Friday, April 01, 2005

mermaids indeed, what a disgrace

I guess most expats in singapore know that if you want to find aussies after work ( & behaving badly) you can first try Carnegies.... which is interesting as it a direct clone of its name sake in hong kong, it is on place in which I have never seen an aussie...

anyway that's not what my concern is about... it is about another favorite haunt for expats.... Batam island, unfortunately it attracts the dirty old man variety of expat... and shamefully a few of whom may be aussies...

well I got invited over there to a barbie... and even I was shocked... we went to a private beach and "club" where larger girls had been force feed on nasi putih, udang & sambal manis.. presumable to get them even larger and they were made to swim nude, in what are essentially small pens off a makeshift jetty... I was told this was to make their skin wrinkled and white... they can only leave their watery pens when picked to entertain one of the paying customers... firstly they must perform a very unusual tongue flicking ritual in full view of everyone... if they giggle or dont show enough interest in the tonguing they are splashed with green paint and thrown back into the water... if a customer is satisfied he can tie one or more coloured ribbons around her arms or legs... considerable money changes hands in bets on which girls will get painted and weather the paying customer gets his money's worth... there is much shouting of "mukan malam" and "mukan dading""...

the girls are called the "mermaids of malaca" and are supposedly a rare delicacy... but they look quiet miserable despite their exotic titles and intended status... the girl with the most ribbons becomes the center piece for dinner and has the various dipping sauces poured over her naked body

don't worry I just enjoyed my barbecued pawns with sweet chili sauce an a little rice... and a great sunset... at a different function, the one I had actually been invited to, further along the beach

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2 comments:

Cyclone said...

well folks this post is just a bit of a yarn for aprils fools day... i was worried it was in bad taste... but think you all just look at teh picture and no one actuall reads the text

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