WELL Port Moresby has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. New motorways, settlements razed, housing estates, modern shopping malls, new buildings everywhere.
There is a ring-road highway being built from Nine Mile north beyond Morata through to Gerehu and which will extend to Hanuabada.
There's a rising middle class with money to spend. Consumerism is rife and modern appurtenances abound. I even saw a Ferrari.
Brand new hotels (with rooms for K1,000 a night), pubs and clubs, sports venues and even traffic lights which give you a countdown to when your lane will get the green. Three-two-one-floor it!