Nin Yin Performance
by Siong Leng Musical Association

at Thian Hock Keng

Siong Leng Musical Association presented a Nan Yin Performance at Thian Hock Keng on 29 October 2007 at 8 p.m.

It was to celebrate the birthday of the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin). The Association presents three performances at Thian Hock Keng every year. The performance is usually held on the 19th day of the 2nd, 6th and 9th month of the lunar calendar.

Siong Leng Musical Association was established in 1941. The Association preserves, develops and promotes traditional Chinese Nan Yin (southeran music) which is used in Liyuan Opera.

Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most majestic Chinese temples in Singapore. It is located at Telok Ayer Street. It is associated with the early Chinese immigrants to Singapore. The immigrants from Fujian offered their thanks-giving at the site of this temple after making a difficult journey across the China Sea.

The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style. Not a single nail was used in its timber joins and arches.

If you are interested in this Chinese culture, come and watch the performance on the following three nights in 2008.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
Contact: (65) 6222 4221

The Association will conduct classes in playing the Nan Yin musical instruments in November 2007.