Since the 1980s, Batek have obtained swimming masks, rubber tubing, and metal rods from traders. They make spear-guns consisting of a carved wooden stock and a strap of rubber tubing that is used to propel a metal spear several feet at high speed and force. The fisherman swims under water to find the fish, usually shooting them from point blank range. This man has just shot a good-sized fish with his spear-gun.
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Fishing -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- Implements., Lebir River (Malay)