Moken boats

Visiting the village of Palua Tone-Tone

The sea side

Palua Tone-Tone from sea
The mermaid of Palua Tone-Tone
Unlike the Moken settlements we had seen before, Palua Tone-Tone may also get called a town. And it has a kind of touristic infrastructure, mainly for Burmese, as Aung explained. So there is a beach with a mermaid, that sometimes sits in the water and sometime on dry land - changing with the tide. There are nice, well-kept holiday homes, a restaurant and a souvenir shop. All of that seems to be completely unknown amongst the Moken.
Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus burmese holiday home souvenirs made from sea shells

Like we've seen in Ranong before, the Burmese keep Red-Whiskered Bulbuls in small cages. One of the holiday homes. Souvenirs made from sea shells.

When we all landed, we headed off to the town.

Claire, Trish and Liz

© Joan Kearsley

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