Seletar, the sea people of Johor

For centuries, the Seletar community, also known as “Orang Laut” or sea people, lived in the islands near Singapore and Johor. The community, recognised as Orang Asli, now mostly live in boat houses in the coastal regions of southern Johor. But rapid development in Johor means their settlements are increasingly being encroached, forcing the community to rethink their lifestyle. The Malaysian Insider’s Nazir Sufari recently spent time in several Seletar villages. – See more at:

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