The Journey: A Voyage

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The Journey: A Voyage
(信约:唐山到南洋)
Genre Period drama
Format 16:9 HDTV
Written by Ang Eng Tee 洪荣狄
Starring Li Nanxing
Elvin Ng
Desmond Tan
Joanne Peh
Jeanette Aw
Chris Tong
Pierre Png
Opening theme 家乡 by Alfred Sim
Ending theme 月光光 by Liu Hui Qi
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 31
Production
Executive producer(s) Chia Mien Yang 谢敏洋
Running time approx. 45 minutes (exc. advertisements)
Broadcast
Original channel MediaCorp Channel 8
Original run 25 Nov 2013 – 7 Jan 2014
Chronology
Preceded by Disclosed
Followed by Yes We Can!
Related shows The Awakening (1984)
Stepping Out (1999)
The Little Nyonya (2008)
The Journey: Tumultuous Times (2014)
External links
Website

The Journey: A Voyage (Chinese: 信约:唐山到南洋, also known as A Voyage) is the first season of MediaCorp Channel 8's nation-building trilogy. Production started on July 2013. It premiered on 25 November, 2013 and concluded on 7 January, 2014. A total of 31 episodes aired during the period. It stars Li Nanxing, Elvin Ng, Desmond Tan, Joanne Peh, Jeanette Aw, Chris Tong and Pierre Png as the main casts of the series.

The series is Channel 8's 2013 year-end blockbuster celebrating 50 years of television. It was also partly sponsored by the Media Development Authority of Singapore. The series recounts the travails of first-generation Chinese immigrants who set foot on the island of Singapore to seek their fortunes and future. The journey is one fraught with difficulties, one they must persevere to carve a niche they can call their own, build a new homeland and enjoy the fruits of their success.

This is the first periodical drama to use special effects (CGI) as some of the objects used in the 1920s are not readily available in the present. Some scenes in the series will also be filmed in Penang, Ipoh of Malaysia and Yongding District, China.

The series is one of three drama serials to tie-in for 3rd-highest-rated drama serial in 2013 (with It's a Wonderful Life and Break Free), with an average viewership of 835,000, behind C.L.I.F. 2 (with 901,000) and The Dream Makers (with 885,000). [1]

The Journey will culminate in Singapore’s nation building celebrations in 2015. Two more seasons - Tumultuous Times and Our Homeland - will be launched in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Plot[edit]

Facing internal threats and foreign aggression, the social and political instability of 20th century China forces her people to leave their country in droves to seek a living in Nanyang. Hakka immigrant, Hong Shi (Desmond Tan), sails to Nanyang to work as a tin miner and lives a thrifty life. Three years later, he returns to his hometown to marry his childhood sweetheart, Lin Yazi (Jeanette Aw).

Shortly after their marriage, the couple returns to Nanyang by boat. Also on board, are two penniless brothers, Zhang Tianpeng (Li Nanxing) and Zhang Tianying (Allen Chen), who seek to make a fortune in Nanyang. Unfortunately, Tianying has just gotten on board before he falls ill and passes out. Using the recent spread of contagious diseases as an excuse, the boatman is persistent to throw him into the sea, much to Tianpeng’s resistance. Hong Shi helps Tianpeng to deal with the boatman. In gratitude, Tianpeng swears an oath of brotherhood to Hong Shi. Tianpeng suspects that Tianying has contracted typhoid fever and is aware that Nanyang immigrants possess an effective medication for this disease. He pleads with the passengers from the first-class cabins for medicine but a wealthy Chinese, Zhang Guangda (Terence Cao), drives him away. Out of sympathy, Zhang Guangda’s new concubine, Bai Mingzhu (Chris Tong), secretly gives Tianpeng the medicine. For helping Tianpeng, Mingzhu was violated by Zhang Guangda. It turns out, Mingzhu was abducted by brigands and her father had actually hired Tianpeng to rescue her. After succeeding in doing so, Tianpeng falls in love with Mingzhu, but she was already espoused to someone else.

