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Address: Oras, Guiuan, Philippines

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Historical site of White Russian refugee camp - 1949-1951

Tubabao Island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, has just been recently rediscovered as a historical site through the research efforts of the former mayor of Guiuan, Ms Annaliza Gonzales... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

Tubabao Island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, has just been recently rediscovered as a historical site through the research efforts of the former mayor of Guiuan, Ms Annaliza Gonzales and her daughter Ms Kinna Kwan, the senior researcher of the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation. Tubabao Island is largely undeveloped with a small population of fishermen, small farmers and people who work... More 

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Tobabao, just off Guiuan in Eastern Samar holds a mystical fascination to those of us who were there in a tent city of 6000 White Russian refugees back in 1949. Most came from Shanghai & Harbin in China & were escaping from communism which threatened their lives. They were literally dumped on the uninhabited island by US rescuers, given tents... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Tubabao is the definition of nowhere. There is no running water on most of the island, electricity seems to be a new addition, the buildings appear to be at least a century old, and nothing anywhere is sealed against pests. The scenery is beautiful, the people are friendly, even the trip to Tubabao by "bump boat" is fun, but all... More 

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