Ampika Saibouyai


From Thailand: Moken Sea Gypsy Tribe Learns Rules of the Road

December 5, 2007


“In the past, we could live anywhere on the sea or along the coast,” says Hong Klatalaey, the head of Thung Wa, a Moken sea gypsy community of some 70 families who were forced to settle further inland after the 2004 tsunami destroyed their coastal homes. “We would sail until we found places with plentiful supplies of fish and fresh water. We built… Read more