Tanglin

Tanglin is a daily drama that centres on the lives of multiracial and multigenerational families – mainly the Tongs, Bhaskars, Rahmans and Lims - residents of a middle income neighbourhood, in the Holland Village, Tanglin, Commonwealth area; their lives reflect the joys, trials and tribulations of everyday Singaporeans.

Tanglin is a daily drama that centres on the lives of multiracial and multigenerational families – mainly the Tongs, Bhaskars, Rahmans and Lims - residents of a middle income neighbourhood, in the Holland Village, Tanglin, Commonwealth area; their lives reflect the joys, trials and tribulations of everyday Singaporeans.

Ep 1 Ep1 and 2
46 mins

Meet the Rahmans, Tongs, Bhaskars and Lims on a typical day in middle class Tanglin neighbourhood -- the Rahmans are preoccupied with the constantly-changing wedding plans of younger daughter Norleena; the Tongs’ youngest teenage son plays a trick on Shruti, the teenage celebrity blogger younger daughter of the newly-returned to Singapore Bhaskars; and the Lims’ father and daughter pair, Kwong San and Xue Ling, cross swords in their power ...

Ep 1 Ep1 and 2

Meet the Rahmans, Tongs, Bhaskars and Lims on a typical day in middle class Tanglin neighbourhood -- the Rahmans are preoccupied with the constantly-changing wedding plans of younger daughter Norleena; the Tongs’ youngest teenage son plays a trick on Shruti, the teenage celebrity blogger younger daughter of the newly-returned to Singapore Bhaskars; and the Lims’ father and daughter pair, Kwong San and Xue Ling, cross swords in their power ...

Ep 3
23 mins

Diana sends Madam Lee, a family friend, to hospital on an emergency case and runs into the most obnoxious and arrogant doctor (or so she thinks) she has ever met – Arjun Bhaskar. More clashes in the works as Xue Ling and Wafiq, acting as CEO on Kwong San’s absence, are at loggerheads over her proposed plans to rebrand KS Foods. And to ease the financial burden of the family, Salmah decides to looks for a job after much consideration, and ...

Ep 3

Diana sends Madam Lee, a family friend, to hospital on an emergency case and runs into the most obnoxious and arrogant doctor (or so she thinks) she has ever met – Arjun Bhaskar. More clashes in the works as Xue Ling and Wafiq, acting as CEO on Kwong San’s absence, are at loggerheads over her proposed plans to rebrand KS Foods. And to ease the financial burden of the family, Salmah decides to looks for a job after much consideration, and ...

Ep 4
23 mins

Meera organizes a small dinner gathering with Arjun’s boss Dr Krishna and family with a couple of agendas in mind – to get Arjun into Dr Krishna’s good books and match-make him with Dr Krishna’s daughter Anandhi (Ann). But Meera got more than what she bargained for when Bhaskar meets his old flame Li Yan, who is catering for the dinner party, after 30 years. Meantime, Shruti’s quest to get close to Pam backfires (sort of) when she outshines (unin

Ep 4

Meera organizes a small dinner gathering with Arjun’s boss Dr Krishna and family with a couple of agendas in mind – to get Arjun into Dr Krishna’s good books and match-make him with Dr Krishna’s daughter Anandhi (Ann). But Meera got more than what she bargained for when Bhaskar meets his old flame Li Yan, who is catering for the dinner party, after 30 years. Meantime, Shruti’s quest to get close to Pam backfires (sort of) when she outshines (unin

Ep 5
23 mins

At work, the clash between Xue Ling and Wafiq escalates when Xue Ling takes matters in her own hands and conducts a market survey with Wafiq’s knowledge and approval. At home, Melissa stumbled upon the beers in Michael’s room and informs Adam of her discovery. And at school, Shruti gets the ultimate sabotage when Pam and gang steal her uniform/clothes from the locker room while she was showering after a PE lesson. Bhaskar, still reeling from his

Ep 5

At work, the clash between Xue Ling and Wafiq escalates when Xue Ling takes matters in her own hands and conducts a market survey with Wafiq’s knowledge and approval. At home, Melissa stumbled upon the beers in Michael’s room and informs Adam of her discovery. And at school, Shruti gets the ultimate sabotage when Pam and gang steal her uniform/clothes from the locker room while she was showering after a PE lesson. Bhaskar, still reeling from his

