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By Channel 5 Published: 06 Oct 2017 Audio: English
They were once part and parcel of everyday life in Singapore . Now , they’re just curious reminders of our colourful history . “Do You Remember” is a 4 - part series that revisits Singapore’s fading heritage and meets the men and women striving to keep it alive . This debut episode shines a spotlight on the dying art of Teochew opera . Starved of young blood , Singapore’s oldest Teochew troupe , Lao Sai Tao Yuan , has pulled in a surprising new performer , Prudence Roberts from Australia . The troupe also has a new boss , TV actor Nick Shen , who believes in reaching out to schools to promote Chinese opera . Meanwhile , Singapore’s last Teochew puppet troupe , Sin Ee Lye Heng , is staging a midnight performance in a cemetery . Tina Quek helms the 40 - year - old troupe , and her three children perform as singers , musicians and puppeteers . But the troupe’s future is bleak , and Tina is worried that her children won’t be able to make a good living .
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