel)
                                                                                               Supermarkets include:
                                                                                                                                                    Ph: 321 1860 or 321 0589
                                                                                               • sVs Foodland Harbour City (wide range incl         Ela Beach Craft Markets – carving, jewellery
                                                                                                 gourmet items) is located ouside the CBD.          and tribal art
                                                                                                 Local SIM cards for your mobile phone are          Phone: 325 2838
                                                                                                 available here as well as ATM facilities.          When: Last Saturday of every month
                                                                                                 Liquor store attached.
                                                                                               • Boroko Foodworld (wide range incl gourmet          POM grammar Craft Markets – carving,
                                                                                                 items). Liquor store attached.                     jewellery and tribal art
                                                                                               • RH Hypermarket Good basic range often              Phone: 323 6577
                                                                                                 still in its packaging cartons. Some quite         Location: Port Moresby Grammar School
                                                                                                 good Asian foods. Good vegetables and              Email:
“Adventure, travel, dream...”
                                                                                                                                                    When: second Saturday of every month
                         Accommodation                                                      Dining & entertainment
In the
                                                                                            PNG’s blended culture has given rise to
                         There are a number of hotels servicing Port Moresby which
                                                                                            a diverse and delicious array of dining
                         offer varying standards of service and accommodation. There
                                                                                            choices. Port Moresby is lucky compared
                         is currently an undersupply of hotel rooms throughout the
                                                                                            to most cities in PNG as it does have a
It’s in the bag!         country so it is wise to book well in advance.
                                                                                            selection of restaurants to choose from
                         Airways Hotel                                                      with a number of different cooking styles
Long before                                                                                 available such as Japanese, Chinese,
supermarkets were        In Port Moresby, the Airways Hotel is regarded as the best
                         hotel accommodation available.                                     Indian, Italian, Thai and Western. Many
forced to give or                                                                           of the restaurants are conveniently
sell non-plastic bags                                                                       located at the major hotels. Tipping is     Further afield
                         Contained within a large, secure compound adjacent to
for customers to         Jacksons Airport, it is located 15 minutes from Port Moresby’s     not expected nor is it encouraged.
carry groceries, the     CBD. Boasting a range of elegant rooms, a luxurious gym                                                        Bacchus Restaurant:
women of PNG were        complex and racquet club, it is also well known for its superior   Popular dining                              Address:
using the ultimate       service. The Airways complex also offers long-stay apartments                                                  Airways Hotel Complex,
shopping bag: the        that are popular amongst expats. In addition to a selection of                                                 Jackson Pde, Saraga
bilum.                   bars and restaurants is Bacchus, Port Moresby’s best fine dining                                               Phone: 321 2100
                                                                                            Asia Aroma’s
                         choice. Tel +675 324 5200                       Address: Steamships Plaza, Ground fl,
These colourful                                                                                                                         A silver service restaurant with a reputation it
                                                                                            Champion Pde,                               prizes. 15 minutes from CBD.
string bags are          Crowne Plaza                                                       Phone: 321 4780
used by the locals       Where location counts – in the heart of the CBD. Comfortable
                         rooms and suites, gym, business centre, undercover parking,                                                    Beachside Brasserie
for everything from                                                                         The Chinese and Thai dishes and             Address:
storing firewood         café and restaurant. Tel +675 3093329
                                                                                            friendly service here are a winning         Ela Beach Rd, Ela Beach
to carrying babies,                                                                         combination. Booking ahead is               Phone: 321 2100
                         Holiday Inn
but they are also an                                                                        necessary to secure an evening table.
                         Accommodation option located in the government district of
essential shopping                                                                          A favourite of Moresby’s elite including    The pleasant brasserie in Ela Beach Hotel
                         Waigaini. Tel +675 3032000
accessory. Woven                                                                            cabinet ministers, expats and the well-     serves pizza, seafood and steak. Located
throughout the                                                                              to-do.                                      fringe of CBD.
                         Lamana Hotel
country, there is a      Modern hotel accommodation choice located in Waigani.
seemingly endless                                                                           The Café                                    All the other restaurants
                         Facilities include Palazzo restaurant, business centre,
range of designs         conference facilities and well known nightspot, the Gold Club.     Address:
                                                                                            Crowne Plaza Hotel, cnr Douglas &           The Cellar
reflecting local         Tel +675 323 2333
                                                                                            Hunter Sts, Town                            Address: Located in the Shady Rest Hotel,
influences.                                                                                                                             Taurama Rd, Boroko
                         Ela Beach Hotel and Whittaker Apartments                           Phone: 309 3000
                                                                                                                                        Phone: 323 0000
The bilum makes an       Renovated member of the Coral Sea Hotel group, offering
                         choice of rooms and serviced apartments. Ela Beach is located      One of two eating choices at Crowne
ideal gift or souvenir                                                                      Plaza. Casual: suit breakfast, lunch or     A tastefully decorated, softly lit venue at
and can be found         on the waterfront, close to the CBD.                                                                           the Shady Rest Hotel serves a good mix
                         Tel+675 321 2100                                                   dinner, featuring themed buffets for
around the country                                                                          lunch and dinner.                           of dishes including steak, fish, oysters and
at craft outlets and                                                                                                                    several Indian dishes. Licensed.
                         Lae International Hotel, Lae
markets.                                                                                    Rapala Med.
                         Best choice of accommodation currently available in Lae. Tel                                                   Daikoku
                         +675 472 2000                                                                              Address: SVS Foodtown complex,
                                                                                            Crowne Plaza Hotel, cnr Douglas &
                                                                                            Hunter Sts, Town                            Port Moresby
                         Other regions                                                                                                  Phone: 3210255
                                                                                            Phone: 309 3000
                         For the business traveller, refer Coral Sea Hotels website:
                                                                                                     A conveniently located Japanese restaurant
                                                                                            The hotel’s signature restaurant
                                                                                            featuring elegant setting, western          in Port Moresby offering sushi, sashimi and
                                                                                            cuisine and with a selection of spirits     other Japanese favourites. A favourite for
                                                                                            and wines available.                        Tepanyaki for dinner. Serving lunchtime
                                                                                                                                        bento boxes.

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                                                                                              Port Moresby night life
                                                                                              Port Moresby does offer choices for night time entertainment, with a number of night
                                                                                              spots to attend for either a drink with friends or dinner … however normal precautions
                                                                                              when travelling anywhere late at night should be taken. It is wise to take care. Some night
                                                                                              spots include:
                                                                                              Aviat social & sporting Club Inc               Pondo Tavern
                                                                                              Address:                                       Address:
                                                                                              Aviat St, Konedobu                             cnr Douglas /Hunter Sts, Crowne Plaza
                                                                                              This club offers a wide range of amenities     Phone: 309 3000
                                                                                              including squash, tennis, snooker, a
                                                                                              large swimming pool, social events and         Underneath the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
                                                                                                                                             Port Moresby Country Club
                                                                                              gold Club                                      Address:
                                                                                              Address: Lamana Hotel,                         Waigani Drive, Waigani
                                                                                              off Waigani Dr, Hohola
                                                                                              Phone: 323 2333                                A well-known meeting place in Port
The Expresso Bar             Royal Papua Yacht Club           Mr B Coffee shop                                                               Moresby.
Address:                     Address: Poreporena              Address: 1st fl, Brian Bell     This club offers music certain nights of the
Deloitte Tower, Ground fl,   Freeway, Port Moresby            Plaza, Boroko                   week, and alternatively DJs and dancing.       Royal Papua Yacht Club
Douglas St, Town             Phone: 321 1700                  Phone: 325 5411                 The venue features an open-air dance floor     Address: Poreporena Fwy, Harbour City
Phone: 321 6600                                                                               surrounded by layers of bars. Secure and       Phone: 321 1700
                             A favourite venue for lunch      Freshly made sandwiches,        to be enjoyed.
Daytime venue offering       and dinner with great views      pastries, light meals and                                                      A favourite venue featuring a pleasant
coffee and light meals.      of the harbour.                  Goroka coffee.                  Mustang sally’s                                deck for sitting, drinking cold beer and
                                                                                              Address: Taurama Rd, Boroko                    watching the harbour. The food is good
The grand Palace             Selection of comfort food,       Roundhouse Restaurant           Phone: 323 0000                                and reasonably priced, and the club is
                             draught beer and large           Address: Okari St, Boroko                                                      decorated with lots of interesting WWII
                             screen featuring sports.         Phone: 325 8899                 Attached to the Shady Rest Hotel, this         photos and maritime memorabilia.
RH Hypermart Bldg,
                                                                                              offers a more ‘genuine’ PNG experience.
Gordons, Kennedy Rd          Jepello                          Serving authentic Chinese
Phone: 311 2826              Address: Inki St, Hohola         food, and a popular             Ozzie’s Bar
                             Phone: 323 6800                  lunchtime venue. Serving        Address: Ela Beach Hotel – Ela Beach
Offering Chinese cuisine                                      Sunday dim sum (yum cha).       Phone: 321 2100
including yum cha.           Just off Waigani Drive,
                             behind the Interoil Service      Palazzo                         Attached to the Ela Beach Hotel.
                             Station is Jepello, an Italian   Phone: 323 2333
                             restaurant. Known for fresh      Located at the Lamana
                             pastas, wood-fired pizzas        Hotel, Waigani. Selection
                             and homemade gelato.             of steak, pizzas and Indian

                                                              Suitable for a quick business
                                                              lunch (buffet option) or

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                                                                                                    Services and activities
Activities in Port Moresby
                                                                                                    There are popular places where expats and friends meet:
Port Moresby is an environment different
from other cities in the world. There are
no movie theatres or huge shopping malls                                                            social clubs
that are popular in Australia and in other                                                          The Royal Papua Yacht Club (RPYC), the Aviat Club and the Golf Club offer a variety of
large cities around the world, but some                                                             activities apart from their central purpose as their names suggest. You can be a social
are under development. In PNG there is                                                              member and still enjoy their facilities and activities.
an understanding that you make your own
entertainment. This usually occurs by way                                                           The Country Club (Gerehu Road/Waigani Drive) has a full scale Go-Kart track at the back,
of networking with work colleagues and                                                              a pool, lots of snooker tables and a couple of squash courts. It is sometimes the venue for
through the various sporting and social                                                             visiting bands.
clubs that exist.
                                                                                                    Other clubs include: Mustang Sally’s, Ozzie’s Bar and Pondo Tavern.
Port Moresby is known as a place where
an active social life can be enjoyed,                                                               Bars
with fundraising activities, charity balls,                                                         All the clubs mentioned above.
club functions, sporting events and
work-related recreational activities held                                                           The Airways Hotel (dress code – smart) with a more casual bar downstairs called the Balus
throughout the year.                                                                                Bar, and a members’ bar in the suspended aeroplane.

