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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Two Generations

The Chinese opera is a tradition brought by the Chinese immigrants to Malaysia in the 1930s, which has been sustained till the present day. This image shows the evolution of the opera, with modern performances by singers clad in sexy attire intermixed with the traditional opera artists. They perform for the souls of the deceased during the Hungry Ghost Festival, held annually on the 7th Chinese Lunar Month where, according to Chinese cultures, the Gates of Hell are opened for souls to be free during the whole of 7th Lunar month. This image was shot in Kuala Lumpur during the festival in August 2015.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Chinese, Malaysia, Modern, Old, Opera

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member since 2015
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Photo of the Day: 08.03.15 Editors' Pick Finalist
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
Total Views: 6656
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 2, 2015, 1:50 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia