It was simple and peaceful until the Arlong Pirates took over, setting many strict and harsh rules. For example, in order to live, adults had to pay 100,000 and children 50,000 each month. From there, Arlong and his crew built up their forces in order to take over all of East Blue, bribing corrupt Marine officials like Nezumi so that no attention was paid to them. However, the island was freed when Luffy defeated Arlong and toppled Arlong Park. This was the location of the Arlong Park Arc.
This island is notable for its plantations of rice and oranges.