The Kim Giak Low Choon Teochew Opera Troupe

By Ch’ng Shi P’ng

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It all began when Goh Hooi Ling (also known as Ling Goh) represented Penang at the International Teochew Festival in China in 2008. Being a third generation traditional Chinese opera performer, she could not resist the idea of having her own opera troupe. Her grandfather once owned an opera troupe in China, and her parents run puppet shows. Ling Goh and her brother Goh Lih Shan soon began to acquire musical instruments, backdrops, stage props, exotic costumes and professional actors...

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