Papindo Group Donates To School

Papindo Group Donates To School

LABU BUTU PRIMARY SCHOOL in Houn Gulf district has received donations worth more than K30,000 from Papindo Group of Companies and Macau Sushine Association.

Papindo Trading Company Limited chief executive officer Wilson Chan and company managing director Lady Susan Tjandra officially launched the items and presented then to Labu Butu Primary School yesterday.

The items included a 5KVA solar power station, two computers, a projector and photocopy machine.

Lady Susan said they assisted the school because there is knowledge gap experienced by the students and their teachers.

She told students, teacher and parents that technology advancement is required for knowledge enrichment in education and they must accept the change and adapt to it.

“Our Donations include computers so once the solar system is setup, then the computers must be utilized to download educational resources from the internet to improve students learning as well as the community livelihoods.

Information will improve our living standard and you must be exposed to civilization since your village is located five minutes ride from Lae,” Lady Susan Said.

Lady Susan told the elementary and primary students to learn as much as they can from their teachers because they are future leaders of PNG.

She appeals to community to look after the donated items adding that they will continue to assist them if they look after things that are given.

Company chief executive officer Wilson Chan said they are happy to support the Education of the children at Labu Butu village.

Mr. Chan said Education is very vital and having resources will boost teachers’ capacity to teach students faithfully.

Houn Gulf district acting education manager Sam Geseng said the donation will improve learning standard at the school.

Mr. Geseng said tuition fee free funding is not enough to cater for all the school needs and such partnership with business houses will support continuity of teaching and learning in the school.

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Papindo opens Gaming Zone for Customers in Lae

Papindo opens Gaming Zone for Customers in Lae

The four-storey Papindo shopping center located on 7th St in Top Town, Lae, Morobe, opened its fourth floor to the public on Wednesday.
Papindo group of companies director Alfred Yau told The National the fourth floor was for the people to bring their children for fun and enjoyment.
“We want to make the Papindo shopping centre a one-stop centre for the people of Lae,” he said.
“They can visit the shop to buy groceries at the supermarket, or get gifts at the department store but they can also bring their children to have fun.”
The fourth floor has a food court and a game zone, with a jumping gym for children (two to 12 years).
The food court has Kopi Haus which sells coffee, ice cream, cakes and will soon sell cotton candy.
It has Lae Fish Supply Kai Bar and their own brand of fried chicken at the Kakaruk Haus.
The GAME ZONE has video games, basketball machines and other games for teenagers and children.
The shopping centre was opened last August with the super market on first floor, department store on second floor and retail shops floor on the third floor.
The retail floor currently has a bmobile kiosk, Fone Haus and PC Haus outlets.
“This year will be Papindo’s 45th anniversary and it is great to have this fourth floor open,” Yau said.
Papindo has been here for 45 years, and we want to be the first in Lae to do that.
He said they plan to have new games every three to four months so that children can come and enjoy.

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Fone Haus is now Open at Papindo Shopping Center Lae

Fone Haus is now Open at Papindo Shopping Center Lae

Fone Haus Provides Exceptional Quality Mobile Phones and Accessories to Papua New Guinea.

We are now Open at 3 floor Papindo Shopping Center Lae Top Town
It is with great pleasure that we have officially opened the Fone Haus doors in the wonderful town of Lae this Month of May! For more promos and exciting discounts come and visit our Fone Haus and Trophy Haus store today. See you there!

MOBILE-Vodafone opened on the 3rd flr of the Papindo Trading mall

MOBILE-Vodafone opened on the 3rd flr of the Papindo Trading mall

It was the second retail outlet in Lae that was opened for business yesterday.

The opening attracted customers wanting to know more about the company’s products and services.

Bmobile-Vodafone retail sales manager Jennifer Imatana said the opening of the retail outlet was to increase the convenience by providing an additional location for their valued customers in Morobe to purchase Bmobile-Vodafone and 4GLTE products and services.

“We want to set the retail benchmark in PNG.

“This is so that our customers can experience the same level of customer service as what people in other countries experience on a daily basis,” she said.

Ms Imatana said the demand for Bmobile-Vodafone and 4GLTE products and services is there.

This is why the company is focused on selecting central locations to setup a kiosk for customers convenience.

She said the new kiosk will have six staff helping customers with three working in the morning and three in the afternoon.

“The kiosk will open from 8am-7pm daily taking into consideration the customer service need for working class people.

“We are slowly expanding from our first location at Post Office building and the Papindo mall Bmobile-Vodafone is the second location in town,” Ms Imatana said.

Papindo Group of Companies operation manager Jacky Lew congratulated Bmobile-Vodafone for opening their second kiosk and said the company is the first to secure a place for business at Papindo third floor.

Mr Lew said nine vacant office and retail spaces for interested clients are still available.

He said since Bmobile-Vodafone has opened the Papindo third floor business area, Papindo is looking forward to seeing more businesses joining.

He said the fourth and final floor will be for a food arcade, which is still under construction.

