Bugis Street Singapore Dance Of The Flamers

Bugis Street Singapore - RAN Sailors entertaining the locals and civilian tourists by performing the sailors ritualistic 'Dance Of The Flamers' or Dance Of The Flaming Arseholes on top of the Dunny roof, Oppos on the ground would chant the famous "Haul em down you Zulu Warrior" song whilst the matelots performed their act.

Over the years this became almost a mandatory excercise and although it may seem to many to be a gross act of indecency it was generally well received by sometimes up to hundreds of tourists and locals. The Kai Tais certainly didn't mind either.

By the mid seventies Singapore's now well known draconian laws started a crack down on this type of lewd behaviour and sailors were arrested at gunpoint by the local authorities for performing this act. By this time those sailors brave enough to try it were dealt with severely and even shipped home to Australia in disgrace. So endeth another 'Tradition'. Thanks to my old mate 'Tripod' Blake for sending in this photo.

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