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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

A few images from around Port Moresby.

Ela Beach, Port Moresby

Ela Beach, Port Moresby

Ela Beach, a nice stretch of white sand with groups of local kids swimming. I was told don’t visit after dusk.

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Koki Village, Port Moresby

Just east of Ela Beach is Koki village where the houses are built on stilts over the ocean. This is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. All waste drops straight down into the ocean, and the lighter plastic detritus  forms a layer on the surface that washes up on the shore.

Mural at National Museum, Port Moresby

Mural at National Museum, Port Moresby

The National Museum, a good introduction to the various tribes which gave me some background information before heading to Goroka.

Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby

The Bomana War Cememetry where around 4000 PNG and Australian soldiers who died during WWII were buried. In some ways PNG bears similarities to Okinawa with many local civilians killed as a war between foreign powers raged on their land.

Parliament Haus, Port Moresby

Parliament Haus, Port Moresby

Parliament Haus is built in the shape of a traditional haus tambaran. The front facade has a large mural, while the handles to the main doors are shaped like traditional kundu drums.

Parliament Haus, Port Moresby

Parliament Haus, Port Moresby

2 Comments

  1. Welcome to PNG! I’ve lived here for two and a half years – it’s a wonderful, fascinating country. How are you travelling around?

  2. Hi Rebecca, I’m back in Okinawa now. PNG was really interesting. Mainly flew from place to place but shared a vehicle from Goroka to Madang.

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