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The new Papindo shop aptly named Vanilla Haus

The new Papindo shop aptly named Vanilla Haus


Papindo Group has opened a K23 million three-storey shop in Maprik, East Sepik Province, on Monday.
The new shop aptly named Vanilla Haus has been testament to the growth of Maprik as a district and a business hub in the Sepik region, partly fueled by the vanilla boom at the moment.
Papindo Trading managing director Sir Soekandar Tjandra and ESP provincial administrator Dr Clement Malau were on hand to cut the ribbon to open the new shopping centre for business witnessed by more than 800 people.
The new mall has a department store, supermarket, kai bar, and vanilla buying depot.
It took two years for the construction and after the opening the first floor is now open for business providing jobs for more than 300 workers while the second and third floors will be opened once final works are completed.
Sir Soekandar said Papindo has a humble history beginning in Lae with its first shop built in 1974 and expanded nationwide.
The Maprik shop brings Papindo shops to 45 around the country.
Sir Soekandar said Wewak has a shop that serves its customers in the province but it is more important to bring it to the people’s doorstep in light of issues faced by those travelling the Sepik Highway.
“Maprik is a suitable location so we build a three storey shopping mall for our faithfully customers to shop conveniently and return home as many times, they are robbed of their money and other valuable items along the Sepik Highway when travelling to Wewak,” Sir Soekandar said.
He said Maprik is home to vanilla farming and many Papindo customers are vanilla farmers so the new shop’s name says it all.
A happy vanilla farmer Brian Duwaik from Maprik said Papindo Trading has understood the needs of customers by opening a bigger shop for them.
Mr Duwaik said previously farmers travelled long distances from their villages to Wewak and many times were victims of armed robbery so the new shop will prevent customers from taking risky trips.
Dr Malau congratulated Sir Soekandar for the achievement adding that the new Vanilla Haus is built from vanilla income from the people.
Dr Malau said vanilla cash crop has enabled business houses to expand so focus of the province will now be on the agriculture sector.

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Papindo Draws Car Giveaway

Papindo Draws Car Giveaway

The Papindo Group of Companies is celebrating 45 years in PNG next month and has started giving back to its customers, but in a big way at an affordable price.

Papindo Group Director Marcellina Tjandra said yesterday in the presence of Papindo CEO, Wilson Chan.
Both Tjandra and Chan were on hand at the new 7th street Papindo shopping mall for its Christmas car giveaway draw.
Tjandra said while every Papindo outlets nationwide are doing the same with the Christmas giveaway draws coming to a close, for Papindo 7th street is special.
She said it was at Papindo 7th street where the first Papindo shop started and now they are back where it all started for the major car draw.
Mrs Tjandra said the four storey 7th street Papindo built at a cost of more than K70 million and opened last August is the best building for the Papindo group so far and it was much more appreciating to give back to its customers in a big way.
She said in the next 2-3 months time the third and fourth floor of the 7th street Papindo will be opened to customers.
She said the third floor will be rented out to variety shops while the fourth floor will consist of a restaurant and a kid’s playground.
“We are stepping up and continuing promotions nationwide heading into 2019,”Mrs Tjandra said.
She said as well Papindo is bringing in new merchandise and goods based on its customers choices that are cheap but genuine.
Mrs Tjandra said though they were hard hit last year with three of their shops in Port Moresby gutted by fire starting from nearby buildings, they have started rebuilding in Port Moresby starting this month.
Currently Papindo has no branches in Port Moresby described as bad luck by Mrs Tjandra but she says they
have started rebuilding.
“Already we are setting up and mobilizing and clearing the site for new construction,” she said.
She said as well they are doing renovations as some of their buildings are very old now.
Meanwhile the lucky winners for the Lae 7th street Papindo Christmas draw were announced yesterday.
The major prize Nissan Qashqai was won by a Jesse Tuweyo. The winner will be contacted by the Papindo Trading Company Ltd’s representative soon; they will need their ID to claim their prize.
Cash prize winners in the 7th street Papindo Christmas giveaway draw includes Junior Peter winning K5000, Kenny Wauri-K4000, John Sovera K3000, Jofey Wenny K2000 and Ging Yanny K1,000.
The promotion started on December 1, 2018 to December 31.
The grand draw was made yesterday in the presence of police.

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New Shopping Mall in Lae

New Shopping Mall in Lae

New Papindo Shopping Mall- Lae

24 years after Lae’s first Papindo shop got burnt down, the company rebuilt and officially opened their new shopping centre, in Lae this morning 3 Aug 2018.

Papindo in Lae will open the third and the fourth floors of its new shop at 7th Street as it celebrates its 45th anniversary, says managing-director Marcellina Tjandra.
Papindo Trading Company has been operating in Papua New Guinea since its establishment in Feb 1974 in Lae.
Next month the company will celebrate its 45 years.
Tjandra told The National that the new four-storey shopping mall was built by the company’s own construction team and was the best building it ever built in its history in the country.
“We build a lot of our own buildings but this is the nicest one,” she said.
“We hope that people will like to come here and do their shopping.
“We will soon improve and get better and better.
“Within the next two to three months, we will open the full building with the third and fourth floor level settings having food courts, playground entertainment centre for kids and office spaces for rent.”
Tjandra said there would be a special promotion where customers who shopped at the food courts could enter the kid’s playground.
“We do not have Disneyland or amusement park or rollercoaster here,” she said.
“It’s a small-scale and affordable entertainment for our kids – something that they will look forward to when coming here with their parents for shopping.”
The shopping mall was opened on July 3, 2018 with only the first and second floor operational, catering for the supermarket and department store. Tjandra said in 2019 the company would rebuild its shops in Port Moresby, starting this month, after those at Gerehu and Boroko were burned down last year.
“We are also looking at renovation of all our shops across the country. We will continues to do promotions and bring in products from overseas which are affordable and cheap, to suit the budgets of the small people, she said.

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