The boat finally arrives in Nanyang. For no apparent reason, Hong Shi is framed for a robbery-murder case and remanded in prison. Out of desperation, Yazi seeks help with a Nyonya, Zhang Huiniang (Joanne Peh) and her “elder brother” Zhang Dong’en (Elvin Ng) as they work hand in hand to prove Hong Shi’s innocence. Dong’en is Zhang Guangda’s nephew. His father, Zhang Guangping (Desmond Shen), married a Nyonya, Huang Zhenniang (Carole Lin) years after his wife passed away. When Zhenniang married into the Zhang family, she brought along her god-daughter Huiniang, who being younger than Dong’en, addresses him as “elder brother”. The two of them were initially at loggerheads, but gradually grew closer. However, being “siblings” prevent them from overstepping the boundary. Dong'en's aunt, Han Xiuxiang (Priscelia Chan) is Jealous

Hong Shi returns to work as a tin miner after his release, while Yazi, like the other Hakka women, becomes a “dulang woman”, panning tin for a pittance. The mine owner not only plants opium at the mine area for profits, he also exploits his miners by enticing them into sex, gambling and opium-smoking to recuperate the wages he pays out to them. To help his relative repay gambling debts, Hong Shi is also lured into gambling and eventually incurs a huge debt of $600. At the same time, Supervisor Heilong (Pierre Png) lusts after Yazi’s beauty and attempts to possess her by destroying Hong Shi.

Tianying meets Huiniang and is mesmerised by her. Believing that he is an honest and simple man, Huiniang recommends a job to him in a medicinal herbal store, where he develops a master-disciple relationship with the elderly herbalist, Chen Kuan (Li Wenhai). The old master imparts prescriptions from his lifelong research to Tianying, exhorting him to produce affordable medicines to benefit the toiling masses. Tianpeng assists Tianying in establishing the business of manufacturing medicinal products which he markets tirelessly until they become a household name. The brothers never forget to donate money to charity and uplift the standard of life in their hometown.

Hong Shi becomes a fugitive after being framed by Heilong. He abandons himself to despair and is reduced to being a beggar living in the mistaken belief that Yazi has deserted him for Heilong…

Zhenniang helms the company when Zhang Guangping dies suddenly, while Zhang Guangda is indignant and schemes to take over it. Zhenniang grooms Dong’en painstakingly, sending Huiniang and him out to the School of Hard Knocks. Going through weal and woe together can only strengthen their relationship, and Dong’en realizes that his feelings for Huiniang have grown to be more than that for a “sister”…

Dong’en and Tianpeng lead an expedition into the deep forest in search of tin mines, and unexpectedly discover the legendary “Lost Granary of Tin Nuggets”, which purportedly makes one rich overnight. Dong’en returns home “in triumph”. He grows to be more mature by day and Zhenniang is pleased that he is competent to succeed in the family business. Zhang Guangda continues to plan on seizing the map to the tin mine from his nephew… Dong’en accepts an arranged marriage and prepares to visit his ancestral village to tie the knot, Huiniang is dejected. While Zhenniang accompanies Dong’en to the village to meet his prospective wife, Zhang Guangda finds his chance to harm them… With the family business already in his hands, Zhang Guangda spares no time to harm Dong’en. Suffering from mercury poisoning, Dong’en waits in agony for an opportunity to retaliate. He vows to regain his parents’ hard-earned business and to secure a life partner for Huiniang…

