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We've discovered a strange man made island while looking at satelite images of cebu bay 10.284983,123.902841

I'm publishing this information as the last info I could find online was a few years old and we didn't know what to expect.. This is what we knew,

Formerly a Fuel Depot of Shell Pilipinas. It was return to the government in 1990's. There was some Human Rights issues raised after the government took control because it was made as a "temporary housing" facility for known petty criminals one week before a Sinulog Festival. They were herded and housed for two weeks or during the duration of the festival.. a free board and lodging..

We approached the island from mactan side in a small kayak, we had 5 km to pass through a strange shallow shrubberish water, I'd recommend approaching from cebu side which is cleaner and is only 1 km away from the island. Some people live there, they were not particulary happy or sad to see us, they've built a small duck farm in one of the buildings and a few dogs are roaming around. Industry on the island has been entirely stripped down, a few buildings are still standing and the most interesting thing is a half sunken 15m-ish boat in what remains of the port.

more photos and uer.ca location link

Thu Feb 13 2014 01:25:12 GMT+0100 (CET), 43 months ago