Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Majestic

Majestic Theatre was a Cantonese opera house built by philanthropist Eu Tong Sen for his wife who was a Cantonese opera fan. The theatre had been converted to a shopping mall and now being converted to a hotel called New Majestic Hotel but they would be keeping much of the exterior untouched to keep the heritage building image.

Each time I passed by the theatre (hotel now), I would looked at the beautiful craftsmanship of these opera figures. It has a long history, been built in 1928. During World War II, the Japanese took control of it (1942) and was used to screen Japanese propaganda films. The Japanese Occupation ended in 1945.

So the next time you passed by Majestic, please stop and admire the beautiful craftsmanship.

7 comments:

evlahos said...

FOR SURE, IT'S A VERY INTERESTING BUILDING

quintarantino said...

You are quite right. Not only the building seems beautiful in it's classical architecture, as those figures are quite astonishing.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I love old theatres, and this one is amazing.

J.C. said...

I am glad to learn first about this landmark in Sin from your blog! Must check it out the next time I am in Sin!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great post, and your regards for this building are very worthy. We all should take this example and admire what we have.

Joy said...

Indeed it is a beautiful piece of work. I miss the time when people took the time to do their work well.

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zakscloset said...

i love those places with a long history. i'm glad it is preserved nicely.