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  • Malay-Muslims' graveyard
    Malay-Muslims' graveyard
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  • Performing Kong-Teck
    Performing Kong-Teck
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    by l_joo Updated Jun 7, 2006

    Favorite thing: Tongkangese are mostly local Chinese and Malay, both are inhabitants that arrived 100 more years ago. The local Chinese however is a non-religious group of peoples, they never believed in one-god nor one-creator but more gods or goddesses plus ancestor worship. Some of them believed in gangsterism, an ancient social activity of lawless, masculinity, reverse moral and vulgarity, some said it was good in ancient days to protect poor villagers where most peoples were illiterated then, gangsterism was the way of life then to act as law. Today there appear some remaining gangsterism beliefs around in small villages and most local Chinese can sense them and tell even just a mere first encounter.

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    by l_joo Written Jun 7, 2006

    Favorite thing: I was told Performing Kong-Teck is a ritual for dead peoples, you pay the performers money to perform for the dead peoples, normally sons and daughters would pay, traditional filial piety practices. Unlikely a VTer come here to see the performings, not necessarily world class, is a Tongkang Pechah way of Performing Kong-Teck. Modern peoples in big city would not want to even look at it, not cool, not class, unscientific, etc. Anyway, face to face with Performing Kong-Teck is a Malay-Muslims Graveyard and a big football field.

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    by l_joo Written Jun 7, 2006

    Favorite thing: Tongkang Pechah was originally given its name Tongkang Pecah, according to a local friend. It was said one day a boat was borken and sunken and then villagers began to call this place Tongkang Pecah but later due to embarassing reasons changed to Tongkang Pechah. Pecah in Malay mean broken, very shameful, added a 'H' Pechah. Tongkang is river, the broken river in fact or how about The Brokeback River? Anyway this is not a tourist typical attraction but since I have visited many times, would like to share some interesting views.

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