Ep 6
23 mins

Meera pressures Arjun to go on a date with Anandhi but Anandhi mistakes Diana to be Arjun’s girlfriend after witnessing Diana and Arjun having a tiff at the hospital. Arjun thinks he’s got everything under control after Anandhi backs off, but finds himself having to hatch a plan after Meera wants to meet this new girlfriend Diana. Xue Ling and Adam gets into a major argument over ways of disciplining Michael after the beer-stashing incident, with

Ep 6

Meera pressures Arjun to go on a date with Anandhi but Anandhi mistakes Diana to be Arjun’s girlfriend after witnessing Diana and Arjun having a tiff at the hospital. Arjun thinks he’s got everything under control after Anandhi backs off, but finds himself having to hatch a plan after Meera wants to meet this new girlfriend Diana. Xue Ling and Adam gets into a major argument over ways of disciplining Michael after the beer-stashing incident, with

Ep 7
23 mins

Salmah finally relents and allows Norleena to proceed with her pre-wedding shoot but on one condition – Salmah is to tag along, much to Norleena’s horror. Arjun, under Meera’s constant pressure and insistence that she wants to meet his new girlfriend, has to choice but pays Diana to pretend to be that mock-up girlfriend. Cool heads prevail as Xue Ling manages to convince Wafiq to change KS Foods’ design and packaging. And more feel-good moments f

Ep 7

Salmah finally relents and allows Norleena to proceed with her pre-wedding shoot but on one condition – Salmah is to tag along, much to Norleena’s horror. Arjun, under Meera’s constant pressure and insistence that she wants to meet his new girlfriend, has to choice but pays Diana to pretend to be that mock-up girlfriend. Cool heads prevail as Xue Ling manages to convince Wafiq to change KS Foods’ design and packaging. And more feel-good moments f

Ep 8
23 mins

Arjun sets conditions for Diana with regards to the ‘date’ meeting with Meera and Bhaskar; what to wear, what to do etc, resulting in Jun Kai thinking that this deal between them in more than just an innocent ‘girlfriend-for-hire’ service. But the meeting proved to be a disaster as Meera finds out that Diana is a bogus girlfriend and Arjun tells Meera off for meddling in his life. Salmah, who thinks that she is qualified enough for the Clinic Ass

Ep 8

Arjun sets conditions for Diana with regards to the ‘date’ meeting with Meera and Bhaskar; what to wear, what to do etc, resulting in Jun Kai thinking that this deal between them in more than just an innocent ‘girlfriend-for-hire’ service. But the meeting proved to be a disaster as Meera finds out that Diana is a bogus girlfriend and Arjun tells Meera off for meddling in his life. Salmah, who thinks that she is qualified enough for the Clinic Ass

Ep 9
23 mins

The saga between Shruti and Pam continues as Pam up the ante by putting a pack of cigarettes in Shruti’s school bag and reporting her to the Discipline Mistress. Salmah goes for her interview with Dr Bhaskar, and in her bid to secure the job, gives Dr Bhaskar some white lies about her previous experience in the medical/nursing profession. Norleena and Sulaiman have an argument over the cost of the wedding venue while Michael continues sneaking ou

Ep 9

The saga between Shruti and Pam continues as Pam up the ante by putting a pack of cigarettes in Shruti’s school bag and reporting her to the Discipline Mistress. Salmah goes for her interview with Dr Bhaskar, and in her bid to secure the job, gives Dr Bhaskar some white lies about her previous experience in the medical/nursing profession. Norleena and Sulaiman have an argument over the cost of the wedding venue while Michael continues sneaking ou

Ep 10
23 mins

It’s Salmah’s first day and work, and besides having to deal with an information overload from the long list of medication, the gossip in her has to contend with a much bigger challenge – patient confidentiality. More issues for the Rahmans as the wedding plans for Norleena takes a turn for the worst when Sulaiman calls of the wedding after an explosive exchange between Norleena and him over the dulang hantaram, the traditional gift exchange ...

