Ed Petrie and his friends find the most unusual places in Asia. Ed and Chris visit a temple in Deshnoke, India, filled with 20,000 rats!
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Are you ready for an amazing adventure?
Then join Ed Petrie... ED RETCHES
..and his CBBC mates...
-Spot me, bruv!
..on a bonkers and brilliant journey around...
Asia! Asia! Asia!
It's going to be epic!
Oh, aye! It's amazing!
-Let's do this.
We've got loads of brain-boggling facts to tell you about.
Welcome to All Over The Place.
-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 straight and 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! #
All right, Chris?
-What's all this?
-What do you mean?
What do YOU mean?
Well, you said, and I quote, "Chris,
"we are going to an unbelievable temple, filled with 20,000 rats,
"so you'd better bring something."
End quote. So I brought something.
Loads of things. Bait, traps, poison -
should get the job done.
Ugh! Where do I start?
Right, the temple is full of rats, but it's a temple TO rats.
So when I said bring something, I meant a gift.
-I don't want you to exterminate them.
So they worship the rats?
-That's a relief, actually.
I thought it was a bit extreme. I quite like rats.
Don't worry, Chris, we'll deal with your luggage.
This temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, the rat goddess.
Her Hindu followers believe that they'll be reincarnated, or reborn,
as rats after they die.
They call the rats kabbas
and these holy rats we see in the temple are her reborn followers.
So these rodents are, literally, the relations of the worshippers.
Keep your eyes open, you might just spot one or two of them.
Oh, there's one.
Oh, yeah. Just another 19,999 to go.
This is bonkers!
It's a good job for the rats we've taken our shoes off.
Yeah, I'm still scared of stepping on them, though.
Yeah, you should be. If you step on a rat,
you have to buy a solid silver rat to replace it.
So, the locals believe that when you die, you come back as a rat?
Not just the locals, and not just rats.
Most Hindus believe in reincarnation,
so if you've led a good life, you come back as something nice,
but if you've done bad things, you come back as something unpleasant.
No, sorry, I just felt him leap up my leg.
Please, don't, dude!
Still wouldn't fancy myself a rat, though.
Karni Mata, the local goddess - her animal is a rat,
so her worshippers think the rats are really good.
These all seem pretty happy to me.
I'd prefer for a lion. Regal, majestic.
-I think you did something bad in a former life and you've come
back as Chris Johnson.
That drum you can hear means that a special ritual is about to begin.
This is an offering ceremony for Karni Mata.
They're giving coconut and other food for the rats.
Can you ever imagine when, in normal life,
you would stand this close to a load of rats?
They are all around my feet.
-And all above your head.
-Oh, I didn't know that!
I didn't know they were up there. It's fine.
I'm really fine about it.
Right, got some of the finest rat confectionery here.
-What have you brought them?
I have brought them...
that fluffy toffee from the packet from last week.
-That's not really good enough for the rat god, is it?
-Save that for later.
-Do you want to share some of this?
There's one on my foot!
There's one on my foot right now!
It's fine, I'm really fine about it.
So let's just feed them, shall we?
There we go.
There you go.
My little friends.
Oh, they're loving it, Chris.
I think they're coming over to you for some more.
I told you, I told you it was the finest rat confectionery.
There's another one on my foot!
Oh, it's probably doing a wee on my sock!
It's amazing how you just get used to them, isn't it?
Erm, yeah, yeah.
You know the greatest blessing is supposed to be to see a white rat?
That's the goddess Karni Mata, or one of her family.
Bet I can find one before you can.
And so the rat race is on to see who's going to be
champion white rodent spotter.
I thought it would be a bit easier than this.
To be honest, I don't really care if I find one or not.
As long as Chris Johnson doesn't.
I think Ed's more worried about getting rat poo on his socks.
You guys see any white kabba?
It's all right, you're having a nap, I'll...check again later.
Brown, brown, brown, brown, brown, brown.
Hang on, there is actually... Hey, look!
We've got one!
There's Karni Mata!
The worshippers can't believe Chris has actually found a white rat,
and neither will Ed believe it.
What a blessing, eh? Look how excited everyone is!
A little bit of joy. A little bit of blessed joy.
-You didn't see a white rat?
-I don't believe you.
