Teochew opera or Chaozhou opera, Chiuchow opera (especially in HK), is one of the many variants of Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Chaoshan region. It is popular in eastern Guangdong, southern Fujian, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Like all versions of Chinese opera, it is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting.

It has a history of more than 500 years. The "emotions record" (荔镜记), which was written in the Ming dynasty Jiajing of the year 1566, mirrors the drama of Teochew dialect with the performance.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teochew_opera

It's dying out in Singapore with hardly any injection of new blood. Sadly, i think it won't last another 20 years in Singapore. Special thanks to Pulau Ubin Teochew Opera Troupe for their kind hospitality. U are a great bunch. :)

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