Ep 10

It’s Salmah’s first day and work, and besides having to deal with an information overload from the long list of medication, the gossip in her has to contend with a much bigger challenge – patient confidentiality. More issues for the Rahmans as the wedding plans for Norleena takes a turn for the worst when Sulaiman calls of the wedding after an explosive exchange between Norleena and him over the dulang hantaram, the traditional gift exchange ...

Ep 11
23 mins

Li Yan discovers a lump in her breast at her old cancer site. Shocked and with no one to turn to, Li Yan finds emotional and practical support in Bhaskar. While Salmah struggles to keep up with the work in the clinic, Nadiah struggles to resolve the sister’s wedding woes by seeking Sulaiman out to mediate the situation. Happiness abounds for Shruti and Meera with Shruti sharing her infatuation with Ben online and Meera succeeding in ...

Ep 11

Li Yan discovers a lump in her breast at her old cancer site. Shocked and with no one to turn to, Li Yan finds emotional and practical support in Bhaskar. While Salmah struggles to keep up with the work in the clinic, Nadiah struggles to resolve the sister’s wedding woes by seeking Sulaiman out to mediate the situation. Happiness abounds for Shruti and Meera with Shruti sharing her infatuation with Ben online and Meera succeeding in ...

Ep 12
23 mins

While Bhaskar spends the whole day with Li Yan at the hospital, Salmah struggles to manage the clinic. Distracted by Li Yan’s medical condition and Norleena’s wedding woes, Salmah gives the wrong medication to a patient unwittingly, resulting in a medical emergency. Back home, Norleena and Sulaiman receive counsel from Sulaiman’s foster parents. Angered by Jun Kai’s assumption of her being an escort, Diana plays along in order to teach him a ...

Ep 12

While Bhaskar spends the whole day with Li Yan at the hospital, Salmah struggles to manage the clinic. Distracted by Li Yan’s medical condition and Norleena’s wedding woes, Salmah gives the wrong medication to a patient unwittingly, resulting in a medical emergency. Back home, Norleena and Sulaiman receive counsel from Sulaiman’s foster parents. Angered by Jun Kai’s assumption of her being an escort, Diana plays along in order to teach him a ...

Ep 13
22 mins

Upon retracing her steps, Salmah discovers her mistake and confesses to Bhaskar. In a fit of rage, Bhaskar fires her when she lets slip that she had lied in her CV, but later retracts her termination after Li Yan mitigates on her behalf. Meanwhile after learning that Norleena and Sulaiman have no wedding venue, Li Yan offers TCH to them. Diana’s prank on Jun Kai backfires when her client cancels a huge contract after being reprimanded by ...

Ep 13

Upon retracing her steps, Salmah discovers her mistake and confesses to Bhaskar. In a fit of rage, Bhaskar fires her when she lets slip that she had lied in her CV, but later retracts her termination after Li Yan mitigates on her behalf. Meanwhile after learning that Norleena and Sulaiman have no wedding venue, Li Yan offers TCH to them. Diana’s prank on Jun Kai backfires when her client cancels a huge contract after being reprimanded by ...

Ep 14
22 mins

Bhaskar offers to deliver Li Yan’s medical results to her after Li Yan shares her anxiety. But while relaying Li Yan’s medical results, Bhaskar makes a misjudged gesture that suggests his romantic feelings for her, resulting in Li Yan backing off. Meanwhile, Michael confronts Eddie for betraying his trust after a video of him breakdancing leaked online. Fun time for Jun Kai and Diana after they clear up their misunderstanding and engage in ...

Ep 14

Bhaskar offers to deliver Li Yan’s medical results to her after Li Yan shares her anxiety. But while relaying Li Yan’s medical results, Bhaskar makes a misjudged gesture that suggests his romantic feelings for her, resulting in Li Yan backing off. Meanwhile, Michael confronts Eddie for betraying his trust after a video of him breakdancing leaked online. Fun time for Jun Kai and Diana after they clear up their misunderstanding and engage in ...

