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The small coastal town of Moubasa

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A little to the north of the southern shores of the island lies the small village of Moubasa. The village began as a small market town where sailors stopping at ports further north could stop by to pick up or sell goods. However, many of the markets have since disappeared, due to increased violence from drug traffic. Shipping traffic past the lower part of the island has also slowed down due to the increased recent threats of piracy in the area.

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Many of the original residential buildings remain, such as old hotels and commerce offices. The main road through town was paved in 1970 by US marines to allow for easier transportation of tanks and oil trucks to the lower tip of the island. A few barracks were constructed as well, but they have since been converted to low-income family tenements, as many of the village's citizens are poor.

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A small mosque also exists in the town. This mosque was constructed by Marines to appease the local population and encourage cooperation with the military forces that frequently passed through the town during their stop-over while the Vietnam War was occurring. Small cattle and goat farms dot the landscape and provide the locals with small amounts of income from trade.

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As the sun goes down, the sleepy town settles in for the night. A few of the town's population makes their living here at night, as a lack of a police force lends the town to a semi-lucrative drug trail from the poppy fields of the north. Luckily the town is far removed from the majority of the island's population, so violence cannot spread so easily.



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Very nice, the city, though small, is great, and the flora aswell, the first pic is great, i actually played a bit with it
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2654/4wallacet.jpg

Epic update!

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I'm not too good at photoshop, but I do like the slight blurring effect that you applied to it. What did you do to it?

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Lovely, Small but charming. And a nice story. Did you noticed the cow trying to escape in the second photo? That looks curious.

@wallacet: Take a look to this [url="http://www.simtropolis.com/forum/journals/1222/entry-9788-tutorial-photoediting-sc4-pictures-with-gimp/"]tutorial[/url], It is usefull for photoediting photos of SC4 for a CJ.

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@testuser1234: The ports are a little further north....the water here is too shallow for most ships :P

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i like the roads on the other side of the houses when it comes to the water front....road...then houses...then beach. its nice though

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cool resort...i have noticed that most cities are not cities at all anymore...no freeways or skyscrapers here, but nice sandy beaches.

want to see more!

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