Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a diverse population, and most of the local people are part of the Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian population. The country is compromised of the mainland and six hundred offshore islands, making it one of the world’s least explored countries, both culturally and geographically.
The capital city of Port Moresby has a population of approximately 500,000 people. The city is rapidly developing, offering several quality hotels, restaurants and entertainment. Social life on the island revolves around dining out, sports clubs and outdoor activities
PNG is characterized by high mountain ranges, deep valleys and flowing rivers, tropical forests and swampy inlets in the coastal region. Much of the country is covered with tropical rainforest and is largely mountainous. The climate is tropical, and the wet season occurs from December to March.
Business and social etiquette is relaxed and friendly. The three official languages recognized in PNG are English, Tok PIsin (New Guinea Pidgin or Melanesian Pidgin) and Hiri Motu (spoken mainly in the south). English is used in bureaucratic processes such as government, trade and commerce.
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