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Arts>>Traditional Arts
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
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Abstract:
Phan Wait Hong (潘月红) (b. 1914, Shanghai, China–d. 1 September 2016, Singapore) is a key figure in the history of Beijing opera in Singapore. She came to Singapore from Shanghai at the age of 14 and rose to become a lead actress in a professional company that toured Malaya and Indonesia with great success in the 1940s and 1950s. Phan was associated with many milestone events in the development of Beijing opera in Singapore. In 1992, she was awarded the Cultural Medallion (Chinese opera).