Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Television broadcast created by Hal Linker with his wife, Halla, and son, David. This episode begins in Singapore with various street scenes showing its street traffic as well as its river traffic. The Indonesians work together to transport cargo in and out of boats. There is also footage of government buildings and a sacred Hindu castle. Johor is featured next in the broadcast with footage of its bus terminal, shops, and street scenes. Other sites in Johor include: the citadel, the Palace, a modern hospital, and Johor's Zoo. The Linkers then fly from Johor to Bali and include aerial shots over Java showing Mount Slamet: an erupting volcano. Once in Bali, the Linkers stay at the Bali Hotel. Scenes in Bali include: a funeral procession, a dance by the legendary figure "The Baron," dances representing Balinese views on Western culture, the making of western clothes, and a typical Balinese dinner. On the seashore, there is footage of the gathering of seaweed. There is also footage of rice cultivation in Bali. The episode ends in the Monkey Temple, where monkeys are seen as friends of a sacred god. There, young Balinese women perform dances about humor, war, and the temptations of the world.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
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