Ed Petrie and his friends find the most unusual places in Asia. Ed and Chris visit the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, otherwise known as the Palace of the Winds.
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Then join Ed Petrie... HE IMITATES MONKEY
..and his CBBC mates...
Great, we found you!
..on a bonkers and brilliant journey around...
Asia! Asia! Asia!
It's going to be epic.
Oh! It's amazing.
MASK BLOWS RASPBERRY
We've got loads of brain-boggling facts to tell you about.
This is really happening.
-Can I watch it?
-You're in it.
We'll take part in some of Asia's most spectacular
and craziest events!
How far's the sea?
I'm coming to get you!
So, are you ready to go?
# All over the place
# All over the place
# North, south, east, west On a bizarre quest
# Me and my mates All over the place!
# It's true what you've heard Everything is absurd
# Whatever we do is strange but true!
# All over the place
# All over the place
# There's stuff to do in Asia that is totally ace
-# And it turns up...
-# All over the place! #
-Isn't it glorious?
-How many windows, do you reckon?
Oh! This must be the local gaffer.
Clean your windows for you, mate.
Only 300 rupees per window.
He's playing hard to get there, Keith.
All right. You've got me over a barrel.
200 rupees per window.
He's playing hardball, Keith. Try again.
Final offer, 100 rupees per window.
I think that's a yes, Keith.
953 windows at 100 rupees per window?
That's nearly a thousand quid, mate!
We'll be rich. Rich!
-Right, come on, let's get started.
If only those two wallies had spoken to me first.
This is Hawa Mahal, which means "Palace of the Winds",
and it's windy because there is no glass in the windows.
Breezes blow through the palace, keeping it nice and cool.
It was designed to allow royal ladies
to watch things like parades in the street
without being seen themselves.
A bit like watching TV, I suppose.
VOICEOVER: 'Ed and Chris, you have 30 seconds
'to find out as much as you can about Hawa Mahal.
'Chris, you have Jackie,
'who knows everything about the building.
'Ed, you have Vishnu,
'who knows all about the people it was built for.
'Whoever finds out the most facts is the winner.
'Teen, do, ek...'
-Do people actually live here?
-What year was the Palace of the Winds built?
So what was the point of this place?
And who built it?
How do you spell that? No, wait, we don't have any time.
How many rooms are there?
Do you think I could see my house from here?
-To be fair, that's true. What if I had a really big telescope?
'And the winner is...
I knew swotting up on royal princesses was the way to go.
-Who's your favourite?
She's really underrated. Oh, oh, no, Elsa, she's so cool.
No pun intended!
Actually, forgotten about Cinderella, haven't I?
HE CLEARS HIS THROAT
Although I haven't really given it a lot of thought.
-Yeah, have a look around?
Let's see if you're as light on your feet when you reach the top.
Oh, he looks fine. OK.
Why couldn't we have started at the top?
Oh, come on, Chris, it's worth it for this view.
You can see why they call Jaipur the Pink City.
You're all right with heights, aren't you?
-We're only five storeys up.
-Actually, I don't think I am all right.
Come on, Chris! There's more to see.
The palace was built by the maharaja.
Sometimes they would invite important visitors
and might even honour them with a big parade.
Oh! Love a good water feature.
-Time for a dip.
-What? No, no, no.
These are strictly ornamental.
They're not for Chris Johnson to have a dip in.
Well, then what are they for?
Well, the cool water in the fountain helps keep the area cool.
As well as...
all these little windows.
Like old-school air conditioning?
Yeah. Although the windows were mainly for the modesty
of the ladies looking down.
So this building is essentially a giant mask?
Yeah. With a great view of what's going on down there.
You know, this is the perfect vantage point for a water balloon.
Or, a more sensible person might say, watching the world go by.
Or if you're dizzy from the height, you could always...bleurgh!
Ugh, no, Chris.
Sorry. I wonder if they enjoyed it,
being up here and watching the world going by down there?
ANNOUNCER: 'And the crowds here at the Palace of Winds
'wait expectantly for Queen Victoria's son
'the Prince Albert's cavalcade
'to approach the royal court.'
Oh, my days, this is so drama-drama.
Can you feel the drama? This is, like, royal-visit drama.
You have to hand it to the maharaja,
he's gone all out to impress Prince Albert.
You're right. It looks really nice.
-The maharaja has really come into his own.
I didn't like him when he first came to power because he seemed immature.
Well, he was only a year old.
I just thought he was really small.
'And here comes the prince's carriage now.'
OMG, there he is.
He's well hench.
Albie! Prince Albert!
Coo-ee! Yoohoo! Albert!
Oh, he looked right at me.
No, he didn't. He can't even see up here. It's the whole point.
'Prince Albert, there, waving to a window at the Palace of Winds.'
