Tourists on MS The World cruise ship, who had been visiting to Mergui Archipelago since January 12, reportedly visited Makyonegalet Island Village, the home of Salone Tribes, on January 13 and donated some items. The villagers performed traditional Salone Nat Pwe for the visitors in return, according to the Hotels and Tourism Development Department, Kawthaung District.
More than 80 tourists from the cruise visited the island village using small boats to witness the Salone Nat Pwe, a ceremony that recognises folk spirits. The tourists also visited the school and monastery of the Salone community, according to Hlwan Moe, the assistant director of the Hotels and Tourism Development Department, Kawthaung District.
Makyonegalet Island Village is known as a scenic place with a monastery at the front, a school in the middle and a Salone traditional wood-boat building yard at the edge of the village. The landscape of the island can be viewed from the top of a hill in the interior of the island.