Tomorrow I set off for the Surin Islands with four other dedicated researchers and scientists. Surin Islands are situated off the coast of Thailand and are home to the Moken people, also known as ‘Sea Nomads’.
I spent yesterday preparing for this trip at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok with Dr. Narumon. Dr. Narumon is the foremost authority on the Moken people and there is much to learn from her. This excellent article serves to highlight her important work and breadth of rich understanding of the Moken. It is incredible to note that after the 2004 Tsunami, no Moken people were injured or lost. What remarkable wisdom they must possess.
I am so excited about this journey. As well as the research we are conducting, I am looking forward returning with images and stories to share with you all.
I came across this article about the Moken tribe. It contains some wonderful images and is well written.