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Great holmertz 2020-07-13 6:36

Hello Paul,
I visited the Water Village in Bandar Seri Begawan (and probably you did too), but I remember the wooden bridges as rather rickety, and many boards were missing, so I didn't quite enjoy it, because the water looked rather unhealthy. I wonder why these villages were built. Was there such a lack of space on the ground? Or was it a way to circumvent local laws, like when the British invented the houseboats in Kashmir?
It is in any case an exotic environment and another three interesting photos.
Best regards,
Gert

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Old 07-13-2020, 10:01 PM
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Thank you Gert,

I think houses on stilts provide safety and security in the event of flooding.
They also provide a protection against pests.

Also, the original inhabitants were often fishermen who lived close to the fishing grounds.

I haven't heard in Malaysia and Brunei that they tried to avoid taxes in this way.
But I may have missed something important ...

All the best !
Paul
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