During the World War II in 1942 under the Japanese occupation, a Japanese cargo ship took the wrong route causing the cargo ship to get stuck between Bara shore and Piña (another small island close to Bara). That gave the US airplane bombers the opportunity to hit the stuck ship. Several merchandise such as kitchen wares, electronic devices, fabrics, and the likes got lost with the sunken ship. The origin of the name “Bara” comes from the “stuck” ship of the Japanese soldiers that got sunk in the shallow waters. Bara means “stuck” in English.
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