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The Area

The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and 5 individual islands totaling about 1,225 islands and 870 reef systems scattered over 750,000 square miles of the Central Pacific. 

The People 

Marshall Islanders are known throughout the Pacific and the world for their friendly and peaceful nature. Sharing with family and friends, a warm welcome for the stranger, and caring consideration for others are values inherent to the Marshallese culture. The people have nurtured these values over the centuries. Cooperation and caring are necessary elements of survival on these small islands, surrounded by the sea.

Food in the Marshall Islands

Fish from the surrounding seas has naturally been the traditional support of life, while the scanty land has yielded three grudging crops - breadfruit, pandanus and swamp tare, in addition to the. ubiquitous coconut.

Goverment

Politically, the Marshall Islands is a presidential republic in free association with the United States, with the US providing defense, funding grants, and providing access to social services. The country uses the United States Dollar as its currency.

Shark Sanctuary

In October 2011, the government declared that an area covering nearly 772,000 sq miles of ocean shall be reserved as a shark sanctuary. This is the world's largest shark sanctuary, extending the worldwide ocean area in which sharks are protected from 1,040,000 to 1,775,000 sq miles. In protected waters all shark fishing is banned and all by-catch must be released. 


 
 
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There’s more you can discover about Singapore

Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

If you're only going to be in Singapore for just a few days, you might want to extend your trip. There’s just so many places to see and things to do. If your into art there are museums and galleries to visit, while history buffs can explore history museums and heritage centers. Party animals can revel in a colorful nightlife scene, nature lovers can immerse in the many rain-forests and gardens available, and sports enthusiasts can look forward to sporting action. And the whole family can spend time together at theme parks. Don't miss out on the fun.