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Local elections are coming up and it will be the first time many of Thailand’s Moken tribes, or also known as sea gypsies, will be voting in the Tambon Administration Organisation elections. The indigenous Moken tribes are known for their lifestyle of  semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers for centuries in the Andaman Sea. They are known to be able to hold their breath for long periods of time underwater and free dive what some say are record-breaking depths. The remaining, elusive Moken dwell on the Surin Islands in Thailand, south of the Mergui Archipelago where other Moken people live. For the tambon, or […]

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