Samsui Women (TV series)

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Samsui Women
Genre Period drama
Created by Ching Git Yan (程洁茵)
Written by Huang Yuxian (黄钰贤), Su Yin (苏殷)
Zeng Huifen
Huang Wenyong
Hong Huifang
Li Yinzhu
Li Wenhai
Yang Lina
Li Yongci
Lin Meijiao
Hong Guorui
Opening theme "Samsui Women" (红头巾) by Sarah Chen
Ending theme “Days under the Sun" (艳阳下的日子)by Sarah Chen
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Mandarin Chinese
No. of episodes 24
Producer(s) George Wu (吴乔颐)
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Original network SBC 8th Frequency (Now MediaCorp Channel 8)
Original release 5 May – 13 June 1986
Preceded by Men of Valour 盗日英雄传
Followed by Under One Roof 家和万事兴
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Samsui Women (Simplified Chinese: 红头巾, Traditional Chinese: 紅頭巾, literally "The Red Bandana") is a 24-episode historical drama produced by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (now MediaCorp) in 1986. Starring Zeng Huifen, Huang Wenyong, Hong Huifang and Li Yinzhu. It details the travails of the Samsui women, who came from Sanshui, China to Singapore in search of work in the construction industry, and whose hard work have helped shape Singapore for years.

Together with The Awakening, it is considered one of the greatest dramas produced by the SBC and catapulted veteran actress Zeng Huifen to stardom with her role as the hardworking and kind Ah Gui. The theme song was voted one of the top 5 favourite drama theme songs at the Star Awards 2007 25th anniversary special.


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