There is always something to do in Port Moresby. With a range of sports on offer well-              The Shady Rest (pleasant cocktail lounge upstairs called the Tapas Bar).
supported by a variety of clubs and associations, you are sure to find something of interest.
                                                                                                    Ela Beach Hotel with its pleasant Ozzie’s Bar (run by Graeme Osborne, a well-known
There are several clubs in town with sporting facilities available. These include gyms,             local indentity).
pools, squash courts and tennis courts. Many people snorkel and scuba dive here as there
are some incredibly beautiful locations. Some buy their own boats to get away to private            Brew Kettle – a mock English pub on the SP Brewery site (by invitation only).
islands, and others dive with POMSAC – a diving club based at the Royal Papuan Yacht
Club.                                                                                               Other bars include Crowne Plaza Hotel (dress code – smart), Holiday Inn, the Gateway and
                                                                                                    the Hideaway.
There are a few spots to drive to out of town, however a rugged four-wheel drive is required
for most of them. Plus it is strongly advisable to drive in convoy with at least one other          Coffee shops
vehicle for safety reasons. In Port Moresby itself the Botanical Gardens are a beautiful            • KC’s Deli at Airways Hotel (great brunches
destination with a few animals and birds on display too.                                              and gourmet food on sale)
                                                                                                    • coffee shop and restaurant upstairs at
Highly recommended as a new point of contact for any new visitors to Port Moresby is the              the Konedobu SV Supermarket formerly
All Nations Women’s Group, which has access to most information and contacts for clubs/               Anderson’s… go up the stairs at the back
activities in Port Moresby. (SEE ATTACHED ANNEXURE DOCUMENT)                                          beside the bakery.
                                                                                                    • Deloitte Tower (Town)
For a good reference for activities in Port Moresby please refer to:                                • Crowne Plaza (Town)                                                     • Popi’s (Back right hand corner of Foodland)
                                                                                                    • The Kopi House at the Holiday Inn - ideal for
On this site, you will discover an informative guide to all of the social and sporting activities     lunch/brunch
in Port Moresby (simply download file). Also on this site, a guide of all the well-known
restaurants in Port Moresby (simply download file)

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Water sports                                    Day/Overnight Trips to Loloata, a close          sports                                          Ela Beach Hotel. Recommended to get
sailing – The Royal Papuan Yacht Club           off-shore island. Loloata has a dive shop        gym membership                                  on the email list by contacting Masao on
(“RPYC”) has weekly social sails on             also. Snorkelling across at Lion Island – free   Good choices exist including:          You can check
Wednesday evenings. Serious sailing             transfers from Loloata. Day trip available.                                                      out this site too:
available and Learn to Sail courses are on      Snorkelling/kayaking equipment available         Airways spa and Health Club – Facilities
offer throughout the year. Peewee’s sailing     there for hire. Bookings essential. To get       include tennis and squash court, niche          Club walking/running – The Hash Harriers
for youngsters. About K1400 initial social      there, drive to the safe parking at Bootless     personal fitness studio environment and         are alive and well and have a serious
membership, K670/year thereafter.               Bay and park. Turn right at the 6 Mile T         pool.                                           session and a social session. Contact Chris
                                                Junction and keep going, right at the Mt                                                         Smith at for more
                                                Diamond roundabout about 15 mins out             Royal Papua Yacht Club gym – Personal           information.
game fishing – The club is beside the
RPYC. Ask there for information.                of town and right at the huge raintree on        fitness.
                                                your right.                                                                                      Casual walking – Popular walking
                                                                                                 Life gymnasium – at the Holiday Inn Hotel.      circuit around compound track from the
Paddling/Canoeing – Outdoor education
                                                swimming pools – Swimming/membership             The gym has squash courts, aerobics and         Konedobu SV Supermarket to the top of the
class at certain times of the year.
                                                available from Life Gymnasium at the             kickboxing classes, effective weights and       Poroporena H’way and return, walk along
Port Moresby Outrigger Canoe Club, social
                                                Holiday Inn Hotel. With gym membership,          machines, treadmills and bikes. With gym        Ela Beach and back in daylight hours.
and competitive, from the RPYC Thurs
evenings/Sat mornings.                          you can also use the hotel pool. The Aviat       membership, you can also use the hotel
                                                                                                 pool.                                           Three Peaks Race – An annual event for
                                                Club has a pool for members’ use.
                                                                                                                                                 the serious runner and swimmer.
                                                Beach – Sero Beach Board Riding Club             Many hotels offer gym facilities.
                                                (K50/year). Join on site. This is out of
                                                                                                                                                 Dancing and clubbing
                                                                                                 Tennis – Big tennis club (multiple courts) on   Go with a group!! Lamana Gold Club,
                                                town beyond the Taurama Army Barracks.
                                                                                                 the left side of Bava St, about 600 metres      Players, Mustang Sally’s at the Shady Rest,
                                                Recommended to go with a group. The
                                                                                                 beyond ‘the triangle’. Wednesday evenings       to name a few.
                                                family there runs a banana boat out to the
                                                                                                 and Saturdays. About K120/year. Ask Jenny
                                                offshore reef for surf/boogie board riding at
                                                                                                 Ramamurthy. Aviat Club has a subsidiary         Pokies
                                                about 9.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
                                                                                                 tennis club (K80/annum year) and runs a         Venues include: RPYC, Aviat, Shady Rest
                                                Great place to chill out, especially for
                                                                                                 tennis comp at night, and social tennis on      (upstairs), Gateways (Rattle & Hum), Airways
                                                evening BBQs after work and to watch the
                                                                                                 Thursday nights, Saturday afternoons and        (Balus Bar), Ela Beach Hotel (upstairs and
                                                sun go down. How to get there: about 40                                                          adjacent), Pondo’s at the Crowne Plaza.
                                                                                                 Sunday mornings.
                                                mins out of town along the Magi Highway,
                                                past the turn off to Bootless Bay.                                                               Movies and theatre
                                                                                                 squash – Port Moresby Squash Club –
                                                                                                 social fixtures A – D Grades. About K240/       The Moresby Arts Theatre. Four club
Water skiing – The club operates out of the     River – Crystal Rapids (on the Tablelands)                                                       night performances a year and two
                                                                                                 year or K60/term. Popular venues: Holiday
RPYC.                                           just beyond Sogeri and off road to the                                                           annual full productions, all for the public.
                                                                                                 Inn and Country Club Courts. Aviat Club
Contact secretary Susan Pini on 325 6500 or     right on private property. K7 access. Great                                                      Movies on Saturday. Noon for children’s
                                                                                                 and Holiday Inn also have squash courts
email                     river swimming and mown picnic area              and fixtures.                                   shows, 2 pm for adults at about K5. K25/                                  with shelters, tables, benches and BBQs.                                                         annum membership fees if interested in
                                                Recommendation: travel with others.              golf – Port Moresby Golf Club has 18 holes.     participating in club activities. See Post
snorkelling/Diving – Operating some                                                              Watch out for crocodiles! A good place to       Courier, Friday edition. Contact: Russell
weekends with the outdoor education class.                                                       socialise. About K80/18 holes + equipment       Jackson,
Gain your PADI certificate along with the                                                        hire. Membership available.                     Ph: 687 4844, 325 7171
                                                                                                 Walking                                         Music
Dive through the RPYC. The subsidiary club                                                       Bushwalking – There is a bushwalkers club,      Port Moresby Choral Society meets once
is called POMSAC which costs about K125                                                          active frequently on Sundays. Interested        a week.
to join and offers inexpensive weekend                                                           people usually meet at 7am outside the
diving trips. Another alternative is the Dive
Club at Airways Hotel.

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Quiet activities
Massage – A good selection exists:                                                             Hardware                                      Other social Events…….
Experience the facilities at the Airways,                                                      Carpenters, plumbers and builders’            annual and other.
Crowne Plaza, the Retreat (upstairs opposite                                                   supplies are very good. (Poroporena H’way,    Balls
the Crowne Plaza in Town), the Holiday Inn                                                     just up from SP Breweries). Also Steamships   A number of balls are held throughout the
by appointment, Spa Pua at Anderson’s by                                                       (Gordons). CE Hardware near Brian Bell,       year. These include:
appointment.                                                                                   BMBN Hardware – Opposite Brian Bell – for     • Rotary Club Ball
                                                                                               hardware, homeware and furniture.             • Susu Mama’s Ball (Nursing Mothers
Aerobics, yoga and gym – RPYC                                                                                                                  Charity Ball)
downstairs (annual membership is separate                                                      Furniture and electrical                      • Australian High and/or New Zealand
from club fees), yoga and aerobics classes                                                     The Gallery: furniture imported from Bali.      Commission Ball
at the Airways Hotel (yoga early on Sunday                                                     Courts (Poroporena H’way) and Brian           • Kiwi Club Ball
mornings 7.15 to 8.15 am) and aerobics                                                         Bell’s (Gordons) for variety shopping incl
on Wednesdays & Fridays 5.30 to 6.30 pm.                                                       electrical.                                   Cultural events
Holiday Inn also offers classes.                                                                                                             Lots of international groups put on cultural
                                                                                               Chin H Meen in Boroko have electricals,
                                                                                                                                             nights/days throughout the year to coincide
                                                                                               and service them too.
Hairdressing – Chatterbox Hair & Beauty                                                                                                      with Independence Days, or to showcase
                                                                                               J Mart store at Erima - variety store.
Salon (opposite Crowne Plaza Hotel,                                                                                                          their solidarity.
Ground Floor                                   through the major hotels – Airways, Crowne      Jewellery
320 1733                                       Plaza and Holiday Inn.                                                                        For example India Night at the John Guise
                                                                                               Kara’s (Upstairs in the Boroko Brian Bell’s   Indoor Stadium usually held in the last
Trends inside RH Hypermarket                                                                   Arcade)
                                               Clothes                                                                                       quarter of the year. Book your table quickly!
Jacqueline’s, The Gateways Hotel                                                               Crowne Plaza (jewellery shop in the foyer.)
                                               street scene at gordons, Boroko and                                                           It’s fantastic.
                                                                                               Metal Refinery Centre (Gordons)
Cuisine Club – First Tuesday night of every    Town – sports wear, casual wear and swim
                                                                                               Jewellery PNG (upstairs in Koitachi Haus,     The Pan-African Day (African community
month at the Crowne Plaza. K130 for three      wear.
                                                                                               Poporena H’way)                               run).
course gourmet meal and plenty of wines                                                        The international airport has a jewellery
to taste. Lucky door prizes, etc. Organise a   Mondo’s, Labels – Luk Poy Wai’s
                                               (commonly known as Luke warm pies!)             shop.                                         The Hiri Moale Festival in September
group!                                                                                                                                       sometimes coincides with PNG
                                               – material, haberdashery, tailoring
                                               and clothes. Down behind Brian Bell’s           Chemists                                      Independence Day celebrations,
Weekend getaways – Have a weekend                                                              Found in most of the food halls/connected     September 16. Two days of cultural events
away at Madang, Rabaul, Mt Hagen, Lae,         Homecentre.
                                                                                               to supermarkets: Chemcare, Johnsons           at the Hubert Murray Stadium (opp. the
wherever your fancy takes you. Air Niugini                                                     Pharmacies and City Pharmacy                  RPYC) or at Ela Beach when the Lagatoi’s
                                               Kokoda Tailoring – next to Hitron television.
does some packages with accommodation                                                                                                        (traditional boats) sail in.
                                               Outlets include: Second Time Around,
thrown in. Weekend getaway fares are                                                           Picture framing
                                               Anne’s in Town and Street Scene (SS).
discounted and Wantok fares are even                                                                                                         Melbourne Cup Day at the RPYC –
                                                                                               Inside Chemcare Pharmacies shop beside
cheaper if you go for five days or more.                                                                                                     luncheon, drinks and dancing which goes
                                               Upstairs in Brian Bell Arcade in Boroko         the freeway. Very professional service. The
                                               are a couple of shops which sell clothes &      Gallery also frames pictures.                 on well into the afternoon. You have time
Bakeries                                       haberdashery. Brian Bell Home Centre also                                                     to join in after school! There is also a
Sweethearts at SVS at Two Mile, downstairs                                                                                                   Melbourne Cup corporate event each year
                                               sells material & haberdashery.                  gifts
at RH Hypermart and Goodwin and Fielder                                                                                                      at Crowne Plaza Hotel.
                                                                                               Brian Bell and Home Décor (around the
Bakery (large wholesale factory which has a    steamships Arcade – in Town. Contains           corner from Brian Bell, Gordons). Gifts
shop).                                         a swathe of Chinese variety shops and a                                                       There are endless other events which
                                                                                               including a small, reasonably priced local
                                               supermarket.                                    arts and crafts section.                      are advertised in the Post Courier or The
Most supermarkets have a bakery section.                                                                                                     National newspapers.
KC’s Deli at the Airways bakes delicious
breads of all kinds. Get in early.
Quality birthday cakes can be ordered

