The Little Nyonya

小娘惹

A story that spans several decades, it tells the life of Yue Niang (Jeannette Aw), a pretty little Nyonya who is skilled in Peranakan, also known as Straits Chinese, cooking and sewing. Growing up in a traditional family, she is discriminated against as the granddaughter of a lowly second wife, a situation made worse by her mother’s disapproved union with a Japanese photographer.

Ep 1
46 mins

Deaf and mute Ju Xiang is born into a wealthy Straits Chinese family but she is treated as a servant as her mother Tian Lan is only a bondmaid in the family who was impregnated by Huang Yuan, the head of the household.

Ep 1

Deaf and mute Ju Xiang is born into a wealthy Straits Chinese family but she is treated as a servant as her mother Tian Lan is only a bondmaid in the family who was impregnated by Huang Yuan, the head of the household.

Ep 2
46 mins

Ju Xiang and Tian Lan are busy preparing Tok Panjang, a traditional Peranakan dinner feast for important guests. Japanese photographer Yamamoto Yousuke chances upon Ju Xiang and is mesmerized by her beauty.

Ep 2

Ju Xiang and Tian Lan are busy preparing Tok Panjang, a traditional Peranakan dinner feast for important guests. Japanese photographer Yamamoto Yousuke chances upon Ju Xiang and is mesmerized by her beauty.

Ep 3
46 mins

Charlie Zhang lusts after Ju Xiang but his actions are stopped by Chen Sheng. Tian Lan objects when Charlie sends someone to ask for Ju Xiang's hand in marriage as his second wife.

Ep 3

Charlie Zhang lusts after Ju Xiang but his actions are stopped by Chen Sheng. Tian Lan objects when Charlie sends someone to ask for Ju Xiang's hand in marriage as his second wife.

Ep 4
46 mins

Huang Yuan decides to marry Ju Xiang off to Charlie Zhang. Tian Lan's objection to the marriage falls on deaf ears and she advises Ju Xiang to accept her fate. Ju Xiang appears to be calm but is secretly harbouring thoughts of escape.

Ep 4

Huang Yuan decides to marry Ju Xiang off to Charlie Zhang. Tian Lan's objection to the marriage falls on deaf ears and she advises Ju Xiang to accept her fate. Ju Xiang appears to be calm but is secretly harbouring thoughts of escape.

Ep 5
46 mins

Ju Xiang follows Yousuke to Singapore and both get married. Ju Xiang becomes pregnant the following year. During the height of the Japanese Occupation, Ju Xiang defends Yousuke when he becomes the target of the Chinese community.

Ep 5

Ju Xiang follows Yousuke to Singapore and both get married. Ju Xiang becomes pregnant the following year. During the height of the Japanese Occupation, Ju Xiang defends Yousuke when he becomes the target of the Chinese community.

Ep 6
46 mins

Juxiang and her daughter Yueniang lead a life of poverty after Yousuke returns to Japan. Chen Sheng takes pity on them and offers his help. Juxiang is worried when 8-year-old Yueniang is still unable to speak.

Ep 6

Juxiang and her daughter Yueniang lead a life of poverty after Yousuke returns to Japan. Chen Sheng takes pity on them and offers his help. Juxiang is worried when 8-year-old Yueniang is still unable to speak.

Ep 7
46 mins

Yousuke suddenly returns looking thin and pallid but he urges himself not to talk about what happened to him. Juxiang gives Yueniang a beating when she refuses to acknowledge Yousuke as her father.

Ep 7

Yousuke suddenly returns looking thin and pallid but he urges himself not to talk about what happened to him. Juxiang gives Yueniang a beating when she refuses to acknowledge Yousuke as her father.

Ep 8
46 mins

Juxiang is heavily injured when Japanese soldiers kick her for resisting their lewd advances. Yousuke shoots an officer dead and escapes with Juxiang and Yueniang. While protecting Juxiang and Yueniang, Yousuke is shot and dies.

Ep 8

Juxiang is heavily injured when Japanese soldiers kick her for resisting their lewd advances. Yousuke shoots an officer dead and escapes with Juxiang and Yueniang. While protecting Juxiang and Yueniang, Yousuke is shot and dies.

Ep 9
46 mins

Yueniang travels to Malacca to seek refuge with her grandmother Tianlan. Years pass and Yueniang grows up to be as pretty as Juxiang.

Ep 9

Yueniang travels to Malacca to seek refuge with her grandmother Tianlan. Years pass and Yueniang grows up to be as pretty as Juxiang.

Ep 10
46 mins

Guihua attempts to drive Tianlan and Yueniang out of the house by telling tales to Huang Yuan.

Ep 10

Guihua attempts to drive Tianlan and Yueniang out of the house by telling tales to Huang Yuan.

Ep 11
46 mins

Huang Yuan’s family business deteriorates under his leadership and Jincheng and Tianbao are equally incapable of handling it.

Ep 11

Huang Yuan’s family business deteriorates under his leadership and Jincheng and Tianbao are equally incapable of handling it.

Ep 12
46 mins

Zhenzhu visits the polo club with Tianbao. Robert senses Zhenzhu’s interest in him and takes the opportunity to get fresh with her but is stopped by Chen Xi.

Ep 12

Zhenzhu visits the polo club with Tianbao. Robert senses Zhenzhu’s interest in him and takes the opportunity to get fresh with her but is stopped by Chen Xi.

