Unsung S'pore Icons: Rain or shine, Boo Chin Joo plays the erhu at MacRitchie Reservoir each weekend

Mr Boo Chin Joo has over 50 years of experience with the erhu. PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG, COURTESY OF BOO CHIN JOO
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SINGAPORE - Weekend mornings at MacRitchie Reservoir are never complete without a sunny-side-up of sonorous tunes from erhu maestro Boo Chin Joo.

From 6 to 10am, the 72-year-old retiree mounts his stage, a pavilion near the reservoir's bandstand, serenading passers-by on his two-stringed Chinese fiddle.

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