-Right, shall we call it a day?
-Yeah, all right, then.
-What do you fancy for dinner?
-I'm thinking ratatouille.
Er, no. Not in India. It's more curry-based food.
-No, you want France for that, Chris.
-Stop saying ratatouille!
Welcome to Naomi's Nightmares Of Nature.
I'm here to discover one of China's most terrifying creatures...
Er, excuse me, what are you doing?
Presenting Naomi's Nightmares Of Nature.
CBBC's top-rated wildlife show!
Oh, that programme where you're scared of everything all the time.
Well, stop it.
This is All Over The Place, CBBC's top-rated comedy travelogue.
I am NOT scared of everything.
Yes, you are. "Oh, no, it's a snake, I'm scared of that!"
-That's not my voice.
-"Ooh, there's a beetle, help me! Help me!
"Ooh, there's a big, big..."
Aargh! Eat her, not me!
'The dragon escalator is now open, please buy tickets at t'gate.'
Oh. That's...very interesting.
We should go and look at that.
Oh, poor Naomi.
No need to be frightened, Ed.
Unless you're scared of escalators,
because inside this colossal dragon are six of them,
all joined together,
making this one of the longest outdoor escalators in the world!
The Long Dian Ti is a smooth ride of 258 metres.
That's at the same length as eight blue whales!
And people have a WHALE of a time riding up this escalator to reach
the Dragon Gorge, otherwise known as Longqing.
Time to get your teeth into some facts.
'Ed and Naomi,
'you have 32 seconds to find out as much as you can about the dragon
'escalator and the gorge it guards.
'Ed, you have Yao Jiao, who knows all about the dragon.
'Naomi, you have Ming Yun,
'who knows all about the gorge and what you can see there.
'San, er, yi - zou!'
Aargh! Just trying to fit in.
How old is the dragon?
-It was built in 1998.
What is at the top, up there?
-Oh, right at the top is a very beautiful gorge, very wide.
Can I train the dragon?
-No, you can't, no way.
Have any famous people ever visited the gorge?
Well, a lot of emperors visited in the past, like Emperor Song,
he was born here, lived right at the top of the road,
-up there, up to the right.
Why are dragons so important in Chinese culture?
Chinese people are thought to be descendants of dragons.
That's very interesting, that.
Wish I was descended from a dragon. Aargh!
'The person who tipped the dragon scales in their favour is...
'And your prize is a free ticket up the escalator.
'Naomi, you need to pay 40 kuai for a ticket.'
40 kuai, ooh!
Well, how much is 40 kuai?
-Ooh, 40 kuai!
-Can you lend me some money, please, Ed?
-Mind the sharp teeth.
-Oh, yeah. Need to brush your teeth, mate.
We're on the escalator!
Never been so excited to be on an escalator.
On an escalator, I know!
-This one is definitely more exciting than number one.
Oh, yes, definitely. This one's my favourite so far.
Watch out, cameraman, watch out!
-Are you all right, mate?
-Are you all right?
-I think he's coming round.
That was nasty.
Right. Next escalator!
Hmm, very tranquil escalator.
-I feel very calm.
Number three, I find, is much more calming than number two.
Yes, I feel the same.
-Number four is very popular.
I can see why.
-Yay, riding number four!
Aw, we're coming to the end!
Aw, that was so much fun.
Beat that, number five!
-I don't like number five.
-Oh, it's a noisy one, this.
-Number six is noisy.
-Keep the noise down, number six.
Hang on. Oh, no, that's the end of the whole thing!
-There's only six. Oh.
-That's really sad. Bye, escalators.
There's no need to feel sad.
Just wait till you see what's next.
Oh, wow, there's boats on top of a mountain!
It's not just boats.
There are cable cars, too!
And they'll take you all the way to the top.
But meanwhile, you two are going on a GORGE-ous sightseeing tour.
Most of the time, when you ride in an escalator,
you arrive in a car park or...
This is a bit better, isn't it?
-Tell them what you see in the rock formation, Naomi.
I think it looks like somebody's climbing the rock,
not wearing any clothes.
And they've got their bottom out.
Can you see a bottom in the rock, viewers?
There is a rock called Leaping Bear Rock,
maybe that's a Leaping Bare Bottom.
