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The Island and People of Saipan

Hafa Adai!!! I lived and worked on the island of Saipan from 2002 through 2005. Saipan is one of 14 islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) located in the Western Pacific Ocean. Saipan lies about 1,200 miles south of Tokyo, Japan and 1,500 miles east of Manila, Philippines. The CNMI is part of the United States. The population of Saipan is composed of Chamoros, Carolinians, Palauans, Chukese, Philippinos, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Thais, Bangladeshes, USA mainlanders, and others. Chamoros and Carolinians (indigenous population) are US citizens. I have included a few photos from the island of Rota. Rota is a neighbor island to Saipan and part of the CNMI.
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Blue Water
Blue Water
Flame Tree
Flame Tree
Fisherman at Sunset
Fisherman at Sunset
Saipan Sunset
Saipan Sunset
Island Flower
Island Flower
Japanese Memorial
Japanese Memorial
Japanese WWII Gun
Japanese WWII Gun
Flame Trees at Cliff
Flame Trees at Cliff
Lau Lau Bay
Lau Lau Bay
Ancient Tagastone Quarry, Island of Rota
Ancient Tagastone Quarry, Island of Rota
Perched
Perched
Remembering Past Loss?
Remembering Past Loss?
Saipan Sunrise
Saipan Sunrise
Cliff Fishing
Cliff Fishing
Tank Beach
Tank Beach
Coconut Leaf
Coconut Leaf
Tank Beach
Tank Beach
Tropical Face
Tropical Face
Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial - Tinian
Fishermen Lost at Sea Memorial - Tinian
Marpi
Marpi
Monument at Banzi Cliffs
Monument at Banzi Cliffs
Saipan Sunset Afterglow
Saipan Sunset Afterglow
Rain
Rain
Saipan X-Mas
Saipan X-Mas
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
 Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Parade of Cultures
Saipan Moon and Flame Tree
Saipan Moon and Flame Tree
It Rains Everyday on Saipan
It Rains Everyday on Saipan
Saipan Last Light
Saipan Last Light
FEDEX was here
FEDEX was here
Japanese Sugar Train (Pre-WWII)
Japanese Sugar Train (Pre-WWII)
Green
Green
Mt Carmel Church
Mt Carmel Church
Island Home
Island Home
Flame Tree Festival
Flame Tree Festival
Basket Maker
Basket Maker
Flame Tree Festival
Flame Tree Festival
Island Crafts
Island Crafts
Flame Tree Festival
Flame Tree Festival
Flame Tree Festival
Flame Tree Festival
Island Flower
Island Flower
Tinian Island
Tinian Island
Tinian Dynasty Casino
Tinian Dynasty Casino
Saipan as Seen From Tinian Island
Saipan as Seen From Tinian Island
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Flame Tree Festval Dancers
Flame Tree Festval Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Flame Tree Dancers
Fire Dancers
Fire Dancers
Fire Dancers
Fire Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancers
Flame Tree Festival Dancer (nervous)
Flame Tree Festival Dancer (nervous)
Flame Tree Festival Dancer (practice)
Flame Tree Festival Dancer (practice)
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
 Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
  Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Flame Tree Festival Dancer
Sunrise Over San Vincente Village
Sunrise Over San Vincente Village
Lau Lau Beach
Lau Lau Beach
Full Moon over Lau Lau Beach
Full Moon over Lau Lau Beach
Memorials at Bonsai Cliffs
Memorials at Bonsai Cliffs
Saipan Light
Saipan Light
Hotel Nikko
Hotel Nikko
Saipan Neon
Saipan Neon
Saipan Night
Saipan Night
 Saipan Hard Rock Cafe
Saipan Hard Rock Cafe
Island Rain
Island Rain
American Memorial Park Museum
American Memorial Park Museum
The Battle for the Marianas
The Battle for the Marianas
Inside American Memorial Park Museum
Inside American Memorial Park Museum
Memorial
Memorial
Japanese Last Command Outpost
Japanese Last Command Outpost
Tourists and Pre-Position Ships
Tourists and Pre-Position Ships
Martin Nievera Concert on Saipan
Martin Nievera Concert on Saipan
OUCH!!!!!
