Nicholay Miklouho-Maclay IV
Grendu Village, site of Maclay's House
Memorial to Maclay along with Valeri Sourin & Decendants ofr Kui
Kui and Totel Figure from Bongu Village in 1871
One of many Books about Maclay in Russian
B25 Bomber, Wangat Island, Madang
Dallman Diver & Kalibobo Spirit providing services to the US Project Recover Project in Madang in Feb/Mar
CAIRNS SHERIDAN HOTEL
Jordan Barter with Mackeral caught in Project Recover (Fringe Benefits)
Madang Resort from Drone
Kalibobo Spirit Crew at Kanganaman Village
Crocodile Sing Sing at Kopar Village
Madang Resort Marquee erected at the World Sufing Chamionship at Tupira, Madang
Madang Resort Gardens and Pool
Tupira Surf Championship 2017
New White House currently under construction
MS Europa in Madang March 22 2017
APEC MEETIG 2018
New Executive Rooms under Constructiion at Madang Resort
Wonong Ab Wing, Madang Resort
MADANG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Friday 11, August 2017
This last month has been very exciting in PNG. For 8 weeks, over 3000 people nominated for the 111 seats in the National Parliament. Candidates from more than 40 registered political parties plus many independent candidates. It has been a challenging time, many candidates were competing against members of their own family or relations, many against historic tribal rivals. Many just handing out money. During the campaign there was some fighting, some deaths with destruction to houses and vehicles which is very sad but in the end 111 members were elected and I am sure that the court of disputed returns will be extremely busy for the next few months dealing with the various disputes some of which indicate serious breaches took place.
National Parliament sat last week and elected a Speaker, followed by the Prime Minister, the Government coalition had almost 60 against the National Alliance 46 who now sit in Opposition, these numbers could change as the court of disputed returns deals with the various breaches that have been alleged to have occurred.
PNG now awaits in anticipation of what will happen with the new Government, which in reality is much the same as the previous Government. Their first job is to get the economy back on track, then to honour all their promises which is always quite difficult in what can only be described as the world’s greatest democracy.
The reason I provide this brief is that the media often exaggerate the conflicts and bad news always travels faster as it sells more papers. There was fighting, there were deaths an destructions but tourists and visitors to PNG were quite safe, the conflicts were restricted to internal politics. Perhaps we should be promoting future elections as one of the attractions to the land of the unexpected!
I have written a great deal about this famous Russian Explorer, our Foundation has also been involved in educating the public in PNG about his work and with the help of Valeri Sourin and his Wife, Irma we have built a seawall to protect the site from sea erosion and generally assisted the people who cared for Maclay on his visits to PNG statying on his arrival on Sep 20, 1871.
Out of the blue several months ago, I received an email from Nickolay Mikloucho-Maclay. AT first I thought it was a joke until I realised that the author of the email was in fact Maclay’s Brothers Grandson who shares the same name as Maclay. Since then we have exchanged many emails which has resulted in a visit to take place between Sep 13-26 of Nickolay, Mikouho-Maclay (IV) to PNG, Madang and Gorendu.
The staff are busy preparing the visit and arrangements have been made with the Divine Word University to hold meetings with Maclay IV and his team in Madang, visits to various sites including extended overnight stays at Gorendu Village where a live telecast will take place on Sep 20 at 1700 to Russia to commemorate the 146th Anniversary of his arrival in PNG.
Following a successful voyage up the Sepik River where I assisted the navigation of the 45m Qing and Kalibobo Spirit, the Captain Gui Garcia and his wife Cathryn Castle returned to Madang to spend a month to dive relax and make a film which will be available shortly on diving and another on Madang, and the Madang Resort. We will keep you advised when these films will be released as Gui and Cathryn both very experienced dive instructors say the diving in Madang is amongst the best in the world and Gui is already getting ready to organise special dive groups to charter the Kalibobo Spirit.
SEPIK RIVER BOOK
Since returning from my extensive trip around Australia, I have written 3 books. The first about our rip around Australia which is primarily a private account of our experience I had with my Grandson, Jordan, Sibo my trusted assistant and Derol one of our mechanics.
The Sepik Book contains 100 pages of pictures with some copy describing what you can see along the Sepik River. The actual photographs were all taken within a few months so it is a current account of what you can see by cruising the Sepik aboard the Kalibobo Spirit, or any other motoryacht. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I am sure when you see this book it will excite ayone to visit the Mysterious, Mighty, Magical Sepik.