Apparently people do bungee jumps around here.
-No! You wouldn't catch me doing one of those.
Keep your eyes peeled, we might see one.
-Oh, look at that!
At 7km long, there are plenty of things to do, like visit temples,
teahouses, and this...
Oh, there's a bungee jump.
Ah, it's the platform!
He looks a bit grumpy.
Has he just done it?
That's exactly how I'd feel if I'd done it.
Are you feeling seasick, or are you all right?
-No, I'm feeling al...
This is epic. One of the best boat rides I've ever been on.
I had to agree with you.
Although, the highlight for me was escalator number four.
Oh, yes, that was awesome, wasn't it?
-# Well, who'd have..
-# The most popular...
# Was cricket, and Sri Lanka are great
-# For quite a small...
-# With a tiny...
# They always punch above their weight
-# Kids play it in the...
-# Kids play it on the...
# They play it almost anywhere
-# And this is the...
-# They do well every...
# And produce players with great flair, oh, yeah!
# When Muralitharan began his bowling run
# The batsman would quake with fear
# The Sri Lankan bowler knocked 800 over
# In a stunning international career
# You can't call it luck when he won the World Cup
# With Sri Lanka back in '96
# But enough of this chatting, time to show off my batting
# And my cricket-related tricks
# I'll teach you to...
# Bowl this way
# Bat this way
# Throw this way
# And catch this way
# Do you know the rules? Learned them all at school
# Cos it's very easy to go wrong
# I don't need you to show, I'm not stupid, you know
# I'll pick it up as I go along
# It's not as easy as it seems
# There are two teams
# One bats, one fields and they swap
# And the point of cricket, to defend your wicket
# Knock 'em over is the bowler's job
# Like this!
# You have to stand in front of these things called stumps
# And the bowler delivers the ball
# Then I have to hit that using this wooden bat?
# Sounds easy, is that all?
# Though I'm just a beginner, I'm a natural winner
# Well, we'll soon see about that
# What do you think about this? #
'She'll probably miss.
'Oh, that's gone for a six.'
# Bowl this way
# Bat this way
# Throw this way
# And catch this way
# Let's have a break in the club cafe
# It's full of memorabilia
# Established by James and Gabrielle Wright
# From Melbourne in Australia
# There's a signpost here that tells you how near
# You are to famous cricket grounds
# If you're in Colombo, pop in and say hello
# It's a jolly nice place to look around
# Bowl this way
# Bat this way
# Throw this way
# And catch this way
# You have to say
# I'm not bad, eh?
# I learned to play in just one day. #
-Or ice cream.
That would work.
We need to find the Bedouin.
Those Arabian nomads that live in the desert?
They'll have ice cream...
Hang on! It's the Empire State building!
You're right! But New York's 7,000 miles that way!
Oh, it's a mirage!
We're so thirsty, we're imagining things!
Hang on, again - a Bedouin camp.
Oh, another mirage!
Don't be fooled!
Suit yourself. I'm off to say, "Hiya!"
It's no mirage. Iain's saying "Hiya!" to a Bedouin camp.
They might not have ice cream, but these nomads can live with style,
even miles from civilisation.
For thousands of years, they've moved across the desert
with the seasons.
And it can be tough out there, but the boys needn't worry,
as the Bedouin are famous for their hospitality.
Dining on a diet of lamb, camel's milk and sweet dates,
dinner is always an event.
Time for expert Samira to show us what's on the menu.
-IN COD FRENCH ACCENT:
-Asia's tastiest food!
France's toughest critic!
He is better than you! it's Rene Mangetout!
I, Rene Mangetout, have travelled all the way from France
on the back of a camel...
..I'm scared of flying...
..to see if you have what it takes to cook bread the Bedouin way.
Well, I've not got any idea.
That lady might, she is a Bedouin.
Hop to it!
-Hop to it!
-A little water.
-In the flour?
And put a little water.
-You can try.
OK, here we go.
Ugh! How does this become bread?
What is this? This is not playschool.
We're mixing the dough.
"Doughnut" disappoint me.
"Doughnut" disappoint me!
Worse... Worse the second time.
I feel like I'm getting in the way rather than helping.
The mixture is ready.
The next crucial stage is the cooking.
