Month: April 2011

EDA RANU Water Rationing Schedule

This is the rationing schedule if water does not run normally by this afternoon. Rationing will continue until water is restored normally.

Area 1–  All of Gerehu, Rainbow, POM Nats, UPNG, Admin Coll, Waigani Heights, Telikom Compound, Games Village, Tokarara, Hohola, POMCC, Waigani Office

Area 2– Morata, 8mile, 9mile, Moitaka, MacGregor, Pari, Kilakila, 2mile, Korobosea, Boroko, Bisini, POM Grammar

Area 3– all of Gordons, 6-7mile, Airport, Erima, Airways. Gordons 5, Garden Hills, Waigani Stop n Shop, Parliament Haus

Area 4– All of Town, Burns Peak, Konedobu, Hanuabada, Badiagwa, Tatana, Badili, Koki, Gabutu, Boroko

Time ON OFF  
6.00am-12.00pm Area 4 Area 1, 2 &3
12.00pm-6.00am Area 1 & 3 Area 2 & 4
6.00pm-12.00am Area 2 & 4 Area1 &3
12.00am-6.00am Area 4 Area 1,2&3

Note: Port Moresby General Hospital, PIH, POM Private Specialist, Paradise Private will be receiving 24 hours water supply

Hidden ATMs in Port Moresby

Longpela lain long ATM
ATM queue at BSP Waigani Banking Centre

Fortnights are a hassle when trying to get some money. The ATM queues can go as long as 10 meters or more. Here is a list of ATMs hidden around the city.

Digicel HQ

The Digicel HQ in Gordons has an ATM in their premises. There are usually no lines but then there isn’t any shade and there’s a fair amount of walking if you haven’t got a car to get there.

Port Moresby Motor Sports Club (Car Club)

Believe it or not, there is an ATM in the pokies bar of Car Club. This is probably illegal but then only member are allowed.

Vision City

There are now four ATMs and a BSP Mini branch in Vision City mall. Two are located in the center of the mall and two are located near the entrances to the toilets.

ATM at Digicel HQ
ATM at Digicel HQ

PNG Power Headquaters

PNG Power HQ at Hohola has an ATM situated within its premises.

Jackson’s Airport Terminal

With the Jackson’s Terminal there are ATM machines for ANZ and BSP customers.


One of our readers has mentioned an ATM on the ground floor of Delotte Tower in Down Town, Port Moresby. Thanks for the contribution.

Stop & Shop Badili

The new SNS at Badili has an ATM for both Westpac and BSP customers.

Stop & Shop Raibow

There are also a couple of ATMs located here as well.

I will update this list as I get more information. However, should anyone know of any secret ATMs then let me know at

Excuse Me!? What Did U Say?

Some titles of songs and films can really be insulting. I recently had an encounter in one of the local video shops whilst trying to buy the DVD titled “I Spit on Your Grave (Unrated)”. This film is a remake about a young woman who is brutally raped and later gets revenge by equally brutalising and killing her tormentors. Anyway back to topic.

So I walk into the shop and say to the attendant “I Spit on Your Grave”, the man looks at me with eyes about to pop. “What?” he asks and I repeated the title. This goes twice more before I tell him that I want the DVD by that title. His constricted face falls back into place and he smiles – he finally understood that I was not insulting him!

This incident also reminded me of something I read in Reader’s Digest some years back about a man who walks into this restaurant with his wife. The food is lovely and the music is catchy so he walks up to the bartender and inquires about the song. He asks the first time and the bartender says something. He asks again, louder this time and receives the same answer which results in a barrage of insults to the bartender. Later, when he’s calmer, the wife explains that the band was playing Michael Jackson’s Beat It.