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Friday, August 27, 2010

Tai Thean Kew Circus

Adele Wong is doing research to write a book about Tai Thean Kew Circus. It was a family circus owned by her grandfather. She is asking those who have memories of the circus to share their experiences and make contributions.

She wrote to me: "Please do circulate my blog about the Tai Thean Kew Circus to all your friends who might have any memories of it. The book is based mainly on my grandparent's memory, sometimes I don't understand certain things they are explaining to me, espoecially about the circus acts and about the insects they used to catch when they were children. It is a very special project to me though and I am very surprised to find so many people out there with blogs about yesterday in Singapore." Her blogsite is:


yg said...

besides tai thean kew, there were two other circuses, i can remember,that came to town. they were the royal circus of india and the moscow circus.
in those days, to watch a performance at tai thean kew, you paid between $1 and $3, and children paid half-price.
i have never watched because i could not afford it.

PChew said...

There was another Chinese circus called Sim Seong Hock Circus.