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Kaevaga, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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Stilt houses in Hanuabada Port Moresby  Papua New Guinea

Stilt houses in Hanuabada

Papua New Guinea's capital of Port Moresby is surrounded by squatter settlements and villages. Where land is scarce, villagers have found other ways to create accommodation, like these ingenious stilt houses that extend into the harbour. Hanuabada seems small, but around 15,000 people live in the stilt houses and surrounding village. Despite Hanuabada being the birthplace of pre-independence Papua New Guinea - it was here that the flag was first raised for the British in 1884 - conditions in the village remain poor, with most lacking running water, electricity, sewage or other modern facilities.