Waigani | Source: YouTube
Wagga, Wagz or formally the suburb is known as Waigani. According to the 2018 Real Estate Survey Boroko and Waigani are the two most livable suburbs in Papua New Guinea’s, National Capital District; and since we have already explored the joys of living in Boroko - today we will take a look at the wonders of living in Waigani and see how it measures in terms of affordability accessibility, versatility, security, aesthetic appeal and we will look at how awesome a neighborhood Waigani is.
Map of Waigani | Source: Goolge maps
1. Witness the nation's monumental events
Not only is it one of the largest suburbs in the country but Waigani also has the most national and cultural attractions in it. The National Parliament, the National Museum, the Prime Minister's official residence, the Port Moresby National Arts Theatre, the National Library, National Archives, the PNG National Court, Morauta Haus (office of the Prime Minister of PNG) and the city’s only golf course - the Royal Port Moresby Golf Course are all within a five minute drive of each other, essentially sharing fences with each other.
PNG National Parliament Haus | Source: DEVPOLICYBLOG
Waigani is a suburb that has a great variety of property types to suit different needs and wallet sizes. From bedsitters to executive apartments, there is no doubt that you will find what you are looking for in terms of price in this suburb. Prices begin from as low as K600 (approximately AUD$208) through to K10,000 (AUD$3,458) per week.
By accessibility we mean in the terms of access to conveniences, ease to move from that suburb to another, and road condition. Waigani had recently seen upgrades of roads and new access roads afford residents the ability to quickly move from Waigani to other suburbs. Like Boroko, Waigani allows ease of access to many conveniences: schools, groceries, a police station, postal services, four banks, service stations; pharmacies and other health services; and there are more churches in this suburb than Boroko.
Waigani from Holiday Inn Express | Source: FlikR
Bedsitter, luxurious hotel, town house, church, market or an international sporting event - Waigani is as versatile a neighbourhood as they come. Waigani has a wide range of educational facilities from private, to church run to public institutions, there is daycare to tertiary institutions that offer an array of skills and subjects. There is entertainment for the artistic, for the athlete, there’s entertainment for the computer and gaming nerds, movies, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and pubs, motor cross clubs - if there is one suburb that truly has it all, it is definitely Waigani.
In the early 90s Waigani shared boundaries with two suburbs (Morata and Gerehu Stage 6) that were notorious for holds up and robberies. Modernization and a steady increase in education and employment opportunities in those suburbs has changed the demographics of those suburbs making them just as secure to live in as any other suburb in Pom City.
6. Aesthetic appeal
Waigani has many monuments and monumental buildings that are located on main roads making driving through it actually an eye pleasing experience. There are structures that are are graceful, symmetric and simply marvels of modern architecture; there are also structures that are utilitarian that have carefully landscaped flower beds and Waigani has many mango and raintrees that provide shade and beautify residential areas.
Savannah Heights Waigani | Source: Hausples.com.pg
Waigani Market is one of only 3 markets in the nation’s capital that is open. If you are looking for cheap, organically grown fresh fruit and vegetables in a secure location (the police station is right next to the market) then look no further than Waigani market.
8. The biggest shows happen here
The Sir John Guise Stadium has already been mentioned but it has to be mentioned again as it is where the nations most exciting events happen. Trade Shows, international hockey, soccer, rugby and all the national athletic games are hosted on these grounds. The 2017 and 2018 PNG Real Estate Show’s were hosted in the Indoor Complex. The Australian High Commision and the Japanese Embassy, the iconic Pineapple building now named the Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc Building - all are also located at Waigani.
2018 Real Estate Show at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex
All of these factors make Waigani one of two of the most sought after suburbs to live in Port Moresby.
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