‘I was scared because there was a crocodile.’

“I went to the Philippines when I was younger. We met all the families. We spent one week in Tawi-Tawi, one week in Bongao, and another in Zamboanga. We repeated the same thing over and over again. On our last day there before we came back to Malaysia there was a crocodile. Our boat was small and wooden but we had to take it because we had missed the real boat. The water was clear but I was scared because there was a crocodile.

It was very big. It looked like a log. I threw something on it and when it started moving I noticed that it was a crocodile. The crocodiles there were usually shot, because there was one time that a crocodile had got onto a boat and had eaten a little child.”

Sonny, 13, Suluk