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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.

Fun photoshoot on my birthday   Leave a comment


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I started off in the morning with an early sunrise photoshoot but ended up with an early dawn shoot as the sun was fighting shy from the hazy weather. In the end I shot a few egrets and the muddy low-tide condition of Gurney Drive. Tested out my repaired Canon EOS 40D and it is back to working condition. However, have to check out my focus mechanism of the 5D MarkIII which I find hard to master. After lunch, I went to photoshoot the Chinese Opera or Wayang in Teochew of Thai-origin at Kuan Yim Teng as arranged by Michael Chuan which initially I thought I was too tired to shoot. Anyway, it ended up well with the wayang actor in the female role losing his shyness and we had some funny photos. Thank you to my dear friends, relatives and my sons for a memorable spirited enjoyable birthday even in my mixed depressive mood of missing my late beloved wife.
From my Facebook:-
What a birthday as I dedicated to photoshooting of this morning sunrise ( woke up slightly late ) and followed by fun shooting at the Chinese Opera or Wayang arranged by Michael Chuan. Thank you, my dear friends and relatives, for all the kind wishes and hopefully I shall strive to be a slightly better photographer at my advanced age but young at heart and keen enthusiasm.
Thoughts from Facebook:-
Thank you for all the Birthday wishes and today’s hazy sunrise was not that spectacular probably reflecting my mixed mood of gladness intermingled with sadness as my late beloved wife could no longer share this joy of life.

SP Lim

The making of ” Khanom Krok ” by the Thai ladies   Leave a comment


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Khanom Krok is a delicious sweet Thai dessert and simply melts in your mouth. Did you notice the description on the banner as this delicacy comes from Kampong Kura which is translated as Tortoise Village. Hot, sweet and delicious. Ho Chiak!

Posted March 20, 2011 by lspeng1951 in Food and drink, Photography

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