This is the window. This is THE window.
There are 953 windows, Kesh.
The whole building's windows.
He meant THIS window!
Stop being so jealous.
Kesha and Albert. We could be Keshbert!
It don't work like that.
I know the maharaja's got four wives...
but British royals only have one wife at a time.
Well, we'll soon see about that, won't we?
Albert! Albie? Yoo-hoo! It's me, Kesha!
We can be Keshbert! Hashtag Keshbert!
You and me forevs!
'The prince's carriage is stopping and he's getting out.'
This is happening. This is really happening.
'Ah. The prince has asked me to make it clear
'that he has no interest whatsoever in the weird lady in red
'at the window of the Palace of Winds.'
Obviously, he means a different window.
-Hi, Ed! Are you ready for the day?
You seem excited. What have you got planned?
We're going to school!
Great. What kind of school?
I've still got absolutely no idea what she's talking about.
Well, luckily for you, Ed, I know what's going on.
This is mascot school.
All the pupils here get a big "head start"
in the art of becoming a mascot.
These fun oversized characters are said to bring good luck
to an organisation or event.
In Japanese they're called...
But don't think you're in for a lazy day.
As Choko, the school's founder, is here
to put you through your paces in your big faces.
First up, you need to master waving.
Next up, strike a pose. Oh... Mm.
And now dance, dance, dance.
I'm sure it'll look fine when the costumes are on.
So how many mascot costumes have you got?
TRANSLATOR: Oh, disco, disco, boogie, boogie.
We've got about 30 or 40.
I wonder if we've any costumes that fit you?
Let's take a look over there. Come with me.
-Oh, yeah. Let's get stuck in.
'This week on Mascot Makeover,
'will Ed and Vic go for the shy-retiring look?
'The cheeky children?
'Or the fetching wolf and sheep?
'It's the wolf and sheep - natural enemies.
'Great choice, guys!
'Now it's time to meet the All Over The Place Mascot Challenge judges!'
Don't be fooled by their cute appearance.
This lot would have Simon Cowell shaking in his boots.
Vic's up first. Her challenge is to get as many under-fives high-fives
as sheepishly possible.
She's not using one hand, she's doing two.
Very bad, Vic. Oh, you like that? That's OK?
TRANSLATOR: Yes, it's fine.
Oh, did you hear that?
It's the sound of a crying child, and it's Vic's fault.
TRANSLATOR: She's very big, and it's probably a little scary for them.
I'm quite big. Don't fancy my chances!
Oh, neither do I, Ed,
because your challenge is to get these little judges dancing.
He's high-fiving the kids - that was my challenge!
Hang on, hang on, this is cheating.
They're jumping. That's not dancing.
TRANSLATION: True, but perhaps it could turn into a dance,
with skill, practice and precision.
Say bye-bye to our new friend. Bye-bye!
Oh, and it's all over.
Let's see what Choko and her little gang made of you.
Nice try. Not as good as me, though, eh?
TRANSLATOR: Well, Miss Sheep, Vic, gave everyone a high-five,
which was excellent work.
And Mr Wolf, Ed, danced and moved around
and really looked like you were having fun in a circle.
Round and round you went, it was really excellent, lots of energy.
The kids looked like they were having a ball.
So that's a draw, well done to both of you!
A draw?! Come on.
I was baa-rilliant.
Shh! Vic, mascots don't talk.
Oh, Ed, don't snap.
-We're meant to be happy-go-lucky.
-No, forget it.
I'll find something else to bring me good luck.
Hello. Welcome to Ed's International Lucky Charm Shop.
Oh, great, we've found you. We're the unluckiest dogs alive.
Oh, yeah, we've had terrible luck.
On the way in, I stepped in dog muck.
Sometimes I hate having four legs.
Well, let's see if we can turn your luck around.
How about a lucky horseshoe
to hang in your kennel?
-Just make sure you hang it the right way up,
-otherwise it'll bring bad luck.
-Which is the right way up?
Well, some cultures believe it should point up
-to keep all that lovely good luck inside.
But then other cultures believe it should point down
so that the good luck flows onto everyone around.
Ow, oh, my paw! Oh, why've you done this?
-You did that.
-Have you got anything else?
I've got a rabbit's foot, that's super lucky.
Not for the poor rabbit!
-Are you ill?
-No, sorry, I forgot to tell you,
I'm allergic to rabbit's foots.
I'm so unlucky.
Have you got anything else?
I've got a gnome.
Just the one.
He's gnome alone.
Hey, clever, isn't it?
Please be careful with this.
Are they lucky?
Well, European farmers thought so for many years.
They used to put them on rafters in their barns
-to watch over their animals.
-Oh, my other paw!
What's wrong with you?
