Memoirs of Nanyang – A Nanyin Musical

Memoirs of Nanyang, a Siong Leng Musical Association’s production commissioned by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. A spectacular, magical and beautiful peformance, an eye opener into a world of a unique and bold fusion of Nanyin music and Peranakan culture. As you watched and immersed yourself into the heart, mind and soul of this immigrant in Singapore (going back in time to a much earlier generation) who came to Nanyang for a better life and married a local Malay woman. As his business flourished, he also had a good loving and happy family, a comfortable life. However, he still think about …

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EOS World at The Peranakan Project

On a nice Saturday morning on the 23rd March 2019 in Singapore,  a small group of us, Community Ambassador and Council Member from the EOS World, by Canon Singapore (Imaging Partner supporting this event) got together in the Joo Chiat district of the Marine Parade Cluster, helping out in “The Peranakan Project”, a photo walk with participants around various locations in Joo Chiat, visiting, learning and understanding more about Peranakan Culture in Singapore. Together with Victor, June, Iris, Uncle CE and myself, along with John, our EOS World Community Manager and Ron from Canon Imaging Academy of Canon Singapore, we had …

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Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography

Nowadays, photography has become a widespread movement with the proliferation of digital photography and smartphone photography. From the selfies, wefies and photographs we took with our smartphones, not to mention photographs shot with digital compact cameras, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the total number of photographs that we are taking today is really phenomenal. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8billion digital images every single day. Now, think back, how did photography came about and in which year? How was the early days of photography like? Photographs provided us with a lot …

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