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Google Doodle pays homage to Teresa Teng

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Jakarta  /  Mon, January 29, 2018  /  03:01 pm
Google Doodle pays homage to Teresa Teng

The doodle of Teresa Teng on the Google homepage. (Google/File)

Google is celebrating Teresa Teng’s 65th birthday on Monday by featuring a doodle of her on the search engine's homepage.

As reported by kompas.com, the doodle features Teng in a white dress against a purple background, portraying how she was able to move her audiences with the sweetness of her voice and the power of her melancholy emotion.

The pop singer was regarded as one of the "Five Great Asian Divas" and her music was popular in the 1970s and '80s. She was well-known throughout East Asia during her career of roughly 30 years. One of her most famous songs is “Hé Rì Jūn Zài Lái” (When Will You Return). Her widespread popularity was also driven by her ability to sing in several languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English.

Teng died on May 8, 1995, in Thailand during a vacation. She suffered a severe respiratory attack caused by asthma. She was buried in a mountainside tomb at Chin Shin Pao in Taiwan.

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Teng was awarded state honors at her funeral in Taiwan. The president of Taiwan at the time, Lee Teng-Hui, was among the thousands in attendence.

Despite her death, she remains a prominent figure in Taiwan and the music industry, and several monuments have been created in her honor. Teng's gravesite features a statue of her as well as a giant electric piano keyboard. The house she bought in 1986 became a popular fan site soon after her death. However, the house was sold in 2002 to finance a museum in Shanghai.

In 2002, a wax statue of Teresa Teng was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Additionally, some of her dresses, jewelery and personal items were exhibited at Yuzi’s Paradise. On the 10th anniversary of her passing, the Teresa Teng Culture and Education Foundation launched a campaign titled “Feel Teresa Teng.” In addition to organizing an anniversary concert, her fans could also be found visiting the Chin Shin Pao shrine to pay homage to her. (rzf/kes)

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