Miscellaneous

Hmm….. Well, what did you do last weekend?

These gentlemen believe that performing these acts gets them in closer contact with God… And, yes, this is all real…

religious-self-mutilation

tangki performance

tangki performance

tangki performance

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2 thoughts on “Hmm….. Well, what did you do last weekend?

  1. This is called a tangki performance, which is loosely related to Taoism (the religion).It’s prominent in Asia/S.E.Asia, from Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore to Indonesia. In each country, there are also dietifications of the local heroes or spirits.

    Anne

  2. Thanks for the additional information, Anne. It’s nice to have some intelligent commentary to elevate the quality of a post that could merely deliver shock value before…

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