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Lalu island is a small island in Sun Moon Lake, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan. The island used to be much bigger, separating the lake into a part shaped like crescent moon and another part shaped like a round sun. When the island was still bigger, people used to live on it. Two events decreased the size of the island. First, construction of a dam in the 1930s raised the water level in the lake and thereby flooded almost the entire the island. In 1999 the island shrank again during the 921 earthquake which also destroyed the pavilion.
Lalu is an Austronesian word roughly corresponding to "after", "later" (the Chinese 後）with similar meanings from Taiwan to Indonesia.
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