Marina Mandarin to hold tribute to Anita Mui Sunday
By Khairuman Lani, Channelnewsasia.com
SINGAPORE : A tribute to late Hong Kong superstar Anita Mui, who died last week, will be held at the Marina Mandarin hotel this Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
The tribute, an exhibition of Mui's works, is jointly held by Marina Mandarin and her local fans.
The exhibition aims to commemorate the singer-actress' achievements and to "remember the happiness and joy that she has brought to her fans through her songs and movie roles", according to a news release from the hotel.
Among the items on display are Mui's stage costumes, pictures, posters, laser discs and video CDs.
Some of Mui's movie clips and music videos will also be screened.
Fans may wish to express their thoughts in a special tribute book that will be sent to Anita Mui's fan club in Hong Kong.
However visitors are discouraged from bringing wreaths or flowers to the exhibition.
"We want the exhibition to be a time of remembrance," explained Marina Mandarin General Manager Eddie Tan.
Mui died of lung failure arising from cervical cancer on December 30.
The self styled "Madonna of Asia" got her big break in 1982 when she won a talent contest, and later went on to make a name for herself with her outrageous costumes and stage performances.
She found success in acting as well - winning a Golden Horse award in 1987.
But many in Hong Kong will best remember her for the strength she showed last September when she publicly admitted to having cervical cancer.
When news of her death broke in Singapore, Mandarin radio stations such as YES 93.3FM began playing her songs as a tribute.
In Hong Kong, Mui's music CDs flew off the shelves even though their prices were doubled.
Mui's funeral has been scheduled for January 12. - CNA