That wasn't very lucky, was it?
Not for my one and only gnome, no.
Look, I think we're barking up the wrong tree here.
They're thought to be very lucky in the UK.
Woof-woof, we'll take it!
Although some countries think they're bad luck.
Oh, woof, shall we get one or not?
Will it defo bring us good luck?
Woof, woof, woof.
DOGS BARK AND CAT YOWLS
Doesn't sound like it.
All right, Ed?
No, I'm not. What are you talking about?
I said, "Are you all right, Ed?"
Have you cleaned your ears out today?
And why are you walking like that?
-Snakes, snakes everywhere!
OK, you're really starting to worry me now.
It's like you're a man possessed.
But I think I know just the place that can help.
Come with me.
Hi there. Now, I've heard you might have a cure
for some of Ed's ailments -
well, the ones that have happened today, anyway. Can you help us?
TRANSLATOR: You came to the right place.
There is a different mask for each illness
and you can find them all inside the museum.
-Come on, let's go.
Right, you two. Listen up.
You've stumbled upon a large collection of Sri Lankan Sanni -
or demon masks.
Many Sri Lankans believe demons are responsible for making people sick,
so they wear these traditional masks during folk dances to heal people.
There are 18 types of Sanni,
so you're bound to find one to unblock your ears, Ed.
Here we go, the Bhiri mask.
Can you hear me?
Yeah, all right.
-You don't need to shout.
Oh, there definitely was one.
The Naga mask is associated with dreaming of snakes.
Ah, this looks like the one.
Can you see any snakes now?
Not any real ones, no.
This is a mask collection, not a reptile house.
Oh, my foot.
Oh, now this is the Kora mask, used for lameness.
This should sort your leg right out.
-How do you feel, Ed?
Oh. I've got a spring in my step.
Michelle, you would make an amazing doctor.
Well, that's true, Ed,
but will she make an amazing game-show contestant?
Let's play Mask Casualty!
The aim of the game is to look at the mask and diagnose the demon.
Have you got any medical training?
Oh, oh, what am I the demon of?
Oh, well, it looks like it's got no tongue,
so maybe a problem with the mouth?
Correct. This is Golu Sanniya,
the demon of not being able to speak and diseases of the mouth.
Nothing wrong with my mouth.
I'm another demon of some description.
He's red, he's got flames for hair, something to do with being hot.
This is Gini Jala Sanniya,
and he's the demon responsible for giving you a temperature,
malaria and general burning sensations.
So, like me, he's hot stuff.
Wouldn't you agree?
Guess what I am?
Yes, I'm another demon, but who?
Oh, I know this one.
Now, the medical condition for a yellow face is called jaundice.
You are in fact incorrect.
This is Vatha Sanniya.
He's responsible for flatulence,
but since you did solve some of the mysteries,
as a prize you get to witness...
HE BREAKS WIND
..my flatulence face.
# Let us take you down cos we're going to
# Lavendar fields
# Keep your eyes peeled
# Come with us and look around
# Lavender fields in Furano
# On the island of Hokaido
# From about the end of June
# You can witness this extraordinary sight
# That's when the lavender's in bloom
# Tomita Farm covers 12 hectares
# By the Tokachi mountain range
# In several fields with all varieties of flowers
# You can watch the colours change
# Let us take you down
# Cos we're going to
# Irodori Field
# It's quite surreal
# It will take your breath away
# Because it looks like a rainbow
# Lavender has many uses
# From flavouring food through to perfume
# It was used by ancient Romans in their baths
# And in World War One to heal wounds
# Let us take you down
# Cos we're going to
# Lavender fields
# It's the real deal
# Every shade of purple here
# Even a lavender tractor
# Time to relax in the cafe
# Lavender cheesecake and ice cream
# Lavender smoothies, lavender cakes, lavender Swiss roll
# I think I've just worked out the theme
# Let us take you down Cos we're going to
# Lavender fields
# Truly unreal
# Everything is beautiful
# Lavender fields The best ever
# But don't come here in September
# Cos it doesn't bloom forever. #
-DISTANT TRIBAL DRUMMING
Fancy meeting you in the middle of the Malaysian jungle.
I know. What brings you to the jungle?
I was doing an online search the other day for Ed Petrie.
-As you do.
-And I found out there's an Ed Petrie fan club
here in Malaysia.
They're called the Ed Hunters.
-And not only that, they collect Eds as well.
Ed collectors. Now I've always fancied having my own action figure,
but copyright is copyright,
so I've come out here to have a word with them.
Anyway, enough about me. What about you?
Well, I'm on the run, actually.
-On the run? Oh. Who from?
Well, do you hear those drums?
-Well, that's a tribe of head-hunters.
Head-hunters. As in blowpipe-firing head-hunters?
