GROWING UP IN KEONG SAIK: AUTHOR'S TOUR BY CHARMAINE LEUNG
ABOUT THE EVENT
Take a walk with Charmaine Leung, author of 17A Keong Saik Road, down memory lane, and revisit Keong Saik of the 1970s. Having grown up in a shophouse on Keong Saik Road when it was a prominent red-light precinct, Charmaine recollects the stories of the place and its people then. These include her personal accounts of the Ma Je, the Pei Pa Zai, and the Dai Gu Liong.
*Ma Je were a group of women who came to Singapore from Guangdong, China, in the early 20th century to be domestic housekeepers. Pei Pa Zai were young female songstresses usually of the ages sixteen to twenty who worked in the entertainment houses in the late 1940s – early 1950s. The Dai Gu Liong (loosely translated as ‘big ladies’) referred to matured women who were usually older and also offered sexual services to customers in the entertainment houses and brothels.
Wednesday, May 10 at 10am - 11.30am & 5pm - 6.30pm
Meeting Point: 73 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089167 (Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple)
Admission: $5 per person
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