Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Malaysian culture, the way it's supposed to be.

Some scenes of true Malaysian culture from TV Smith. It's so gratifying how harmonious Malaysians can be - when nobody insists on always being the 'dominant culture' and there's nobody spreading fear about how it's a damnable sin to acknowledge the fact that others have the right to enjoy their own religions and cultures.

Kuala Lumpur, 22nd January 2008: It is the eve of Thaipusam and the chariot is making its way through Lebuh Ampang. A pair of lion dancers pranced in front of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. The all-Indian lion dance troupe added an unusual cross-cultural dimension to this annual procession to Batu Caves.

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