Changu Island also known as “Prison Island”. This is a story about the Changu Island and how it later came to be known as “Prison Island” even though it was never used as a prison.
The small island of Changu was given to one of Sayyid Said bin Sultan’s trusted commanders during the early days of his rule. The family built a small modest house as a holiday place for the family. After his death the property was inherited by his children who continued to maintain it as their holiday resort.
During the reign of Sayyid Barghash bin Said, the government initiated a construction of a wall along the Zanzibar Town sea front, from Mizingani to Forodhani. As it happens, the contract was awarded to the ‘owner’ of the island. One day Sir Lloyd Mathews, who was the First Prime Minister of Zanzibar, approached the owner and told him that he would like to use the island for his holiday. The owner declined his request on the grounds that it was a family house and for obvious reasons, it would not be appropriate.
Sir Lloyd Mathews was not at all pleased and started to think of a way to ‘teach’ this gentleman a lesson. He called the Indian merchant who was supplying the material for the wall and asked him if he was paid for the material. He said not yet because the arrangement was that he gets paid after the contractor gets paid by the government. The Indian merchant was a British Subject. Sir Lloyd Mathews instructed him to go and demand his money and if the contractor refuses he should lodge a case against him. He told the merchant the British Government will support his claim. The contractor was summoned by Sir Lloyd Mathews and was informed that if he cannot pay the merchant then the government will confiscate his properties and raise the money to pay the supplier. Sir Lloyd issued an order to confiscate the island! And so the Island of Changu became government property and Sir Lloyd Mathews got his holiday bungalow and so did many other Europeans at the time. #prisonisland#zanzibar 🌴 #thezanzibartouristguide
Lauras 10-års kalas med sina kompisar. Häftigt ställe med olika utmaningar i celler #prisonisland
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Silence before the storm🌊alebo začiatok búrky pri odchode z tohto ostrova, ktorá nás zastihla práve na oceáne pochopiteľne zase na nejakej drevenej bárke, s vlnamy takými veľkými, že keby kapitán jednu nechytí, tak už toto asi nepíšem #indianocean#nature#prisonisland#zanzibar
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😍😍😍 #PRISONISLAND .... l ile où les esclaves etaient retenus otages avant d'être vendus🥶 maintenant on y trouve des tortues venues tout droit des Seychelles... elles sont juste FORMIDABLES
1 1219 October, 2019
Черепахи Призон Айленда, похожие на медленных стимпанковских драконов :) сто лет назад их привезли с Сейшел и они тут прижились. Если верить надписям на спинах (им каждый год на спине краской пишут возраст) то одна из тех, кого тогда привезли, ещё жива! 😳 #Zanzibar#hakunamatata#prisonisland#aldabratortoise#giantturtle
Love the nature, kiss the turtle 🐢💚
Tatil sizce komple yatıp dinlenmeli mi yoksa bol bol görüp keşfetmeli mi olmalı? 🧐
Ben aynı otelde kalıp her gün benzer şeyleri yaptığım yalnızca deniz-güneş odaklı tatillerde üçüncü günden itibaren sıkılmaya başlarım; belki o yüzden hem Bali’yi hem Filipinler’i çok sevmiştim çünkü işin içinde “keşfetmek” vardı.
Zanzibar’ın da en çok sevdiğim yanı bol bol keşif imkanı sunması oldu. Evet deniz derseniz en güzeli var, ama o kadarla kalmıyor 🌊
Örneğin yarım saatlik tekne turuyla ulaşacağınız Prison Island’da bu dev kara kaplumbağalarıyla tanışıp ellerinizle besleyebiliyorsunuz. Nesli tükenme tehlikesiyle karşı karşıya kalan şirin kaplumbağalar doğal ortamlarında koruma altına alınmışlar 🐢
Zanzibar’da öyle güzel şeyler gördük ki döndüğümüzde aşırı yorulmuş olsak da buna fazlasıyla değdi. Zanzibar storylerini profile sabitledim, seyahati kaçıranlar oraya bakmayı unutmasın ☺️ #tanzanya#zanzibar#tanzania#prisonisland#africa#afrika#gununfotosu#nereyekacsak#geziblog#gezginkadinlar#yolacikyolacik
Niet zo ver van Stone Town vandaan bezochten @sherinelaghmiri en ik ook Prison Island. Op dit eiland leven één van de oudste schildpadden ter wereld . De oudste die wij hebben ontmoet was maar liefst 194 jaar jong! Can you believe it? Deze reuzenschildpad heeft echt van alles meegemaakt subhanAllah!❤️ Wist jij dat schildpadden zo oud konden worden? #mohsinopwereldreis#tui#zanzibar#stonetown#prisonisland