Cast[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Cast Character Description
Li Nanxing Zhang Tianpeng 张天鹏 Bai Mingzhu's husband
Zhang Tianying's elder brother
Zhang Yan's father
Hong Shi's sworn brother
Cuiying's love interest and fiancé (Cuiying died before they could get married)
Lin Yazi's best friend
Heilong and Zhang Guangda's sworn enemy
In love with Bai Mingzhu and married her in the end
Elvin Ng Zhang Dong'en 张东恩 Zhang Guangping's son
Old Madam Zhang's grandson
Zhang Guangda's nephew
Huang Zhenniang's stepson
Zhang Huiniang's stepbrother
Zhang Tianying's best friend and rival in love
In love with Zhang Huiniang
Died from mercury poisoning that was poisoned by Zhang Guangda earlier on
Younger version played by Ivan Lo
(Deceased - Episode 31)
Desmond Tan Hong Shi 洪石 Stone
Lin Yazi's husband
Hong Dangyong and Hong Minghui's father
Zhang Tianpeng's sworn brother
Heilong's sworn enemy and rival in love
Joanne Peh Zhang Huiniang 张蕙娘 Zhang Tianying's wife
Hu Jia/Zhang Jia's mother
Zhang Min's adoptive mother
Huang Zhenniang's adopted daughter
Zhang Guangping's stepdaughter
Old Madam Zhang's step granddaughter
Zhang Dong'en's stepsister
In love with Zhang Dong'en
Zhang Tianying's crush and she married him in the end
Younger version played by Chloe Ng
Jeanette Aw Lin Yazi 林鸭子 Hong Shi's wife
Hong Dangyong and Hong Minghui's mother
Zhang Tianpeng's best friend
Heilong's love interest
Chris Tong Bai Mingzhu 白明珠 Zhang Tianpeng's wife
Zhang Yan's mother
Zhang Guangda's second wife/concubine
Old Madam Zhang's daughter-in-law
Huang Zhenniang's best friend
Cuiying's rival in love
Bullied by Han Xiuxiang but reconciles with her in the end
In love with Zhang Tianpeng and remarried to him in the end
Pierre Png Heilong 黑龙 Secondary Antagonist/Villain
Zhang Tianpeng's sworn enemy
In love with Lin Yazi
Hong Shi's sworn enemy and rival in love
Died from falling off the cliff after Lin Yazi threw a huge rock at him which caused him to fall to his death
(Deceased - Episode 31)

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cast Character Description
Terence Cao Zhang Guangda 张广达 Main Antagonist/Main Villain
Han Xiuxiang and Bai Mingzhu's husband
Old Madam Zhang's youngest son
Zhang Guangping's younger brother
Zhang Dong'en and Zhang Huiniang's uncle
Zhang Tianpeng, Huang Zhenniang and Cuiying's sworn enemy
Killed after Heilong slashed and shot at him in the end
(Deceased - Episode 30)
Carole Lin Huang Zhenniang 黄珍娘 Zhang Guangping's wife
Old Madam Zhang's daughter-in-law
Zhang Dong'en's stepmother
Zhang Huiniang's adoptive mother
Zhang Guangda and Han Xiuxiang's sworn enemy
Bai Mingzhu's best friend
Died from poisoning after Zhang Guangda instigated someone to poison her food
(Deceased - Episode 29)
Allen Chen Zhang Tianying 张天鹰 Zhang Huiniang's husband
Hu Jia/Zhang Jia's father
Zhang Min's adoptive father
Zhang Tianpeng's younger brother
Cheng Kuang's apprentice
Zhang Dong'en's best friend and rival in love
In love with Zhang Huiniang and married her in the end
Priscelia Chan Han Xiuxiang 韩秀香 Semi-antagonist
Zhang Guangda's first wife/principal wife
Old Madam Zhang's daughter-in-law
Huang Zhenniang's sworn enemy
Bullied Bai Mingzhu but reconciles with her in the end
Wayne Chua Cuiying 翠英 Cuirong's younger sister
Zhang Tianpeng's fiancée (Cuiying died before they could get married)
Heilong's ex-mistress
Bai Mingzhu's rival in love
Zhang Guangda's sworn enemy
Killed by Heilong
(Deceased - Episode 16)
Desmond Shen Zhang Guangping 张广平 Huang Zhenniang's husband
Old Madam Zhang's eldest son
Zhang Guangda's elder brother
Zhang Dong'en's father
Zhang Huiniang's stepfather
Died after Heilong strangled him to death
(Deceased - Episode 11)
Zhu Xiufeng Old Madam Zhang 张母 Zhang Guangping and Zhang Guangda's mother
Huang Zhenniang, Han Xiuxiang and Bai Mingzhu's mother-in-law
Zhang Dong'en's grandmother
Zhang Huiniang's step grandmother
Had a stroke after learning about Huang Zhenniang's death which resulted in her being paralyzed
Li Wenhai Chen Kuang 陈匡 Zhang Tianying's master
Died from an illness
(Deceased - Episode 19)
Louis Wu Charlie Zhang 查理章 Antagonist/Villain
A rich tycoon
Originally had an engagement with Zhang Huiniang, but the engagement was break off after his unscrupulous and unethical acts were discovered
Died after Heilong shoots a bullet right to his forehead
(Deceased - Episode 30)

