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The Classical Dancers   Leave a comment


The Classical Dancers

The Classical Dancer   Leave a comment


The Classical Dancer

The Classical Dancer

The 2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2   Leave a comment


The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

It was held today, Sunday 8th October, 2017.

SP Lim

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 2.2

The 2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2   Leave a comment


The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

It was held today, Sunday 8th October, 2017.

SP Lim

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The  2017 Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang ~ Part 1.2

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang   Leave a comment


The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

It was held today, Sunday 8th October, 2017.

SP Lim

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

The Kathina at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang

 

Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館   Leave a comment


Puppets

The Puppets at the 潮藝館 (Teochew Puppet & Opera House)Museum


潮藝館 (Teochew Puppet & Opera House)
Teochew Puppet and Opera House
122 Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4-262 0377

This museum houses a great and wide collection of iron rod Teochew puppets or marionettes, theatre Wayang costumes and head gears, musical instruments and other related general theatre regalia to both puppets and human performers. It has a permanent well-curated exhibition of many exquisite Teochew puppets or marionettes and also combining the craft of Teochew Chinese Opera with friendly and knowledgeable curators. There is a small opera stage for staging live performance of puppet shows as scheduled by them and stated on their Facebook link below.

This small museum is found in a prewar double-storeyed shophouse along Armenian Street in the Heritage Enclave of George Town – a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Thus this area is a heritage protected zone as gazetted by UNESCO. Some visitors can have their make-up applied as Teochew opera performers with payment of a small fee.

潮藝館(Teochew Puppet & Opera House)is a nice museum that gives you a deeper understanding of Teochew Chinese Puppet Theatre in Malaysia, in general and in Penang, in particular. This dramatic art form combines literature, music and drama with elaborate costumes and heavy make-up. It is really heartening to see this Teochew dramatic art form is being kept alive by this Goh family who is also unselfish and happy to impart their knowledge to others. A small fee of RM10.00 (Foreign Tourist) and RM5.00 (Local) is charged for entry per person.

Ms Ling Goh must be acknowledged as the innovator and prime mover of the establishment of the above Museum ~ 潮藝館 (Teochew Puppet & Opera House)

SP Lim

An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang   Leave a comment


An Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang was held last hight – Saturday, 30 April, 2013. This was a concert with various cultural dances and singing by several junior citizen from the Penang community. It was very well presented and we enjoyed the night extremely pleased and satisfied. As for photographers, we got very good photos of the various rich and colourful costumes of the cultural dancers. The finale was the popular Opla Gangnam-style the Khoo Kongsi way. Well done!

SP Lim

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The Nyonyas and Babas at Poh Hock Seah during the Cultural & Heritage Celebrations   Leave a comment


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This is a series of the nyonyas which I shot during the 2012 Penang Cultural & Heritage Celebrations during the 7th Day of the Chinese New Year 2012. The Babas were an endangered lot as I can count them with my five fingers.

SP Lim
More shall be uploaded as internet is extremely unstable tonight. The usual as with the Malaysian slogan of Malaysia Boleh ( Malaysia Can but mostly Cannot).

Every writer I know has trouble writing. — Joseph Heller

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