Ross island - "Paris of the East"
Ross was the headquarters of British colony and today it houses the ruins of the buildings that were built during British rule. There were Barracks, Commissioner house, officer's quarters, clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, bazaar, bakery, printing press, temple & desalination plant.
All of this changed forever following 2 disasters- Earthquake in 1941 & Japanese invasion during WWII. When tragedy struck again in the form of Tsunami, Ross shrank greatly in size.