Kampung Buli Sim Sim, stilt village in Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo

Houses are typical Asian water village construction. The entire village is served by water from a narrow pipe that runs along the top of the wooden plank jetty. Toilets flush directly into the bay beneath the houses. Jetty 23 is considered safe for tourists to visit, but other stilt villages in Sandakan are extremely dangerous. The government is attempting to shut down some of the most crime ridden of these villages.

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