gypsies are originally from Nicobar, one of the
Andaman Islands. In the earlier centuries they
lived in boats and had fearsome reputation as
village of Sang-ga-u next to the national park
headquarters is inhabited by sea gypsies.
offshore islands between
and Penang offered numerous hiding-places and
were considered the most dangerous in Asia. So
also was the entrance to the Street of Malacca,
where Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese traders
passed on the way to their colonies.