بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of God, the Most Loving, the Most MercifulBajau people is one of the biggest ethnic in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia. They can also be found in Indonesia and Phillippines.
They are divided into 2 groups:
1) Bajau who live on the land. They are very skillful horsemen and sometimes known as cowboys of the east.
2) Bajau who lives on the sea. They are fishermen and only set foot on land to sell sea products like fishes and seaweed.
The couple above are dancers for land Bajau. The lady's headdress is called serimpak while the man's headdress is called tanjak.
Close up of Serimpak-land Bajau crown
The above festival is called Tamu Besar where the land Bajau decorate their horses and a competition to show off the skills of their horses and the riders.
The lady above is one of the sea gypsies Bajau participants for Regatta Lepa festival held in April.
Some of the fresh lobsters in the islands where the Sea Bajau live
Among the participating boats.
Sea Bajau children in Semporna , Sabah, Malaysia. The seaweed are cultivated and sold in markets all over Malaysia . They are very high in antioxidants and vitamin C.You can buy them at http://seadagang.com.my/