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.