Langkawi Life – November 2011
by Teviot Fairservis

Imagine you are a child and tomorrow is the first day of school. You were born on the island of Langkawi and are growing up in a small village surrounded by jungle far from a main road. Your home may have no windows, no electricity, only a shack out back for a toilet. You are excited because now you are old enough to go to school but your mother says she does not have the money to buy two uniforms. So your twin brother gets to go to school on the first day. You will get to wear the uniform tomorrow and your brother will stay home that day to help your mother.