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Carole 14-10-2004 07:40 PM

And in this reality.. was there really a coconut to begin with?

Did anyone stay at jais aben in Madang? (Talking of coconuts). LIHS had a class trip when I was in year 8. Because of that experience, I encouraged a bunch of teachers to stay there when we all went away for a weekend. It was just as good as I remembered.

Larian 17-10-2004 10:06 PM

my son steven Honey was the chef at Jais Arben about 2 to 3 years ago.At that time madang was still a safe place.I remember when it wasnt a resort, I must be getting old. We lived a grass house with no doors and sticks to prop the windows open and lived right next to a compound. those were the days

Ronnie 19-10-2004 09:28 PM

I have never been to Madang, only Port Moresby and Lae. I worked at Nabzab doing the Civil Avaition Radio Communication external plant. In 2002 I went back to Lae and PM for a look and enjoyed myself. I felt safe, in both towns. Every city/town has their danger area, even here in little old Melbourne.

Cheers & Beers,

Cdurman 09-12-2004 09:12 AM

funny how the ANZ was the PNGBC building!

Originally Posted by aussie
Old PNGBC Building - taken 19th October, 2002 :

Ronnie 09-12-2004 09:00 PM

Who took it (PNGBC) and have they found it. Was anyone accountable.

david bergseng 31-01-2005 07:30 AM

great photo,s i went to LIHS 1977 until 1979 and played golf after school with Stephen Phiiips and Gareth Small I have very fond memories of PNG

Maz 01-08-2005 12:02 PM

Photo of the "roundwater" near Lae showgrounds, brings back huge memories, I lived not far from there. Maz

Ronnie 13-08-2005 07:34 PM

I worked at Nadzab during the construction bak in 1977 & 1979. Also drowned a few at the Aviat Club.
I went back in 2003 for a holiday.

juslookin 04-10-2005 03:27 PM

Thanks for all the great photos. :)

I lived in Lae from Oct 1986 - Feb 1989, so not too long (compared with some of the contributors for these forums), and I was only 10-12 years old. However these photos have bought back some long forgotten memories!

Does anyone have any photos of the big PTC (now Telikom I guess) building? My father worked there and was instrumental is some major works and changes. Does anyone remember the fire there, in about 1987-8?

I am looking to return to PNG next year with my husband and children, to teach in Port Moresby, and if we do, one of the things I want to do while we're there is to visit Lae and refresh my memory with the real thing!

Thanks again.

Stefan A 14-11-2005 06:55 PM


I never swam across it, but we jumped a 90cc postie bike into it repeatedly until it would no longer start.

I think it was on a day when we were bored with the BMX track at the showground, or not smokin and drinkin in the junior locker room at the golf course.

Stefan A

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