Ep 15
23 mins

After his faux pas with Li Yan, a troubled Bhaskar tries to apologize and make amends but winning back Li Yan’s trust will soon prove to be an uphill battle for him. His actions also give rise to Meera’s suspicions about him - will Meera find out something that she is not prepared to know? Meantime, Shruti’s crush on Ben continues to deepen and to have him all to herself, she invites him to her house under the guise of a food delivery ...

Ep 15

After his faux pas with Li Yan, a troubled Bhaskar tries to apologize and make amends but winning back Li Yan’s trust will soon prove to be an uphill battle for him. His actions also give rise to Meera’s suspicions about him - will Meera find out something that she is not prepared to know? Meantime, Shruti’s crush on Ben continues to deepen and to have him all to herself, she invites him to her house under the guise of a food delivery ...

Ep 16
22 mins

Bee Li finds the job application forms that Adam disposed and questions him about it. When she gets no satisfying response, she rallies in Xue Ling’s help to coax Adam into taking up the offer. Will the women succeed or will they push Adam off the edge with their meddling? On the other hand, the indecisive Suzanne, unable to find a job she likes, tries out working in TCH but her carefree and sloppy attitude gets a rude awakening from Zul ...

Ep 16

Bee Li finds the job application forms that Adam disposed and questions him about it. When she gets no satisfying response, she rallies in Xue Ling’s help to coax Adam into taking up the offer. Will the women succeed or will they push Adam off the edge with their meddling? On the other hand, the indecisive Suzanne, unable to find a job she likes, tries out working in TCH but her carefree and sloppy attitude gets a rude awakening from Zul ...

Ep 17
22 mins

In an effort to mend the rocky relationship between Wafiq and him, Adam offers to look after Kalila but things don’t go as planned when Kalila gorges on sweet kueh and has a sugar high. Meanwhile, Shruti feels embarrassed after being tricked by Eddie but she has bigger fish to fry when she sees Suzanne being close with Ben and decides to teach her a lesson. Another comment from Salmah about marriage sends Nadiah over the edge, leading into a ...

Ep 17

In an effort to mend the rocky relationship between Wafiq and him, Adam offers to look after Kalila but things don’t go as planned when Kalila gorges on sweet kueh and has a sugar high. Meanwhile, Shruti feels embarrassed after being tricked by Eddie but she has bigger fish to fry when she sees Suzanne being close with Ben and decides to teach her a lesson. Another comment from Salmah about marriage sends Nadiah over the edge, leading into a ...

Ep 18
23 mins

A tipsy, maturely-dressed Shruti tries to impress Ben but ends up embarrassing herself. Ben tells her they maybe they shouldn’t hang out anymore. Arjun returns home to find Shruti drunk, and demands to know what’s going on. At Salmah’s dinner party, Meera feels her age when she sees how stunning Rachelle is. Bhasker and Li Yan have a heart to heart talk and Bhasker makes a few confessions. Meanwhile, Salmah tries to get her daughters to make ...

Ep 18

A tipsy, maturely-dressed Shruti tries to impress Ben but ends up embarrassing herself. Ben tells her they maybe they shouldn’t hang out anymore. Arjun returns home to find Shruti drunk, and demands to know what’s going on. At Salmah’s dinner party, Meera feels her age when she sees how stunning Rachelle is. Bhasker and Li Yan have a heart to heart talk and Bhasker makes a few confessions. Meanwhile, Salmah tries to get her daughters to make ...

Ep 19
23 mins

To find out what’s troubling moody Shruti, Arjun and Diana probe into Shruti’s blog and find out that Shruti was out with a B. When Arjun sees a photo of Ben on Shruti’s phone, he confronts Ben. Shruti is humiliated in front of Pam and the gang. Meanwhile, Salmah reminds Norleena that she has yet to buy a langkah bendul gift for Nadiah, as a goodwill gesture out of respect for the elder. As Nadiah dismisses this tradition, Norleena ...

Ep 19

To find out what’s troubling moody Shruti, Arjun and Diana probe into Shruti’s blog and find out that Shruti was out with a B. When Arjun sees a photo of Ben on Shruti’s phone, he confronts Ben. Shruti is humiliated in front of Pam and the gang. Meanwhile, Salmah reminds Norleena that she has yet to buy a langkah bendul gift for Nadiah, as a goodwill gesture out of respect for the elder. As Nadiah dismisses this tradition, Norleena ...

