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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 govt criticised for only coming up with law to protect Lee Kuan Yew’s name, image now

S’pore govt criticised for only coming up with law to protect Lee Kuan Yew’s name, image now

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They should have implemented this a long time ago.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who worship Lee Kuan Yew have come out to strongly condemn the government.

This after the Government is finally coming up with a law to protect the name and image of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew from commercial use and exploitation two months after his death in March 2015, aged 91.

One Singaporean, Mei Yew Yong, said he does not understand why the government had to take two months to come up with this proposal given that this is a government that supposedly has foresight: “This should have been implemented years ago. This is honestly the worst kind of ineptitude anyone can witness first-hand.”

“I can’t believe it took the Singapore government two whole months sitting on their laurels before coming up with this law. Shameful.”

Other Singaporeans who have proposed for Lee Kuan Yew to be recognised as a religion in Singapore have asked the current regime to step down.

Chao Yew Yu, a local, said: “Lee Kuan Yew would have fired the whole Cabinet personally for this slow rate of development.”

“It is obvious that the previous suggestion for Singapore to formally recognise Lee Kuan Yew as a religion have apparently fallen on deaf ears.”

“Slow and shameful.”

“Seriously, what must Singaporeans do so that the present government will start to recognise Lee Kuan Yew as a religion?”

At press time, other Singaporeans are calling for a law to make it mandatory for the collection of royalties for the Lee family’s estate each time “Lee Kuan Yew” or his likeness in any form is mentioned or cited in any medium.

 

Singapore needs a real religion:

Time for S’pore to recognise Lee Kuan Yew as a religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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.

lion-dance-piano

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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