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Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet   Leave a comment


Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet. Later to Replanting a banana shoot to grow into banana tree for elephant food.

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp - A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp's Vet. Later to the Museum showing blogger with the skeleton of a faithful elephant.

Day 3.8 ~ Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp – A Visit to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp’s Vet

Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館 – Puppet Show : Part 7   Leave a comment


Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館 – Puppet Show : Part 7

Ling Goh

Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館 – Puppet Show : Part 7

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

Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館 – Puppet Show starts : Part 1   Leave a comment


Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館 – Puppet Show starts : Part 1

Ling Goh

The Puppet Show starts at the Teochew Puppet and Opera House ~ 潮藝館

SP Lim

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

The Museum of Puppets at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang   Leave a comment


The Museum of Puppets at Universiti Sains Malaysia (Science University of Malaysia, Minden, Penang), Penang. I graduated from this university in 1975 as the pioneering batch of pharmacists.
SP Lim

More from the Pinang Peranakan Mansion of Penang   Leave a comment


More from the Pinang Peranakan Mansion of Penang I was quite surprised by the article in the Wikipedia on Chung Keng Quee. This is quite a comprehensive and detailed article on the famous personality of Penang past.

From Wikipedia
Townhouse and temple on Church Street
Pinang Peranakan Mansion, or Hye Kee Chan
In Georgetown, Penang Chung, Keng Quee became known as the city’s great connoisseur of architecture.
In 1893, Chung, Keng Quee acquired two adjacent properties along Church Street on Penang Island. The first was the former headquarters of the Ghee Hin – the Hai San had ousted them in the 1870s. The second was a Chinese school, the Goh Hock Tong (or Ng Fook Tong in Cantonese) meaning Five Luck Villa. He offered the school an alternative site in Chulia Street, where a new building was completed on 1898.
Chung, Keng Quee converted the former Ghee Hin headquarters into his townhouse and office and named this, Hye Kee Chan (海记栈), or Sea Remembrance Store. It has interior fittings including Victorian cast iron columns from Walter Macfarlane & Co of Glasgow (also known as The Saracen Foundry).
Macfarlane was also responsible for the beautiful iron gates and fencing of the former Five Luck Villa building which was converted into a personal temple (Shen-chih hsueh-shu where Shen-chih was his fancy name and hsueh-shu means a traditional-style private family school).
In the temple stands a life-size bronze statue of Chung Keng Quee. The statue was commissioned by the Engineers’ Institute that he had generously donated a new building to. It was created by Benjamin Creswick and a facsimile of it was shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1903. On the base of the statue will be found the signature of Benjamin Creswick, and an imprint, Broad and Sons, the bronze founders in Birmingham who cast the statue.
Today, Hye Kee Chan is more commonly known as the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Open to the public, it serves as a museum showcasing the lifestyle, customs and traditions of the Peranakans or Straits Chinese – an example of adaptive reuse.

HuaQiao or Overseas Chinese Museum, Xiamen, China   1 comment


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This is the HuaQiao ( Overseas Chinese ) Museum founded by the Singaporean philantrophist Tan Kah Kee. An excellent collection of Chinese antiques are kept here within this Museum.
From the Wikipedia:-
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tan.
Tan Kah Kee (simplified Chinese: 陈嘉庚; traditional Chinese: 陳嘉庚; pinyin: Chén Jiāgēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Kah-kiⁿ) (October 21, 1874 – August 12, 1961) was a prominent businessman, community leader, and philanthropist in colonial Singapore, and a Communist leader in the People’s Republic of China.

SP Lim

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