Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sekinchan. Day 2

踩街 day!

We were out bright and early up the bus headed for 天福宫. The local temple where everyone gathered all dressed in their respective costumes, instruments in hand, ready for the parade. Halfway through the parade the sky threatened to rain, thankfully it merely drizzled. So we walked and kept playing for the many Many curious villagers who lined the streets all the way.

Dong Xiao, Pipa and Suo Na: Seow Ming Xian, Wang Bi-yu and Seow Ming Fong respectively (Anti-clockwise)

Not long after, we were back at the temple where we proceeded to rest before lunch while the participating groups went about exchanging souvenirs.

Chairman Teng representing Siong Leng

Lunch was a mini pork buffet. For starters, they brought everyone fresh coconuts and chilled Cheng Teng. Both very good to cool us down a notch. Then table by table they brought out large bowls of their local produce-Rice. Lastly, the Bak Kut Teh slightly different from those we have in Singapore, for they use meatier parts rather than the pork ribs only.

It was free and easy that afternoon so we either walk the row of shops beneath the hotel or simply nap a little till evening where we would proceed to attend another banquet/concert.




"Malaysian International Nanyin Concert"

Dishes served were almost identical to the first night's so nobody really took proper photos of the food. The biggest thing on everyone's minds was Siong Leng's item 共君断约 jointly sung by Andrew Wong and Susan Koh.

Closing in to 10pm it was going to be our slot. As, we headed backstage to get ready...

Susan and Andrew singing 共君断约

San Xian, Pipa, Dong Xiao, Er Xian: Cassandra, Ming Fong, Ming Xian, Joel (Left to Right)

This brings us the end of today. Tomorrow, another big Nanyin day. The actual Malaysian International Nanyin Concert held at 天后宫@Kuala Lumpur.

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