With a humble heart, I would like to express many thanks to my friend Jesse Stamell , who has spent countless hours to review and edit this site. Also, I would like to thank Mr. Mong Phu from Creative Farm Design. He has brought www.PulauBidong.org to the next level that there is no way I could have done it myself.
www.PulauBidong.org is an evolving project since 2004 that I hope along with your help and contribution will continue to become more thorough in its retelling of the experiences of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laos, and Chinese-Vietnamese Boat People on Pulau Bidong Island.
The goal of this website is to share and teach our past experiences to the world. Those days of living on the boat on the vast ocean and those days of living on the island brought us so much memorable experiences, which are worth of retelling them.
This site has no intention of involving with any political affiliations and ways of generating revenues. We want to keep its pure content forever.
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Đào Thụy Lâm Vi - MC 408 – Pulau Bidong 1989 – 1991, Sungei Besi 1991 – 1992 – Malaysia, 1992 Philippines
PS: In 1979, Lamvi spent three months in prison with his parents for the crime of getting out of Vietnam by boat. Not until 1989, his parents tried again: with only Lamvi, his cousin and 50 people on a tiny boat, which luckily arrived Pulau Bidong on March 19, 1989…after 5 days drifting on the sea with broken engine. Currently, Lamvi is married with two kids, he has a Bachelor degree, MBA, and working on his PhD.