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Demolishment of Bidong refugee camp in 1991

From the Collection of Archive of Vietnamese Boat People Flemington Victoria

Description
Bidong refugee camp located in Bidong Island, Terengganu state, Malaysia, was established in Oct 1978 and closed down in Nov 1991. In 13 years it provided accomodatation to a number of nearly 250,000 Vietnamese boat people, with the topmost crowded period of time in 1980 it housed over 40,000 boat people at one time in a small area of one square kilometre.
Size
10cm x 12cm
Object Registration
Bidong-camp-086
Inscriptions & Markings
Demolishment of Bidong refugee camp in 1991
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM