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For opera troupe, the show must go on

Family strives to keep Teochew opera and puppetry tradition alive despite challenges

Diabetes and the complications it can bring would stop most people in their tracks, but they made Madam Koh Quee Kim stronger and more determined to carry on her life's passion for opera.

That passion led her to start the Sin Ee Lye Heng Teochew Opera Troupe in 1977.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2019, with the headline 'For opera troupe, the show must go on'. Print Edition | Subscribe