Kampong Ties

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Kampong Ties
甘榜情
Genre Period drama
Created by Koh Teng Liang 许声亮
Written by Alvin Soe
Directed by Kok Tzyy Haw 郭贽豪
Starring Ann Kok
Yvonne Lim
Zheng Geping
Opening theme 甘榜情缘 (Kampong Bond) by Wei En
Ending theme 柔情万里 (Deep Relations) by Cui Xia and Wei En
Country of origin Malaysia
Singapore
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 30
Production
Producer(s) Yeo Saik Pin 杨锡彬
Running time 60 minutes (approx.)
Distributor ntv7, MediaCorp TV
Broadcast
Original channel ntv7 (Malaysia)
Mediacorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run 27 September 2011 – 16 November 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Forget Me Not
Love
Followed by Dark Sunset
Code of Honour
External links
Website

Kampong Ties is a Malaysian-Singaporean television drama series (co-production). It is also the third production by MediaCorp Studios Malaysia Sdn Bhd.[1] It was telecast from every Monday to Thursday, at 10:00pm on Malaysia's ntv7, starting 27 September and ended on 16 November 2011. In Singapore, the series made its debut on 24 October at 7:00pm and had ended its run on 2 December 2011.

Some episodes in Singapore were also rated PG for some violent scenes. All episodes are available on Tonton (Malaysia) and xinmsn (Singapore).

Plot[edit]

Set against a backdrop of magnificent lush greenery in a secluded part of Sungai Lembing in Kuantan, Pahang. Shui Xian was forced by her foster mother to marry Li Hai, whom later died in an accident, leaving Shui Xian a young widow. Yue Man is married to Jia Qing, an abusive man. One day, Shui Xian accidentally kills Jia Qing but was saved by Yue Man who claimed Jia Qing was killed by his debtors. Both of them leave the village and met You Bao, head of a secret society.[2]

Cast[edit]

Cai Family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Wang Yuqing Cai Tian Shi Cai Jia Qing's father
Migrated to Taiwan with Cai Wei Nan (grandson) shortly after Jia Qing's death
Zhang Wen Xiang Cai Jia Qing Cai Tian Shi's son
Killed by mysterious man (ep 10)
Ann Kok Feng Yue Man Cai Jia Qing's wife
Cai Wei Nan and Cai An An's mother
Best friends with Lin Shuixian
Re-married to Buaya years after Cai Jia Qing's death
Cai Wei Nan Feng Yue Man's son
Became a successful lawyer and returned to the kampong to live eventually
Cai An An Feng Yue Man's deaf-mute daughter

Wang Family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Yvonne Lim Lin Shuixian Wang Li Hai's wife
Best friends with Feng Yueman
Shaun Chen Wang Li Hai Lin Shuixian's husband
Contracted sexually transmitted disease
Remon Lim Towkay Neo Li Hai's mother
Hong Guo Rui Milk King Li Hai's father

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Zheng Geping Zeng You Bao Nicknamed Buaya
Caught in a love triangle with Feng Yue Man and Lin Shui Xian
Married Feng Yue Man in the end
Susan Leong
Ng Hui Han Xiuyuan Villain
Killed by Han Juncai (ep 29)
Elvis Chin Han Juncai Xiuyuan's stepbrother
Ling Xiao Nine-headed Bird Gossip monger
Tofu Face Gossip monger
Jellyfish Gossip monger
Jess Teong Big Sis Liu Sister of Black Dog Six
Black Dog Six
Lo Mai Gai Villain

Trivia[edit]

About the drama[edit]

  • This drama was not originally planned to be a co-production with ntv7.
  • This drama is also the first Singaporean production after long-running Taiwanese drama Love, which had been airing on local screens since Year 2008.
  • Zeng Youbao's nickname is "Buaya". Buaya in English definition is crocodile, and thus he can be seen wearing shoes made of crocodile skin leather.
  • Despite the namesake though, Kampong Ties did not show any Malays or Indians acting in the drama. The characters in this drama is also not as caring and harmonious as the Singaporean viewers thought. Some episodes in Singapore are rated PG for some violent scenes.

Star Awards 2012 nominations[edit]

Award Nominee Result
Best Actor Zheng Geping Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Ng Hui Nominated
Favourite Female Character Feng Yueman
(Played by Ann Kok)
Nominated
Best Drama Theme Song 《甘榜情缘》 sung by Wei En Nominated
Best Director Kok Tzyy Haw Nominated
Best Screenplay Koh Teng Liang Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kampong Ties premieres tonight on ntv7". The Sun. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "MediaCorp actresses form Kampong Ties". The Star. 27 September 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 

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