Over 80 ex-islanders and their family members returned to St John’s and Lazarus Island for a reunion on 9th November 2014. It is the largest gathering of ex-islanders to revisit their roots since their resettlement in the late 1970s.

I’m very happy because I can see all my friends, my school, my childhood friends and my teacher. I feel like I’m back to 40 years ago.

Kamariah bte Yacob, former Lazarus (Pulau Sekijang Pelepah) islander