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Semporna - Renassiance of the Houseboat

At year-end, I and photographer Andreas Ragnatsson went to the Philippines and Malaysia to meet Sama Dilaut. In Davao, the Philippines, we spearfished with superb divers. 373 more words


The Placenta is Thrown into the Ocean

Bajau Laut have been living in Southeast Sulawesi since the 16th century. Originally, they were involved in the spice trade, transporting lucrative spices from Moluccas to Borneo. 466 more words

Bajau Laut

Bajau Kids Swim with the Turtles

In Eastern Kalimantan, Borneo, Bajau Laut have been living for generations. Originally they arrived on houseboats from the Sulu Sea.

I visited Derawan Islands where I stayed for one week. 379 more words

Bajau Laut

Sama Dilaut of Semporna: Fish Bombers or Peaceful Nomads?

For more than one month I have been living in Semporna, in Sabah, where I have visited remote islands and several Sama Dilaut (Bajau Laut) communities. 839 more words

Bajau Laut