Friday, June 14, 2013

BK Post: Moken Sea Gypsies switch on the Lights

When I first began to do relief work in the Tsunami impact zone in Khao Lak, Phang Na, I encountered these people.  Their homes are of a particular style.  They were generally called the Morgan people, but Moken is often the way others describe them.

It was said that they knew what to do with Andaman Ocean Tsunami.  They went further out to sea.  There is also a legend that they say.  The ocean has a huge fish god.  Because man has been damaging the ocean with pollution and waste, the fish god spit out a wave.  That huge wave was designed to punish mankind for being so reckless.  At least, that is how I heard the legend.