OUCH!!!!!
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Environmental Awareness Day
Saipan Fire Dept. at Environmental Awareness Day
Saipan Fire Dept. at Environmental Awareness Day
Teaching Island Sustainability
Teaching Island Sustainability
Wing Beach
Wing Beach
Recycled Products Fashion Show
Recycled Products Fashion Show
Recycled Products Fashion Show Contest Winners
Recycled Products Fashion Show Contest Winners
Saipan Wreck
Saipan Wreck
Old Man by the Sea Beach
Old Man by the Sea Beach
Rota Beach
Rota Beach
Flames Trees at San Vincente
Flames Trees at San Vincente
Roadside Memorial
Roadside Memorial
Nesting Red Footed Boobys
Nesting Red Footed Boobys
Clear Water
Clear Water
Frigate Bird
Frigate Bird
Rota Beach
Rota Beach
Tropic Bird
Tropic Bird
Song-Song (Island of Rota)
Song-Song (Island of Rota)
Saipan Coast
Saipan Coast
Entrance to Botanical Garden
Entrance to Botanical Garden
Japanese WWII Gun
Japanese WWII Gun
Japanese Peace Memorial
Japanese Peace Memorial
Saipan Beach and Boat
Saipan Beach and Boat
Saipan Sunrise
Saipan Sunrise
Fisherman
Fisherman
Coral Road
Coral Road
Old Shipwreck (Rota)
Old Shipwreck (Rota)
Rota Coast
Rota Coast
Rota Coconut Village Hotel
Rota Coconut Village Hotel
Pool at Rota Coconut Village Hotel
Pool at Rota Coconut Village Hotel
Village of Song Song, Island of Rota
Village of Song Song, Island of Rota
Rota Sunset
Rota Sunset
Tourist and Saipan Dancers
Tourist and Saipan Dancers
Taste of the Marianas Dancers
Taste of the Marianas Dancers
USA
USA
Political Campaigning - Island Style
Political Campaigning - Island Style
Saipan Coast
Saipan Coast
Plumeria Flower
Plumeria Flower
WWII Japanese Pillbox on Tank Beach
WWII Japanese Pillbox on Tank Beach
Saipan Sunset
Saipan Sunset
Rota Coast
Rota Coast
Rota Coast
Rota Coast
Plumeria Flower
Plumeria Flower
Rota Coast
Rota Coast
Forbidden island
Forbidden island
Old Japanese Temple
Old Japanese Temple
Suicide Cliffs
Suicide Cliffs
Suicide Cliffs
Suicide Cliffs
Memorials at Base of Suicide Cliffs
Memorials at Base of Suicide Cliffs
Memorial with Flower
Memorial with Flower
Flame Tree Flower
Flame Tree Flower
Old Japanese WWII Tank
Old Japanese WWII Tank
Saipan Sundown
Saipan Sundown
Beach Road at Night
Beach Road at Night
Saipan Island Looking South
Saipan Island Looking South
Saipan International Airport (in background)
Saipan International Airport (in background)
Saipan Island Looking North
Saipan Island Looking North
Saipan Island Looking Southwest
Saipan Island Looking Southwest
Saipan Island Looking West (Garapan)
Saipan Island Looking West (Garapan)
Going Fishing
Going Fishing
Hafai Adai Hotel
Hafai Adai Hotel
Windsurfers at Microbeach
Windsurfers at Microbeach
Saipan Windsurfing
Saipan Windsurfing
Flame Trees
Flame Trees
Parade Route
Parade Route
 Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Gov. Fitial
Gov. Fitial
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
 Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
 Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Enjoying the Parade
Enjoying the Parade
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
 Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Miss Liberation Day
Miss Liberation Day
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Liberation Day Parade (July 4th)
Tourist Request for Photo with American Sailor
Tourist Request for Photo with American Sailor
Flame Trees on Hillside
Flame Trees on Hillside
Typhoon Chaba
Typhoon Chaba
Afternoon Rain
Afternoon Rain
Saipan Junk
Saipan Junk
Coconut Tree
Coconut Tree
Japanese Memorial to War Dead
Japanese Memorial to War Dead
Japanese Memorial
Japanese Memorial
Buddha
Buddha
Shrine on Rota
Shrine on Rota
Saipan Plant
Saipan Plant
Saipan Plant
Saipan Plant
Korean Peace Memorial
Korean Peace Memorial
Banana Leaf
Banana Leaf
Boats
Boats
Old Japanese Canon
Old Japanese Canon
Hey you! Want to dance?