Episodic Synopsis[edit]

For a more comprehensive synopsis, see List of The Journey episodes.

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date
1 1 "Episode 1" November 25, 2013 (2013-11-25)
PG Some Disturbing Scenes
Taking place in the 1920s, Shitou and his newly wedded wife, Yazi, boards a ship that is travelling from China to Nanyang. On board the same ship, two brothers, Tianpeng and Tianying face trouble with the crewmen. Shitou and Yazi extend their helping hand without hesitation. In gratitude, Tianpeng swears an oath of brotherhood to Shitou. Shitou suspects that Tianying has contracted typhoid fever. Hence, Shitou brings Tianpeng to look for a rich merchant on board who has the cure. Much to Tianpeng’s astonishment, the rich merchant, Zhang Guangda, is his sworn enemy.
2 2 "Episode 2" November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26) PG
Back in his hometown, Guangda marries Mingzhu. Knowing Guangda isn’t a good soul, Tianpeng urges Mingzhu not to marry him. However, Mingzhu’s father has already accepted the betrothal gifts and there is no turning back. Tianpeng leaves and unfortunately, meets Guangda again on board the ship. Guangda humiliates Tianpeng, and Tianpeng takes it all in, in hope to save his brother’s life. Mingzhu stands out to help Tianpeng.
3 3 "Episode 3" November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27) PG
Guangda and Mingzhu arrive at Nanyang and are received by their nephew and niece, Dong’en and Huiniang. Huiniang discovers that Mingzhu has been abused by Guangda and threatens to file a lawsuit against him. Afraid, Guangda promises never to hit Mingzhu again.
4 4 "Episode 4" November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28) PG
Shitou is being framed for a robbery-murder case and remands in prison. Yazi meets a swindler on her way to Shitou and almost lost her chastity. Fortunately, Huiniang comes to her rescue. Out of desperation, Yazi seeks help with Huiniang and Dong’en as they work hand in hand to prove Shitou’s innocence. Eventually, Shitou is released and Yazi is filled with gratitude towards the siblings.
5 5 "Episode 5" November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29) PG
When Tianpeng and Tianying set up their business of selling medicine on the streets, a gang of triad members came looking for trouble. In the process, Tianying injures himself and Huiniang brings him to a western medical hall. The novelty of the medicines on display caught Tianying’s attention and he starts to gain interest. Huiniang encourages Tianying to be a disciple of the medical practitioner and he agrees. As a result, Tianpeng and Tianying go their separate ways.
6 6 "Episode 6" December 2, 2013 (2013-12-02) PG
Guangda's first wife, Xiu Xiang, threatens to commit suicide as he kept the truth from her of going back to his hometown to marry a second wife. Zhenniang, Xiu Xiang's sister-in-law, dissuades her from doing so. Xiu Xiang laments that they are unable to bear children for the Zhang family because the Zhang family has committed countless of sins. The master of the Zhang family made a fortune by engaging in swine trading; Dong'en and Huiniang are not his biological children.
7 7 "Episode 7" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03) PG
It is time for Mingzhu to meet her mother-in-law. Guangda brings Mingzhu home and Xiu Xiang creates a huge commotion again. She splashes kerosene oil onto Guangda and threatens to burn the whole family alive. To appease the situation, Zhenniang steps forward and gives Xiu Xiang a tight slap leaving her jolted.
8 8 "Episode 8" December 4, 2013 (2013-12-04) PG
Xiu Xiang plots to remove Mingzhu from the Zhang family, but is discovered and exposed by Huiniang. Zhenniang asks Dong’en about his earlier learning experience in business at Singapore, but he is unable to give a fruitful answer. On the other hand, Huiniang shares about how much she reaps from it. But Zhenniang believes that Huiniang will not be able to contribute to the family business as she would have to get married someday. Tianpeng and Shitou join hands to make a living while Yazi became a “dulang woman”, panning tin for a pittance.
9 9 "Episode 9" December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) PG
Shitou’s uncle, Ah Shui, is detained and beaten badly by his supervisor, Heilong, for stealing. As a result, Ah Shui suffered fatal injuries. Heilong expects Shitou to pay his uncle’s debt of $600 or else his uncle will be thrown into a lake of crocodiles.
10 10 "Episode 10" December 6, 2013 (2013-12-06) PG
