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Buddha Park, Chicken Bowls and Mud Festival

Ed Petrie and his friends discover a carrot cake that contains no carrots in Singapore, explore the hilltop city of Shimla, and more.


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Are you ready for an amazing adventure?!

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Then join Ed Petrie.

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-I've just fed a panda!

-And his CBBC mates...

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..on a bonkers and brilliant journey around...

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Asia! Asia! Asia!

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It's going to be epic.

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That's amazing.

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We'll take part in some of Asia's most spectacular and crazy events...

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..like this mud festival in South Korea.

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I can't wait to get stuck in. Yes!

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So, are you ready to go...

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# All Over The Place

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# All Over The Place

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# North, South, East, West on a bizarre quest

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# Me and my mates All Over The Place

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# It's true what you've heard Everything is absurd

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# Whatever we do is strange but true

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# All Over The Place

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# All Over The Place

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# There's stuff to do in Asia that is totally ace

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# And it turns up All Over The Place. #

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-Ah, Cel, there you are.

-Hi, Ed.

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Got a question for you.

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Can you guess what is my favourite vegetable?

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Is it cabbage?

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Nope.

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-Cauliflower?

-Close, but no.

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I'm a... "Hiya, I'm a...?"

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-Pea?

-Carrot, Ed.

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Carrot is my favourite vegetable, and I've heard round here they do

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my favourite dish, carrot cake.

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Oh, right.

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Well, you know carrots aren't actually a rabbit's natural food?

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And also, they don't help you see in the dark.

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It's a myth. A myth!

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All right, Ed. Well, what, are you going to tell me that carrot cake

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doesn't contain carrot next?

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Well, Cel, Ed might not, but I will.

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Strange but true, Singapore's signature dish, the carrot cake,

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does not contain any carrot at all.

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It's not even a cake.

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In actual fact, it's a stir-fry dish.

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The best place to munch this meal is at one of Singapore's famous

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street food centres called hawker centres,

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where all kinds of international foods are on offer,

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just as you'd expect from such a cosmopolitan city.

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But if you are in the mood for carrot cake,

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then look for one that says carrot cake above the door.

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Like this one where Poon works.

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I wanted to know, Singapore carrot cake, does it contain carrots,

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-yes or no?

-No.

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-Is it at least orange?

-No.

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We've got white carrot cake or black carrot cake.

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Oh, it's not even orange!

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The white one is a salty one. The black one is a sweet one.

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No orange. So, why is it called carrot cake?

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Because the locals, they call radishes carrots.

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Ah, they call radishes carrots.

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Well, I think while we're here,

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I was wondering if you could maybe teach me to cook carrot cake?

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-I can teach you now.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-Yes!

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See you later, Ed. Not you, mate.

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On your bike, mate.

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Asia's tastiest food, France's toughest critic.

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He is better than you. It's Rene Mangetout.

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I, Rene Mangetout,

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challenge you, Cel Spellman, and you, Mr Carrot Cake Man,

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to cook me a delish radish dish. That is my wish.

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Or what about a fish?

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I do not wish fish. I wish a delish radish dish. That is my wish.

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-What, now?

-Oui.

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-In we go.

-OK.

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Sizzling!

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First, we excite the radish gently in the hot oil.

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Next, drizzle the eggy garlic infusion onto the radish.

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And divide to serve four lucky diners.

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HE YELPS

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The white cake is complete.

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HE GAGS

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Ah!

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Now, for the sweet black cake.

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It's the sauce, soy, that gives the cake its rich dark colour.

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If you wish to impress me,

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perhaps you could use my favourite sauce that is very rare.

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It is made with tomatoes.

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Oh...

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..the ketchup?

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No, you must catch up. You are running out of time.

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HE CLAPS

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Where is my carrot cake, Monsieur?

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This is the worst service I have ever seen.

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Mr Mangetout, whenever you're ready.

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Rene must now choose between Cel's salty, aromatic white carrot cake,

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and Poon's rich, dark carrot cake.

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Terribly exciting.

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Ugh! Ugh, no.

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This is very "Singa-poor," Monsieur.

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-You didn't even try it.

-I did try it.

-It even didn't go in your mouth.

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-Mr Carrot Man.

-Yeah.

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I do not like it...

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..I love it!

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It is just like Maman used to make.

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You are a genius in the kitchen!

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Thank you very much.

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Now get chopping the carrots.

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-Where are we, Doctor? Where else?

-Victorian England.

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We're here on a mission of great importance.

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It's those Daleks again, isn't it?

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I'm sick of those intergalactic pepper pots.

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No, it's much more pressing than that, Johnny.

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It was Captain Jack's birthday yesterday, so we need to go back and

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get him a cool present.

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I love that guy. Let the quest begin.

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You know, I don't recall there being so many 21st-century tourists

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-in Victorian England.

-No, and why are some of the shop signs in Hindi?

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Are you sure we're in the right place, Doctor?

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I'll check the sonic spoon.

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Hang on a minute. This isn't England.

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DRAMATIC MUSIC

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He's right, you know.

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THEY CHUCKLE

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That took you long enough.

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No, it's not quite England, but this place was once known as

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Little England.

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That's because when the British ruled India,

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they came here to Shimla to cool down in the hot summer months.

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It's built up a mountain,

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so it's a lot cooler than the cities down below.

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Although maybe not as cool now our two intrepid

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time travellers have arrived.

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The Doctor and Johnny,

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you have 38 seconds to find out as much as you can about Shimla.

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The Doctor, you have Sumit,

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who is an expert on the history of the British Raj.

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Johnny, you have Yogita, who knows all about Shimla today.

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Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.

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Yogita, is Shimla still the capital?

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Why does Shimla look like a Victorian English village?

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Because of its architecture.

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How cold can Shimla get in the winter?

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-Brr! I'm cold just thinking about it.

-When did the British leave?

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1947, but, yes, after that, many people decided to stay here.

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And how high is Shimla?

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Might be an odd question.

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Have you seen any Daleks lately?

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Daleks? No.

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-There are ghosts, but no aliens.

-Oh, right.

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What's that big snow-capped mountain called over there?

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BUZZER

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Oh, dear, out of time...

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..which is odd for me.

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And the person who found out the most facts is...

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-..Johnny.

-Yes!

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He wins a guided tour of Shimla, and the loser has to be his guide.

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Oh, easy peasy for an intergalactic traveller like me.

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-Come on, then. Give us a tour round, Doctor How.

-Who.

-What?

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Welcome to the Lower Bazaar.

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This is where the lower ranks of the Victorian Shimla would've been

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living in the 19th century.

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Yes, but also a great place to find the captain a present.

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I mean, look at this. He'd absolutely love this.

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Yes, his wardrobe does need a bit of variety.

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I swear, he has not washed that coat of his since the Second World War.

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Yeah, it's starting to pong a bit now.

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That's our mission accomplished. Shall we get back to saving

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-the universe?

-I think we've earned a little rest first.

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How about one more stop?

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Welcome to the Mall.

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This is where the Brits would come to chillax and take a stroll in the

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cool evening air.

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Hang on a minute, weren't they supposed to be running the country?

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True, but they had fun as well.

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That's why they built an ice rink, a racecourse, a golf course,

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and even this theatre.

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Well, they certainly knew how to enjoy themselves.

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We should go and catch a show. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling,

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author of The Jungle Book, performed when he lived here?

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No way! Should we go back in time and watch it?

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-Now, where did I park the TARDIS?

-Oh, he's doing it again.

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BOOING

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Thank you, thank you!

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BOOING

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Oh, my public adore me.

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The reviews are in.

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Rudyard Kipling, the actor...

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Runs in the blood, dear boy.

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..is both horrid AND vulgar.

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Oh, please, I'm sure they're just being kind.

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What? Oh, no!

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Oh, no, I'm a failure, a failure.

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A big, talentless, terribly handsome failure.

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Oh, don't be like that, Rudyard.

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-Listen, maybe it's just that acting's not for you.

-Well...

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Acting's not for you.

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But you've got a pen. Maybe you could try your hand at writing?

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Yes! I could write something and then act in it.

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No, no, no. I was thinking more you could write a book set in the

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jungle about a young boy called Mowgli who was raised by wolves

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and comes across an evil tiger named Shere Khan or something.

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Yes, and I could play Shere Khan, probably with a Scottish accent.

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I'm Shere Khan. Get oot the jungle!

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How about a poem?

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"If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs?"

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I can see the film now.

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Rudyard Kipling is Detective Kipling,

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a man who kept his head when all about him were losing theirs.

