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Some 200 noisy lion dance troupe members culled this Chinese New Year

Some 200 noisy lion dance troupe members culled this Chinese New Year

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Protecting public health.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who cannot take noise and dissent, are applauding the latest efforts to make everybody shut up.

This after it was revealed that more than 200 lion dance troupe members who are noisy have been culled this past Chinese New Year to eliminate noise as they keep banging on drums and cymbals.

One Singaporean, Sha Diao Ta, said: “This is a good start to show that Singapore is not about to give in to noise.”

“Noise is what people who are anti-establishment depend on to get attention.”

Other locals said culling might only be a temporary solution.

Another local, Hor Yee See, said: “Culling must be carried out in public from now on and made into a spectacle to warn others that noise will not be tolerated.”

“This will stop noisy people from interbreeding with quiet people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’pore lion dance troupes play piano to ensure drums don’t cause public disturbance

S’pore lion dance troupes play piano to ensure drums don’t cause public disturbance

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They are willing to cope with string instruments as long as Singapore is safe and harmonious.

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Lion dance troupes in Singapore are putting their trademark drum sets and cymbals away, starting this Chinese New Year.

Instead of relying on loud banging and crashing sounds during performances that could potentially flout the law, many dance troupes said they are performing piano renditions of classic lion dance tunes to keep up with Singapore’s anti-public disturbance laws.

Wu Shi, one of the leading lion dance troupe members, said he is not worried that choreographing dance moves using piano tunes will change the feel of the performance and an abandonment of tradition: “In the past, we have seen the news of drums being banned during Thaipusam. This has made us realised that drums are potentially violent instruments that can unleash the baser instincts in humans.”

“As we are aware that drumming could be banned in other areas as they can be deemed to potentially flout the law, we have taken the first step of keeping up with the times by using pianos instead.”

“Furthermore, it is already not fair to make Indians feel privileged in Singapore by banning drumming previously. All races must face bans when it comes to drumming, so that all races can feel privileged at the same time.”

At press time, concert organisers in Singapore have confirmed that all live acts performing in Singapore from this month onward will have to do so without percussion or any identifiable drum kit.

 

 

 

 

 











S’pore lion dance troupes practising piano renditions of tunes as ban on drums could be extended

S’pore lion dance troupes practising piano renditions of tunes as ban on drums could be extended

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They are willing to cope with string instruments as long as Singapore is safe and harmonious.

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Lion dance troupes in Singapore are putting their trademark drum sets and cymbals away, starting this Chinese New Year.

Instead of relying on loud banging and crashing sounds during performances that could potentially flout the law, many dance troupes said they will start practising piano renditions of classic lion dance tunes to keep up with Singapore’s anti-drumming laws.

Singapore, this past week, arrested three people during Thaipusam because they were doing something against the law.

Wu Shi, one of the leading lion dance troupe members, said he is not worried that choreographing dance moves using piano tunes will change the feel of the performance and an abandonment of tradition: “The news of drums being banned during Thaipusam making the rounds these few days has made us realised that drums are potentially violent instruments that can unleash the baser instincts in humans.”

“As we are aware that drumming could be banned in other areas as they can be deemed to potentially flout the law, we have taken the first step of keeping up with the times by using pianos instead.”

“Furthermore, it is not fair to make Indians feel privileged in Singapore by banning drumming. All races must face bans when it comes to drumming, so that all races can feel privileged at the same time.”

At press time, concert organisers in Singapore have confirmed that all live acts performing in Singapore from this month onward will have to do so without percussion or any identifiable drum kit.

 

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Nothing racist about giving Chinese foreign workers free lion dance lessons

Nothing racist about giving Chinese foreign workers free lion dance lessons

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After all, Indian foreign workers are already getting free yoga lessons, which is part of their culture and heritage.

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Singapore has defended plans to give free lion dance lessons to all Chinese foreign workers currently working and staying here.

The free lion dance lessons will start this week and the purpose is envisioned to give the Chinese foreign workers here something they can relate to and something they will naturally want to do.

Defenders of the free lion dance lessons have pointed out that assuming all Chinese foreign workers are into that kind of thing is natural, as all Chinese look alike and have the same culture.

Hua Ren, a Singaporean said: “In the aftermath of the Little India riot, Indian foreign workers are already receiving free yoga lessons in their dormitories that teach them how to breathe and relax. because, otherwise, they don’t know how to.”

“Therefore, for people who are saying that there is something racist about such an approach to pair Indians with yoga, Chinese to lion dance, well, they are the ones who are really racist because all they see is race.”

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