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                                                             BANK ANYTIME.
Mobiles – Mobile phones are a necessary purchase,                BANK
readily available in varying types, brands and prices.
Some people bring an overseas phone with them
and swap SIM cards, others purchase both phone
and SIM card here. At the moment mobile phones
are the cheapest option for making international calls
to Australia. Skype is reliable but is dependent on
good internet access. SIM cards may be purchased at
Foodland and elsewhere, at various rates with no time
                                                              Just use your
constraints. Most phone accounts are prepaid.                 mobile phone.
Mobile networks – The two mobile networks are Digicel
and Bemobile.

Telikads (Telikom phone cards) and Flex Cards (Digicel
phone cards) are available from various places (Yacht
Club, Foodland, SVS formerly known as Anderson’s).
Known as ‘Top Up’, cards can be K5 – K100. It is always
advisable to have a spare card in your purse or wallet.
Keep an eye out for occasional specials, which Telikom
and Digicel offer on some countries’ national holidays.
These are advertised in the local newspaper. Top ups
are easily accessible through BSP ATMs. This offers real

The Mobil Service Station on Boroko Drive (5 Mile) is one          your bank
choice. Avoid service centres like the Interoil (Manu Auto
Port, nicknamed Manuata), next to the Malaoro Markets,
where large groups often gather. The Interoil near the
Yacht Club is okay, as well as along Waigani Drive.

spiritual Matters                                               2
Baptist Church, corner of Bava St & Boroko Drive,
opposite Port Moresby International School (PMIS).
St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Town (behind the
Crowne Plaza Hotel).
Ela Beach Catholic Cathedral (Town)
The Bethel Church on Waigani Drive.
                                                                               of the
For other Christian churches ask staff or check out the
Yellow Pages for more options.                                                 nation’s
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Land and people                                                                                 PNG’s culture
Png geography. A land of                                                                        A culture like no other           in 1933. However, this          Although modern life
amazing diversity.                                                                              in the world.                     heritage is still present in    continues to transform
                                                                                                                                  local customs; in some          life in Papua New Guinea,
Papua New Guinea is located in Oceania,                                                         The culture of Papua New          cultures to get a bride, a      the embracing of tradition
a collection of islands, atolls and coral                                                       Guinea is multi-faceted and       groom must bring a certain      is impressive. Faith is a
reefs including the eastern half of the                                                         complex. It is estimated          number of golden-edged          fundamental part of life
island of New Guinea between the Coral                                                          that more than a thousand         clam shells as a bride price.   in PNG and is regularly
Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east                                                           different cultural groups         In other regions, bride price   practised.
of Indonesia being 6 00 S and 147 00                                                            exist. Many different             is paid in lengths of shell
E. Occupying the eastern half of the                                                            styles of cultural expression     money, pigs, cassowaries or     A traditional habit of
island of New Guinea and the numerous                                                           have emerged; each                cash; elsewhere, bride price    the nation is the custom
offshore islands (the western portion of                                                        group has created its own         is unknown and it is brides     of chewing betel nut.
the island is a part of Indonesian provinces                                                    expressive forms in art,          who must pay the dowry.         Although it now tends to
of Papua and West Papua), it is located                                                         dance, weaponry, costumes,                                        be restricted, a betel nut
in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a                                                         singing, music, architecture      People of the Highlands         chewer invariably displays
region defined since the early 19th century                                                     and much more.                    engage in colourful local       a mouth stained bright red.
as Melanesia. The capital, and one of its                                                                                         rituals that are called         A wad of betel consists of
few cities, is Port Moresby. It is one of the                                                   Most of these different           “sing sings”. They paint        four materials that create
most diverse countries on earth, with over                                                      cultural groups have their        themselves, and dress up        a sweet, bitter, hot and
850 indigenous languages and at least as                                                                                          with feathers, pearls and       pungent taste. Old medical
                                                                                                own language. People
many traditional societies, out of a population of over 6,000,000. It is also one of the most                                     animal skins to represent       books insist the benefits
                                                                                                typically live in villages that
rural, with only 18 percent of its people living in urban centres. The country is also one of                                     birds, trees or mountain        include leaving the mouth
                                                                                                rely on subsistence farming.
the world’s least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species
                                                                                                In some areas people hunt         spirits. Sometimes an           fresh and fragrant, helping
of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea.
                                                                                                and collect wild plants to        important event, such as a      to reduce bad temper and
                                                                                                supplement their diets.           legendary battle, is enacted    generally relax and promote
The majority of the population live in traditional societies and practise subsistence-based
                                                                                                Those who become skilled          at such a musical festival.     a feeling of well being.
agriculture. These societies and clans are recognised in the country’s constitutional
framework. The PNG constitution and legislation makes provision for communities to              at hunting, farming and
remain as viable units in Papua New Guinean society. To assist in their preservation,           fishing earn a great deal of
legislation has enacted various laws in which a type of tenure called “customary land title”    respect.
is recognised, meaning that the traditional lands of indigenous peoples have some legal
basis to inalienable tenure. This customary land covers most of the usable land in the          On the Sepik River, there
country (some 97% of total land area). Freehold Title (also known as “fee simple”) can          is a famous tradition of
only be held by Papua New Guinea citizens.                                                      wood carving, often in the
                                                                                                form of plants or animals,
The country’s geography is similarly diverse and, in places, extremely rugged. The              representing ancestor
mainland is divided by the Owen Stanley Range – a rugged spine of mountains – some              spirits.
over 4,000 metres high. The diversity of the PNG landscape is one to be appreciated –
from the unique character of the Highlands region to the dense rainforests which can be         Sea shells are no longer
found in the lowland and coastal areas. This terrain has made it difficult for the country to   the currency of Papua New
develop transportation infrastructure. In some areas, planes are the only form of transport.    Guinea, as they were in
After being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea gained its              some regions – sea shells
independence from Australia in 1975. It remains a Commonwealth realm.                           were abolished as currency

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History of the nation’s capital                                                                     Local travel
                                                                                                    In PNG, road conditions are generally poor. During the wet season (November to May), flash
Port Moresby is an interesting city where people from                                               floods and landslides, particularly on stretches of the Highlands Highway between Lae and Mount
across the nation come to work. Today there are dozens                                              Hagen, can result in road closures and extensive travel delays. Severe flooding in Oro Province in
of different tribal groups within the city, however only two                                        November 2007 caused significant damage to major roads and bridges throughout the province.
can truly call it home: the Motu and Koitabu. The native                                            Restoration and rehabilitation is continuing and travellers should expect delays.
people of the Port Moresby area are descendents of
Polynesian people. The Motu have a long tradition as a                                              A regular occurrence in Port Moresby at night are police roadblocks to check vehicle registrations.
sea-going people and arrived, it is thought, less than 2000
years ago. Motu villages were built on stilts over Moresby                                          Port Moresby’s public transport is limited to taxis and PMVs (Public Motor Vehicles). It is
Harbour. Hanuabada (“Great Village”) was the largest of                                             recommended that as there is no monitoring of these PMVs and due to unreliability due to
their communities and still exists today. The stilt houses                                          poor maintenance, these are a target for criminals and should be avoided. Vehicles hired from a
can also be seen at Koki Village near Town and Tubuseraia down the Magi Hwy.                        reputable car hire company, reputable taxi company or hotel transport are a safer alternative.

The first European to visit was Captain John Moresby in 1873, after whom the harbour was named.     An accepted fact of life in PNG are the delays and cancellations of international and domestic
In 1888 Port Moresby became the capital of the newly declared British New Guinea. In the first      flights, which occur on a regular basis. Passengers should check with airlines and be prepared for
decade of the 1900s the territory was handed to Australia.                                          the possibility of extended delays at airports.
Several factors impacted upon the development of Port Moresby. With the gold rushes in Wau          Venomous snakes are common in Papua New Guinea. There is usually an increase in the number
and Bulolo and Rabaul, the city of Lae overshadowed Port Moresby until WWII. The Japanese           of snake bite cases reported during the wet season.
occupation of northern New Guinea was halted by the famous Kokoda Track fighting and
safeguarded the city of Port Moresby. Both Lae and Rabaul sustained significant damage during
                                                                                                    When walking, trekking or travelling into remote areas of PNG, a high degree of caution is
the war, and as a result Port Moresby remained the choice as capital.
                                                                                                    necessary and you should ensure you only travel with guides from reputable trekking companies.
                                                                                                    This is particularly important given the occasional threats by villagers to close parts of the track due
Port Moresby refers to both the urbanised area of the National Capital District (NCD) and to what
                                                                                                    to local land and compensation disputes. Trekkers should check with their travel agent and/or tour
is known locally as the “town”.
                                                                                                    operator that they have contingency plans in the event that the track is blocked.

