— by Mae Chan: Had it not been for the Covid-19 outbreak, Tang Puay Sen would have been in the US, conducting yet another workshop. It was one of several trips abroad planned for this year that has now been scuppered, though he and a small team were in Australia and lucky enough to return home just before the Movement Control Order (MCO) was imposed.

As a young boy hiding inside a drum to avoid being dragged home by his mother, Tang could not have imagined that his interest in lion dance would one day bring him around the world. Almost three decades on, the jet setting is par for the course as coach and troupe leader of the world-famous Kun Seng Keng Lion and Dragon Dance Association…

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