September 2017 analysis of ISPs in Papua New Guinea It’s been well over a year since I did my last analysis of internet plans and quite a few people have been visiting my site primarily for internet information. I have learnt a lot over the past year or so and wanted to present it in […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Background In Papua New Guinea, many expats employ a Haus Meri (Pidgin for house lady) to clean and tidy their houses or apartments a few days a week. A Pikinini Meri (child lady) is someone who cares for children during the day, usually at the child’s house. Whilst the pay is comparably low compared to […]Continue Reading... 11 Comments.
I really only care about good internet, saving money and board sports. Here are a few other blogs that may help if you are trying to find other up to date information about living in PNG. Currently active sites (2017) A Kiwi Expat in PNG – He has recently moved home but has some great info, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here is some information so you can figure out who the best value bank is in PNG. Since some of the information on their websites dates back to 2009 (looking at you Westpac), take this info with a pinch of salt. Having said that, I currently have a Westpac All-in-One account and the fees are […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Whilst this question is always asked, in the past few weeks it has been asked even more so. This article will explain why and what is being done about it. 18 July update: The PPC-1 was fixed ahead of schedule and internet is back to normal. Last week it deteriorated again but that was because […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I created this post as my original ISPs of Papua New Guinea post was a bit content heavy for Datec. This post will contain all the information that used to be there plus a bit more. How does Datec internet work? You will have an airMAX Powerbeam M5 (PBE-M5-400) installed on your roof and an […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So you have been posted overseas for a few years and will be getting a new local number where ever you are. Thing is, you still need your Australian number to be active for 2-step verification (e.g. bank codes) and for important phone calls. Many people stay on their monthly plans which is ludicrous, why pay […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
13 July update: Big update due to many changes with Telikom’s plans. Article heavily modified. Getting set up with Telikom After my recent update on my Papua New Guinea internet guide, I have had quite a bit of feedback about the new Telikom PNG internet plans. Here is my foray into their plans and the […]Continue Reading... 45 Comments.
Background One of the best kiteboarding locations in Papua New Guinea is Gelebara Kite Club (it’s Gelebara as in get), otherwise known as Black Rock. The name Black Rock comes from the fact that there is a massive strip of black rocks about a kilometre off-shore from the campsite. Gelebara is the name of the […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
I was meant to write this a few months ago but the good life got in the way. Short version Dana and I moved to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea in April 2016 as Dana got posted here for work. I put my job on hold and am now unemployed and absolutely loving it. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.