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Arts in the heritage clan associations

Unknown to many people, there are paintings, dances and concerts in the heritage clubs and associations.

At the July 2012 HeritageFest Chinese clan association walk, we discovered that there are paintings, dance performances and concerts in them.

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk<

Paintings in the Kong Chow Wui Koon (Guangzhou clan association in Chinese dialect, Cantonese), which is about 170 years old.

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk

Concert hall in the Kong Chow Wui Koon, usually for Chinese opera performances, sometimes for modern dance (hence the mirrors).

Kong Chow Wui Koon has accepted members of any race since the 1950s.

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk

Nanyin performance at the Siong Leng Musical Association in classical Chinese dialect, Hokkien.

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk

Aritute - HeritageFest 2012 Clan Association Walk

Nanyin is on Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Some international Nanyin events have been organised by Singapore.

For a different arts experience, try this.

Concert: Nanyin by Siong Leng Musical Association

Price:

Free

When:

8pm Mon 6 Aug 12

Venue:

Thian Hock Keng temple, 158 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068613

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About imeldaartskakis (36 Articles)
Imelda has more than 35 years’ experience as a Singapore arts consumer who started as an almost reluctant kid. Her arts interest grew, but alas, faster than her wallet.
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