On the eve of February 3rd 2019, a fire destroyed the majority of the Moken Village in Koh Surin. No one was hurt, but the Moken now face an uncertain future. For immediate relief – here is where you can help: https://www.mokenislands.com/ For our long-term initiative to help create a sustainable future for the Moken people […]
Thailand’s indigenous sea gypsies predicted the waves that swept their villages away in 2004, and most of them escaped unharmed. Now they are facing a new threat to their centuries-old way of life: tourism and the encroaching modern world.
“The vanishing sea tribe” – an article about the Moken.
Deeperblue.com reviewed the “Dive Moken” App in their Freediving App Review series.
O cineasta norueguês Runar Jarle Wiik tem um currículo inusitado (e invejável, eu diria). Desde que entrou na Escola Internacional de Cinema de Londres, já participou da produção de alguns curtas e comerciais, mas dedicou a maior parte da sua carreira a gravar documentários por diversos lugares do mundo, como em Uganda, Oriente Médio, Guatemala […]
Amateur freedivers are being invited to visit the Moken, one of the last remaining groups of sea nomads. FreediveUK has been invited by the tribal elders to bring a small group of freedivers to visit them on their island off the coast of Thailand in February 2014. http://www.sportdiver.co.uk/News/Latest-News/Meet-the-Moken-with-FreediveUK
Legenden om Laboon, den store bølgen som spiser folk, har blitt fortalt av Moken-folket i århundrer. Kanskje var det derfor de så havets advarsler om at noe fryktelig skulle skje 2. juledag i 2004. Før tsunamien traff øyene der de bor, løp de oppover mot høydene. Det sies at ikke et eneste moken-liv gikk tapt, […]
They roam the sea most of their lives, living in handcrafted boats and diving for food into depths of 75 feet without scuba gear or masks. They’re so familiar with the seas they’ve lived on for hundreds of years, that researchers found that their children have underwater vision twice as sharp as their European counterparts, […]