Cuiying’s husband suffered minor injuries during his mining work but pass away soon after. It is rumored that he had a conflict with Heilong. Tianpeng finds out that the gambling den has been cheating the gamblers off their money. Shitou advises Tianpeng not to interfere with this matter lest he offends the gambling den owners. Tianpeng promises Shitou that he will not lay foot in the gambling den ever again.
11 11 "Episode 11" December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09) PG
Guangping finds out about Guangda’s plan to start an opium farm and sends someone to burn the farm down. Guangda tries to stop Guangping and as both were struggling, Guangping falls down the mountain valley. Heilong goes alone to check on Guangping and strangles him to death. Upon hearing the news of Guangping’s death, Zhenniang suffers a big blow and faints. Xiuxiang uses the opportunity to suggest that Mingzhu cursed Guangping to death.
12 12 "Episode 12" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) PG
Cuiping is touched by Tianpeng’s sincerity and both agree to marry each other. As Tianpeng follows Heilong to Ya Sha (looking for new tin), Heilong looks for a chance to kill him. However, Tianpeng is on guard against Heilong and manages to escape this death ordeal. Tianpeng guesses that Heilong’s attempted murder was because of Cuiping, but he denies. He reveals that he wants to dominate the mine and asks Tianpeng to join him.
13 13 "Episode 13" December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11) PG
Heilong pushes Tianpeng into man-eating swamp when Tianpeng rejects Heilong’s offer to conquer the mine. Meanwhile, Guangda seizes the opportunity to take his brother's business into his own hands, after the latter's death. Zhenniang sees through his plan and exhorts Guangda to mentor Dong’en to learn the ropes of running a business. She expresses that ultimately, Dong’en would have to take over the business one day and advises Guangda not to encroach on it.
14 14 "Episode 14" December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12) PG
To resist the arranged marriage, Huiniang decides to run away from home and asks Mingzhu for help. Mingzhu admires Huiniang’s courage and decides to assist her. In the night, Huiniang manages to escape from the Zhang family with Mingzhu’s help. However, little did Mingzhu expect that Zhenniang would catch her red-handed.
15 15 "Episode 15" December 13, 2013 (2013-12-13)
PG Some Sexual References
Tianpeng escaped death and tries to find his way out of the forest. He decides to follow the sound of streaming water that could possibly lead him out of the forest. He accidentally falls into a small stream and discovers rice grains in it. He is elated and believes that this is the legendary place that is known to be the 'tin ore granary'.
16 16 "Episode 16" December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16) PG
Upon Guangda’s request, Heilong approaches Cuiying and invites her to spend the night with Guangda. Cuiying readily agrees with the intention of killing Heilong on the way to avenge Tianpeng. However, she fails…
17 17 "Episode 17" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17) PG
Chen Kuang sends Tianying to test out and observe how the newly formulated medicine would take effect on patients. However, Tianying searches high and low for patients but to no avail. Out of desperation, he hurts himself to test out the effectiveness of the medicine!
18 18 "Episode 18" December 18, 2013 (2013-12-18) PG
Dong’en and Huiniang sets up a trap for Charlie Zhang to trick him into signing the deal. On the other hand, Zhenniang decides to make a personal trip down to Singapore to call off the wedding. Before she leaves, she instructs mother Zhang and Xiuxiang to take good care of the pregnant Mingzhu. But Xiuxiang spikes Mingzhu’s food that may cause her a miscarriage.
19 19 "Episode 19" December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)
PG Some Violence
Xiuxiang’s misdeeds are exposed. In a fit of anger, Guangda physically abuses her and decides to divorce her. Xiuxiang pretends to be regretful and Zhenniang helps her to plead with Guangda. As she kneels before the family to express regret and apologies for her action, thoughts of revenge starts to form in her mind…
20 20 "Episode 20" December 20, 2013 (2013-12-20)
PG Some Drug References
After Shitou gets addicted to opium, Heilong instructs Ah She to release him. Ah She deliberately tells Shitou that Yazi sacrificed herself for him as she allowed Heilong to bathe for her. Shitou turns into a fury upon hearing Ah She’s words. When he reaches home, he sees Yazi drenched and thinks she sold herself. Yazi is hurt that he does not trust her.
21 21 "Episode 21" December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23) PG
