It is harvesting time in Chanthaburi, the eastern province that is a major source of durian, rambutan, mangosteen, salak, longkong and longan. The most striking aspect of the fruit trade is the female dominance. The middleman is generally a woman. She checks the quality, negotiates the price and carries the bulging money bag. Men are for the hard work: loading and unloading, weighing, packing and carrying.
About the Photographer
Karolien Bais is a Dutch journalist, living in Thailand since 2008.
She does interviews with botanical experts in South-East Asia for her website www. palmtree-talks.com.
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