Sunday, October 16, 2005

Village Security: Pacalang

Banjar members control traffic at a ceremony in Seminyak Bali :: Bali Travel Guide

There's another kind of security man in Bali too, the pacalang, or banjar members who direct traffic during cremations and other ceremonies, which frequently create traffic havoc (illustrated in this image lifted straight out of Nick O'Neill's Baliblog).

The cows on the streets of New Delhi may have given way to the needs of industrial modernity but religious ceremonies can still get in the way of an island's traffic on Bali.


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