Worldly Belongings

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by ling cheong

The Bajau sea gypsies have moved with the monsoons between Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia for centuries. Their origins preceding the invisible national boundaries that have grown up around them. Now seen as immigrants by the mainlanders they live almost entirely at sea. Without family to support her, one old woman drifts alone. Living and sleeping on a boat that contain her only possessions.

Location: Semporna,Sabah


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