HomeBlogs Crazy Bamboo A very typically Malukan performance, also seen on
Ambon but claimed to originate from Ternate, is the Bambu Gila or Crazy
Bamboo. Here several people are asked to hold a long piece of
bamboo, which is then made to vehemently move around shaking itself
after having some “magic” cast on it with some smoke. Supposedly it moves by itself, and so hard that it’s difficult to hold, dragging the people around the beach with itself. I
remain a sceptic on this - having tried to hold it myself, I was left
with the impression that the moving came from the local guy at the
other end! ;-) In any case, Sulamadaha village, and its beach are the place to go to see (or sponsor) a Crazy Bamboo performance on Ternate.