Go Back   The TrekEarth Forums >


Thread Tools

Great Royaldevon 2020-07-16 7:58

Hello Paul,

What a fine series of photographs to help us fully understand the stilt village, the people and the way they live.

There is obviously a pride in their habitations, with flags, flowers and painted verandas. These flowers are not for consumption, they are for decoration, for a pleasing spectacle, just as we would plant flowers in tubs around our houses!

Something that occurred to me Paul was locating people. Do the walkways have names and numbers?
Do the residents get mail?
It could be very difficult to know all the families by name or, is their a post office, and people have to pick up their own mail?

Thanks for sharing this,
Bev :-)

Old 07-16-2020, 07:37 PM
PaulVDV's Avatar
PaulVDV PaulVDV is offline
TE Expert
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,072
Default To Royaldevon: Names and numbers

Thank you Beverley,

I don't know how the residents of this village get their mail.
Patau-Patau is a rather small village and I cannot remember to have seen any nameplates of the walkways or any house numbers.

I also visited a much larger stilt house village near Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei and I'm sure that there I have seen nameplates of the walkways and also house numbers.
I must add that I am not sure that every walkway had a name there but I have seen the plates on the major walkways and numbers on the more recent homes.
There was, however, a big difference between the most humble houses and the newest.

I remember the water village in BSB had a fire station (with boats). After all, one of the worst problems that can arise in such a village is a fire.
Everything is built in wood and a fire can spread very quickly.

Best regards,
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:54 AM.

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.