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Mabul. Regularly the Bajau roam the island in hope to sell their catch: Mostly Shellfish, lobster, snails, sea cucumbers or sea urchins to other locals and visitors. Their isolation has allowed them to continue a basic way of life that their ancestors led. A lot of the Bajau I’ve met are here by choice, the choice to live in the middle of nowhere. Thus, that is why there is no such thing as future thinking, daily survival remains the top priority. Due to the circumstances, this short-term strategy must be taught at a very young age. Every visitor will observe Bajau children spending a good amount of their time playing at the beach or on their small wooden boats (dugouts), but they start learning with 8 years of age or even younger how to free dive, swim, hunt, beg some Ringgits from passing tourists, and of course how to survive within the environment their parents chose to live in.
- Claudio Sieber
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- Malaysia - Borneo - Sabah - The Life of Bajau, Malaysia - Borneo - Sabah - The Bajau "Birdseye View", Malaysia - Borneo - Sabah - Semporna