Climate                                                                                             Local laws
                                                 PNG enjoys a hot, tropical climate at sea          When you are in Papua New Guinea, be aware that local laws and penalties, including
                                                 level, cooling towards the Highlands which         ones that appear harsh by Australian standards, do apply to you. Penalties for treason,
                                                 also cause climatic variation from one             murder and piracy include the death sentence.
                                                 area to another, affecting the southeast
                                                 trade winds and the northwest monsoons.            Homosexual acts are illegal and punishable by imprisonment. Overt public displays of
                                                 Temperatures on the coast vary between             affection by persons of the same sex should be avoided.
                                                 25 to 30 degrees all year round. Two
                                                 monsoons control the weather. One, which           It is recommended that you familiarise yourself generally with the laws of Papua New
                                                 occurs between December and March,                 Guinea. There are very strict laws relating to the possession and sale of pornographic
                                                 which is responsible for most of the rain          material and penalties include imprisonment. Adultery is a criminal offence and
                                                 (the northwest monsoon) and the Southeast          punishment may include imprisonment.
                                                 monsoon (May to October) which brings a
                                                 slight seasonal temperature variation. The
                                                 wet season for the capital city is usually from
                                                 December to April.

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Local customs
You should be aware that the traditional custom of ‘payback’ is often practised in Papua
New Guinea. Those who engage in illegal or inappropriate sexual or financial relations run
the risk of extrajudicial responses from offended parties. Demands for compensation for
property damage, including to livestock, are common.

There are conservative standards of dress and behaviour in Papua New Guinea. You
should take care not to offend.

You should seek permission before taking photographs of individuals and cultural sites (for
example, spirit houses).

                                                                                              How are you going
                                                                                              to make it?
                                                                                              ASK your bank.

                                                                                                                  Wherever you are. Whatever you do.

                                                                                                                  BSP – PNG’s leading bank with more
                                                                                                                  branches in PNG and throughout the
                                                                                                                  South Pacific.
                                                                                                    your bank
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                                                                                                Some of the world’s
                                                                                                most magnificent dive
                                                                                                sites are located off
                                                                                                Papua New Guinea’s
                                                                                                shores and there are

Experiencing Port                                                                               literally hundreds
                                                                                                of prime snorkel or
                                                                                                dive spots to choose

Moresby and PNG                                                                                 from. Close to Port
                                                                                                Moresby is the reef
                                                                                                behind Fisherman’s
                                                                                                Island, at the east side
What you will discover about Port Moresby is that it is a unique and interesting place.         of Basilisk Passage
Conversations with expats and locals will leave you with colourful impressions of a city that   (the entrance to the
                                                                                                harbour), and at The
is best remembered for its people. It’s interesting to note that PNG locals start counting
                                                                                                Finger, a long coral
from the CBD and refer/name suburbs by the notion of distance: 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile.
                                                                                                ridge with a drop-off
                                                                                                on one side and white
Png golf, diving and things to do in Port Moresby                                               sand on the other.
                                                                                                There are wreck dives
golf                                                                                            on offer here with
Port Moresby’s own 18-hole golf course, located in Waigani at the end of Magani Crescent        a sunken trawler,
behind Parliament House, is surprisingly challenging and well-patronised. Keen golfers can      the New Marine
join the golf club. There are regular tournaments held throughout the year.                     No7 and the small
                                                                                                MV Kupiki proving
                                                                                                attractive to divers.
                                                                                                Loloata Island Resort,
                                                                                                only 15 minutes
                                                                                                away from Jacksons
                                                                                                International Airport
                                                                                                and Port Moresby,
                                                                                                tailors itineraries to
                                                                                                over 25 dive sites
                                                                                                to suit individual
                                                                                                requirements. The
                                                                                                Dive Centre at the
                                                                                                Airways Hotel Poolside
                                                                                                offers the Dive
                                                                                                Centre and day trips
                                                                                                on MV Solatai as a
                                                                                                great easy option for
                                                                                                divers. Indeed, there
                                                                                                are a variety of dive
                                                                                                options out of Port
                                                                                                Moresby which travel
                                                                                                to the Eastern Fields,
                                                                                                Milne Bay and other
                                                                                                excellent locations
                                                                                                along the coast.

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                                                                                                 A game of tennis is a great way to keep fit and it’s so easy
Trekking                        can be done on the first         PNG’s reputation for being
                                                                                                 to enjoy a game in PNG. Some of the local social and
Courage, endurance,             part of the trail from Owers     the home of one of the          sporting clubs have tennis courts and there is also the
mateship, sacrifice. This       Corner to Imita Ridge. The       world’s most challenging        Port Moresby Tennis Club. The bigger accommodation
is Kokoda, the famous           Goilala District has excellent   geographical countries in       complexes usually have tennis courts for use by their
96km track that brings the      hiking around Woitape and        the world. This birds-eye       tenants and guests.
experience of a lifetime.       Tapini on trails established     view is ideal for those short
Taking from five to ten         by missionaries, or you can      of time. Some of these
days to walk (depending         climb Mount Albert Edward        village airstrips are very
                                                                                                 Squash is a game that has quite a following in PNG.
on fitness and conditions),     (3990m). Accommodation           exciting.
                                                                                                 There are a number of squash courts available. Regular
the track allows you to         is available in these remote                                     tournaments are held and well publicised. Location of squash courts include: Life Gym
follow in the footsteps of      villages. You are advised to     surfing                         at The Holiday Inn Sports Complex, the Aviat Club, Port Moresby Country Club, Airways
the Australian Digger and       take a guide and use a tour      Who knew that PNG               Hotel Sports Complex and at several of the larger accommodation complexes.
journey through the rugged      company.                         could be known as a surf
mountains, rainforests and                                       destination? The word is
                                                                                                 Exploring Port Moresby
untamed streams from                                             out that there are ideal
the Central Province side       A view from the air shows        surfing spots to be found.
of the trail at the back of     the amazing diversity of         Just ten minutes out of
Moresby to Kokoda in Oro
Province. An adventure
                                the Papua New Guinean
                                landscape. The ‘milk run’
                                                                 Port Moresby is Taurama
                                                                 Point – connecting with reef    and surrounds
that will be remembered         to Woitape, Ononge,              systems that stretch along
forever, the track passes       Fane and Tapini villages         the southern seaboard
through remote, rugged          by air is a great way to         all the way to Milne Bay        sogeri Plateau
country and it’s advisable to   understand the amazing           Province. The northern side     The ideal getaway from the city is Sogeri, lying at 600m and 46km inland. This is the
use guides. A short day walk    terrain that contributes to      of the country has premier      cooler, greener alternative to Port Moresby. How to get there? Sogeri Road leaves Sir
                                                                 surfing locations, including    Hubert Murray Highway near the airport and follows the Laloki River, climbing above the
                                                                 Vanimo and around Kavieng       gorge with a view of spectacular Rouna Falls. Following the road through the lush hills
                                                                 in New Ireland Province.        leads to Varirata National Park.

                                                                 Fishing                         This is a most scenic part of PNG. The next road left, marked by the Kokoda monument,
                                                                 For the adventurer and          goes to Owers Corner and the start of the Kokoda Trail. Crystal Rapids is a favourite picnic
                                                                 fishing enthusiast, there       destination where you can also swim for a small fee, and Sirinumu Dam are along the next
                                                                 are great opportunities to      road right, or continue straight ahead to Sogeri. On Sundays a small market here sells fruit
                                                                                                 and vegetables and you can see traditional life in a most picturesque setting.
                                                                 get away and enjoy the
                                                                 PNG fishing experience
                                                                 and still be only a few
                                                                 hours from Port Moresby.
                                                                 With a variety of fishing
                                                                 locations on offer around
                                                                 Port Moresby there is good
                                                                 reason to take a break.
                                                                 There is also the Port
                                                                 Moresby Game Fishing Club
                                                                 where you can join the really
                                                                 keen fishermen. Regular
     “feel the silent whispers of                                tournaments are held
                                                                 throughout the year.
     courage, mateship and sacrifice
     for those who came before…”

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Varirata national Park                            Stylised kundu drums (an hourglass-shaped
PNG plays host to a huge variety of birds         drum with lizard skin) are the symbol used
including most of the bird of paradise            to open the doors into a large chamber.
species in the world. This national park          Inside, huge Sepik masks share space
has a plentiful supply of all kinds of            with an outstanding butterfly collection,
birdlife and wallabies are quite common.          including the native Queen Alexandra’s
Security should be considered prior to any        Birdwing (the world’s largest at 30cm
excursion.                                        wingspan across), beetles and some very
                                                  large stick insects. Photography inside
Loloata Island                                    Parliament Haus is forbidden.
Loloata Island is the easy getaway from
Port Moresby. Ideal for a day or a weekend        Bomana War Cemetery
escape, it lies off Bootless Bay and offers       The Bomana War Cemetery is one of the
diving, snorkelling, fishing, sail boarding or    frequently visited tourist attractions in Port
just relaxing. Bootless Bay is about 20 km        Moresby. Established in the year 1942, it is
from Moresby, reached by turning right at         situated along the road to Sogeri, about
Six Mile and following the Magi Highway.          19 kms north of Port Moresby. Soldiers
The resort ferry leaves the Tahira Boating        who lost their lives fighting in Papua
Centre at 8.30 am and 3.30 pm, or 5.15 pm         and Bougainville are buried in the burial
Fridays.                                          grounds in the surrounding areas where
                                                  the fighting took place. This is a large and
Yule Island                                       carefully tended cemetery, where 4000 PNG
PNG’s tradition of faith is evident in a          and Australian WWII soldiers are buried.
visit to the large Catholic mission at Yule       It’s a picturesque, serene and sobering
Island which was founded in 1885 and              place. The sea of white marble headstones
for a while the island was a government           and grassy courtyard surrounded by trees
                                                  is a memorable image that is visited by
headquarters. Accommodation is available
at the Carmelite convent (phone 325 8023)         thousands of visitors every year. It is a must   The plaTinum sTandard in banking
which is in the original nuns’ cells. Fishing,    visit if you are in Port Moresby for ANZAC
swimming, history and good scenery are            Day which is celebrated 25 April each
the attractions. The drive from Moresby is        year. ANZAC Day marks the anniversary
160km (3 hours) via the Hiritano Highway,         of the first major military action fought by
turning off to Poukama you travel via canoe       Australian and New Zealand forces during
to the island. Otherwise, fly directly to         the First World War. ANZAC stands for
Kairuku Village.                                  Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
                                                  The soldiers in those forces quickly became
Parliament Haus                                   known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon
In 1984 Prince Charles officially opened the      took in that name endures to this day. The
impressive Parliament Haus. This landmark         gates of the Bomana War Cemetery close
building in Port Moresby showcases many           at 4.00 pm.
unique PNG architectural styles: the main
building is in the style of a Maprik, or Sepik-
style, haus tambaran , while the attached,
circular cafeteria building follows Highland
design principles. The façade features a
mosaic of unmistakably PNG motifs.
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                                                                                               International services
                                                                                               We offer a range of international services to our business customers to help make your
                                                                                               overseas trade dealings easier.

