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Interesting places in Madang:
Madang Resort    Madang Airport
Madang Market   Madang Golf Course
James Barnes Canning Factory   Madang Provincial Administration Offices
Coastwatchers Memorial Lighthouse   Madang Country Club
Jant Timber Factory   Madang Lodge
Sir Donald Cleland Park  

Madang (old German name: Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen) is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 (in 2005) on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. It was first settled by the Germans in the 19th century. The town is said to be one of the prettiest towns in the South Pacific.

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Flying Foxes Resting

Flying Foxes Resting
Made by kahunapulej
These flying foxes are fruit-eating bats with a wingspan of over one meter. They roost in trees and caves, and are common in Papua New Guinea. Some places, like Madang, have large concentrations of these flying mammals. They get pretty noisy with their squeaks while roosting. At night, when they fly around, their big wings make a definite flapping sound. These were photographed in Madang, but I have seen them attempting to eat my bananas in Ukarumpa, too. (I would have had a good picture of one caught in the act if my digital camera could have reacted in 0.1 seconds instead of 4 seconds.)

P2-MAF

P2-MAF
Made by orchardrise
Whilst in PNG I had the unexpected honor of spending a day out with Mission Aviation Fellowship, flying from Mount Hagen out over the northern plains Sepik and Ramu river country, down to Madang, and a range of stops in between. Six hours in the air, 7 take off and landings, and all under the excellent skills of pilot Michael Davis. It was a delight to serve MAF with the camera. I'll post a few shots here, but the bulk are going back to MAF for their promotional use. Special thanks Patrick and Michael.

Pidgin, Papua New Guinea's Lingua Franca

Pidgin, Papua New Guinea's Lingua Franca
Made by peace-on-earth.org
Directly translated into: You No Can Come Inside. Tok Pisin is largely spoken in Papua New Guinea as a lingua franca. It developed as an English-based creole with influences from local languages and to a smaller extent German or Unserdeutsch and Portuguese. Tok Pisin originated as a pidgin in the 19th century, hence the name 'Tok Pisin' from 'Talk Pidgin', but has now evolved into a modern language. [wikipedia.org]

Baby flying foxes hold on tight

Baby flying foxes hold on tight
Made by kahunapulej
Spectacled flying fox pteropus conspicillatus, a large fruit-eating bat with a wing span of over 4 feet. This mother flying fox has a baby clinging to its belly. Maybe if I had a better camera and lens, I could have taken a more clear picture of the baby as it zoomed past me in the sky. Maybe.

Bat with baby bat

Bat with baby bat
Made by kahunapulej
Spectacled flying fox pteropus conspicillatus, a large fruit-eating bat with a wing span of over 4 feet. I'm told they taste good. This mama bat has a baby bat clinging to her belly. It is kind of hard to see, because it is kind of hard to get the bats to pose for you.

mad_0010

mad_0010
Made by dariusexx
This is part of Jant's Lay Down Area. (a place where equipment lay down to die.) Jant are a Japanese wood chip company that have been in Madang for over 20 years. They imported directly from Komatsu factory and just paid us a royality.

Flying fox face

Flying fox face
Made by kahunapulej
Spectacled flying fox pteropus conspicillatus, a large fruit-eating bat with a wing span of over 4 feet. I'm told they taste good. They also can carry some nasty diseases, so cook them well if you try it.

Flying Foxes Roosting

Flying Foxes Roosting
Made by kahunapulej
Flying foxes are huge (about 4 foot wingspan) fruit-eating bats that are common in Papua New Guinea. They hang upside-down, roosting in trees and caves. They are obviously thriving in Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Madang Province Coast

Madang Province Coast
Made by kahunapulej
This is a view from the shore line at Jais Aben resort, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Under that water are some really interesting coral and fish. Maybe next time I'm there I can photograph more of them.

Pteropus Conspicillatus

Pteropus Conspicillatus
Made by kahunapulej
Spectacled flying fox pteropus conspicillatus, a large fruit-eating bat with a wing span of over 4 feet. This mother bat has a baby bat clinging to its belly.

