Miller picture of kids at Yabob Island, Madang
Brilliant picture of colurful Reef Madang
Miller picture of Madang Resort Pool
Museum Fnd Raising Dinner Sep 14 Sana Room, Madang Resort
Pastor Barry & Alice Lang dining with Andrew Barter
Kayaking in the Madang Lagoon, in foreground my Sister, Bertie
Nicholay Mikloucho-Maclay Memorial seawall completed.
The Nicholay Mikooucho-Maclay Memorial School
Gorendu Village, Rai Coast, Madang
Josephstaal Rural Hospital
Aust Defence aboard the Kalibobo Spirit
Sunday October 6, 2013
Welcome again to our blog which is designed to keep our partners and clients up todate with activities in PNG and in Cairns.
CHRISTIAN MILLER PICTURES OF MADANG
In late September, we invited Christian Miller to visit Madang to take pictures below and above water and we are delighted to include 3 of his pictures to provide you some of the beautiful pictures he has taken. During his visit over 3 days, he took 2000 images which will be made available to the TPA, Air Niugini and anyone else to promote the tremendous potential Madang and PNG offers. If you would like specific pictures, providing we are acknowledged, the images taken are free of charge.
FRIENDS OF MUSEUM
We are pleased with the fund raising dinner arranged by the Friends of the Museum at the Madang Resort, Sana Room. We raised K21,120 from the evening. These funds will be used to upgrade the exhibits of the Madang Haus Tumbuna (Museum) and undertake urgent maintenance.
BARRY & ALICE TO LEAVE MADANG
Pastor Barry & Alice Lang have finally said they will be retiring. Barry just celebrated his 81st Birthday said that Alice, his life long partner and wife want to take a rest and settle in Cairns where two of their sons now reside. Barry and Alice are canadian, and cay they prefer the tropics rather than the cold winters in Canada. Barry & Alice have spent thier lives servingas missionaries in British Guyana, PNG, FNQ and after returing back in Canada, they returned to take up a coluntary job as Chaplains at the Divine Word University a challenge they have really enjoyed. They will be sadly missed by the students and staff of the University.
KAYAKS & SALING
Activities at the Madang resort include Kayaks and sailing our catamarans, during the visit of the ADF they have been used extensively, other activities have included scuba diving and snorkelling which they describe as sensational. For 4 weeks, the Madang resort and Kalibobo Village have been home for more than 100 Australian Defence Force Helicopter Pilots and Enegineers whoic have been undergoing high altitude training which they describe as the best experience in a safe environment in the world.
For 3 months we have been working with the people at Gorendu Village to build a seawall around the site of the house where the famous Russian Explorer settled from 1871 prior to the German colonisation. The people at Rai Coast findly remember the visit through 2 generations and it was decided that it was important for future generations to know who he was, what he did and two very generous Russian-Italian couple provided funds to build the seawall, make a new plaque and staff of the Madang Resort provided supervision and earthmoving equipment to complete the project.
The Maclay Memorial School has 90 students, 3 teachers in the single classroom pictures. On a recent visit to Basumuk where the Ramu-Nico Project has been built I spoke with the Chairman of Ramu-Nico who has agreed to construct a double classroom which will be welcomed by the people of Gorendu.
Another longtime project of the Melanesian Foundation has been the improvement of health services to the people of Josephstaal in the remote Middle Ramu District. The Australian Government allocated 7.9m kina through the Incentive Fund to the Catholic Mission and the project was launched by the new Australian High Commissioner, HE Deborah Stokes on Sep 27 must to the pleasure of the Josphstaal people.
Not much news from Cairns except that Cairns Sherican Hotel has increased its popuylarity to 12 out of 69 and the Tropical Heritage Cairns is now 6 out of 69 - both hotels have been operating with very high occupancies due to their popularity.
Sir Peter Barter
Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island
Madang Resort | Kalibobo Village | Cairns Sheridan Hotel | Cairns Heritage Hotel
all 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winners
Sau Dazas leaving the Marina for day game fishing
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.
Christmas & New Years Aboard the Kalibobo Spirit
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 upgrading of accommodation and facilities under the leadership of Rosemary Robertson and her fantastic staff.
In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012.
8 Minnie Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870
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Lukim yu Bihain!