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The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts   3 comments


The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang   3 comments


Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Today – 3rd. August, 2016 is the Chinese 1st. Day of the Lunar Seventh Moon that is the month of the Taoist Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang. It also marked the start of Wayang or Chinese Opera Season in my hometown. Thus it is the time for my nocturnal photo-shooting.

SP Lim

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Photographers   2 comments


We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3rd. August, 2014

It was in Mandarin so I equally do not know in details that was actually written,

It was written in Mandarin so I do not know in details that was actually written.

 

 

 

I was featured as one of the photographers for Wayang or Chinese Opera in the Kwong Wah Jit Poh newspaper supplement today – Sunday, 3 August 2014.

SP Lim

We, Ch'ng Shi P'ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch'ng Shi P'ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 from the “Visit Penang 2016 July IV Newsletter”   Leave a comment


Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:12
Date: 3 August – 31 August

Venue: Along the streets of Penang *refer to schedule

The month long annual Hungry Ghost Festival this year falls on 3 August to 31 August 2016.The Chinese believe that every year, the Gates of Hell are opened for spirits and ghosts to return to earth and roam freely in search of food and to visit their living ancestors.

Various prayers, religious activities, opera performances and puppet theaters will be conducted throughout the month at various venues as shown in the schedule.

Some of the highlights are Teochew and Hokkien Puppet Show and Opera performances and etc. Elaborate costumes and make-up, exaggerated expressions, dramatic movements, and storytelling through singing are the things one can expect of a Chinese opera performance.

Back in the days before television, this performance art was the height of entertainment, typically performed by travelling troupes. It is now a dying art, with just a handful of opera troupes still actively performing and even then, their appearances are usually limited to celebratory occasions like the Hungry Ghost Festival.

The Puppet Play is a cultural heritage of Penang. This miniature form of opera is often staged during the feast days of various Taoist deities as entertainment for the gods. This is mostly a Teochew form of performing art, though there are Hokkien puppet troupes as well.

For more information and enquiries, please email to  info@visitpenang.gov.my

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Extracted from : –   Visit Penang 2016  July IV  Newsletter

Wayang or Chinese Opera Season is around the corner   Leave a comment


Wayang or Chinese Opera Season is around the corner

In a couple of weeks’ time, the Wayang or Chinese Street Opera Season shall be in town owing to the month-long Hungry Ghosts’ Festival. I always liked to photo-shoot during these Chinese Opera during this time.

Wayang or Chinese Street Opera during the Penang's Hungry Ghosts Festival.

Wayang or Chinese Street Opera during the Penang’s Hungry Ghosts Festival.

 

The Making Up before the Performance.

The Making Up before the Performance.

 

The Royal Court Official.

The Royal Court Official.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

My submission for this assignment is the triumphant celebration of the victory over the enemies by these Cinese Opera performers. As the Hungry Ghosts’ Festival is approaching in a couple of months, you shall see more of these Chinese Opera snap-shots as it is my favourite photo-shooting time as we can see a variety of these Chinese Opera Troupes performing in Penang.

SP Lim

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 


 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Day Ten: “Triumph” — Turn Up the Contrast

Triumph comes in all shapes and sizes: Your short story, accepted for publication in your favorite magazine. Your baby’s first step. Or the reward at the end of a cold winter walk: a massive elm tree standing beautifully in the light.

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

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