Monday, December 14, 2009

Tana Toraja where death is fun!

Quiet village of the Toraja at Kete Kesu

Proud and strong and untied tribe of Toraja

They bury their dead by the cliff face

I was taken in a catacomb..bit eerie but a good experience!

In the catacomb and I feel like an intruder!

Me again, fascinated by everything!

Or rather when someone dies there will be a big celebration and sometimes the remaining living relatives will have so much debt on them that they have to declare bankrupt.
It took three of us 10 hours and 40 minutes to complete a distance of 378 kilometers to reach Rantepao in Tana Toraja, but it was worth the trip.
The blue blood will bury their dead on the face of a limestone or a granitic cliff, why I do not know but nevertheless I found it unique.
Before they bury their dead they will celebrate by having a water buffalo fight and then the animals will be slaughtered for a big feast.
Well all of you must see how the Toraja lives and may be we can learn something!


abdooss said...

Aslmkum Tuan,

I have been waiting for your next blog since September 2009! And the waiting was worth it!!
Thank You!
-Selayang, Bt Caves

Anonymous said...

how's it going, magpie?

Istana Seri Menanti

Istana Seri Menanti
The old Istana which is now a museum.