Paradise Magazine – Air Niugini

From the Editor’s desk: September/October 2017

From the Editor’s desk: September/October 2017
What are the best things about your city? Perhaps it’s a favourite café, a restaurant where you like to go with friends, a weekend market, or a bike ride along the beach?

In the September/October issue of Paradise we have asked city dwellers living in Air Niugini destination cities to reveal the secrets about their towns.

EMTV presenter Leanne Jorari loves Duffy Café in Port Moresby, while the author of Mao’s Last Dancer, Li Cunxin, tells where to buy the best mud crabs in his adopted city of Brisbane.

Papua New Guinea is renowned for its cultural festivals and shows, and one of the biggest is coming up.

Our preview of the Goroka Show, scheduled for September 15–17, captures all the colour of the event, which is attended by 100-plus tribes that perform sing-sings and traditional dance, dressed in spectacular tribal regalia. We also provide practical trips on how to get there, where to stay and the best show tickets to buy.

Air Niugini’s newest destinations also feature in this issue. We travel to Micronesia and dive over World War 2 shipwrecks in Chuuk Lagoon, and we explore Townsville in a special eight-page section that includes great things to do, places to eat, and major events such as rugby league and rodeo.

It’s so easy to get to these events now, with Air Niugini flying from Port Moresby to Townsville twice a week.

Another big event coming up is the PNG Games, scheduled to start in Kimbe on November 18. Our preview story looks at some of the key athletes performing in 28 sports, including weightlifter Morea Baru and boxer Thadius Katua.

In a special Paradise investigation, we revisit the mysterious disappearance, 80 years ago, of pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart.

On an around-the-world flight, she took off from Lae in July 1937 and went off the radar forever. Many theories exist about her last movements, putting her final resting place variously in Kiribati, Saipan and PNG. We look at all the latest evidence.

Happy reading and flying,

Robert Upe, Editor

Paradise Magazine, September/October 2017