Swords and skewers at Phuket’s vegetarian festival

  PHUKET – Swords, axe handles, kebab skewers and even a model boat were among the bizarre array of objects pushed through devotees’ cheeks on Sunday as Phuket’s gruesome vegetarian festival got under way. Many Chinese communities across Southeast Asia go vegetarian this week for the annual Taoist “Nine Emperor Gods” festival but few do […]