The quarterly pc show is here again in Sep 2010, this time will be at Suntec from the 2nd to 5th daily from 12noon to 9pm. Free admission as usual. More information here.
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It is a local Chinese belief that ghosts are released from hell in the month of Hungry Ghost Festival which happens annually sometime between the month of Aug and Sep. To appease the spirits, Getais (literally means song stages) are set up by the grassroots to provide entertainment for the "good brothers(spirits)". Prior to early 80s, Chinese Wayang (street opera), which featured mainly folklore stories performed in various local dialects by trained opera performers, and puppet theatres were staple entertainments during the Hungry Ghost period. The trade however was dying over the years due to demographic changes and is almost non existence now and has largely been replaced by live stage performances consisting of singing and talk shows. Getai is a unique Singapore culture.
The Getai fever has started, you can find the schedule here.
- An excellent blog on Hungry Ghost Festival
- What exactly is a getai?
- The Sunday Times Editorial: Getai and Wayang
- Host appreared to be possed at Hungry Ghost show
- Hungry Ghost Festival Superstition & Myths
On June 11, the attraction was closed following a mechanical fault. It re-opened on July 8, after more than 100 test rides were done. A spokesperson for the Sentosa Leisure Group said it is investigating the cause of the latest incident and could not confirm when the ride will re-open.