BSP branches in Port Moresby                                                                   summary of business banking international services
                                                                                                     Service/Product Name                                             Purpose

plus full details of our                                                                                 Letter of Credit

                                                                                                   Forward exchange contract
                                                                                                                                                      Secure payment for overseas trade deals

                                                                                                                                           Hedge fluctuations in exchange rates on international payments

products and services                                                                                  Documentary credit

                                                                                                       Telegraphic transfer
                                                                                                                                                             Payment for overseas trade

                                                                                                                                        Transfer funds or make payments overseas in foreign currency or kina

                                                                                                        International draft             Transfer funds or make payments overseas in foreign currency or kina

Cheque accounts                                                                                     Foreign currency account                            Hold foreign currency funds onshore
A flexible operating account is an essential part of any business. Our cheque accounts will
help you to manage your cash flow and maintain control of your business.
                                                                                               Loan products
                                                                                               At Bank of South Pacific we pride ourselves on helping our customers to select the most
We offer two types of cheque accounts designed to help meet the needs of your business:
                                                                                               appropriate finance package for their businesses. We offer very competitive interest rates
                                                                                               and fee structures and your BSP Relationship Manager is available to assist you, and visit
Ordinary cheque account                                                                        your place of business.
Primarily used as an operating account to manage your day to day banking and enables
for payment of goods and services by cheque. A regular statement is issued to assist with      By working with you and your business, our managers are then able to offer practical and
reconciliation of the account. Other features of                                               relevant financial guidance, helping you to develop the business to its full potential.
our ordinary cheque accounts include:
• no minimum balance requirement                                                               BsP loan products at a glance
• all funds are “at call” i.e. there are no
    withdrawal restrictions (for available funds)                                              What you need.                                                 How we can help.
• account is normally conducted on a credit                                                    Funds to cover:                                                Overdraft facility
    basis, however can be linked to an overdraft                                               - Seasonal sales variations
    facility (subject to standard credit criteria)                                             - Sales growth
                                                                                               - Slowdown in operating cycle
• account fees are determined by transaction                                                   - Increases in stock
                                                                                               Upgrade plant and equipment                                    Instalment Loan
                                                                                               Upgrade the computer network                                   Lease
Business Management Account
The BMA is the ideal solution for investing surplus funds for short periods at very            New motor vehicle                                              Business Asset Loan
competitive rates of interest. A cheque book is issued and funds can be withdrawn and                                                                         Fully Drawn Advance
deposited at your discretion. Other features of our ordinary cheque accounts include:                                                                         Leasing

• no minimum balance requirement                                                               Buy out the competition                                        Instalment Loan
• all funds are “at call” i.e. there are no withdrawal restrictions (for available funds)                                                                     Fully Drawn Advance

• account fees are determined by transaction volume.                                           To cover short-term timing gaps                                Bridging Loans

                                                                                               Develop product range or invest in research and development    Instalment Loan
                                                                                                                                                              Fully Drawn Advance
summary of BsP personal banking cheque accounts
                                                                                               Funds to cover insurance payments                              BSP Premium Funding
              Product Name                Statement     Minimum Balance      Credit Interest

         Ordinary cheque account          Monthly             No                  No

       Business management account        Monthly             No                  Yes

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Merchant services                                                                                 summary of BsP business banking term deposits
                                                                                                      Product Name     Statement   Minimum Balance   Credit Interest   Fees

                                                                                                       Term Deposits      No           K5000              Yes          Yes

EFTPOs                                           KunduPei takes away much of the manual
EFTPOS has received widespread                   processing required to process pays to bank
acceptance throughout the country and can        accounts and is a lot more cost effective.
be a valuable resource for your business. At     KunduPei can be run as a stand-alone
BSP we provide intensive merchant support        programme or in many cases employers can
and look after more merchants than any           produce a salary output file direct from their
other provider.                                  payroll software for processing by the bank.
                                                 Salary credits processed by the bank are on
                                                 a real time basis.
The benefits of EFTPOS include:
• reduction of transaction costs and
   potential losses                              KunduPei is a safe, timely and cost-efficient
• improved cash management and                   way to process pays for your business.
   cartage costs                                 Our electronic banking staff will load
                                                 the software and provide training at no
• a secure way of accepting payment for
                                                 cost. Ongoing help desk support is also
   goods and services
• reliable and well supported EFTPOS
   network and hardware
• seven day merchant support from a              Term deposits
   dedicated and well trained help desk          A term deposit is a fixed-interest and fixed-
   service and technical staff                   term account that pays a higher rate of
                                                 interest than a cheque or savings account.
For full details and more information on         A BSP term deposit is ideal where you are in
how to become a BSP EFTPOS merchant              a position to invest your funds for a period
please contact your nearest branch or our        of time to gain a better rate of return. Term
Electronic Banking Help Desk.                    deposits can be a particularly useful cash
                                                 flow management tool for business and
BillPay                                          help to maximise the return on funds.
BillPay is a payment service designed
to help large companies manage their
                                                 Features of BSP Term Deposits include:
receipts. Essentially it allows consumers to
pay major household bills by telephone.          • highly competitive interest rates
Naturally this is a convenient alternative for   • negotiable interest rates for amounts
customers and has the potential to reduce           over K100,000
business overheads. The service is still in      • terms varying from one day up to
its infancy however is gradually gaining            a maximum period of three years,
acceptance.                                         depending on the amount invested
                                                 • the interest rate fixed to maturity
                                                 • the deposit amount fixed to maturity
Payroll services
                                                 • interest earned on your deposit paid
KunduPei is an automated salary processing
                                                    at maturity to a nominated account or
programme that enables customers to
                                                    can be added to the principal amount if
produce salary lists for direct credit to
                                                    deposit is renewed
employee bank accounts.
                                                 • fees only payable where the term
                                                    deposit is withdrawn prior to maturity.

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Investment loans                                                                             Your banking
At BSP we understand the possibilities for investment in Papua New Guinea, particularly      We offer a range of international services to our personal customers to help make overseas
Port Moresby.                                                                                payments and travelling abroad easier.

We offer all kinds of banking products and solutions to help you achieve your goals and to   summary of personal banking international services
ensure you can get on with business.
                                                                                                  Service/Product name                                      Purpose

                                                                                                   Telegraphic transfer        Transfer funds or make payments overseas in foreign currency or kina
For further information on investing in Port Moresby talk to us.
                                                                                                    International draft        Transfer funds or make payments overseas in foreign currency or kina

                                                                                                    Travellers cheques                      Foreign currency funds for overseas travel

                                                                                                  Foreign currency cash                     Foreign currency funds for overseas travel

                                                                                                 Foreign currency account                     Hold foreign currency funds onshore

                                                                                             Personal and
                                                                                             motor vehicle loans
                                                                                             A BSP personal loan is ideal for buying a car, a boat, for a project or for some other
                                                                                             worthwhile purpose.

                                                                                             Repayments are structured to suit your income and remain fixed for the term of the loan,
                                                                                             helping you to budget your salary. The interest rate is also fixed for the loan term and we
                                                                                             offer competitive establishment fees.

                                                                                             Phone banking
                                                                                             Phone banking is an automated service operated from your telephone to obtain account
                                                                                             balances, transfer funds, check transactions and pay household bills.

                                                                                             BSP phone banking offers the convenience of doing your banking from home or the office.
                                                                                             It is a fee-free service and calls to our dedicated phone banking service are at the cost of a
                                                                                             local call only, from anywhere in PNG.

                                                                                             BSP phone banking is simple to operate, with voice prompts to guide you through each
                                                                                             transaction. You can also obtain assistance from our customer service representatives
                                                                                             between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

                                                                                             To take advantage of the benefits of BSP phone banking, simply call us on 180 2888 to

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Transaction accounts                                                                            EFTPOs: Electronic Funds Transfer Point Of Sale is a convenient, safe and cost-efficient
                                                                                                way of paying for your goods and services and obtaining cash. Access to EFTPOS is
                                                                                                available with the KunduCard at a large number of participating stores and businesses
Personal Cheque Account                          Kundu Account                                  throughout PNG. BSP has the largest EFTPOS network in the country and is growing
Enjoy the convenience of a cheque book           The most convenient and easy way to            rapidly.
and KunduCard access.                            access your money.
                                                                                                KunduCard: KunduCard is a debit card that gives you access to EFTPOS and BSP’S
                                                                                                network of over 150 ATMs throughout PNG.

Saving accounts                                                                                 ATMs: Automatic Teller Machines are located in over 150 locations throughout the country
                                                                                                – the largest banking network in PNG. They are a convenient and cost-effective way to
                                                                                                withdraw cash, top up phone cards and in Port Moresby, most operate 24-hours-a-day.
smart saver Account                              Ease and simplicity
With interest paid quarterly it’s the best way   Money is given in full to the person           BillPay: BillPay is a joint initiative of the major banks in PNG. It is used in conjunction with
to save.                                         designated by the sender, even if he or she and BSP phone banking, and to pay household bills. BillPay is simple to use
                                                 does not have an identity card.                and fee-free.
Achiever Account                                 Reliable: Security is guaranteed with a
A savings account that allows you to save        control number – the money is fully paid to    sMs Banking: Everyday banking convenience by using your mobile phone. Check
for a special purpose and gives you access       the right person.                              balances and recent transactions and transfer money between BSP accounts. Registration
to your money when you need it                   Fast: The money is transferred in minutes      is conditional upon holding a KunduCard and BSP bank account.
                                                 thanks to a worldwide and confidential
                                                 computerised network.                          Visa Debit Card: Convenient banking. Make cash withdrawals at any ATM with Visa Plus
                                                 Convenience: No bank account or                access worldwide. Shop and pay at any participating VISA merchant worldwide. Make
                                                 membership is required with 150,000            internet transactions anywhere Visa is accepted.
  MONEY TRANSFER                                 locations in over 190 countries.

