Korean developers are planning to build their second large hotel along Kalibobo Drive. The first is already under construction at the corner of Regina Avenue, and now they have tabled designs to build something next to Coastwatcher's, at the far end of the golf course, to be called Rising Sun Hotel. Yes, the fabled brothel of New Orleans fame and The Animal's pop hit will be coming to Madang----to replace our hundreds year old shade trees and wide open view of the coast with (let's imagine) a cinder block motel and karaoke bar covered in fairy lights ?
Once again, special thanks go to the Republic of Korea and the Madang Lands Department for thinking of our residential future and the burgeoning Korean tourism industry here in Madang.
We can be sure the site will have a seasonal swimming pool.
The shots above were taken by John Proctor after floods in 2001. View from the deep end. Lifeguards off duty.