This site is a product of Vietnamese Boat People and everyone around the world. Its rich content has been maintained by our Advisers, Editor, and you. With a humble heart, I would like to express many thanks to my friend Jesse Stamell, who has spent countless hours reviewing and edit this site. Also, I would like to thank Mr. Mong Phu from Creative Farm Design. He has brought http://www.pulaubidong.org/ to the next level that there is no way I could have done it myself.
www.PulauBidong.org is an evolving project since 2004 that I hope along with your help and contribution will continue to become more thorough in its retelling of the experiences of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laos, and Chinese-Vietnamese Boat People on Pulau Bidong Island.
The goal of this website is to share past experiences with the world. Those days of living on the boat on the vast ocean and those days of living on the island brought us so much memorable experience, which are worth of retelling them.
Đào Thụy Lâm Vi,
MC 408 Pulau Bidong 1989 – 1991,
Sungei Besi 1991 – 1992,
Pulau Bidong Alumni
PS: In 1979, Lamvi spent three months in prison with his parents for the crime of getting out of Vietnam by boat. Not until 1989, his parents tried again: with only Lamvi and his cousin and 50 people on a tiny boat, which luckily arrived Pulau Bidong on March 19, 1989… after 5 days drifting on the sea with a broken engine. Currently, Lamvi is married with two kids, he has a Bachelor degree in Operational Management and Management Information Systems, MBA in IT Management, and working on a PhD degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Keiser University.