Friday, February 19, 2010

A day in Aberdeen - visiting the Tanka Community

We went to visit the Tanka Community in Aberdeen harbour yesterday, where is home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. It was a fun experience in which we took a ride on the boat and observed how the Tanka people communicate with their friends and tourists. We also interviewed a charming Tanka old lady, Granny Ho, who works on the sightseeing sampan. She talked about the Sea Water Song but was too shy to sing for us. She also mentioned that although some Tanka people still live on traditional fishing junks, most young Tanka people have moved to modern high-rise community spread over the nearby hillsides.

Now, please enjoy the slideshow - the beautiful Aberdeen harbour and Tanka people.

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