William Tan Wee Liam (1928 - 2009). We will miss the sweet soothing voice of Baba William Tan. William was to acknowledge repeatedly that the champion of dondang sayang, the late Baba Gwee Peng Kwee, was his mentor. Among his contributions to the cultural scene of the Baba community were the three plays he directed: Buang Keroh Pungut Jernih (1985), Biji Mata Mak (1989) and Tak Sangka (1990); the sessions he conducted for the members of the Gunong Sayang Association; and the collaborations with authors on the Peranakan Chinese culture. Performing with Baba William Tan was Nyonya Jessie Chiang and GT Lye.
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William Tan Wee Liam (陈威廉) (1928-2009) was a pioneer Peranakan actor, playwright, director and...