Ruined gray hallways are littered with the fallen blossoms of Flame Trees. Jail cells, now open to the sky, once held prisoners of the Japanese. It is rumored that Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who vanished in 1937, may have been held captive at this site under suspicion of being a spy. Today jungle undergrowth fills the tiny confines of each primitive cell. Ultimately nature will return what was dust to dust; but, until then, these battle scarred jail blocks serve to remind us of history.
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