As Mingzhu visits the temple with Old Madam Zhang and Zhenniang, she sees Tianpeng in a dire state. He was stabbed and left at the entrance of the temple. Mingzhu asks Zhenniang to help Tianpeng and so he is sent to the hospital. Mingzhu also instructs Ah Yin to send some money over to the hospital for Tianpeng. Xiuxiang finds out about what Mingzhu has been doing for Tianpeng.
22 22 "Episode 22" December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24) PG
Heilong instructs Ah Song to stage a robbery at the mine and let Shitou take the rap. After which, Heilong kills Ah Song and confesses to Shitou that he likes Yazi, and suggests that if only Shitou dies, the helpless Yazi can rely on Heilong for her living. Shitou tries to escape, but unfortunately, his vehicle rams into the lake.
23 23 "Episode 23" December 25, 2013 (2013-12-25) PG
Dong’en announces to the workers at the mine that he is the relative of Zhang Guangda and needs their support to help expose Heilong’s many misdeeds. He also declares that Shitou is innocent and that all of them need to bring Heilong to justice. Heilong sees that Dong’en is opposing him and decides to kill everyone else who opposes him in a fire.
24 24 "Episode 24" December 26, 2013 (2013-12-26) PG
Guangda finds out that Mingzhu has been secretly giving aid to Tianpeng and angrily confronts her. Mingzhu explains that she is merely helping the needy Tianpeng and that there is nothing going on between them. However, Guangda does not believe her and agitates Mingzhu which leads to a miscarriage. Mingzhu is disappointed in Guanda and gives up hope in him.
25 25 "Episode 25" December 27, 2013 (2013-12-27) PG
As Heilong burns the workers’ dormitory, he sends people to block the exits so that no one can escape. In the midst of the chaos, Tianpeng and Huangzhong arrive at the scene and Heilong’s plot stands exposed. Heilong hurriedly coerces Dong’en to flee with him, and Tianpeng follows. Heilong wants to kill Dong’en, but finds himself trapped at the lake of crocodiles.
26 26 "Episode 26" December 30, 2013 (2013-12-30)
PG Some Disturbing Scenes
When Guangda knew that the fire that destroyed the Poppy Garden and Opium Factory was the works of Zhenniang, he confronts her with fury. Zhenniang blames it on his own selfishness of desiring to gain benefits at the expanse of others and affirms that she will not allow Guangda to sink deep into his wrongdoings any longer. Guangda starts to harbour thoughts of murdering Zhenniang.
27 27 "Episode 27" January 1, 2014 (2014-01-01) PG
Dong’en gets kidnapped and Zhenniang goes into a fluster and Guangda steps out to help in the situation. However, the mastermind behind this kidnap is Guangda and his real plan was to keep the ransom and kill Dong’en. Eventually, Zhenniang sees through his evil schemes and knew that he is lying. Zhu Fangpi saves Dong’en and Zhenniang feels utterly disappointed in Guangda.
28 28 "Episode 28" January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) PG
Old Madam Zhang goes back to her hometown to pick a wife for Dong’en. Dong’en says that as long as Old Madam Zhang, Zhenniang and Huiniang are happy with the lady, he would agree to marry her. Huiniang becomes exceptionally picky and it seems as if none of the ladies are up to her standard. Dong’en knows that Huiniang is unsettled about him getting a wife. Although both of them appear to be siblings, however, they know how they feel for each other.
29 29 "Episode 29" January 3, 2014 (2014-01-03) PG
During Zhenniang’s farewell meal, Dongsheng gatecrashes and with Guangda’s help, manages to poison Zhenniang’s beverage. As Zhenniang is on the ship, the poison takes effect on her and she passes on. When Mother Zhang receives the grievous news, she suffers a stroke and became paralysed. Guangda and his wife takes over the household and forces Dong’en to surrender information of the rice granary to him.
30 30 "Episode 30" January 6, 2014 (2014-01-06) PG
Guangda starts abusing Mingzhu and Dong’en and hurts them very badly. Dong’en says that the map that he gave to Guangda is a counterfeit, Guangda gets mad and locks Dong’en up, forcing him to reveal the location of the rice granary. Dong’en wouldn’t budge, thus, Guangda forces poison water down Dong’en’s throat.
31 31 "Episode 31 (Season Finale)" January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07) PG
Dong’en has been poisoned but he chooses to keep it from Huiniang, he lies to her that he wants to go back to his hometown to get married. He also tries to match make Huiniang and Tianying. Huiniang gets upset and agrees to marry Tianying as an act of protest towards Dong’en as he leaves her. Huiniang has a nightmare about Dong’en vomiting a pool of blood, telling her he is leaving...

