A photobook of my experience going to the Orang Asli Tribe
07.11.2016 - 11.11.2016 30 °C
A world much different to mine
A few weeks ago, I’ve got the opportunity to visit a tribe, the Orang Asli Tribe (a Malaysian word for the first people, or the original people), that lives in Royal Belum National Park, Malaysia. In my classes at school, I’ve learnt about tribes, and how they live differently to me, but I’ve never actually seen a tribe in real life.
This was a very important and eye-opening experience for me. These people live in huts made from leaves, wood, and bamboo.
They get their food by hunting, using a blow dart (the one in the picture), fishing, and they also make rice by cooking it inside bamboo leaves and heating it using fire. They make their own fire, by collecting pieces of wood from the jungle.
They really only have the basic necessities, in my opinion, this way of living is both hard, but also special. It will be hard because they always would have to adapt based on the changes happening around them. If there were a storm and finding food is hard, they will have to find a new source of food. However, I learnt over the past week I was there, even though I don’t have the internet, nor was I used to being far away from the "real world", it brought me closer to my friends, and to me that was very special.