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Wayang Female Performer   Leave a comment


Wayang Female Performer from our area Pulau Tikus Tai Soo Yah’s Celebrations 2019.

A Night of Cantonese Wayang   Leave a comment


A Night of Cantonese Wayang

During the month of the Festival of the Hungry Ghost in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, we get to see a variety of Chinese Opera in different dialects like Hokkien, Teochew, and lesser ones like Cantonese and Hakka (which I had not seen before). Here is a sample of Wayang or Chinese Opera in Cantonese which is my referred choice due to their beautiful costumes barring the ages of the able and good performers.

SP Lim

12th. August, 2019

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang   1 comment


The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

The First Tai Soo Yah Place of Worship in George Town, Penang

Penang Hungry Ghosts Festival 2018 starts   3 comments


Paying respect to Tai Soo Yah for the Penang Hungry Ghosts Festival 2018 …

Paying respect to Tai Soo Yah for the Penang Hungry Ghosts Festival 2018 …

Paying respect to Tai Soo Yah for the Penang Hungry Ghosts Festival 2018 …

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang   Leave a comment


The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The new show of the Thai Teochew Opera for the last year as they are not coming to Penang anymore due to our low RM and no enough payment after conversion. It was the show on Wednesday 4th October, 2017.  Sad, sigh as it is one of the FINAL Acts for season. Our local people cannot pay such  new sum asked by the Thai Troupe anymore due to  the poor present current economic situation in Penang.  I never ask the price like for a performance in a day or 2 performances a day of this Thai Teochew Troupe but I heard is around RM5,000 to RM6,000 per day usually limited to one performance. They are the better performers with lavish, updated and colourful intricate costumes.

I am hoping to docu-photograph the final performances of this better Thai Teochew Troupe in Penang for future historical records.

SP Lim

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Final Act of the Thai Teochew Wayang in Penang

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

The Wayang Photographer as featured in the local Chinese Press.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.   Leave a comment


Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

These final 6 photographs are from the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – near my place of work, that is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang. Till the photo-shooting in 2018, see you again.

SP Lim

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence   Leave a comment


Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence

It is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang with a Hokkien Wayang as added entertainment.

SP Lim

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of residence is at the Pulau Tikus Wet Market, Penang.

Wednesday, 20.09.2017 ~ First Day of the 8th Moon – The month of Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival   Leave a comment


Today – Wednesday, 20 September, 2017 ~ is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

SP Lim

From Wikipedia:-

Mid-Autumn Festival

The festival is intricately linked to legends of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to the Liji, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. The 15th day of the 8th lunar month is the day called “Mid-Autumn”. The night on the 15th of the 8th lunar month is also called “Night of the Moon”. Under the Song Dynasty (420), the day was officially declared the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, mooncakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, they form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as ‘Mooncake Festival’.

 

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

Today is the First Day of the 8th Moon – Twa Peh Kong’s Birthdays and Mooncake Festival thus the second round of Wayang Photo-shooting.

mooncake (simplified Chinese月饼traditional Chinese月餅pinyinyuè bĭngJyutpingjyut6 beng2Yaleyuht béng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節). The festival is for lunar appreciation and moon watching, when mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.

Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm in diameter and 3–4 cm thick. This is the Cantonese mooncake, eaten in Southern China in GuangdongHong Kong, and Macau. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin (2–3 mm) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea. Today, it is customary for businessmen and families to present them to their clients or relatives as presents, helping to fuel a demand for high-end mooncakes. A considerable amount of waste is also produced. According to the Wall Street Journal’s China edition, as many as two million mooncakes are thrown away each year in Hong Kong alone, not to mention the often voluminous packaging.

Due to China’s influence, mooncakes and Mid-Autumn Festival are also enjoyed and celebrated in other parts of Asia. Mooncakes have also appeared in western countries as a form of delicacy.

At the Cantonese Wayang   Leave a comment


At the Cantonese Wayang

At the Cantonese Wayang

At the Cantonese Wayang

At the Cantonese Wayang

At the Cantonese Wayang

At the Cantonese Wayang

Mr Money Face   Leave a comment


Mr Money Face

Looi Bin (Money Face in Hokkien) with many examples in Malaysia.

SP Lim

Looi Bin (Money Face in Hokkien dialect) with many examples in Malaysia

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