This is a 1973 photograph of actors of a Chinese wayang, wearing heavy make-up and costumes, performing on stage at Tanjong Pagar. Street wayangs (wayang is Malay for "theatre") may be performed in Cantonese, Hokkien or Teochew. Such cultural performances help to ensure the survival of Chinese opera as a traditional art form. Photograph donated by Ho Seng Huat and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_402. Title devised by Library staff.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Ho Seng Huat.