Pastoral Cabbages

Pastoral Cabbages
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Pastor Osoi helps support his family by growing cabbages in the highlands then going down to Madang (where it is too hot to grow cabbage) and selling them.

Flying fox wingspan

Flying fox wingspan
Made by kahunapulej
Spectacled flying fox pteropus conspicillatus, a large fruit-eating bat with a wing span of over 4 feet. I'm told they taste good.

Top Up Here

Top Up Here
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Individual vendor in the Madang Town Market selling Digicel mobile telephone pre-paid telephone top-up cards along with hand-made jewelry

Madang Lighthouse

Madang Lighthouse
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Madang lighthouse. The concrete strips on the ground form the outline of a cross, with the lighthouse in the centre.

Vegetable Market Video Games

Vegetable Market Video Games
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What else would you do between sales of garden-fresh produce? Taken at the main market in Madang, Papua New Guinea

Road Washed Out

Road Washed Out
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When the river relocates the edge of the road past the middle, you must choose carefully which side to drive on.

Scarlet Lorikeet

Scarlet Lorikeet
Made by kahunapulej
Bird on a doorstep. Normally, the lorikeets like the treetops, especially the tops of flowering trees.

DSCN0558

DSCN0558
Made by BoxElephant
Digicel's prepaid phones are taking PNG by storm. Never thought I would see cellphones in Madang!

Patriotic Colors

Patriotic Colors
Made by kahunapulej
This boy is dressed in the national colours of Papua New Guinea for Independence Day celebrations.

Hotels of the World (9-1)

Hotels of the World (9-1)
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Comfort Inn Coastwatchers, Madang, Madang, Papua New Guinea Door sign written in Pidgin 08/2008

Videos:

Madang Escape
Oct 15th - 24th 2007...E-FM Madang


PNG Madang Bats
Bats in trees in Madang, Papua New Guinea...Papua New Guinea Bats


Orion Expeditions "Papua New Guinea Islands & Highlands I"
11 night Papua New Guinea cruise route Rabaul to Cairns via the Sepik River, Madang, Tami Island, Cape Nelson, Tufi, Fergusson, Samarai & Kwato


Orion Expeditions "Papua New Guinea Islands & Highlands II"
& Kwato Isles, Fergusson Island, Tufi, Cape Nelson, Tami Island, Madang & the Sepik River. This award-winning cruise website makes you the


Andong Maskdance Festival 2006 - Hahoe Mask Dance (3)
P'agyesung Madang - Pune (The Flirtatious Young Woman) appears performing a dance alone. After looking around to be sure that no one is nearby,


Andong Maskdance Festival 2006 - Hahoe Mask Dance (1)
Halmi Madang - Halmi (The Granny) appears with a white scarf around her head and begs the spectators for a donation, bewailing her ill fortune. This


PNG Dreamland 2007
the "UNEXPECTED" !...png. papua neu guinea new land unexpected madang goroka niuginu nugini busch bush remote rual area wewak boat kids beach


True North Star Cruises - "Cairns-Papua New Guinea Cruise"
New Britain, Duke of York Islands, & Rabaul, returning by air via Madang & Goroka to Cairns. This award-winning cruise website makes you the


Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge
This is the RR bridge over the Cape Cod Canal, in Buzzards Bay, MA. Dang .mov files...so hard to work with without


PapaMaman-Together1
Ba Ma dang lam co ngoai vuon...PapaMaman


Andong Maskdance Festival 2006 - Hahoe Mask Dance (4)
were invited to join in the dance.. a sporting westerner danced really well.....Andong Maskdance Mask Dance Hahoe P'agyesung Madang


The Hole
This is the hole that Louis found....hole madang




Nearest places of interest:

Madang Provincial Administration Offices
Mount Wilhelm (highest in Papua New Guinea)
Madang Lodge
Lae (Nadzab) Airport (IATA: LAE - ICAO: AYNZ)
  Sir Donald Cleland Park
Madang Market
Jant Timber Factory
James Barnes Canning Factory

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