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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 10 Feb 2015 2:32 pm

nakatago wrote:
bgd wrote:
ecureilx wrote:It was just waiting to blow up, since 1997 or so, when there was a petition to declare Thai Pusam as a national holiday for Hindus ..


I'd support this, as long as everyone gets the holiday. :wink:


And be in the running with Japan and the Philippines as who has the most number of public holidays.

That will take a long time to match

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 5:08 am

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 50986.html

"So it's fair that many ask why music accompaniment is being banned. It's something that we have to look into."

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 6:46 am

earthfriendly wrote:http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/shanmugam-on-thaipusam/1650986.html

"So it's fair that many ask why music accompaniment is being banned. It's something that we have to look into."


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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 7:30 am

In fact these restrictions are a result of incidents in the past.

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:41 am

'Hence a law was enacted to ban all religious foot processions.'


Except the very noisy/music-backed Chinese funerals processions?
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:00 am

JR8 wrote:
'Hence a law was enacted to ban all religious foot processions.'


Except the very noisy/music-backed Chinese funerals processions?


"Will you pipe it down? No amount of noise would wake up a dead person!"

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:10 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Except the very noisy/music-backed Chinese funerals processions?


"Will you pipe it down? No amount of noise would wake up a dead person!"


Lol :lol:


p.s. Isn't it something to do with keeping 'evil spirits' away?
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:26 pm

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:Except the very noisy/music-backed Chinese funerals processions?


"Will you pipe it down? No amount of noise would wake up a dead person!"


Lol :lol:


p.s. Isn't it something to do with keeping 'evil spirits' away?


Why would loud noises keep evil spirits away without sending the good ones away as well, I have no idea.

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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:59 pm

Nakatago wrote: Why would loud noises keep evil spirits away without sending the good ones away as well, I have no idea.


It's not my culture, so there's no way I can suggest how that works (for them) either.

But you'll have seen just about every Chinese funeral procession being followed by the likes of a New Orleans jazz band. And it is raucously (inaccurately) played, with the focus seeming to be about making as much noise as is humanly possible... easily audible from 100M away.
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 1:05 pm

'Excessive noise however is common matter of uneasiness among some Malaysians because non-Muslims also often practise rituals that cause much discomfort to others (Muslims and non-Muslims alike). Among these are Chinese funeral processions that are often accompanied by drums and cymbals, and other rituals not exclusive to the Chinese.

A local daily, The Star reported that a proposal by Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw to regulate the Azan so that it will not be too loud or disturb non-Muslims caused a stir in the Dewan Rakyat.[49] Muslim MPs accused him of being insensitive and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz blasted the DAP member for allegedly trying to destroy the multi-religious tolerance in the country.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of ... n_Malaysia

I Googled or Wiki'd on 'Chinese funeral procession' and Malaysia came up (above). I assume it's the same-same here though...

Paragraph 2 is ironic... hehehe...
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Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

Postby JR8 » Thu, 12 Feb 2015 1:10 pm

'The funeral procession is normally headed by a band of musicians. The music is meant to frighten away malicious spirits lurking around the funeral site.'

http://www.sfcca.sg/en/node/62


p.s. Apols for the string of mini-posts. The fibre connection has been up and down all morning, and mostly down. So when it's up I have to act fast, rather than say go and edit/add to a previous post...
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