Bajau Laut ethnic community is the main population in Semporna, Sabah. They live in sprawling stilt villages above the water or inside the traditional Lepa boats.
They are one of the few nomadic sea borne peoples of the world. They live a seaborne lifestyle, making use of small wooden sailing vessels and spend their lives from birth to old age on board boats, finding a livelihood from the rich coral reefs in the area. Only after death burial takes place on land.