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No, no, no, it's not a film about being a cop.

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It's a poem about how to be a man.

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"If you can wait and not be tired by waiting."

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But I hate waiting!

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As much as I hate poetry!

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Let's forget this writing nonsense.

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There's only way Rudyard Kipling is going to win the Nobel Prize

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and that, good sir, is as an act-tor.

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My adoring public await.

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Encore!

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BOOING

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I tried. It could've been worse, I suppose.

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I could've suggested he make exceedingly good cakes.

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# We have come to Buddha Park near Vientiane

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# To check out all the sculptures

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# The plan

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# You can see 200 statues

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# Both Buddhist and Hindu

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# Built back in the 1950s

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# By a monk called Luang Pu

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# This reclining Buddha's 40 metres long

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-# So serene

-# Probably just likes this song

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# Gaze upon these 20 Buddhas

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# And you'll never want to leave

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# His teachings spawned a religion

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# Do you know what he believed?

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# Karma, karma, karma is an action with consequence

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# Good and bad things that you do

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# Affect your future was his view

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# Living as a Buddhist you should seek enlightenment

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# Contentment's what you aim to find

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# Not much to find inside your mind

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# If your life's full of good karma

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# Karma

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# Then you will obtain nirvana

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# To achieve this destination

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# Destination

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# You must practice meditation

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# The giant pumpkin's ten metres tall

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# Climb through the demon's mouth

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# There's three floors

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# Hell and earth

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# Then climb to heaven

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# A stone ladder to help you

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# At the top of the pumpkin

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# The tree of life

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# And a decent view

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# Karma, karma, karma come along to Buddha Park

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# Hindu three-headed elephant

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# Indra looks so elegant

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# Images of deities everywhere you look

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# For the eyes a wondrous feast

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# Most of the sculptures here face east

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# Karma, karma, karma come along to Buddha Park

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# For all things Buddhist and Hindu

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# I've been good what about you? #

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HE CLUCKS

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-Are you all right, Inel?

-Yeah.

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You seem a bit bowled over.

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-Oh, yes.

-Cos of the bowls!

-Very, very witty.

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Right, now. These chicken bowls are of traditional design,

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brought over to Thailand at the beginning of the 20th century

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by Chinese settlers from the Canton region.

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I've been pecking around for one of these beauties for years.

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You could eat a fair bit of your favourite brekkie cereal out of one

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of these.

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I'm not sure how you'd get on the plane, though.

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No, no, no, you giant turkey. They're far too big.

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I'm looking for the perfect chicken bowl.

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One with the purest porcelain and the most specific circumference.

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Do you have any idea where I might be able to find one?

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-Do you now what, Inel?

-Yes?

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I think I cock-a-doodle-do!

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-They're all chicken-based.

-What?

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Perhaps Johnny is suggesting the world's largest chicken bowl

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factory and museum in Lampang, northern Thailand.

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I'll tell you, Inel'll be cock-a-hoop, because it's famous

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for making beautiful handmade ceramic bowls with chickens on them.

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And all you need now is a chicken bowl full of noodles or rice.

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In fact, Thai people eat a whopping 144 kilogrammes of rice each year!

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That's about the same weight as two Ed Sheerans.

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But before lunchtime, let's meet a real bowl expert,

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ceramic museum and factory owner, Yu-Pin.

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Hello, Yu-Pin.

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SHE SPEAKS THAI

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-My friend here is looking for the perfect chicken bowl.

-Yes.

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He thinks he's a bit of a connoisseur.

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Are we in the right place?

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TRANSLATION: Yes, you are correct, you've come to the right place.

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This is the factory that first made the chicken bowl in Thailand.

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Right here.

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Yes, classic chicken bowls. Yes, if I'm not mistaken.

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TRANSLATION: That's right. This is the design that's been done here

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for 100 years, and we're still doing it today.

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Oh, I see. So what does it mean?

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TRANSLATION: Well, the flower pattern is a Chinese symbol.

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The rooster is a symbol of hard work, as it wakes up very early.

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And the banana tree, the leaf, and grass are symbolic of the farmers.

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-Great people.

-Oh, that's really interesting.

-Mmm!

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Did you know that?

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Why, yes, of course!

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Everybody knows that.

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HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

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Inel might be a know-it-all, but I bet he didn't know that traditional

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chicken bowls are actually octagonal and not round.