Hey you! Want to dance?
Flame Tree and Flags
Flame Tree and Flags
Good Advice
Good Advice
Flame Tree and Temple
Flame Tree and Temple
Coconut and Flame
Coconut and Flame
Sunset Fishing on Saipan
Sunset Fishing on Saipan
Playing on the Beach at Sunset
Playing on the Beach at Sunset
Boat from the Philippines
Boat from the Philippines
Japanese WWII Machine Gun Bunker
Japanese WWII Machine Gun Bunker
Fishing
Fishing
Dance with a Tourist
Dance with a Tourist
Night Market Dancers
Night Market Dancers
Night Market dancers
Night Market dancers
Night Market Dancers
Night Market Dancers
Bayani Agbayni (Otso-Otso) and the Sex Bomb Girls (Spaghetti Song) Saipan Concert
Bayani Agbayni (Otso-Otso) and the Sex Bomb Girls (Spaghetti Song) Saipan Concert
Saipan Flower
Saipan Flower
Paddling Out to Fish
Paddling Out to Fish
Japanese Shrine
Japanese Shrine
Avalokiteshvara
Avalokiteshvara
Saipan Sunset
Saipan Sunset
American Memorial Park
American Memorial Park
Saipan Soldier's Family
Saipan Soldier's Family
Veterans Day
Veterans Day
Fish Market (closed after dark)
Fish Market (closed after dark)
Amelia Earhart Stayed Here (maybe??)
Amelia Earhart Stayed Here (maybe??)
Another Saipan Sunset
Another Saipan Sunset
View From My Former Balcony (Lau Lau Bay)
View From My Former Balcony (Lau Lau Bay)
Saipan Sunset
Saipan Sunset
Saipan Night market
Saipan Night market
My Wife at Night market
My Wife at Night market
Second Hand Smoke (Saipan Night Market)
Second Hand Smoke (Saipan Night Market)
I Left the Island with More Than Just Memories
I Left the Island with More Than Just Memories
Saipan Local Music
Saipan Local Music
Saipan Style
Saipan Style
Saipan Rock
Saipan Rock
Local Guys
Local Guys
Coworkers
Coworkers
Coworkers (egg toss competition)
Coworkers (egg toss competition)
Swing Away
Swing Away
For Romey
For Romey
Kagman Elementary School Beach Cleanup Day
Kagman Elementary School Beach Cleanup Day
Kagman Elementary School Beach Cleanup Day
Kagman Elementary School Beach Cleanup Day
Tanapag Cemetary
Tanapag Cemetary
Bird island
Bird island
First Light Saipan Fishing
First Light Saipan Fishing
First Light Saipan Fishing
First Light Saipan Fishing
Saipan Fishing
Saipan Fishing
Fisherman
Fisherman
Pink Tropical Flowers
Pink Tropical Flowers
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Commonwealth Football League (CFL)
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
Saipan Motocross at Cowtown
My Last Saipan Sunset
My Last Saipan Sunset
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