This is one of the many demonstrations of how people lived in the islands. This guy is getting ready to make fire by rubbing two sticks together to get a spark which is then used to set dried coconut husks on fire. It took him just 30 seconds to get the fire going.
Next, he removed the husk from a ripe coconut using a sharp stick .
He then struck the hard coconut shell with a fairly small rock in just the right place and it fell into two perfectly shaped pieces. I couldn't do that with a hammer and chisel.
This fellow is demonstrating how to climb a palm tree. The tree was about 50 feet tall. He got up it in just a few seconds. All these guys are built better than Tarzan.
This was our tour guide. A very nice fellow from Cambodia. He took us around all day to the various villages and presentations and provided a steady stream of information.
The parade of boats showed off the various dances and music from each of the islands.