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Name: Jellyfish Lake
Location: Eil Malk, Rock Islands, Palau
Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau. Eil Malk is part of the Rock Islands, a group of small, rocky, mostly uninhabited islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu. There are about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. Millions of golden jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily.

Jellyfish Lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone of an ancient Miocene reef. However the lake is sufficiently isolated and the conditions are different enough that the diversity of species in the lake is greatly reduced from the nearby lagoon. The golden jellyfish and possibly other species in the lake have evolved to be substantially different from their close relatives living in the nearby lagoons.

Tourists are required to obtain a pass to access Jellyfish Lake. Several tour operators in Koror offer trips to the lake. Eil Malk island is approximately a 45-minute boat ride from Koror. The lake is accessed by a short trail from the beach on Eil Malk to the lake.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish_Lake
Name: Rock Islands
Location: Palau
The Rock Islands of Palau, are a small collection of limestone or coral uprises, ancient relics of coral reefs that violently surfaced to form Islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu, and are now an incorporated part of Koror State. There are between 250 and 300 islands in the group according to different sources, with an aggregate area of 18 sq mi and a height up to 207 metres. They are a World Heritage Site since 2012.

The islands are sparsely populated and are famous for their beaches, blue lagoons and the peculiar umbrella-like shapes of many of the islands themselves. The Rock Islands and the surrounding reefs make up Palau's popular tourist sites such as Blue Corner, Blue hole, German Channel, Ngermeaus Island and the famed Jellyfish Lake, one of the many Marine lakes in the Rock Islands that provides home and safety for several kinds of stingless jellyfish found only in Palau. It is the most popular dive destination in Palau, and offers some of the best and most diverse dive sites on the planet. The islands are the location of Dolphin Bay - where there is a staff of vets and trainers that educate about the life of dolphins.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Islands
Name: Belau National Museum
Location: Koror, Palau
The Belau National Museum (BNM) is a museum in Koror, Palau.

The museum was established in 1955 and is the oldest museum in Micronesia. It was originally located in the former Japanese Administration Weather Bureau building and later relocated to a new building, which was funded by the Government of the Republic of China.

The museum exhibits artifacts from all aspects of the local life of Palauan people, such as artworks, photography, sculptures etc.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belau_National_Museum
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FACTS:
Official Languages: Palauan / English
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Time zone: PWT (Palau Time) (UTC+9)
Drives on the right
Calling code: +680
Local / up-to-date weather: TBC
US GOVT TRAVEL LINKS:

For more useful information on safety & security, local laws / customs, health and more, please see the below official US travel.state.gov web link for Palau travel advice. NB: Entry requirements herein listed are for US nationals only, unless stated otherwise.

You can also find recommended information on vaccinations, malaria and other more detailed health considerations for travel to Palau, at the below official US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weblink.

BUSINESS VISITOR ACTIVITIES*:
Activities you may undertake on a business visa / as a business visitor:
PERMISSIBLE
ATTENDING MEETINGS / DISCUSSIONS: TBC
ATTENDING A CONFERENCE: TBC
RECEIVING TRAINING (CLASSROOM-BASED): TBC
NON-PERMISSIBLE
AUDIT WORK: TBC
PROVIDING TRAINING: TBC
PROJECT WORK: TBC
*This information does not constitute legal advice and is not an exhaustive list. For a full legal assessment on business visitor activities, please revert to your internal company legal team / counsel.
TRAVEL INFORMATION**
It is highly recommenced that you access the above official US travel.state.gov web link and read all safety & security information prior to making your travel arrangements / planning your trip.
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Palau uses the U.S. dollar as its currency (“$”, ISO currency code: USD). It is divided into 100 cents.

Taxi and rented car. Lots of local taxis. If you rent a car, be prepared to drive slowly on some bumpy roads. Both left and right hand drive cars are present in Palau, which can cause some confusion. If you drive south, to Ice Box Park, the facility behind it is a sewage treatment plant. Any other diving will be from a boat, after an hour or more ride and cost around US$150 for a two tank dive. There are no dive spots or beaches on the main island — Koror. The road north is paved and is very nice… once you get past the airport.