Ep 13
46 mins

Old Mrs Chen sets a task for Zhenzhu and Yuzhu to each cook a dish. Zhenzhu sabotages Yuzhu’s dish by knocking a bowl of salt into it. Yueniang urges Yuzhu not to give up.

Ep 13

Old Mrs Chen sets a task for Zhenzhu and Yuzhu to each cook a dish. Zhenzhu sabotages Yuzhu’s dish by knocking a bowl of salt into it. Yueniang urges Yuzhu not to give up.

Ep 14
46 mins

Yueniang is trapped in the well. Chen Xi suspects something amiss when he spots her beaded shoe next to the well. He uncovers the well lid and discovers Yueniang floating in the well.

Ep 14

Yueniang is trapped in the well. Chen Xi suspects something amiss when he spots her beaded shoe next to the well. He uncovers the well lid and discovers Yueniang floating in the well.

Ep 15
46 mins

Da Sha discovers the weakened Yueniang being carried to an abandoned warehouse. Da Sha is frightened when he sees Yueniang’s weak self and feeds her with birds nest. Yueniang gradually recovers after Da Sha feeds her birds nest everyday.

Ep 15

Da Sha discovers the weakened Yueniang being carried to an abandoned warehouse. Da Sha is frightened when he sees Yueniang’s weak self and feeds her with birds nest. Yueniang gradually recovers after Da Sha feeds her birds nest everyday.

Ep 16
46 mins

Da Sha discovers the weakened Yueniang being carried to an abandoned warehouse. Da Sha is frightened when he sees Yueniang’s weak self and feeds her with birds nest. Yueniang gradually recovers after Da Sha feeds her birds nest everyday.

Ep 16

Da Sha discovers the weakened Yueniang being carried to an abandoned warehouse. Da Sha is frightened when he sees Yueniang’s weak self and feeds her with birds nest. Yueniang gradually recovers after Da Sha feeds her birds nest everyday.

Ep 17
46 mins

Long-ge is at his wits’ end and seeks refuge with Yidao. Yidao agrees to let them stay in his house as he owes Long-ge a favour. Chen Xi promises Yueniang he will marry her if they manage to escape.

Ep 17

Long-ge is at his wits’ end and seeks refuge with Yidao. Yidao agrees to let them stay in his house as he owes Long-ge a favour. Chen Xi promises Yueniang he will marry her if they manage to escape.

Ep 18
46 mins

Under Yueniang’s persistent questioning, Ah Tao finally reveals it was Chen Xi and Yuzhu who saved her. Yueniang is grateful to Yuzhu and also wishes to thank Chen Xi personally.

Ep 18

Under Yueniang’s persistent questioning, Ah Tao finally reveals it was Chen Xi and Yuzhu who saved her. Yueniang is grateful to Yuzhu and also wishes to thank Chen Xi personally.

Ep 19
46 mins

Yidao and Xiao Mian Hu are at loggerheads and decide to fight it out to determine the winner. Yidao wins despite being the underdog. Yueniang witnesses the fight and worries about Yidao’s marriage proposal.

Ep 19

Yidao and Xiao Mian Hu are at loggerheads and decide to fight it out to determine the winner. Yidao wins despite being the underdog. Yueniang witnesses the fight and worries about Yidao’s marriage proposal.

Ep 20
46 mins

Guihua, Xiufeng, Zhenzhu and Yuzhu visit Old Mrs Chen to congratulate her on her 80th birthday. Guihua reminds the girls to be mindful of the ‘tests’ Old Mrs Chen may set for them. Yueniang secretly roots for Yuzhu to win.

Ep 20

Guihua, Xiufeng, Zhenzhu and Yuzhu visit Old Mrs Chen to congratulate her on her 80th birthday. Guihua reminds the girls to be mindful of the ‘tests’ Old Mrs Chen may set for them. Yueniang secretly roots for Yuzhu to win.

Ep 21
46 mins

Madame Chen sings praises of the food Yue Niang prepared. Madame Chen plays along when Yue Niang thinks she is an old maid in the Chens’ household.

Ep 21

Madame Chen sings praises of the food Yue Niang prepared. Madame Chen plays along when Yue Niang thinks she is an old maid in the Chens’ household.

Ep 22
46 mins

Madame Chen sings praises of the food Yue Niang prepared. Madame Chen plays along when Yue Niang thinks she is an old maid in the Chens’ household.

Ep 22

Madame Chen sings praises of the food Yue Niang prepared. Madame Chen plays along when Yue Niang thinks she is an old maid in the Chens’ household.

Ep 23
46 mins

Robert Zhang visits the Huangs and accidentally discovers Yue Niang locked up in her room and finds an excuse to stay for the night.

Ep 23

Robert Zhang visits the Huangs and accidentally discovers Yue Niang locked up in her room and finds an excuse to stay for the night.

Ep 24
46 mins

Yi Dao fetches Yue Niang back to his house and orders the matchmaker to dress her up. Yue Niang does not resist and is transformed into a beautiful bride.

Ep 24

Yi Dao fetches Yue Niang back to his house and orders the matchmaker to dress her up. Yue Niang does not resist and is transformed into a beautiful bride.

Additional Information

Ep 1
Released2008
Genresdrama
Parental guidance advised for young children