I feel very privileged to be able to call this beautiful beach our back yard. Its literally a 3 minute walk from our condominium. Leisurely morning walks, fresh clean air and breathtaking views what more could you ask for.
BUT just a few kms away people are not so lucky. Consumed by a growing amount of garbage every day, due to their own making. People living in stilt houses, occupied by illegal immigrants known as Sea Gypsies the majority of which come from the Philippines. With local council services not available to them such as garbage collection they use the ocean as a dumping ground. There are around 34 thousand people living in this particular area, 80% of which are unemployed, relying solely on a daily catch of fish for survival.