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Lives In Water Tribe


Several thousand inhabitants live in its traditional wooden stilt houses, which are built on a coral stone base. These impressive constructions are built in rows connected by narrow bamboo bridges under which small boats pass. Children welcome visitors to their village with broad smiles. Women usually spend their time taking care of household duties such as fetching fresh water from the well and travelling to the market on the mainland as well as, cooking, cleaning and washing clothes. In their spare time they chat with friends. The fishermen return from the sea in their dugout canoes and clean their catch before giving it to their wives or family members to sell at the market. Small children can be seen playing in the water around their homes, using buckets or pieces of polystyrene as makeshift boats and rafts.



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