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I'm not scared to tell him either. I'm not a chicken!

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HE CLUCKS

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With more than 21 billion of us in the world,

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there are more chickens than any other bird species.

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Stick that in your beak!

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HE CLUCKS

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So, what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Well, the first animals to have hard-based shells were reptiles,

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like dinosaurs.

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So, that means that it was the egg.

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Or does that mean it was the chicken?

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Hmm...

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Chickens are the closest living relative to the T Rex.

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Fact!

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DINOSAUR ROARS

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Thai people love eating chicken.

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They like to eat the whole bird,

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including the chicken hearts, and even the chicken feet.

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Hmm...

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Chickens are the inspiration behind my favourite dance,

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the funky chicken.

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HE CLUCKS

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I wonder how antique expert Inel is getting on finding the perfect

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chicken bowl.

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First up, the smallest chicken bowl.

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So, Yu-Pin, what exactly are we looking at here?

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TRANSLATION: This is the smallest chicken bowl in the world.

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It's the size of a grain of rice. It's tiny!

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Ah, yes,

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very impressive craftsmanship, but frightfully too small for my taste.

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Next.

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SHE SPEAKS THAI

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Oh, this bowl looks very impressive, Yu-Pin.

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TRANSLATION: Thank you. Well, this is the golden chicken bowl,

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painted with golden liquid, which has added great value to the bowl.

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Inel, this has got to be the one.

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Hmm, I'm afraid this is way out of my budget, young lady.

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Perhaps you have something a bit more fitting?

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TRANSLATION: Oh, yes, you can even decorate your own bowl with flair.

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Well, that sounds perfect. Take me there.

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Here in the factory, only three are trusted to do the actual painting -

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Yu-Pin and her two apprentices.

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Traditionally, the artists would hold two or three brushes at the

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same time and twirl the strokes for a fast painting.

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I've got a feeling our two turkeys will be winging it.

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Yes, as you can see with mine,

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I've tried to remain consistent to the classic design,

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whilst also trying to add my personal flourish,

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but not quite the reproduction of the antique I was looking for.

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Yeah... Well, I've gone for the more personal touch.

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Johnny.

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Cockerel. Hen.

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Johnnie Cochrane, Cockerel-en.

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Oh, right. That's what you went for.

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Chickens are eggs-cellent, aren't they?

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So, you never managed to find the perfect chicken bowl, Inel?

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-But at least we got to design our own ones.

-Yes, I suppose so.

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-Hang on, what's that you got there, old boy?

-Oh, this?

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It's just one I bought from the shop. It's a gift for my Nan.

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Johnny, it's perfect!

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You're a genius. This is the one.

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-This is the one I've been looking for.

-Really?

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What, do you think it could be worth 2 million quid?

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No, you nincompoop!

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This is perfect for my haircut.

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Yes.

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Ah, Ed, thanks for booking this beauty treatment for us.

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No problem. I thought we deserved a little treat.

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This is exciting. What've you got planned?

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A local speciality. Some sort of facemask.

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Apparently, the sea mud here is really good for your skin.

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-Oh, that sounds nice. It must be popular then?

-Oh, yeah!

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Over two million people a year come to Boryeong to get covered in mud.

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Covered? As in, on your face?

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Er, yeah, I think so.

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I wasn't really paying attention.

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-Ed?

-Yes.

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-We're about to get covered in mud, aren't we?

-Probably, yes.

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SHE SCREAMS

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Ed!

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HE SPITS

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Well, I think you look more beautiful already.

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Top marks for getting into the spirit of things right away,

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because this is the Mud Festival, South Korea's messiest event.

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All started because a beauty company wanted to promote skin care

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products like mud packs using the mineral rich mud from this area.

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Over 400,000 people visit the festival each year for

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mud, mud, glorious mud!

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It's definitely one party you don't want to wear your best clothes to.

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I do hope Ed and Tee Cee get cleaned up to meet Mr Mud himself, Chun-Ho.

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So, what is this place? Why are we behind bars?

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TRANSLATION: Well, no doubt. This is mud prison,

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and it's where people go when they look too clean, like you two.

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So, I guess there's definitely nowhere to stay clean in here today?

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TRANSLATION: No. In fact, the muddier you are,

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the more you enjoy the festival.

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And if you get too clean, you'll end up back here.

