This will be a luxury holiday resort when it is finished. These men work for about US$5 a day. They are lucky. Women and children earn less, while unregistered workers get as little as US$2 a day and are often cheated even of that.
Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is completely different.