Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Jajangkungan: The Tallest Kids in The World (?)
A three meter tall human being would certainly break the record of the tallest person in the world. (The confirmed world record for the tallest person in the world, according to the Guiness Book of Record, is 2.72 meter tall, and is held by Robert Pershing Wadlow [1918-1940] of Alton, Illinois.)
These boys are slightly more than 3 meters tall, but no they are not the tallest persons in the world. They walk on stilts (Indonesian: "egrang") and are part of the "jajangkungan" performing art troupe. They don't just walk on stilts, but also play football (soccer), dance, and even race on them.
"Jajangkungan" by the way is originally a Sundanese (West Javanese people) traditional chidren game.
I took this photo at 2006 Braga Festival. As I said before, Braga Festival is one of the many annual festivals held in Bandung. It's held at the last week of December.
This post is my participation for MY WORLD meme. To see pictures from other participants around the world, please follow the link.