|Created by||Koh Teng Liang 许声亮|
|Written by||Alvin Soe|
|Directed by||Kok Tzyy Haw 郭贽豪|
|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
|No. of episodes||30|
|Producer(s)||Yeo Saik Pin 杨锡彬|
|Running time||60 minutes (approx.)|
|Distributor||ntv7, MediaCorp TV|
|Original network||ntv7 (Malaysia)
Mediacorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original release||27 September – 16 November 2011|
|Followed by||Code of Honour|
Kampong Ties is a Malaysian-Singaporean television drama series (co-production). It is also the third production by MediaCorp Studios Malaysia Sdn Bhd. 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).
Set against a backdrop of magnificent lush greenery in a secluded part of Sungai Lembing in Kuantan, Pahang. Shuixian (Yvonne Lim) was forced by her foster mother to marry Lihai (Shaun Chen), whom later died in an accident, leaving Shuixian a young widow. Yueman (Ann Kok) is married to Jiaqing (Zhang Wenxiang), an abusive man. One day, Shuixian accidentally kills Jiaqing but was saved by Yueman who claimed Jiaqing was killed by his debtors. Both of them leave the village and met Youbao (Zheng Geping), head of a secret society.
|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)
|Feng Yue Man||Old Mooncake (老月饼)
Cai Jia Qing's wife
Cai Wei Nan and Cai An An's mother
Best friends with Lin Shuixian
Remarried to Buaya years after Cai Jia Qing's death
|Uncredit||Cai Wei Nan||Feng Yue Man's son
Became a successful lawyer and returned to the kampong to live eventually
|Uncredit||Cai An An||Feng Yue Man's deaf-mute daughter|
|Lin Shuixian||Wang Li Hai's wife
Best friends with Feng Yueman
|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|
|Zeng You Bao||Buaya
Caught in a love triangle with Feng Yue Man and Lin Shui Xian
Married Feng Yue Man in the end
Killed by Han Juncai (ep 29)
|Elvis Chin||Han Juncai||Xiuyuan's stepbrother|
|Nine-headed Bird||Gossip monger|
|Uncredit||Tofu Face||Gossip monger|
|Jess Teong||Big Sis Liu||Sister of Black Dog Six|
|Uncredit||Black Dog Six|
|Uncredit||Lo Mai Gai||Villain|
- 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 means crocodile in Malay, and thus he can be seen wearing shoes made of crocodile skin leather.
- Shaun Chen & Yvonne Lim second collaboration after Your Hand In Mine
- Despite the namesake though, Kampong Ties did not show any Malays or Indians acting in the drama. The characters in this drama are also not as caring and harmonious as the Singaporean viewers thought. Some episodes in Singapore are rated PG for some violent scenes.
Awards & Nominations
The series was nominated for 6 awards , Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress , Favourite Female Character , Best Theme Song, Best Director & Best Screenplay . The other dramas nominated for Best Drama Series C.L.I.F. , Secrets of Sale , A Song to Remember & On The Fringe and Best Theme Songs are Secrets of Sale , A Song to Remember , Devotion and The Oath.
|Star Awards 2012 Show 1 红星大奖2012 上半场||Best Theme Song
|Kok Tzyy Haw||Nominated|
|Koh Teng Liang||Nominated|
|Star Awards 2012 Show 2 红星大奖2012 下半场||Best Actor
|Best Supporting Actress
|Favourite Female Character