The indigenous people of the Mergui Archipelago, the Moken, live peacefully in their traditional nomadic ways despite official attempts to settle them in permanent villages.
They are hunters and gatherers who live off shellfish, sea cucumber, occasionally wild boar and small forest deer. Moken families live on their kabang, a traditionally built wooden boat. Each family member has his or her own wooden dugout canoe for foraging which is towed behind the kabang when moving.
The Moken will sometimes approach Northern Sun with a gift of rock oyster or fish to exchange for practical items such as rice, cloth or meats.