Learn More About Palau
The WWII touched Palau and its people in ways we can only imagine now, a half-century later. At one point during the Japanese occupation, almost all native Palauans living in the capital city of Koror were relocated to a remote area toward the north end of Babeldaob. To avoid being interned in the North, some of these families chose to escape to the rock islands south of Koror and wait out the war, living in caves and subsisting on what they could glean from the sea. Although many survived to eventually return to their homes, many others did not.
The following links point to a variety of resources that will introduce you to The Republic of Palau as it is today.
in the world is Palau? (gives you a good feel for
where Palau is located: left center, above Indonesia and east of the Philippines)
and history (Brief but nicely presented)
Facts (Lots of quick facts about Palau, nicely organized, from CountryReports.org)
maps (Odd mix, but gives you a sense of the geography)
in Palau (Latest official results)
Legends (Fascinating legends, passed down orally from generation to generation)
Proverbs (Salty; to the point)
to live Palauan music (and other cool stuff...)
of a Castaway (Fun, funny, and captures Palau and its culture from the perspective
of a US law clerk)
Marine (Friendly, competent folks who have provided major assistance to BentProp
- Sam's Tours (Strong, helpful supporters of BentProp's efforts, and a great dive-shop/tour operator. We often do one or more BentProp presentations at Sam's while we're in Palau)