As a rule you will find the expatriate population friendly and full of outgoing, fun loving people. They have all experienced the “new kid on the block” feeling and are usually happy to extend invitations to new comers.
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PNG is a predominantly Christian country with churches from all the main denominations found in the larger centres.
There are numerous supermarkets that stock everything one needs even for the gourmet chef however, if often means a visit to them all.
In Papua New Guinea clothing seems to fall into two categories either very cheap and of poor quality or very expensive and of high quality. You can buy shorts and T-shirts for children. The younger they are the easier it is to buy clothes for them, although again the quality is not good.
The few boutiques that are here stock a range of business ware and the complete ensemble for the black tie function, a definite must as there are numerous Balls held throughout the year.
Good quality shoes in a range of sizes are very hard to come by for both adults and children. We strongly suggest you bring enough shoes for all the family. Remember your foot size is likely to increase in the heat so don’t buy shoes that are too tight.
In Port Moresby is three jewelry stores that sell the most magnificent hand crafted and innovative designed pieces often made from Papua New Guinea gold. They also stock quality watches and leather goods and various gift items.
Port Moresby has a variety of restaurants, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Malaysian, Korean the large, hotels also do international ala carte.
There is no point in denying the fact that security is an issue in Papua New Guinea. However, it is very possible to live a rich and fulfilling life while being security conscious.