New members of the Papua New Guinea forum, introduce yourself here – 2017

Hi all,

Newbie on the Papua New Guinea forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Papua New Guinea if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

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Hi all,

I am excited to start the new year in Papua New Guinea.
I have recently joined my partner here in Port Moresby who already has work in PNG.
Originally I am from Germany but have lived in the Netherlands for the last 2 years.
I am a Project Manager for Operations and Human Resources and am now looking for new job opportunities.

I am looking forward to explore PNG's diving spots and would love to learn how to sail this year. Any recommendations are very welcome!

Hope to see you around.


Hi...I'm newbie this forum, I would to ask that my agency require me to have a final  medical. The doctor was already gave an advised fit to travel.  I'm confused?

HI there,

I'm actually a Papua New Guinean but thought this would be a good forum to get to know expatriates living in PNG and also be of assistance in terms of providing information from an everyday Papua New Guineans point of view. 

I was brought up in Port Moresby, and am from Aroma, Central Province.



I'm not sure about sailng spots, try check out the yacht club....but as for diving locations, I'd recommend Walindi Dive Resort in Kimbe, Tawali Island Resort in Alotau and and Tufi Dive Resort, Tufi, Popondetta.

Cheers and hope you've enjoyed your time in PNG so far.

HI Everyone

I accepted a job offer in Madang , now as i finished all medical etc waiting to get my visa and move there. Im excited but also a bit worry. I search the internet about expats in Madang but cant find much. Any information would be highly appreciated

Hi everyone,

I'm new in this forum. I grew up in Philippines and was adapted to the Pinoy cultures and lifestyles. I really wanted to know  more about Pinoys living in PNG. If you are a Pinoy citizen and is reading this right now, all I can say is MABUHAY.

Good to get in touch with different citizens who had love and passion for Papua New Guinea. Thanks to Expat.

Happy new year to y'all


I'm new here and planning to be in PNG 2nd quarter of 2017 as I'm waiting for the renewal of my Philippine passport here in Manila.

Just came back from Beijing, China working as ESL teacher in an International Montessori in Beijing together with my Filipina wife for 8 long years.

My son is born also in Beijing, China who is now grade 3 student and
a 9 years old at age and studying here in the Philippines.

I'm thinking and praying to the Lord if someone will offer me any job offer together with my wife. Any opportunity to start living again as Expat in a foreign land. We came back form Beijing, China last July 2014.

But to my amazement, we missed life abroad and living with Expats and other nationals. We are a "full gospel" born again Christian and we want to live and work in Papua New Guinea as we learned and wanted to see this beautiful place created by God.

Any offer/s highly appreciated, just email **
Thank you and waiting for any help and offer you can share to us.

God Bless and Cheers,

Alex G. Romanos

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Hi all,
I've been teaching in PNG for 20 years now and still counting. I started as a young single and now a mother who still has a lot to learn and want/need to find out about Papua New Guinea.

I'll be looking forward to read more information through this community.

Thanks :)

Hi everyone
I was born in goroka and moved around growing up.  My family finally landed in Toronto.  I will be visiting png in july and im looking for some help in regards to transportation and places to see. 
I am looking for the best way to get from port moresby to goroka and any suggestions to stay in between. 
I cant wait to see and reconnect with my roots

Hi all.
I have accepted a position and expect to be on the ground in POM late March early April 2017, depending on my visa.

This will be my second stint working and living in POM. It has been a few years since I was there last and this current contract will go for approximately 2 years. I enjoyed my time previously and found POM quite a friendly place. I got around ok, I didn't venture out too much at night unless with a group. With my previous employer I got to travel a bit, Bulolo and Lae mainly. It was good to get out on weekends and head to places along the coast not far from POM.

I will be working as an adviser on a couple of construction sites around POM. At this stage I will be living in Waigani, so pretty close to most things.

I am looking forward to returning and hopefully catching up with some old friends and making new ones.

So if you want to say hi, catch up for a beer or a coffee or do something on the weekends or possibly evenings give me a shout and I can pass on my details.


Dear Julien,

I am new to the forum. I am a PNG local. I run an employment Agent business in Port Moresby,  I would to have my business on this forum to get network and contacts who are coming to PNG to start up business or new Immigration / Work Permit service.

my email is: xxxx


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Hi all , iam douglas and iam a papua new guinean living and working in portmoresby, and i just wanna wish all expats coming into png a warm welcome and a happy stay in our beatiful country .. cheers

hello everyone

i'm bodoi from the Philippines, a new member in this, staying here in Lae City for more than a year now. Sad to say last week, is just my second time being out of the city. My first outing was in Goroka area last year, where the temperature is cool and lots of beautiful flowers.

Hi everyone,

My name is Fanni and have accepted an offer to work in Ports Moresby as from May 2017. Being a Kenyan, I wanted to know if there is Kenyan community in Ports Moresby.   Additionally, can someone advise me of affordable furnished apartments  near Papua Grand Hotel. 

Thanks. Fanni

Hi all,
Just arrived in POM and will be here for the next few years at least. I would like to get involved in community work, conservation etc. I have plenty of free time for a good cause. Any ideas please PM me, Thanks

Hi Douglas,

My name's David and my wife, 2 kids and I are moving to Port Moresby in a couple of months time from New Zealand.  We're looking forward to it and hope that we get to meet and make friends with lots of friendly locals like yourself!


I am Simon Wong from Malaysia. Might get an offer for expat from Myanmar to Papua New Guinea. 16 years ago work in Vanuatu. At that point of time doesnt know about this forum. Only 2 years ago started for this.

Bula All

I am from Fiji & got a job offer in Lae, safe is to work & stay in PNG

Farhia7860 :

Hi everyone,

My name is Fanni and have accepted an offer to work in Ports Moresby as from May 2017. Being a Kenyan, I wanted to know if there is Kenyan community in Ports Moresby.   Additionally, can someone advise me of affordable furnished apartments  near Papua Grand Hotel. 

Thanks. Fanni

Hi  Fanni

Did you already move? I am also Kenyan and would like to hear about your experiences


I've worked in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for more than a year.
I was offered a Telecom Engineering job in PNG, I don't have an idea yet where my workbase will be but most likely it will be in POM.
I would like some insights about the security in PNG (in general) since I'll be going around in the field. And also, what salary range can I expect them to offer me? and the offer inclusion?



Hi I am moving to POM for a 3 year contract in about 6 weeks. Looking forward to meeting new people and the challenge of the new job. My wife and son will be joining me early next year. Am currently looking for a place to live so any tips on good locations etc would be appreciated. Thinking of a 3 bed apartment with views and complex needs a pool and gym. Any help appreciated!


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