Leung means ‘uncle’ – a term of respect for older people in Thai. He is our gardener and chief builder. He is very good at growing vegetables and keeping the trees looked after and helps with most of the other work as well. He seems to have grown in happiness since he came to work with us. Leung is ethnic Shan. He migrated from Burma to Thailand quite recently and speaks Shan plus a little heavily accented Thai. He is much more a ‘doer’ than a talker.
Leung is married with a daughter.
As you can see him here amongst the flowers he’s been growing and in front of the beautiful mountain view you can see on a daily basis at Nam Yang.