Ever thought of living by the sea?
15 years ago (in year 2002), an engineer consultant decided that he no longer wants to live in a stressful environment! Urban living (workaholism & time poverty) has cost him his mental health - including depression, pills and a suicide attempt.
1. He discovered money could not buy back his health.
So he left his job. He built a floating home on the sea, became neighbours with fishermen, and enjoyed an unblocked sunset view every evening.
2. He discovered what it means to live simply.
Using sea breeze as his air-conditioner, avoiding superficial interactions (i.e. mobile messaging), raising fish for food...
3. He discovered the beauty of experiential learning.
He learnt how to install solar panels, collect rainwater, study how oil spill affects mangroves...
One word: Paradise!
Then, one day, he looked around and realised his neighbours are also not getting any younger. Will such wisdom be lost in the sea? That's when he decided to invite more people to experience living by the sea - and coined it as "Sea Angel".
All photography provided by Phillip Lin, Ng Siak Juay, Md Juhari, Victor Toh, Andrii Nema.