About the Area

about north andaman communities

This section gives a brief overview of the North Andaman, including Geography and Climate with notes on rainfall and ecosystems; Culture including an introduction to Thai customs and a useful Phrasebook for basic communication; and a brief overview of Festivals and Holidays.

In this era of rapid development, communities of the North Andaman face a growing number of threats to livelihood and conservation. These Challenges and Solutions are briefly discussed to help visitors better understand the complex issues that locals must face to secure their future.

Fortunately, a number of communities have found innovative solutions to the challenges they face by relying on the attitude of sanook. Generally translated as fun, sanook actually conveys a deeper sense of making sure to enjoy the task at hand.