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New getai shows hope to get people to confront topic of death

Shows to get people to broach subject and address topics like end-of-life care

Published on May 7, 2014 8:06 AM
A booklet to be given out at the getai performances will offer tips on how to broach end-of-life issues with family members, like what kind of funeral or medical care they want in their last days. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Getai performances are usually associated with the afterlife but five new shows hope to get people looking at death in a new light.

The shows in Mandarin will address topics like end-of-life care and encourage audience members to broach the subject with their families.

"We are all going to die. The question is how we are going to (deal with) it," said Lien Foundation chief executive Lee Poh Wah.

The foundation is one of the organisers of the initiative, which is called Die Die Must Say.

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