BSP is PNG’s exclusive agent for Western         Other services
Union – the world’s most trusted name for        BSP offers a range of other banking services
international financial transference.            designed to make your banking experience
simply visit any BsP Branch or call 322          more convenient and simple. Some of our
9100.                                            more commonly used products and services
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need to utilise Western Union’s speed and
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convenience:                                     products for personal banking and business                                                      MR BANK S. PACIFIC

• sending money home to your family              banking customers. Offers a safe and

                                                                                                                                                Have you applied yet?
• emergency funds – needed when on               convenient way of accessing your account
   overseas business, study or holiday           transaction history, transferring funds
• to celebrate important events… allowing        between your linked accounts and paying           BSP
                                                                                                   VISA DEBIT CARD
   families to get together or as a gift         regular bills such as Telikom accounts using
                                                 BillPay. For business banking customers,
                                                 payments can be made to third parties.            DRAC TIBED ASIV
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             ATM/branch locations                                                                Branch ID#
                                                                                                              LAE MARKET
                                                                                                                                            PO BOX 1263 LAE
                                                                                                                                                                      473 9888
                                                                                                                                                                                 472 3004

                                                                                                 OFFSITE      LAE - PAPINDO ERIKU           ATM ONLY                                           1
Branch ID#   Branch                        Address               Telephone   Facsimile   ATM’s
                                                                                                 OFFSITE      LAE - VELE RUMANA             ATM ONLY                                           2
8332         AITAPE                        PO BOX 6 AITAPE        857 2042   857 2018      1
                                                                                                 OFFSITE      LAE - RAMU SUGAR              ATM ONLY                                           1
8317         ALOTAU                        PO BOX 260 ALOTAU      641 1024   641 1335      3
                                                                                                 8974         LIHIR                         PO BOX 38 LIHIR           986 4052   986 4056      4

8331         BIALLA                        PO BOX 182 BIALLA      983 1095   983 1093      2     8334         LORENGAU                      PO BOX 147 LORENGAU       470 9244   470 9295      2

OFFSITE      BIALA - HARGY                 ATM ONLY                                        1     8960         MADANG                        PO BOX 815 MADANG         852 1222   852 1235      3

8943         BOROKO BANKING CENTRE         PO BOX 1143 BOROKO     323 2288   323 1566      5     OFFSITE      MADANG PLAZA                  ATM ONLY                                           4

OFFSITE      BOROKO - GARDEN CITY          ATM ONLY                                        2     OFFSITE      MADANG BUTCHERY               ATM ONLY                                           1

OFFSITE      BOROKO - ORI LAVI             ATM ONLY                                        2     OFFSITE      MADANG - MARTIN TSANG         ATM ONLY                                           1

                                                                                                 OFFSITE      MADANG - DIVINE WORD          ATM ONLY                                           1
8336         BUKA                          PO BOX 245 BUKA        973 9752   973 9909      3

8300         BULOLO                        PO BOX 86 BULOLO       474 5366   474 5295      2     8333         MAPRIK                        PO BOX 525 MAPRIK         858 1317   858 1220      1

8951         COMMERCIAL CENTRE             PO BOX 1710 BOROKO     325 5999   325 5549      1     8315         MENDI                         PO BOX 86 MENDI           549 1070   549 1224      3

8335         DARU                          PO BOX 61 DARU         645 9062   645 9078      1     8316         MORO                          BSP MAIL BAG              275 5808   275 5811      2

OFFSITE      GEREHU - RAINBOW              ATM ONLY                                        1     8307         MOUNT HAGEN                   PO BOX 77 MT HAGEN        542 1877   542 3687      7

OFFSITE      GEREHU - UNIVERSITY OF PNG    ATM ONLY                                        1     8333         POPONDETTA                    PO BOX 83 POPONDETTA      329 7171   329 7085      3

             GORDONS - ATM LOBBY NEXT TO                                                         OFFSITE      POPONDETTA - HIGATURU         ATM ONLY                                           1
OFFSITE                                    ATM ONLY                                        2
             GORDONS COMMERCIAL CENTRE                                                           8950         PORT MORESBY - DOUGLAS        PO BOX 173 PORT           321 2444   321 3741      2
                                                                                                              STREET                        MORESBY
OFFSITE      GORDONS - RH HYPERMART        ATM ONLY                                        1
                                                                                                 8294         PORT MORESBY - BRANCH         PO BOX 78 PORT MORESBY    321 1999   321 1236      5
8301         GOROKA                        PO B0X 84 GOROKA       732 1633   732 2792      3
                                                                                                 OFFSITE      PORT MORESBY - CROWNE PLAZA   KWIKCASH - ATM ONLY                                1
OFFSITE                                    ATM ONLY                                        2     OFFSITE      PORT MORESBY - HABOUR CITY    ATM ONLY                                           1

8321         KAINANTU                      PO BOX 255 KAINANTU    737 1065   737 1172      3     OFFSITE      PORT MORESBY - JACKSON        ATM ONLY                                           1
                                                                                                              INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
8302         KAVIENG                       PO BOX 45 KAVIENG      984 2066   984 2383      3     OFFSITE      PORT MORESBY - POM GENERAL    ATM ONLY                                           1
                                                                                                              HOSPITAL, 3MILE
8311         KIMBE                         PO BOX 203 KIMBE       983 5166   983 5034      4
                                                                                                 8318         TABUBIL                       PO BOX 13 TABUBIL         548 9179   548 9185      4
OFFSITE      KIMBE - KBSA                  ATM ONLY                                        1
                                                                                                 8319         VANIMO                        PO BOX 209 VANIMO         857 1209   857 1201      2
OFFSITE      KIMBE - LA GALOMO             ATM ONLY                                        1
                                                                                                 8970         WABAG                         PO BOX 93 WABAG           547 1045   547 1270      3
OFFSITE      KIMBE - MOSA                  ATM ONLY                                        1
                                                                                                 8968         WAIGANI DRIVE                 PO BOX 211 WAIGANI        325 6788   325 6712      3
8328         KIUNGA                        PO BOX 16 KIUNGA       548 1073   548 1264      3
                                                                                                 8202         WAIGANI BANKING CENTRE        PO BOX 169 WAIGANI        325 9166   325 8593      6
8964         KOKOPO                        PO BOX 132 KOKOPO      982 8506   982 9285      4
                                                                                                 OFFSITE      WAIGANI - HAUS TISA           ATM ONLY                                           1
OFFSITE      KOKOPO - TROPICANA            ATM ONLY                                        1
                                                                                                 OFFSITE      WAIGANI - MORAUTA HAUS        ATM ONLY                                           1

8313         KUNDIAWA                      PO BOX 5 KUNDIAWA      735 1025   735 1079      3     OFFSITE      WAIGANI - VULUPINDI HAUS      ATM ONLY                                           1

8958         LAE COMMERCIAL                PO BOX 75 LAE          473 9888   472 2701      8     8306         WEWAK                         PO BOX 71 WEWAK           856 2344   856 2850      6

8303         LAE BRANCH                    PO BOX 104 LAE         473 9888   472 5962      2
                                                                                                   Over 150 ATMs nationwide and expanding the network for your convenience.
                                                                                                                   It’s what you’d expect from your Bank.

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Directory                                                                                                 BUsInEss &                            CLUBs, gYMnAsIUMs                    Diving
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Dive Centre:
                                                                                                          gOVERnMEnT                            AnD sPORTs                           Located at the Airways Hotel

Key services/lifestyle
                                                                                                          ORgAnIsATIOns                         CLUBs
                                                                                                                                                                                     +675 323 1355

