Friday, February 27, 2009

海上人家


麻雀雖小


避风港


回家




海浪淘淘我不怕


我是跳水健将


小當家


弟弟别怕,姐姐等你


腼腆

他们是海上人家,住在沙巴海域,不过来自菲律宾。目前国籍不详。

他们以捕渔为生,住在这儿已有一段相当长的日子,有些已是第二代了,为何要放弃自己美丽的国土来到这海上?难道这里的海风更舒适?初期,还有人会提问,如今已没人有兴趣知。

这里有着美丽的海上风光,也是潜水天堂;摄影发烧友,更爱到这里掠景。这一区的几个小岛,如玛塔金(Mataking), 马布(Mabul)和西巴丹(Sipadan),名气很响,是我国著名旅游胜地。

从仙本娜开船到这里约45分钟,岸和海上的生活条件却有极大的差异。这里仿佛回到四五十年代,这些非法移民住的是极简陋的亚答屋,就建在海上,仅以几根小木作为支撑,海浪拍打过来时,更显得摇摇欲坠。

这里没有水电,家徒四壁,生活得再简单不过。海上人家特别多小孩,都没上学,真为他们的前途担心。但他们却随遇而安,乐天知命,颇满足现状。

还有部分海上人家住在船上,一家大小就挤在一艘小船内,整年就在海上流浪。

较幸运的海上人家住在小岛,住的虽然还是破烂的茅屋,至少还有水电供应,部分小孩还有上学。

小岛也有度假村,为游客提供舒适的住宿和完善设备。同是住在岛上,却是两个世界,成了强烈对比。

站在人道立场,我们是否应为他们想想他们的明天?

15 comments:

oxx said...

those ppl r simple life...
something got bad and good, they no need worry about the happening in the cities...

-oxx

PoliBug | 波力拔克 said...

感觉拿督「拍山」的功力比「摄水」高。

C K Hon said...

PoliBug, 谢谢赐教

photo_beginner said...

请问下,这些照片的颜色有显得些许不自然。是否在camera拍的时候调过white balance?还是事后加工?

如果都不是的话,请问你用哪一款的摄影机拍摄?有什么秘诀吗?

Angie Ki said...

Hi, Dato,

Hear about your blog from my sister that live in M'sia.

Let me introduce myself. I was borned in Malaysia and left M'sia for US for the last 25 years.

Saw your photos and questions about wonder how to help these refugees and Orang Asli in their life and education.

I am setting up a virtual distance learning school in US to teach under privilege kids around the world with US school curriculum from KinderG to 12 grade programs.

As for M'sia, I am presently assisting a school to offer 100 Orang Asli students in Sukau, Sabah and would love to help in offering refugees and Orang Asli children to attend this school, but more work require to put in place before the virtual school can be establish.

The School Mission...… We provides disadvantaged children the chance to learn and grow beyond the limits of their circumstances. We seek to build their knowledge and skills through distance learning using the American K-12 system as program model. Our cooperative efforts with corporations and communities build a sustainable, cost-effective means of enabling children to reach their full potential in a supportive, caring environment.

Vision Statement: A vision to create 2020 learning centers by 2020 in order to educate thousands of disadvantaged children globally and empower them with life-changing experiences through education with love and humility.

If you think we can do something about these children situation, please feel free to email me at Angieki@yahoo.com

BTW, I am planning a trip to KL for a month some time end of July and will head out to Sabah for 2 months then back to KL for another month before head back to US.

Adiós señor

Angie Ki

啊利 said...

Dato,我觉得您最后第三张“小当家”,有点像有一期的National Geography封面。不过那张是没有人的,只有海上一间高脚屋。

山城客 said...

特喜欢您的这一辑,充满了我们南洋的情愫,看了很亲切舒适,谢谢您。

Mei Teng said...

I really love this series. I enjoy seeing photos of folks living away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

I will be making a trip to Sandakan next week. Hope to get some nice shots over there.

C K Hon said...

Mei Teng, I took these images in some of the small islands near Semporna, if any one of you would like to go there pl let know, i can introduce you to the boatman who can take you there. Tq

Mei Teng said...

Datuk, thanks for your kind recommendations. I will just be visiting Sandakan for this trip..maybe another time to Semporna. I am just curious and wondering whether you use HDR on any of your images?

Your work's inspiring.

andrew said...

i have seen many wonderful pictures from this place and wish one fine day i can have the time to visit this place for photography. so for the time being just have to view your amazing shots from this place !

thanks for sharing :)

p/s:- i have done some " orang asli " children portrait recently. check it out when you are free !

http://andrewng2u.multiply.com/photos/album/106/Aborigines_Child_Portraiture_Sonum

rainbow said...

wonderful picture datuk ,i love seeing photo, most like this series photo, just a word , superb great picture! ,inspiring! cheerfull moment appear on kids, esp pic no. 4,5,7...

coo said...

难以相信

coo said...

有一点上网白痴,花了好久时间才终于成功留言了.Ye!恭喜我。看了好多的摄影作品后,难以相信多年的政治生涯之后,还有保留了人性的美丽触角,纤细的感受力,是现在残不忍睹“政治”的后遗症吗或是以往我低估了还是现在高估了? 怀念你怀念前总会长。。。祝福你。。。。

Iris said...

海上人家的生活,是苦、是乐?我想这个答案不该用“当事者迷,旁观者清”来回答。也许物质可以带给我们方便,但有时候未必。当欲望、虚荣出现在你心灵的时候,你就会永远都不满足,你也就不会快乐了即使你有再多的财富。