Sir Andrew Fraser, Lieutenant Governor of Bengal for the period from 1903 to 1908 is known to have discovered the spot. In recognition of his contributions to development of this area, a part of the hamlet is named after his name as Frasergunj. His dilapidated bungalow in which Fraser used to stay, is still there at Bakkhali.
Fishing is the primary occupation of the people here. Agriculture is not a preferred livelihood option by many, as salinity of the land is not conducive from agriculture and land is also not fertile enough.
Other Places of Interest
# Fishing Harbour, at Frasergunj, situated on the bank of Edward’s Creek and operated by Benfish.
# Fisheries projects run by State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) at Henry’s Island and Mangrove forests nearby.
# Jambu Island, about 4 Nautical Miles from Frasergunj, on Bay of Bengal is famous for Mangrove forest cover.
# Deer Park and Crocodile enclosure at Forest Office at Bakkhali.