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HE LAUGHS

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So, does all the mud come from the beach here?

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TRANSLATION: No, no, no.

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No, this mud comes from a different beach 10km away,

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and it gets delivered here in trucks. Can you believe that?

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HE LAUGHS

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-They go to a lot of effort.

-They really do.

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I can't wait to get stuck in. Yes!

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Come on, let's do this.

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Yeah!

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Make me muddy!

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SHE CHEERS

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THEY SCREAM

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LAUGHTER

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I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm a bit muddier now.

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Thank you very much.

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That was a muddy experience! Thank you.

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-I can't believe we're going to get even more muddy!

-Yeah!

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Bring on the mud!

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Time for the first of three challenges - mud pillow fighting.

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Whoever falls off is the loser.

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That's going to be you.

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Oh, yeah, you think?

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SHE SCREAMS

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Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa!

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SHE SCREAMS

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No face.

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No face!

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Ed's cheating! In the face.

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What? I'm not cheating. Am I cheating?

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Whoa!

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Yes! I'm the winner!

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CHUCKLING

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Let's take a look at that again.

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Ed's slightly distracted, and Tee Cee goes in for the kill.

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A dirty move.

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And she's got a little present for Ed.

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Any last words?

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Erm...

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This isn't fair. You distracted me.

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Oh, that is a lot of mud!

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While we're in a slow-mo kind of mood, let's see that again.

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Oh, I'll tell you what, let's see it backwards too.

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There's mud in my eye.

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Oh, let's get your t-shirt first. That's the most important bit.

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Oh, yes, yes, make me nice and clean.

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All Over The Place.

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With victory in round one going to a confident Tee Cee,

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Ed needs to win the next challenge to take it to a decider.

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Right, what next, what next?

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I saw a slide over there.

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What about that slide?

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Yeah? Yeah?

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Challenge two - the super slide.

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First to the bottom and a dirty dunk in the pool of filth is the winner.

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Oh, soggy pants.

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SHE SCREAMS

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-No!

-I beat you!

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Yes!

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Oh, thank you, security.

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Security, there's a very dirty woman in here. Throw her out.

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Ed's muddied the water for Tee Cee and evened up the score,

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which means it's everything to play for in the last round,

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and it's the toughest challenge yet.

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This baby.

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Whoever gets to the end and stands on the platform first is the winner.

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It's the mud obstacle course.

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And they're off!

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Who's going to get into the lead first off?

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Ed getting pushed behind.

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Oh, look at this. Tee Cee's taken an early lead and she's about to get

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on to the next inflatible as Ed comes up as well.

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And that isn't looking very secure.

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Hold on tight, guys.

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And oh, no! Ed's in and so is Tee Cee.

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They're both in the mud.

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Come on, Tee Cee, you can do it. You can...

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Oh, I think she's dodging part of the course. Referee!

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And there's Ed. He's up again. Oh, he's down again.

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She's through.

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A bit more dodging going on here.

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Oh, Ed!

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They're pretty much neck and neck.

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Oh, she's in. He's in as well!

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That's it, Tee Cee. Oh, no, she's down.

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What are you guys doing?

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Oh, I think Ed's got a handhold.

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Yes, Ed's making his way along.

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Will he be the first to stand on the platform or will it be Tee Cee?

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-I won!

-No, I won.

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-No...

-I won.

-..it was me!

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-You were in the water. I'm clearly the winner.

-It was me, actually.

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Thank you, Korea!

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While they're debating, let's look at the action replay.

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And Ed is the first to stand up on the platform,

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which means it's official.

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The winner is...

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Ed!

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-Yes! I love mud.

-Really?

-Yeah.

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I knew I was the winner.

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Well, if you really love mud that much, then...

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Oh, yeah!

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You've been watching All Over The Place: Asia!

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Ed Petrie and his CBBC mates discover a carrot cake that doesn't contain any carrots in Singapore, explore the hilltop city of Shimla where the British Raj spent Indian summers; pay tribute to Boy George at a Buddha Park in Laos, design their own chicken bowl at an egg-straordinary factory in Thailand and get very messy at the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea. Ed is joined on this bonkers road trip by Johnny Cochrane, Richard David-Caine, Chris Johnson, Talisha 'Tee Cee' Johnson, Johny Pitts, Cel Spellman and Inel Tomlinson.