It looks like a crepe. I travel all the way from France for a crepe?!
It's a regag!
If it is a crepe, I will be very angry, monsieur.
-I will not let that happen. Get out.
-Is it a crepe?
No, it's regag, you crazy guy.
-Hmm, I have my eye on you.
Oh, and then you fold it up, like an enve...
Oh, oh, oh! That's hot.
This is the best regag you've ever seen?
-No, it's not good.
-This is good!
-What are you doing? No!
-This is great!
-Look at... This is...
Look at that.
Rene must now decide who is crowned the Bedouin MasterChef.
The tension is in-TENTS.
Monsieur Stirling, ou est le pain?
Why did you not say so?
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
Surprisingly well cooked, monsieur.
Ugh! Ugh, it taste horrible!
You didn't taste it!
-It didn't go in your mouth!
It DID go in my mouth, ugh!
Non, monsieur, no, no, no!
I do not like it.
I love it! Ah-ha!
It is like a crepe, but so much more!
Ah, je l'aime!
Now, clean this sand up.
Is it a chortle?
A guffaw? A roar?
-None of the above.
But you said we were coming to Furano for some laughs.
I did indeed, Mr Petrie.
What kind of laughs, Cel?
The only type of laughs you'll see around here, Mr Petrie, are...
THEY LAUGH HEARTILY
-Get your belly out!
-Go on, get your belly out!
Oh, bit weird!
It's a bit weird. Oh-ho-ho!
Oh-ho-ho! You're in the right place for belly laughs today.
Back in 1969, the town of Furano decided
it needed a festival to bring people together.
Furano is right in the centre of the island of Hokkaido,
so they decided to create a festival about something else in the centre -
the belly button.
So, the Heso Matsuri,
or Belly Button Festival,
In the first year, only 11 people took part in the main event at the
festival, the belly button dance.
Now, over 5,000 people turn up to have their bellies painted,
watched by thousands more.
I love the fact that someone in this town said,
"What we need is a festival, but we need to give it a theme."
"I've got an idea, how about, because we're in the centre
"of the island, we take the centre of the body,
"which is the belly button..."
"Oh, yes, see where you're going with this."
-"..and use it as inspiration?"
-"Yes, yes, we could do
"a belly button festival, paint everyone's belly buttons
"with faces and make them dance around?"
"Yas, I like the sound of that. Let's dance!"
Actually, to be fair, it's the reason WE'RE here.
-It kind of works.
-Yeah, I like it.
You two just can't help yourselves, can you?
Well, at least you're joining in the dancing,
and there's lots of it going on here.
Oi! this is no time to be sitting down
and practising your Japanese handwriting!
Although, I am actually impressed by your efforts.
You've got a belly button expert to meet...
Takeshi, lovely to meet you.
Could you tell myself and Ed, what do we have to do?
-Well, first of all, you get your costume on, right?
Put the costume on, and then you've got to get
your belly painted, right?
Then, you dress up and join a team, and you have a dance.
Can you show us how to dance?
Yeah, of course I will. Right.
You put your hat on, you put the hands and the costume on, and then,
quite simply, you dance to the rhythm, like that, look.
Whoa, I'm dancing!
Ba-rap-bap, boo-da ba-bof.
It's great fun.
-Slight rock there.
Big smile on our face.
With a big smile on your face, look at my feet.
-Think we've got that covered.
-Unlike our belly buttons, unfortunately.
Yes, well, you are going to have your belly buttons covered, Ed...
You both need to hope you get a masterpiece on your belly,
as that will help you win.
The competition is judged on three criteria.
Kizuna, which is the design of the painting.
Mai, which is how good your dancing is.
And Hana, which is the originality of your costume,
and how much fun you're having.
Are you having fun yet, Ed?
The first time I've ever let somebody paint my belly.
Hmm, I'm not sure that's a resounding "Yes."
You like that?
-Get used to it.
I have a feeling this is going to be cold.
What's so funny?
What, this situation?
I just realised that, because when you're stood in there,
it's all quite normal.
And then you step outside, into the real world, and go...
Welcome to All Over The Place!
The bellies are painted, and now it's time for
the All Over The Place belly button dance-off!
It's belly dancing as you've never seen it before.
