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Joss candles burn a hole in Mercedes bumper in S'pore this 7th lunar month

source: https://mothership.sg/2020/08/mercedes-bumper-burnt-7th-month/

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The seventh lunar month, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, is upon us in 2020 -- in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Devotees and non-devotees have been advised mindful of various practices carried out during this period.

The mindfulness pertains not to just cultural sensitivities and extending tolerance to believers, but also to practical considerations, such as being watchful of one's own safety and even personal property.

Case in point?

The bumper of a grey Mercedes Benz E250 was slightly burnt by the joss candles placed by the edge of some grass patch.

A photo of it has been circulated online since it was posted on Aug. 22, resulting in some chatter about whose fault this could be.

 

Some were curious as to how the driver did not notice the lighted candles when he or she reverse parked the car.

Others said that devotees should be more considerate and not put the joss candles near the kerb where cars park.

A number of online commenters were amused by the bizarre incident and joked that the owner of the car should buy lottery.

The Taoist Federation, Buddhist Federation, and Wat Ananda Metyarama have issued a statement to urge devotees to be responsible and considerate as they carry out the traditional rituals and practices for the seventh month.

This includes avoiding burning of papers and incense sticks directly on the ground and grass patch as that will pose fire hazards and damage public property.

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will that partial part of mercedes been received by the underworld? 🤣 @RadX

 

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Hypersonic

Why first pic censor then 2nd pic show numbers 😂

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Supersonic
19 minutes ago, Vid said:

Why first pic censor then 2nd pic show numbers 😂

Becos it's an honest mistake...i mean to park near burning candles... 

Just nice an opening for milo tin exos... Vroom vroom... 

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Supersonic

During this period park inside MSCP should be safer than open carpark if possible? Lol.

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40 minutes ago, Vid said:

Why first pic censor then 2nd pic show numbers 😂

give you inspiration for tonight.

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Supersonic

Radx signature  👿 

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Twincharged
1 hour ago, Vid said:

Why first pic censor then 2nd pic show numbers 😂

Censor done by the mothership..

Uncensored video is from YouTube.

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Hypersonic

Poor relative only got a bit of bumper

and ask "where is the rest of my Mercedes?"

:grin:

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Hypersonic

Why even want to park there? 

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Hypersonic

depend on the candle came first or the car came first 

If candle came first , means driver disturbed the dead

If car came first , means driver disturbed the undead 

😁

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Supersonic

This is a good lesson NOT to buy cheaper variant of Premium Car Brand.

The problem could be avoided if he has reverse camera

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Hypersonic

Why people must burn candle at that parking lot?

Their relative died on that parking lot is it?

Burn outside their own home lah.

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Turbocharged
17 minutes ago, Angcheek said:

depend on the candle came first or the car came first 

If candle came first , means driver disturbed the dead

If car came first , means driver disturbed the undead 

😁

 

very likely candles were there first as a number of them were under the bumper

 

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Supersonic
1 hour ago, Jamesc said:

Poor relative only got a bit of bumper

and ask "where is the rest of my Mercedes?"

:grin:

The Merc owner forgot to burn a entire paper car this year.... Just a friendly reminder from below. 

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5th Gear

Disappointing.. I thought peepur always say conti bumpers indestructible one

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5th Gear

Actually it's quite a near miss.. The naked fire was so near to fuel tank.. 

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54 minutes ago, Optramagnum said:

Actually it's quite a near miss.. The naked fire was so near to fuel tank.. 

I fully agree with you. If the fire spread to other part of the car, it might trigger an explosion.

Better to keep a proper lookout when parking your car during these period. The infamous case at IMM few years back... 

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7 hours ago, Jamesc said:

Poor relative only got a bit of bumper

and ask "where is the rest of my Mercedes?"

:grin:

Err I thought it was you making advance payment by installment for your beloved... ... :grin:

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