A Bajau man catches a colorful orange coral fish off Mantabuan Island.
A Bajau man catches a colorful orange coral fish off Mantabuan Island.

Skinny jeans and a spear is all you need to hunt octopus in the clear turquoise waters of Borneo. For the Bajau people of Malaysia, it’s not just their diet that’s oceanic, it’s their entire way of life. Living either in stilt houses over the water or on handmade boats, the Bajau are intimately connected to the ocean and the food they get from it.

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