The link to download: http://bit.ly/sepikbook
PNG ISLAND CRUISE BOOK
The Island Cruise Book contains 82 pages. It details 30 ports and islands you can visit in PNG providing a coordinates, description as well as pictures taken by myself over the past decade. It has been produced for the purpose of educating small and large ship owners but more specifically expeditionary vessels that can navigate to most of the ports listed. More importantly, it will help us sell more charters aboard the Kalibobo Spirit to PNG which remains one of the world’s least known cruise destinations.
The link to download: http://bit.ly/pngislands
SIbo & Derol, Darwin
Camel Riding, Katherine
The Lost City, Mount Crawford, NT
MTS PNG Welcomes Visitors Aboard the Pacific Aria
Download the Visitors Information Booklet [PDF, 1.5MB]
Expeditions - Kalibobo Spirit
The luxurious "Kalibobo Spirit" motor yacht is available for charter in the coastal waters and rivers of Papua New Guinea.
This vessel provides the ultimate way of visiting some of the most remote regions of the the Sepik River and Papua New Guinea all in the comfort of this luxurious vessel.
T: +675 4222655 T: +675 422 2766, F: +675 4223543, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Madang Resort (formerly Hotel Madang) remains PNG's most popular tourist resort and conference centre offering 180 guest suites with facilities that include PADI dive shop, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, Hair Salon, Business Centre, Tour Office, 3 restaurants, 4 pools, Gymnasium, 2 lagoons, a marina, PADI Dive Facility, Game Fishing and much more.
The Resort offers free use of Kayaks. sailing boats, bikes, tennis and Golf equipment and is now offering complimentary breakfasts in the Janek Aben Restaurant - enquire now for conditions.
The new Kalibobo Haus Kibung and new Haus Win Restaurant was officially opened on 10th June 2013, both are fully operational and have proved to be very popular.
Located along the shore of the Madang Harbour & Yamilon Lagoon in 15 acres of landscaped gardens.
T: +675 422 2655 T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3325 E: email@example.com E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang
Kalibobo Village was completed in 2007 and provides 60 deluxe rooms and villas, plus 10 cottages set along the Dallman Passage and entrance to the beautiful Madang Harbour overlooking Krankget Island. Facilities include a swimming pool, lagoon, tennis court as well as facilities provided at the adjacent Madang Resort.
NEW! Apartments for Short & Long Term Rental
T: +675 422 2655 T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3325
Niugini Dive Adventures
Niugini Diving Adventures, (NDA) is based at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village but in addition provides dive instruction and excursions aboard the Kalibobo Spirit. It is a PADI dive facility. In addition to scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing trips are available.
Dive, Snorkel, Cruise & Tour
For bookings, email email@example.com
Niugini Dive Adventures operates the Aqua Venture and Sau Dazas. Game fishing boats that can provide light and big game fishing in waters of the Bismarck Sea.
T: +675 422 2766 F: +675 422 3543 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MTS provide a complete touring service throughout the Highlands and Papua New Guinea. Bookings can be made to visit Western, Southern and Eastern Highlands, Simbu & Enga plus the islands provinces of East and West New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville and Milne Bay.
The Heritage Cairns has just been announced by Trip Advisor as the Travellers Choice for 2012. This prestigous award is attributable to the committment by MTS to provide a true PNG hospitality,. The Tropical Heritage Hotel has one certificates of excellence from Trip Advisor for 2012, 2013 & 2014 and is rated as #7 in 68 hotels in Cairns. It does not profess to be a 5 star hotel, it is rated as 3.5 stars and is considered to be the best, most affordable hotel in the CBD of Cairns City.
Rosemary has retired and touring Australia in a Caravan, James Munro has taken over as Manager assisted by Cynthia Bubner and the fantasic staff. They all look forward to welcoming you in 2015
In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012, 2013, 2014 and just announced Winner of the Excellence Award for 2015 by Trip Advisor - Congratulations!.
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Full costs available on Web, plus special offers
Lukim yu Bihain!
Cairns Sheridan Hotel & Conference Centre is also known as Cairns Airport Hotel is situated only 2-3km from Cairns Central shopping centre and Cairns Airport. From the hotel it’s a short walk to the Botanical Gardens, Whitfield Range bush tracks and the Cairns Esplanade. The Palms Restaurant provides excellent cruisine and a friendly environment.