Chinese deities fly biz class

- AFP, SINGAPORE

Jul 6, 2017-

A statue of a Chinese goddess adorned in brightly coloured clothes and an extravagant headdress has become an online sensation after it was pictured flying business class to Malaysia.

The six-foot (1.8-metre) model of Chinese sea goddess Mazu was pictured strapped into the luxury seat on a flight from Xiamen, southern China, to Kuala Lumpur at the start of a tour of Malaysia and Singapore.

Mazu and two heavenly guardians were escorted by a group of 130 devotees from a temple on an island in Fujian province, believed to the birthplace of the goddess, who is revered as a patron of sailors and fishermen. The deities travelled with Xiamen Airlines—each business class seat costing about $300. Some seats had to be removed to make space for towering Mazu on the flight. 

Published: 06-07-2017 09:35

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