Bugis could refer to couple of malls, an infamous street, a book or a movie, in Singapore.
We refer to Bugis people & Bugis Village. As per Malay Heritage Center- It’s was a culture with fluid identities.
There’s usual- masculine male & feminine female. But also the feminine male (calabai) & masculine female (calalai).
And bissu, an androgynous person who transcends everything. Bissu was a medium for spiritual and magical role.
Bugis ceremonies were filled with smells of Exotic woods, Ylang Ylang, Cocobolo, Palisander and Thuja. This smell captures that and hope to transcends the spiritual boundaries.