Laing Island is a small island offshore from Hansa Bay located off the north coast New Guinea.
During 1943-1944, this island was used to shelter and hide Japanese barges. A docking area and facilities were built on the island by the Japanese.
Around 1980, a marine research center was established on Laing Island funded by Belgium that operated for approximately 20 years until abandoned sometime after 2000.
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May 19, 2018