Friday, 15 March 2013

Dong dong chiang!

While having lunch a couple of days ago, I saw there was a makeshift stage and tentage right next to the hawker centre. It was a Teochew Chinese Opera troupe performance! I was quite excited to chance upon a brief performance. The artistes were dressed in their "dong dong chiang" elaborate costume and thick thick wayang makeup. It is so colourful and vibrant. Most of them are quite elderly. Sadly it is a dying tradition. Our future generations may not be able to see this in the flesh next time.


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