EAT:

Palau has large communities from Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan and the USA and the local stores have evolved to supply their needs. So Koror offers an amazing range of foodstuffs in its stores, at a price of course. Japanese-inspired Bento lunch boxes are very popular. Koror also has the largest concentration of restaurants.

DRINK:

Many licensed establishments in Palau — from quiet little bars to “Japanese”-style karaoke bars complete with bar girls. For a decent affordable drink, try Sam’s Dive Shop or High Tide. Alcohol is readily available at most stores. Public drinking is not allowed, and the local police are more than happy to inconvenience you if you are caught.

Red Rooster Beer. Despite its size Palau has a small brewery, to be found next to the West Plaza by the Sea hotel (see below). It offers Amber and Stout and three other beers. Abai Ice in Koror is a small hut that offers fresh fruit smoothies — highly recommended.

Budget:

Palau offers a number of guest house style boutique accommodations. Some are close to or within Koror, some are not. These are available for international bookings via dive shops that offer holiday packages (such as Sam’s Tours). Prices range from US$50 a night upward.

Mid-range:

There are also a number of nice basic hotels available in Palau.

Splurge:

There are lots of reasonably high end resorts on Palau, most catering for scuba divers.

Handicrafts:

Palauan storyboards are traditional wood carvings depicting Palauan myths and legends.

**All travel information has been sourced from wikivoyage. However like wikipedia, wikivoyage is an open platform editable by any member of the public. Therefore, although very useful, all above information IS INDICATIVE ONLY and must be verified prior to personal use. Moreover, if you wish to see more information please visit: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Palau
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Name: Jellyfish Lake
Location: Eil Malk, Rock Islands, Palau
Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau. Eil Malk is part of the Rock Islands, a group of small, rocky, mostly uninhabited islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu. There are about 70 other marine lakes located throughout the Rock Islands. Millions of golden jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily.

Jellyfish Lake is connected to the ocean through fissures and tunnels in the limestone of an ancient Miocene reef. However the lake is sufficiently isolated and the conditions are different enough that the diversity of species in the lake is greatly reduced from the nearby lagoon. The golden jellyfish and possibly other species in the lake have evolved to be substantially different from their close relatives living in the nearby lagoons.

Tourists are required to obtain a pass to access Jellyfish Lake. Several tour operators in Koror offer trips to the lake. Eil Malk island is approximately a 45-minute boat ride from Koror. The lake is accessed by a short trail from the beach on Eil Malk to the lake.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellyfish_Lake
Name: Rock Islands
Location: Palau
The Rock Islands of Palau, are a small collection of limestone or coral uprises, ancient relics of coral reefs that violently surfaced to form Islands in Palau's Southern Lagoon, between Koror and Peleliu, and are now an incorporated part of Koror State. There are between 250 and 300 islands in the group according to different sources, with an aggregate area of 18 sq mi and a height up to 207 metres. They are a World Heritage Site since 2012.

The islands are sparsely populated and are famous for their beaches, blue lagoons and the peculiar umbrella-like shapes of many of the islands themselves. The Rock Islands and the surrounding reefs make up Palau's popular tourist sites such as Blue Corner, Blue hole, German Channel, Ngermeaus Island and the famed Jellyfish Lake, one of the many Marine lakes in the Rock Islands that provides home and safety for several kinds of stingless jellyfish found only in Palau. It is the most popular dive destination in Palau, and offers some of the best and most diverse dive sites on the planet. The islands are the location of Dolphin Bay - where there is a staff of vets and trainers that educate about the life of dolphins.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Islands
Name: Belau National Museum
Location: Koror, Palau
The Belau National Museum (BNM) is a museum in Koror, Palau.

The museum was established in 1955 and is the oldest museum in Micronesia. It was originally located in the former Japanese Administration Weather Bureau building and later relocated to a new building, which was funded by the Government of the Republic of China.

The museum exhibits artifacts from all aspects of the local life of Palauan people, such as artworks, photography, sculptures etc.

SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belau_National_Museum
FLIGHT TIMES / MAJOR CITIES
PLEASE SEE BELOW MAJOR CITIES IN PALAU / CLICK OR TOGGLE BELOW FOR FASTEST AVERAGE FLIGHT TIMES FROM USA.

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