Aftermath of the Moken village in Au Bon Yai bay, Surin Islands. Photo: courtesy of mokenislands.com
Aftermath of the Moken village in Au Bon Yai bay, Surin Islands. Photo: courtesy of mokenislands.com
Thailand

Thailand’s free-diving sea gypsies battle for survival after fire razes their village

  • Ravaged by the 2004 tsunami, the Moken sea nomads have lost nearly everything again in a fire that has ripped through their settlement
  • They fear it could happen again, as authorities rebuild the village in the same location using the same flammable materials

Aftermath of the Moken village in Au Bon Yai bay, Surin Islands. Photo: courtesy of mokenislands.com
Aftermath of the Moken village in Au Bon Yai bay, Surin Islands. Photo: courtesy of mokenislands.com
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