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LIVING ON WATER: REFUGEES BUILD A LIFE AT SEA

SAILING over crystal clear waters, the Bajau people of Malaysia live their lives almost entirely at SEA. Children as young as four catch fish, octopus and lobsters from handmade boats off the eastern coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Along with their families, they live in wooden huts on stilts and trade their seafood for necessities with islanders in the nearby town of Semporna. Photographer Ng Choo Kia visited the Bajau people, joining them on their pirogues, which is a long narrow canoe made from a single tree trunk, and documenting their daily life in a series of pictures.

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SMALLEST HOUSE IN THE U...

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CAT RIPS OFF OWN EARS D...

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CHINESE FISHERMEN FISHI...

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KILLED BY MAKE-UP - TRA...

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SEEING DOUBLE - A TWO H...

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LOST LEAPING BABY WHALE

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ABANDONED TB HOSPITAL

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CATERPILLAR AND MANTIS ...

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