Sunday, October 31, 2010

Farmers Market: St Martins Island

                                 Photos by Tahmid Munaz of Dhaka, Bangladesh

St. Martin's Island is a small island in the northeast part of the Bay of Bengal, about 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf peninsula, and forming the southernmost part of Bangladesh. You can get there by local motorboat, tourist boats, or sea truck.

You can walk around the island because it measures 3 square miles shrinking to about 2 during high tide.

This small island has white sand beaches with coconut palms, beautiful marine life, and blue, blue water. One of the best things is the fact there isn’t a single car on the island! There is nothing to do but soak up the rays. Sounds like a place I would love to get lost in especially since it has a little market.

                                Inside And Outside Bangladesh Blog

Most of island’s 5000 residents live mainly from fishing, and between October and April people from adjacent areas bring their catch to the island’s temporary wholesale market.