Those are the ones. And they also collect heads.
You know what, I think I've made a bit of a silly mistake.
Yes, I think you have.
Don't worry, guys, the local Dayak tribes aren't head-hunters...
But they do still use their famous blowpipe for hunting.
They can be accurate up to 30 metres.
When Ed and Ben do the blowpipe competition later,
I suspect that they won't so much blow as really, really suck.
But before that, Ed and Ben go to explore
around the Sarawak cultural village
and get a taste of what Dayak life was like,
and then this is a traditional Dayak dance.
So, hop to it, you two!
It's one, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four.
-One, two, three.
-Don't be... Don't get nervous. Chill.
Wow, this is unexpected.
CHEERING AND LAUGHTER
I think I can do that.
That's great for a hot country, isn't it?
That's an energetic sport.
So I'm the best Dayak, yeah, me?
Mm... No, I can't say that.
He can't say it, because it's me, Ed.
Oh, look at this, Ben.
We can rent costumes and dress like real Dayaks for the competition.
Brilliant idea, and I've seen just the hat for you, Ed.
Here we go.
-Is there nothing else?
-Afraid not, no.
-This was my idea.
-Yeah, I know,
but that hat mirrors your personality perfectly.
-It looks like a wastepaper basket.
I think it suits you, Ed,
but just because you've got the fancy hats
doesn't mean to say you can handle a one-and-a-half-metre blowpipe.
You're going to need some help.
I can't imagine two guys better equipped
-to teach about blowpiping than these two.
So what kind of animals would you...
We put the poison in the tip of the dart.
How long have you been using a blowpipe?
I started seven years old, still a child.
Would you be able to train us?
I think I should go with you, Red Team, yeah?
OK. I'll go with you.
Great Hat Team. Yes, please.
Let the training commence.
Take a deep breath.
And then you blow through your mouth.
With the lips here? And then one puff, blow, you aim straight.
Like that, like I'm kissing it?
Use that end, pointy bit?
-Power is here. Stomach.
-Right. There's no-one standing behind this, is there?
I don't want to blowpipe somebody in the head.
-Oh, it hit!
-Hit the white.
-I hit the white bit, let's not get too down on that.
I was just worried about making it to the board.
Oh. Where did that go?
I don't know.
Oh. That was good.
I think I'm ready.
You're going down, Petrie.
-Look at this, Ben.
Let's see you do it in the real thing, Petrie.
Pucker up, Ben.
Featherhead Ben versus Basket Case Ed.
Who will blow the best in the battle of the blowpipes?
They've got three darts each.
The closer they get to the centre of the board, the more points they get.
First up, it's Ben.
Who wants Team Ed to win?
Well done, Ed - it must be the hat.
Not bad, Ben.
Let me kiss my lucky lampshade.
This is getting close, isn't it?
Final blow for Ben. He really needs a good score.
Oh! Oh, no score!
Totally missed the target.
The pressure got to me, guys.
You showed that bush a thing or two.
Ed's going into his last shot feeling cocky,
so much so he's stopping to play with his hair.
ED ROARS I think maybe Ed reckons he's won.
So, is his celebration justified?
BOTH: Oh ha.
Actually, it is.
Ben scores 80, Ed an immodest 180.
The winner of the blowpipe goes to Ed!
BOTH: Oh ha. Oh ha. Oh ha.
You've been watching All Over The Place Asia!
Ed and Chris visit the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, otherwise known as the Palace of the Winds. It is windy because the windows have no glass, which makes it tough for a window cleaner to earn a living, as our boys find out. But there is still plenty to see inside and a great view from the top! It is essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals unseen from the outside. Ed and Chris perform a comedy sketch as royal Indian ladies watching a parade which includes the British Prince Albert.
Ed and Victoria are going to a school with a difference - a school for mascots! Mascots are big in Japan and considered good luck. Ed and Victoria get a lesson in how to behave and to dress like a proper mascot - waving, striking a pose and dancing are the skills you need.
Ed and Michelle meet Deepika, a collector of cool-looking Sri Lankan masks. Hopefully she has a mask to help cure each of Ed's illnesses, as these sanni or demon masks are worn in Sri Lankan ceremonies to try and help people get better!
Ed and Cel find their inner Beatles for a take on their classic Strawberry Fields Forever. They take a trip to the lavender fields that bloom each year in this part of Japan to look at the amazing colours and find out how lavender can be used. Just don't come here in September as the lavender doesn't last forever.
Ed and Ben take a trip to a cultural village where members of the local Dayak tribe are celebrating Gawai Dayak, also commonly known as Dayak Festival, one of the major festivals in Sarawak. They try out some local Dayak music and dancing - with varied success! - before taking part in the main event, a blowpipe competition.