The Sea Gypsies of Mabul Island, Borneo, Malaysia

Stepping off the boat at Mabul island in Borneo, Malaysia, there is a long jetty that runs to the shore, a jetty that divides two worlds. On one side, there is a beautiful, rugged and almost deserted strip of beach bordered by palm trees, hiding the simple, yet comfortable huts of a scuba diving resort behind it. In stark contrast, the other side is strewn with ramshackle stilt houses, wooden boats and innumerable children, a higgledy-piggledy village that is home to the Bajau people. More