Village No 4
Koh Phaluai is a virgin evergreen island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is inhabited by sea gypsies who still earn a living from fishing. The majority of the population lives on the island for about 8 generations. There are 102 households and 438 people who live divided into 4 small villages.
In 1980, the nearby small islands and more than a half of Koh Phaluai were announced the National Ang Thong Marine Park, so no settlement has been allowed there from that time.
Village no 4 is located on the premises of the National Park and its grounds are supposed to be returned to nature when the inhabitants die out. Living there means being aware that your home will not last more than your lifetime. It also means struggling with masses of plastic waste that comes with sea tides, every morning from the mainland.