But will it be Team Ed or Team Cel
that takes home the trophy?
Bring on the bellies!
Ready to go. Oh, yes.
Apparently we've got a dance routine.
I've got no idea how to do it.
Well, you better pick up the steps as you go along, Ed.
Cue the band - we're off!
Ed and Cel begin at opposite ends of the street,
and must complete several circuits,
impressing the judges each time they pass.
Good luck, boys.
I'm exhausted already.
I'm only been going for a minute - this lasts for an hour!
It's hot. Whoo!
I think I'm doing belly, belly well!
You may think that, Ed, but what do the judges think?
You certainly seem to be having fun, but I'm not sure about your dancing,
and that could cost you.
It's a good workout, this.
Cel seems to be picking up the dance steps pretty well, though,
and he's having fun.
So has Ed found his dancing feet?
He's definitely having fun, but I'm still not sure about the dancing.
I don't know how Ed's getting on.
Oh, no, I've dropped my lantern!
Oh, no! Has Ed lost the trophy as well as his lantern?
Or can he still pick up the pieces?
It's a disaster!
Wow, Cel's totally in step with his team, though.
Surely that will get him high points from the judges for dancing style.
I've lost my place.
Oh, but Cel's feet have taken a break!
Can he get back into the rhythm?
Ed is definitely going all-out for having fun.
Think I impressed the judges there with a bit of belly action.
One with the hands, two, two, two...
Cel's back in the game.
-I've lost it again!
-Oh, no, is he?!
Oh, this is the rest point.
And, boy, do I need a rest!
This is actually very tiring -
an hour of dancing in the evening heat!
So have a little rest, Ed.
This is absolutely fantastic.
Cel's still going strong, but where is Ed?
Oi, I said have a rest, not call it a night!
Don't tell anyone, but we've been past the judges' tables
a few times now, so I've ducked out, and I'm having a nice sit down.
So, that's it all over.
What will our judges make of it all?
Done it! I completed it!
It was, erm... It was tougher than I expected, actually.
But I completed the parade, and I am buzzing.
I don't know where Ed is.
Ah, wonderful! Look at that! Good boy!
Just having a rest after my hard work.
-That's great work!
-What are you doing sat down?
-What? I did the whole thing!
-You did the whole thing(!)
-How many times did you go up and down?
-He didn't! He didn't complete!
Every time I was going up and down, I was like that, "Where's Ed?
"Where's Ed?" And he's sat here, chilling.
I was doing more energetic dancing, and I've hurt my leg.
That's a DNF.
Did not finish.
Wow! Is Cel right?
Has Ed's slacking cost him the trophy?
It's time to find out.
And the winner is Team...
Don't mention it, son.
I bet that's hard to...stomach, Ed, eh?
I'm belly, belly upset.
You've been watching All Over The Place Asia!
Ed and Chris visit a temple filled with 20,000 rats! It is dedicated to the Hindu rat goddess Karni Mata, and the rats that live here are believed to be reincarnations of her followers. These rats are everywhere you look in the temple, including on the feet of our presenters. It is considered an especially great fortune to see a white rat, which is believed to be a reincarnation of the goddess herself. So will Ed or Chris spot her?
Ed and Naomi take a ride on an amazing escalator on the side of a Chinese mountain. It is one of the longest outside escalators in the world and is designed to look like a dragon. It takes you all the way up to Dragon Gorge, where Ed and Naomi finish their day with an epic boat ride, but the highlight of the day is still that dragon escalator!
Ed and Michelle kick it to the wickets for this pastiche of the Run DMC and Aerosmith classic Walk This Way, all about the game of cricket! They dance, sing, bowl, bat, catch in the streets with locals and play at the SCC Sinhalese Cricket Club in Colombo. They also celebrate the achievements of famous Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan and even take a tea break at a local cricket cafe.
Ed and Iain won't go hungry or thirsty in the desert when they visit a Bedouin camp - they are famous for their hospitality and fantastic food! So what will feared French food critic Rene Mangetout make of Iain's attempt at Bedouin bread? Ed and Cel are in for a load of belly laughs at the Belly Button Festival in Furano, Japan. They are taking part in the Annual Belly Button Dance, but must get their bodies painted with faces and put on their costumes before joining their teams.