Overseas broadcast[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Huang Biren was slated to star in this series, but she had to turn down the role weeks before filming commenced because a painful 10cm cyst had grown in her kidney. [2] [3] Her role, Huang Zhen Niang, has since been taken by Carole Lin.
  • Originally, the first season was planned to have 30 episodes. One additional episode was added for a total of 31 episodes. Due to the celebration of TV50, the drama was pre-empted on 31 Dec 2013.
  • Incidentally, Li Nanxing and Pierre Png also had scenes together in Beyond and C.L.I.F. 2.
  • The season will mark the third pair-up between Elvin Ng and Joanne Peh, after A Life of Hope and Happily Ever After.
  • This show was adapted as a comic.

Star Awards Accolades[edit]

A Voyage garnered 12 nominations for 10 awards in the Star Awards, behind The Dream Makers. It won two of them, the Best Director and Best Actor awards.

Nominee / Work Award Accolade Result
Chloe Ng Ying En 黄颖恩 Star Awards 20 Show 1
红星大奖20
Young Talent Award
青苹果奖
Nominated
Ivan Lo 卢楷浚 Nominated
《家乡》 by Alfred Sim 沈志豪 Best Theme Song
最佳主题曲
Nominated
Chong Liung Man 张龙敏 Best Director
最佳导演
Won
Ang Eng Tee 洪荣狄 Best Screenplay
最佳剧本
Nominated
Desmond Tan 陈泂江 Favourite Male Character
最喜爱男角色
Nominated
Joanne Peh 白薇秀 Favourite Female Character
最喜爱女角色
Nominated
Pierre Png 方展发 Star Awards 20 Show 2
红星大奖20
Best Actor
最佳男主角
Won
Terence Cao 曹国辉 Nominated
Chris Tong 童冰玉 Best Actress
最佳女主角
Nominated
Priscelia Chan 曾诗梅 Best Supporting Actress
最佳女配角
Nominated
The Journey: A Voyage 信。约: 唐山到南洋 Best Drama Serial
最佳电视剧
Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]