Photo Essay

From the streets of Bangkok

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I was walking around Yaowarat; Bangkok’s Chinatown sometime last year when I chanced upon a street opera which was really interesting because both the audience and performers were Chinese.
The stage was built in the middle of a construction ground and was quite literally in the middle of nowhere.
You really do not get to see this stage performances everyday in Singapore, let alone Bangkok.

With all the Mandarin I know, I asked if I could hang around for  little while and made the following images…

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Performing traditional Chinese opera

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Musicians for the show

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Backstage

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Relaxing after the show

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The impromptu stage

It was a curious sight to see such a show in Thailand which is why I enjoy shooting on the streets as you will never know what you are going to get.
Hopefully I’ll get to photograph them again in some part of the world.

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