A Tale of 2 Cities

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A Tale of 2 Cities
GenreIdol drama
Written byTang Yeow 陈耀 / Paul Yuen
Directed byLoo Yin Kam 卢燕金
StarringRui En
Joanne Peh
Pierre Png
Zhang Yaodong
Mimi Chu
Zhang Zhenhuan
Kate Pang
Yao Wenlong
Julie Tan
Theme music composerJohann Strauss
Opening theme"Springtime Voices Waltz" by Masahiro Kawasaki
Ending theme"Himitsu no Akko-chan" by Satoko Shimonari
Composer(s)Johann Strauss
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Chinese
English (Singapore)
Malay (Malaysia)
No. of episodes21 episodes
Executive producer(s)Paul Yuen 袁树伟
Production location(s)Singapore
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)MediaCorp
Media Prima Berhad
DistributorMediaCorp Studios
Original networkMediaCorp TV Channel 8 (Singapore)
NTV7 (Malaysia)
Picture formatSDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Datasat Digital Sound 5.1
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound 5.1
First shown in14 February 2011
Original release14 February – 11 March 2011
Preceded byProsperity
Followed byBe Happy
External links

A Tale of 2 Cities (Chinese: 樂在雙城; pinyin: Lè Zài Shuāng Chéng is a Singaporean Chinese drama which a co-produced by Media Prima Berhad and MediaCorp TV it was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air terrestrial television channel form MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It stars Rui En , Joanne Peh , Pierre Png , Zhang Yaodong , Mimi Chu , Zhang Zhenhuan , Kate Pang , Yao Wenlong & Julie Tan as the casts of the series. Live it made its debut on 14 February to 11 March 2011. This drama serial consists of 21-episodes and was screened on every weekday nightlife at 21:00 until 22:00 SST and rerun it made from 19 to 30 December 2011 at every weekday night at 21:00 until 22:00 SST.

It was telecasted on Malaysia's free-to-air terrestrial television channel form NTV7 channel it was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air terrestrial television channel form MediaCorp TV Channel 8.

In Malaysia, it will be broadcast on the NTV7 primetime drama slot at every weekday evening at 18:00 until 19:00 MST it was filming locations is done in Singapore (a national capital of Singapore) and Kuala Lumpur (a national capital of Malaysia).

This drama has four main couples, namely, Rui En with Pierre Png, Joanne Peh with Zhang Yao Dong, Julie Tan with Zhang Zhenhuan and Kate Pang with Yao Wen Long. Due to a number of famous artistes acting in this drama it attracted 904,000 viewers. All episodes can be viewed in xinmsn catchup.

Episodes 6, 12, 13, 16 to 20 were rated PG in the encore version.


This drama tells a tale of four women, whom all has the character "乐 (lè, happiness)" in their names, namely, Zhang Yale (portrayed by Rui En), Pan Leyao (portrayed by Joanne Peh), Lin Le (portrayed by Kate Pang) and Pan Lexuan (portrayed by Julie Tan). They go through many ups and downs in their respective lives, and eventually learns that happiness lies in simple living, in knowing what one wants in life and undauntingly daring to pursue it.

Yale was born into a wealthy family. When her parents pass away, she inherits their wealth. Yale leads a carefree and indulgent life, nonchalant about the running of the family bridal business and the investments she holds, and leaves these to her employees. Reality bites one day and Ya Le realizes that the bridal business is in the red, the investments have largely reaped no returns and the banks are hounding for repayment of the loans. She tries to seek help from her friends, but she is hurt to find out that they were only interested in her friendship because of her wealth and the lifestyle she could afford to share with them. Yale is now down and out, and her "friends" have all deserted her.

Just when Yale is at her wit's end, she finds out that her late mother had invested in a bridal business "Blissful Times" with her aunt, Jinfeng, who is running the business. Yale tries to sell her late mother's shares in "Blissful Times" to Jinfeng to raise cash to repay the banks. However, Jinfeng has other plans. She refuses to buy over le's share in the business and insists that Ya Le works in "Blissful Times" with her. Yale agrees.


Artiste Character Character
Rui En Zhang Yale 章雅乐 Mei Jinfeng's niece
Designer for "Blissful Times"
Lin Wentao's wife
Joanne Peh Pan Leyao 潘乐瑶 Pan Jiaxiang and Wang Cuilan's daughter
Ouyang Ming's wife
Pierre Png Lin Wentao 林文涛 "Blissful Times" photographer
Adopted son of Mei Jinfeng
Student of Induk Taekwondo
Four-time champion (National Taekwondo Championships)
Zhang Yale's husband
Mimi Chu Mei Jinfeng 梅金凤 "Blissful Times" lady boss
Instructor of Induk Taekwondo Academy
Zhang Yaodong Ouyang Ming 欧阳明 Ouyang Feng's son
Leyao's constant companion
Pan Leyao's husband
Zhang Zhenhuan Yin Zhengkai 殷正凯 CEO of Mika Group
Pan Lexuan's husband
Kate Pang Lin Le 林乐 Daughter of Mei Jinfeng
Pan Weisong's wife
Yao Wenlong Pan Weisong 潘伟松 Pan Jiaxiang and Wang Cuilan's son
Lin Le's husband
Student of Induk Taekwondo
Julie Tan Pan Lexuan 潘乐萱 Pan Jiaxiang and Fengping's daughter
Yin Zhengkai's wife
Ho Kwai Lam Ouyang Feng 欧阳风 Mei Jinfeng's ex-enemy
Father of Ouyang Ming
Ex-boss of "I Do I Do"
Instructor of Jinshan Taekwondo academy
Later Mei Jinfeng's suitor

Other cast[edit]

Artiste Character Description
Huang Wenyong Pan Jiaxiang Wang Cuilan's husband
Xiang Yun Wang Cuilan Pan Jiaxiang's wife
Constance Song Yin Zhengwen Yin Zhengkai's elder sister
Chairman of Mika Group
Ya Hui Guan Yiting Lin Wentao's ex-lover
Darren Lim Li Zhenbang Ex-student of Jinshan Taekwondo Academy
Student of Red Sun Taekwondo Academy
Jerry Yeo Star Singer at a bar
Joshua Ang Qian Wenlong Pan Lexuan's ex-boyfriend


2012 Accolades[edit]

Show 1[edit]

Nominee Award Results
Loo Yin Kam 卢燕金 Best Director 最佳导演 Nominated
Paul Yuen and Tang Yeow 陈耀 Best Screenplay 最佳剧本 Nominated
Soh Kok Leong Best Cameraman Award 最佳戏剧摄影 Nominated
Rui En 瑞恩 Star Awards for Favourite Female Character 最喜爱女角色 Won

Show 2[edit]

Award Nominee Results
Best Actress
Rui En 瑞恩 Nominated
Joanne Peh 白薇秀 Won
Best Newcomer
Kate Pang 龐蕾馨 Won

International broadcast[edit]

Country/Region Original network Original channel Daily Start timeslot End timeslot Timezone Episode premiere Episode finale Dubbed Subtitle
 Malaysia Media Prima Berhad NTV7 Weekday 18:00 19:00 MST 2 January 2012 present Chinese Malay
 Singapore MediaCorp TV Channel 8 21:00 22:00 SST 14 February 2011 11 March 2011 English

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