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Katarzyna Kowalska

"I used to worry so much before coming to Melanesia , but on InterNations I realized that my fears were unfounded."

Living in Lae

Expatriates who choose to live in Lae, Papua New Guinea, can expect a rich and varied lifestyle. Living in Lae, also known as ‘The Garden City’ offers a wealth of exciting attractions such as the Botanical Gardens and the ‘Morobe Show’ – an agricultural and industrial performance. As the capital city of the Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea, Lae is famous for its cargo port and is also home to the University of Technology. Other sights to be seen include the Lae War Cemetery, the Bumbu River, and for golf aficionados the Lae Golf Course is not to be missed. The local hospital is small but well-equipped and is of a good standard for a developing country. Accommodation for expats living in Lae is generally security guard-protected 24/7 due to the high crime rates, and if you are planning on living in Lae then it is advisable to organize a backup power generator as the infrastructure can be quite weak. Any expatriate based in Lae can use InterNations, the largest global organization for expats with more than a million members, to get in touch with fellow expatriates in Lae and across the globe.

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Moving to Lae

Lae City enjoys 137 kilometers of roads, however, some of them are in a less than perfect state of repair due to a lack of funding. The road from the airport to the city is serviceable and takes around 30 minutes to drive. Expats moving to Lae should expect some challenges when trying to get about due to the poor state of the roads and also the lack of reliable public transport. However, with soaring temperatures of around 30 degrees Centigrade all year-round there is definitely a plus side to living in this city too. The main market in Lae is wonderful to browse around and quite safe for visitors and expats in Lae alike. Flights in and out of the airport tend to be reliable so expatriates moving to Lae can easily get to and from the city.

Working in Lae

Lae City enjoys 137 kilometers of roads, however, some of them are in a less than perfect state of repair due to a lack of funding. The road from the airport to the city is serviceable and takes around 30 minutes to drive. Expats moving to Lae should expect some challenges when trying to get about due to the poor state of the roads and also the lack of reliable public transport. However, with soaring temperatures of around 30 degrees Centigrade all year-round there is definitely a plus side to living in this city too. The main market in Lae is wonderful to browse around and quite safe for visitors and expats in Lae alike. Flights in and out of the airport tend to be reliable so expatriates moving to Lae can easily get to and from the city.

Martin Beck

"Apart from private expat contacts, I could also find realiable business people in Melanesia's tourism business here on InterNations."

Katarzyna Kowalska

"I used to worry so much before coming to Melanesia , but on InterNations I realized that my fears were unfounded."