                                                                                                          Australian High Commission                                                 The Papuan Club
                                                                                                          Waigani, POM                          The Tennis and Racquet Club          (Male members only)
                                                                                                          +675 325 9333 (Recommend that         C/-Airways Hotel, Port Moresby
                                                                                                          all inward bound expats register                                           sporting equipment
BUsInEss                         KPMg Chartered Accountants            nEWsPAPER PUBLIsHERs               upon arrival)                         Health Club featuring state of       Brian Bell
                                 Mogoru Moto Building,                                                                                          the art Techno Gym cardio and        Plaza, Gordons
BAnKIng & FInAnCE                Champion Parade                       south Pacific Post Ltd                                                   strength equipment, lap pool,
                                                                       (Publishers of the Post Courier)   new Zealand High Commission                                                +675 325 5411
                                 +675 321 2022                                                                                                  squash courts, floodlit tennis
                                                                       Head Office Lawes Road,            Waigani, POM                          court, aerobics and exercise
Head Office, Cnr of Musgrave &                                         Konedobu                           +675 325 9444                         room, a choice of professionally     FAMILY/WOMEn
Douglas Streets                  Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu              +675 309 1000                                                            organised classes and lessons,
                                 Chartered Accountants                    Australian Trade Commission           massage rooms, male & female         BEAUTY: HAIRDREssERs
+675 321 1999                   Deloitte Tower, Douglas Street                                           (Austrade)                            steam rooms and saunas.
                                 +675 308 7000                         The National (Pacific star)        +675 325 9333 (Switchboard at
                                                                       (Publishers of The National)       AHC)                                                                       Chatterbox Hair & Beauty salon
                                                                                                                                                gYMnAsIUMs                           Ground Floor ANG Haus,
BsP Commercial Centre                                                  Waigani Drive
Morata Street, Gordons,          PricewaterhouseCoopers                                                                                                                              Hunter Street
                                                                       +675 324 6710                      Australia-Papua new guinea
PO Box 1710 Boroko               Credit House, Cuthbertson Street                                                                               The Tennis and Racquet Club          +675 320 1733
                                                                          Business Council
Phone (675) 3255999              +675 321 1500                                                                                                  C/- Airways Hotel, Port Moresby
                                                                                  Contact through the Business
Fax (675) 3255549                                                      PRInTERs                                                                 + 675 324 5200                       Jazlee Hair Design
                                                                                                          Council of PNG
                                 Internal Revenue Commission                                              +675 320 0700                                                              Ela Beach Hotel
BsP Capital Limited                                                    Moore Printing                                                           The Royal Papua Yacht Club           +675 320 2090
Macgregor Street                 (IRC)                                 Head Office Scratchley Road                                              +675 321 1700
+675 321 4333                    Champion Parade                       Badili                             Business Council of Png
                                 +675 322 6600                                                            +675 320 0700                                                              Trends Beauty salon                                                  +675 321 0000                                                            sPORTs
                                               Email:                                                                                     Boroko, POM
                                                                                                                                                golf                                 +675 323 2318
Bank of Papua new guinea                                                                                  Institute of national Affairs (InA)
                                 MAnUFACTURIng,                                                                                                 Port Moresby golf Club, Waigani
Douglas Street                                                         Imprint Copy Centre                Hunter Street, POM
                                 COnsTRUCTIOn &                                                                                                 +675 325 5367                        BEAUTY: sPA CEnTREs
+675 322 7200                                                          Champion Parade                    +675 321 1044               EngInEERIng sERVICEs                  +675 321 1511
                                                                       Email:                                              The golf club also has a Thursday    spa Pua
                                 Curtain Bros Png Ltd                                                     Investment Promotion Authority        weekly ladies morning called         Located Harbour City
Kina group                                                                                                Level 3 Credit House,                 JUGS (Just Us Girls). Beginners
                                 +675 321 2300                         Theodist Ltd                                                                                                  (Trends Beauty Salon group)
Head Office, Douglas Street                                                                               Cuthbertson Street                    and experienced players are
                                 Email:        Waigani Drive                                                                                                 +675 3212808
+675 309 3888                                                                                             +675 321 7311                         welcome.                                                        +675 325 6500
                                 Hebou Constructions (Png) Ltd         Email:
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Airways Hotel
Port Moresby stock Exchange      Saraga Street, Six Mile                                                                                        Tennis                               +675 324 5200
                                 +675 325 3077                         Treid Print (Png) Ltd              Manufacturers Council of Png          Port Moresby Tennis Club,
Cnr Champion Parade & Hunter
                                 Email:          Varahe Street, Gordons             +675 325 9512                         Boroko                               Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                                                       +675 325 6609                                                            +675 321 1421                        +675 309 3000
+675 320 1980
                                 L&A ILB (Png) Ltd                     Email    Lae Chamber of Commerce &             Aviat Sports Club
                                 Morea Tobo Road, Six Mile                                                Industry                              +675 321 4261
                                                                       sUPERAnnUATIOn                                                                                                CHILD CARE CEnTREs
                                 +675 325 3999                                                            +675 472 2340
BUsInEss sERVICEs                                                      COnsULTAnTs
                                                                                                             sailing                              Peter Pan International Pre-school
                                 Email:                                       Pacific Islands Trade & Investment    (Pee Wee sailing Club – Children
Blake Dawson Lawyers                                                   nambawan super Limited                                                                                        & Play school
                                                                                                          Commission (PITIC)                    under the age of 12)
Mogoru Moto Building,                                                  Head Office, Era Rumana Building                                                                              24 Moru Street, East Boroko,
                                 Monier (Png) Ltd                                                         C/- Lae Chamber of Commerce &         Sail every Saturday morning at the
Champion Parade                                                        +675 309 5200                                                                                                 +675 325 4772
                                 Saraga Street, Six Mile                                                  Industry                              RPYC
+675 309 2000                                                
                                 +675 325 3344                                                            +675 472 2340                                                                                                                                                                  sunny Bunny’s Kindergarten
                                                                                                                                                Yachting & Water sports
                                 Bishop Brothers Engineering Ltd       national superannuation Fund       Png Chamber of Commerce and           Royal Papua Yacht Club (RPYC)        Boroko Drive,
gadens Lawyers                                                         Limited                                                                                                       +675 325 1186
                                 Head Office, Waigani Drive                                               Industry (PngCCI)                     +675 321 1700
Pacific Place, Musgrave Street                                         Head Office, Boroko
                                 +675 325 1088                                                            +675 320 3333
+675 321 1033                                                          +675 325 9522                                                                                                 Jack & Jill Pre-school and Child
                                                                                                                    Canoeing                             Minding Centre
                                 Email:                                           Port Moresby Chamber of
Posman Kua Aisi Lawyers                                                                                                                         Konedobu Kanu Klab                   Henao Drive Gordon
                                                                                                          Commerce & Industry (POMCCI)
+675 320 0127                                                          Aon Consulting (Png) Limited                                             +675                                 +675 325 3208
                                 steel Industries Ltd                                                     +675 321 3011
                                                                       MacGregor Street
Bradshaw Lawyers                 Goroa Street, Gordons
                                                                       +675 322 4544                                                            Hash House Harriettes                Ela Beach International Pre-school
ADF Haus,                        +675 325 3433               
                                 Email:                                                                            +675                                 Ela Beach Road
+675 320 0449                                                                                                                                                                        +675 3214304
                                                                                                                                                The Port Moresby Country Club:
                                                                                                                                                Waigani Drive
                                                                                                                                                Contact: +675 325 4906
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                                                                                                               HOBBIEs/sPORTs/CLUBs                  FOOD: REsTAURAnTs                 The Airways Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                       Lunchtime and dinner buffet
EDUCATIOn                             CNR Vaivai & Mavaru Street,        CHARITY/CLUBs                                                               Asia Aromas                       and à la carte. Airport views.
                                      Boroko                                                                   Craft/Painting/Book Club
                                                                                                               Contact: Marilyn Ward (resident)      Chinese Cuisine Ground Floor,     Delicatessen suitable for casual,
The Ela Murray International          +675 325 6633                      Cheshire Homes – Home for                                                   Steamships Plaza                  lunchtime/dinner.
school                                                                   Disabled Children                     at Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                                                                                                                                     +675 321 4780                     +675 3245200                   Paradise Private Hospital          P.O. Box 1306 Boroko,
                                      Taurama Road                       Wards Road, Port Moresby              Royal Orchid society of Png           The Round Haus                    FOOD: sUPERMARKETs
gordons International school          Dr. Misi Lam/Dr Glenn Mola         Tel: +675 325 5937                    Contact: Chairman: Justin             Chinese Cuisine (yum cha on
P.O. Box 1825, Boroko                 +675 325 6022                                                            Tkatchenko at PNG Gardener            Sunday mornings)                  Boroko Foodworld
+675 325 4088                                                            susu Mamas                            (          Boroko                            +325 7566
                                                                         C/-Lana Kami                          Secretary: Maree Berry (gberry@       +675 325 8899
                                      Pacific International Hospital
Korobosea – Boroko East                                                  P.O. Box 5857, Boroko,                                                                RH Hypermart
                                      4 Mile PMV Stop
International school                                                     Taurama Road POM                      (Meet 1st Saturday of each month      grand Palace seafood              Kennedy Road, Gordons
                                      +675 323 4400
+675 325 5358                                                            +675 325 2528                         at PNG Gardener’s Officer on          Restaurant                        +675 325 0972
                                                                                                               Waigani Drive – Please check as       Chinese Cuisine – yum cha         Email:
                                      Ela Medical group                  Rotary Club of Boroko                 this may have changed)
POM grammar school                    Lawes Road, POM                                                                                                C- RH Hypermart (Upstairs)
                                                                         Contact Port Moresby Chamber of                                             +675 311 2826                     sVs Foodland
P.O. Box 276                          +675 320 0585                      Commerce
Boroko +675 325 3166                                                                                           Bridge society                                                          Harbour City, Port Moresby
                                                                         Tel: +675 321 3077                    Meet every Wednesday at 8.30 at       golden Bowl                       +675 321 1111
                                      Port Moresby general Hospital
st. Josephs International                                                                                      the Ela Beach Hotel. Beginners        Chinese Cuisine
                                      (See other listings)               All nations Women’s Club
Catholic College                                                                                               are welcome. Contact Marilyn          Haus Tomakala, Waigani POM        TsT
                                      Two Mile, Boroko                   Meet the first Wednesday of each
Cnr Vaivai & Boroko Drive                                                                                      Ward (resident), Crowne Plaza         +675 325 1656                     Hubert Murray Highway
                                      +675 324 8200                      month at the Holiday Inn
POM                                                                                                            Hotel                                                                   323 2500
                                                                         +675 303 2000                                                               Magi seafood Restaurant
+675 325 3733                         HEALTH: PHARMACY                   (fundraising/social network
                                                                                                               Mah-jong                              (Chinese – chilli and salt and    J Mart
                                                                         organisation for all nationalities)                                         pepper crabs when in season)      (Located near airport)
FLORIsTs                                                                                                       Monday afternoon commencing
                                      Johnsons Pharmacy                                                                                              Koitachi Haus, Poreporena         323 6848
                                                                                                               at 13:00 at the Royal Papua Yacht
                                      Tabari Place Boroko and Spring     national Council of Women                                                   Freeway, Gordons
Linden Blosson Flower shop                                                                                     Club. Contact: contact via RPYC
                                      Garden Road, Goroko (Safer         P.O. Box 154, University                                                    +675 323 3918                     stop n shop
Poreporena Hwy, Gordons               location to Boroko)                Tauriganika Drive, POM                                                                                        Port Moresby Town        320 0827
 +675 325 4868                        +675 325 5336                      +675 326 0375                         Canasta                               seoul Haus                        Boroko                   325 5180
                                      Email:      A club for working women              Tuesday afternoon commencing          Korean Cuisine                    Waigani                  325 1517
Png gardener Flower shop                                                                                       at 13:00 at the Royal Papua Yacht     Hubert Murray Highway
Brian Bell Home Centre                                                   Anglicare stop Aids Png               Club. Contact: unknown, Yacht         5-mile                            CLUBs
                                      City Pharmacy
+675 311 2471                                                            Koura Way, POM                        Club will be able to provide direct   +675 325 2231
                                      Level 1 Steamships Plaza,
                                                                         +675 325 1855                         contact.                                                                Royal Papua Yacht Club
                                      Champion Parade
HEALTH: CLInICs                       +675 320 1033                                                                                                  Bacchus Restaurant,               Poreporena Freeway
                                                                         Australian Volunteers                                                       Airways Hotel (Five star)         +675 321 1700
The Ma Clinic                         Chemcare Pharmacies
                                                                         International                         FOOD: EATIng In,                      Jacksons Parade +675 324 5341
Herbal Medicine                                                          C/- POM Chamber of Commerce                                                                                   Aviat social & sporting Club Inc
Cameron Road, Gordons
                                      Harbour City                       & Industry                            EATIng OUT                            The Beachside Brasserie Pizza     Aviat Street, Konedobu
                                      +675 321 1982                      +675 320 0913
+675 323 0388                                                                                                                                        Restaurant                        +675 321 4261
                                                                                                               FOOD: CATERIng & FUnCTIOns            Ela Beach Road                    Email:
Chiropractor                          Jewellers                          City Mission                                                                +675 308 5520
Ruta Place, gordons                   House of Gemini                    Hubert Murray Highway                 Ela Beach Hotel Beachside                                               The Papuan Club
+675 717 83816                        ANG House, Hunter Street,          +675 320 0606                         Brasserie                             Daikoku Japanese Restaurant       Location: Downtown
Email:   + 675 321 1860                                                           +675 308 5520                         SVS Foodland, Harbour City        Male members only
                                          Hope Worldwide                                                              +675 321 0255
HEALTH: DEnTIsTs                                                         Boroko                                Asia Aromas
                                      Kara Jewellers Ltd                 +675 325 6901                         Ground Floor, Steamships Plaza        Jepello Restaurant
Mills Dental Care                     Brian Bell Plaza, Boroko                                                 +675 321 4780                         Italian
Deloitte Tower                                                           scout Association                                                                                             AIR CARgO AgEnTs
                                      +675 325 6091                                                                                                  Croton Street off Waigani Drive
+675 320 0600                         Email:           Champion Road, POM                    Food: Delicatessens                   +675 323 6800
Email:                                            +675 321 4666                         The Airways Hotel – Deli Bar                                            Air niugini Cargo
                                                                                                               located poolside.                                                       Jacksons Airport
                                      Jewellery Png                                                                                                  Palazzo Restaurant
HEALTH: MEDICAL - HOsPITAL                                               girl guides Association                                                                                       +675 327 3211
                                      Koitachi Haus, Spring Garden                                                                                   Mediterranean Cuisine (Indian/
                                                                         Champion Road, POM                    Boroko Foodworld and sVs                                                Email:
                                      Road, Gordons                                                                                                  Greek dishes)
Port Moresby Medical service                                             +675 321 7699                         Harbour City                                                            pg
                                      +675 325 5361                                                                                                  Lamana Hotel
A medical centre that is licensed                                                                              Stock imported cheese and             +675 323 2333
                                      Email:                                         meats etc.                                                              DHL
for emergency evacuation –
Medivac                                                                                                                                                                                Head Office, Kittyhawk Street,
                                                                                                                                                     The Café
                                                                                                                                                                                       Six Mile
                                                                                                                                                     Crowne Plaza Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                       +675 302 6555
                                                                                                                                                     +675 309 3000

