2 – 12 November 2009
We noticed from early on how different the sea gypsies from Wakatobi lived compared to their Bajau relatives from Sabah, Malaysia and the Philippines. The Bajo from Wakatobi reclaimed land and had sturdy houses on top of their new land. We heard from Sugi how complex the situation is because the new land comes from mined corals. It is a very sensitive issue and one we noticed and felt right away when we stoped to photograph the coral miners.