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Old 23-07-2007, 02:27 PM
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working in png - Lae, is it safe?

i'm an aussie with a wife & 2 young children. I've been offered a job in PNG based at Lae. But I am worried about the safety of the wife & kids. Can anybody tell me what working/living in Lae is like? Is it safe for my family?
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:04 PM
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hoho,It is said madang is the safest place in PNG ,moresby is not that good ,i dont think u need worry 2 much if u live in lae ,just take care .anyway,hope everything goes well,Im also leaving for png soon,work in madang,and may go to lae frequently.contact me at my email if u would love 2.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:46 PM
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yeah, daniel, just remember to take care. everything will be ok. your family will be ok. and your girl will wait for you forever .
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:08 PM
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Hi Macca
I have worked in Lae for the past 8+ years, and love the people and the country. Lae itself isn't a bad place, but there is a fairly high rate of crime. The trick to staying safe is to learn some of the customs and language (Tok Pisin), recognize what you should and shouldn't do (ie. don't go driving after dark or in areas where you are unknown), and show repect to the people you come in contact with. Papua New Guineans, for the most part, are a shy and respectful people, who appreciate friendship with other cultures. If you try to hold fast to your own culture, you won't learn very much and you won't enjoy yourself very much either. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:21 AM
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i worked there in the mid eighties ok for a single man with his wits about him, but i wouldnt like the responsibility of looking out for a wife and kids as well. I dont know what its like now but ive heard the crime has gotten worse..
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