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                                                                                                                 PEsT COnTROL                       Datec (Png) Ltd                  ConXions Ltd
TnT Air Cargo                         niu Ford                                FURnITURE, AUDIO VIsUAL &                                             Head Office & Sales              Kunai Street, Hohola
Head Office, Jacksons Parade          Distributor of Ford                     ELECTRICAL EQUIPMEnT               Complete Pest Control              Poreporena Freeway, Gordons      +675 325 6566
+675 325 2411                         Cameron Road                                                               Six Mile                                  Email:
Email: pom.sales@pngaf.kenmore.       +675 325 4546                          Brian Bell Home Centre              +675 323 0111                                                                       Kennedy Road, Gordons               Email:     Data nets Ltd                    nEC
                                      Crosbie Tyres                          +675                                                                   AON Building, MacGregor Street   First Heritage Centre, Islander Dr
Express Mail service (EMs)            Koani Street, Gordons                                                      PLUMBERs                           +675 320 0633                    +675 300 0300
Papua New Guinea                      +675 325 5700                                                                                                     Email:
+675 300 3775 Toll Free 180 2999      (Priority given to expat ladies with                                       niugini Plumbing services Ltd
                                                                             Fletcher Morobe Constructions Ltd
Email:         flat tyres)                                                                (after-hours service available)    Remington Technologies           TRAVEL AgEnCIEs
                                                                             (Furniture manufacturers)
                                                                             Six Mile                            P.O. Box 1856, Boroko, POM         Head Office
Airlines Png                          Dunlop Tyres                                                               +675 323 6565                      Poreporena Freeway, Gordons      Air niugini
(Air Cargo Services – within PNG )                                           +675 325 3144
                                      Gabaka Street, Gordons                                                                                        +675 3231345                     International & Domestics
+675 325 2011                         +675 325 5444                                                              REAL EsTATE AgEnCIEs                                                Telephone Sales
                                                                             Pryde Furniture – Boroko
                                                                             Contact: Mike O’Connell                                                TE (Png) Ltd                     +675 327 3444
Qantas Freight                                                                                                   Century21 siule Real Estate        Cameron Road, Waigani            Arrival & Departure Information
+675 327 3287                          DREssMAKERs                           +675 325 4233
                                                                                                                 Hunter Street                      +675 325 6322                    +675 327 3300
                                      Kokoda Tailoring Limited               BnBM Home Centre                    +675 321 2121                      Email:  
 CAR HIRE                             Morata Street, Gordons                 Kennedy Road, Gordons     
                                      +675 325 3086                          +675 325 0633                                                          Dalco International Ltd          Airlines Png
Avis Rent-A-Car                                                                                                  LJ Hooker                          +675 325 1811                    Level 1, Pacific Place,
Head Office, Jacksons Parade,                                                                                    Ground Floor, Deloitte Tower,      Email:        Musgrave Street
Seven Mile                             DREssMAKERs MATERIAL                                                      Douglas Street                                                      International Travel Centre
                                       WHOLEsALERs/                          Esco Ltd (Electrical fittings)
+675 324 9400                                                                                                    +675 320 0738 Email: ljhooker.     Theodist Ltd                     +675 321 3400
                                       MAnUFACTURERs                         Munahu Street, Gordons
Email:                                                                                   Head Office, Waigani Drive       Email:
                                                                             +675 325 5300
                                                                                                                                                    +675 325 6500          
                                      Luk Poy Wai Tailoring Ltd              Email:                                           Email:
Hertz                                                                                                            Credit Corporate Properties
Head Office, Jacksons                 POM                                                                        Credit House, Cuthbertson Street                                    Qantas Airways Ltd
                                      +675 323 2136                          Keynote Music House                 +675 321 7767                      supreme Industries Ltd           Credit Haus, Cuthbertson Street
International Airport                                                        Brian Bell Plaza, Turumu Street,
+675 325 4999                                                                                                  Cameron Road, Gordons            Telephone Sales
                                                                             Boroko                                                                 +675 323 6000                    +675 308 3200
Email:       DRY CLEAnERs                          +675 325 6134
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                                                                             Email:          Armit Street, POM                                                   +675 325 1800
                                      Pro-Clean Dry Cleaners
Budget Rent a Car                                                                                                +675 320 0944                      sUPERMARKETs                     PNG Toll Free
                                      Barton Place
Off Waigani Drive                                                             gAs sUPPLIERs                                                                                          +675 180 1222
                                      Badili.        +675 321 7258
+675 3236244                                                                                                     sECURITY sERVICEs                  Boroko Foodworld
                                                                             Brian Bell & Co Ltd (services &                                        +325 7566                        Travel services Ltd
                                      spic n span                                                                                                                                    1st Floor, SVS Foodland, Harbour City
                                                                             spares)                             g4s secure solutions Limited
 CAR DEALERs & TYRE                   Hubert Murray Hwy                                                                                             RH Hypermart                     +675 320 2468
                                                                             Morata Street, Boroko               Head Office, Port Moresby
 DEALERs                              POM            +675 321 7400                                                                                  Kennedy Road, Gordons            Email:
                                                                             +675 325 8066                       +675 309 2222
                                                                                                                 Email:         +675 325 0972
Ela Motors Ltd                         ELECTRICAL COnTRACTORs                                                                                       Email:     Travel Express
Distributor of Toyota, Yamaha,                                                InsURAnCE BROKERs                  guard Dog security services                                         Level 2, Haus Post, Boroko
Hino, Daihatsu, Renault, Mack         POM Electrical Co. Ltd                                                     Head Office, Ago Street, Gordons   sVs Foodland                     +675 300 3830
Head Office, Scratchley Road,         P.O. Box 5555,                         Aon Risk services                   +675 325 9653                      Harbour City, Port Moresby
Badili                                                                       Aon Haus, MacGregor Street          Email:          +675 321 1111                    Email:
                                      BOROKO         +675 325 3533
+675 322 9400                                                                +675 322 4500                                                                                             security system Ltd                TELECOMMUnICATIOn                UTILITIEs
Email:      EMPLOYMEnT AgEnCIEs                   Tower Insurance                                                        EQUIPMEnT
                                                                                                                 Head Office, Port Moresby
                                                                             Cuthbertson House                   +675 323 0277                                                       Eda Ranu Water supply
Boroko Motors Ltd                     Manpower Management                    Cuthbertson Street                                                     Telikom Png                      Head Office, Aopi Centre, Waigani
Distributors of Nissan, Mitsubishi,   services Ltd                           +675 321 1388                                                          Head Office, Era Rumana          +675 312 2133
Isuzu, Mercedes, Hummer, Honda        P.O. Box 1739, POM                      sTATIOnERY, COMPUTER &             Building, Waigani                24 Hour Hotline 312 2100
Head Office, Cnr Waigani Drive &      +675 321 5491                                                              OFFICE EQUIPMEnT                   +675 300 5000                    Email:
Cameron Road                                                                 QBE Insurance (Png) Limited
+675 325 5111                         Pacifica HR                            QI Building, Musgrave Street        Able Computing                     Digicel (Png) Ltd                Png Power               P.O. Box 480, POM                      +675 321 2144                       Able Building, Waigani Drive,      Head Office                      Head Office, PNG Power Building,
Email:       +675 320 3095                                      Gordons                            +675 7222 2222                   Hohola
                                                                                                                 +675 325 2599                                                       +675 324 3200
Png Motors                            Vanguard International                                                               Bemobile
Distributors of Mazda, Hyundai &      P.O. Box 150, POM                       LOCKsMITH
                                                                                                                                                    12, Datec Bld., Waigani Dr. PO   Post Png Postal services
Suzuki                                +675 321 7464                                                              Daltron Electronics                Box 1055, Waigani NCD, Papua     Port Moresby Branch,
+675 325 5788                                                                Ruswin PNG Locksmiths
                                                                             Cameron Road, Waigani               Cameron Road, Waigani              New Guinea
Bridgestone Tyres (PNG) Ltd           Wokman Ltd                                                                 +675 302 2200                      Ph: (+675) 325 9400,             POM Electrical Co. Ltd
Kennedy Road, Gordons                 P.O. Box 2530, Boroko                  +675 325 1970
                                                                             Email:                    9415, 9419, 9423                 P.O. Box 5555, BOROKO
+675 325 6266                         +675 321 0800                                                              Email:        Fax: (+675) 325 9428             +675 325 3533

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