Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP
Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP
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In Thailand, tourism’s decline keeps ‘sea gypsies’ afloat amid coronavirus pandemic

  • With the country’s borders closed to foreign visitors for the past eight months, fishing has been easier for the Chao Lay, or ‘people of the sea’
  • But the threat of eviction still hangs over the 1,200 or so who live on the island of Phuket, where property developers have been eyeing their land

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Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP
Fisherman Sanam Changnam shows his daily catch of fish off the coast of the southern Thai island of Phuket. Photo: AFP
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