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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.

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Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017   2 comments


Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

These prayers shall be conducted on the night of the 15th of the 8th moon – the  actual day of the Mid-Autumn Festival. It ends with the burning of Joss Paper as their voluntary rewards to the Diety for the wishes fulfilled successfully.

SP Lim

Modern celebration

The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity. During a year of a solar eclipse it is typical for governmental offices, banks and schools will close of extra days to enjoy the extra celestial celebration an eclipse brings.  The festival is celebrated with many cultural or regional customs, among them:

  • Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang’e.
  • Performance of dragon and lion dances, which is mainly practiced in southern China and Vietnam.

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Dates

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calendar—essentially the night of a full moon—which falls near the Autumnal Equinox (on a day between September 8 and October 7 in the Gregorian calendar). In 2015, the Mid-Autumn Festival fell on September 27. It will occur on these days in coming years:[43]

  • 2017: October 4 (Wednesday)
  • 2018: September 24 (Monday)
  • 2019: September 13 (Friday)
  • 2020: October 1 (Thursday)
  • 2021: September 21 (Tuesday)
  • 2022: September 10 (Saturday)

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia.

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.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 14   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 13   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 7   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 3   Leave a comment


Newspaper article on the blogger as the photographer was always photo-shoot at the Wayang or Chinese Opera. However, it is in Mandarin which I never learn.

Newspaper article on the blogger as the photographer was always photo-shoot at the Wayang or Chinese Opera. However, it is in Mandarin which I never learn.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

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