URGENT – the Moken village of Surin recently burned to the ground

Posted on Feb 17, 2019
URGENT – the Moken village of Surin recently burned to the ground

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 […]

The Guardian article: “Tsunami, 10 years on: the sea nomads who survived the devastation”

Posted on Nov 23, 2015
The Guardian article: “Tsunami, 10 years on: the sea nomads who survived the devastation”

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.

Al Jazeera article on the Moken: The vanishing sea tribe

Posted on Nov 23, 2015

“The vanishing sea tribe” – an article about the Moken.

“Dive Moken” app receives 9.8 overall score in Deeperblue.com review

Posted on Nov 23, 2015
“Dive Moken” app receives 9.8 overall score in Deeperblue.com review

Deeperblue.com reviewed the “Dive Moken” App in their Freediving App Review series.

Jacobsen

Posted on Dec 13, 2013
Jacobsen

Regissør Runar Jarle Wiik har laget film om sjønomadene Mokenefolket. http://radio.nrk.no/serie/jacobsen/dmpo24006513/31-12-2013

Nômades do mar

Posted on Aug 13, 2013
Nômades do mar

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 […]

Meet the Moken with FreediveUK

Posted on Aug 13, 2013
Meet the Moken with FreediveUK

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

Havets nomader seiler inn i uvissheten

Posted on Jul 24, 2013
Havets nomader seiler inn i uvissheten

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, […]

The Moken: Gypsies of the Sea

Posted on Jul 24, 2013
The Moken: Gypsies of the Sea

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, […]

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