Ep 20
23 mins

Diana runs into Arjun. Somehow, the awkward conversation leads to a date at Arjun’s medical ball. Just as they are about to leave for the ball, Arjun is paged by the hospital. He needs to check in on a patient first. Unfortunately, the patient dies. Diana sees Arjun’s vulnerable side and encourages him to talk, and they go on an official date. Meanwhile Norleena tries to mend ties and asks Nadiah to join her henna party. Nadiah agrees but ...

Ep 20

Diana runs into Arjun. Somehow, the awkward conversation leads to a date at Arjun’s medical ball. Just as they are about to leave for the ball, Arjun is paged by the hospital. He needs to check in on a patient first. Unfortunately, the patient dies. Diana sees Arjun’s vulnerable side and encourages him to talk, and they go on an official date. Meanwhile Norleena tries to mend ties and asks Nadiah to join her henna party. Nadiah agrees but ...

Ep 21
23 mins

It’s Norleena’s and Sulaiman’s wedding day but Nadiah is left frustrated by Salmah’s constant attempt to match-make her with the single male guests. Meanwhile, Wafiq launches his own investigation into the signing of the new office lease as Xue Ling takes Bee Li on a tour of the new office and tries to convince her that a new premise for KS Foods will do the company good.

Ep 21

It’s Norleena’s and Sulaiman’s wedding day but Nadiah is left frustrated by Salmah’s constant attempt to match-make her with the single male guests. Meanwhile, Wafiq launches his own investigation into the signing of the new office lease as Xue Ling takes Bee Li on a tour of the new office and tries to convince her that a new premise for KS Foods will do the company good.

Ep 22
23 mins

Bhaskar and Meera, shocked by the online insults being directed at Shruti, come up with an idea to soften the blow. Salmah, anxious that nothing happened on Norleena’s and Sulaiman’s first night, gets on their case about ‘doing it ASAP’. And as part of her plans to rebrand, Xue Ling arranged for an interview with John Scott, a leading columnist from the prestigious business trade magazine.

Ep 22

Bhaskar and Meera, shocked by the online insults being directed at Shruti, come up with an idea to soften the blow. Salmah, anxious that nothing happened on Norleena’s and Sulaiman’s first night, gets on their case about ‘doing it ASAP’. And as part of her plans to rebrand, Xue Ling arranged for an interview with John Scott, a leading columnist from the prestigious business trade magazine.

Ep 23
23 mins

Salmah continues to dispense advice to Sulaiman to take the lead on the consummation of the marriage, much to Sulaiman’s annoyance and embarrassment. Over at the Bhaskars, Arjun is stunned when he thinks that Diana is treating him just like a friend, and nothing more, just as Meera and Bhaskar are equally shocked to learn that Diana is Li Yan’s daughter. Still on her quest to rebrand KS Foods, Xue Ling organizes a focus group meeting but the ...

Ep 23

Salmah continues to dispense advice to Sulaiman to take the lead on the consummation of the marriage, much to Sulaiman’s annoyance and embarrassment. Over at the Bhaskars, Arjun is stunned when he thinks that Diana is treating him just like a friend, and nothing more, just as Meera and Bhaskar are equally shocked to learn that Diana is Li Yan’s daughter. Still on her quest to rebrand KS Foods, Xue Ling organizes a focus group meeting but the ...

Ep 24
23 mins

Kwong San cuts his overseas trip short and makes an unexpected return to take up issues with Xue Ling over the new office, and rubs her face in further by getting a potential investor into KS Foods and telling her that she should be spending her time getting revenues in rather than focusing her energy on the new office. Adam’s request for funding for his MMA School is rejected due to his lack of experience and collaterals. A concerned Li Yan ...

Ep 24

Kwong San cuts his overseas trip short and makes an unexpected return to take up issues with Xue Ling over the new office, and rubs her face in further by getting a potential investor into KS Foods and telling her that she should be spending her time getting revenues in rather than focusing her energy on the new office. Adam’s request for funding for his MMA School is rejected due to his lack of experience and collaterals. A concerned Li Yan ...

Ep 25
23 mins

Despite his resistance, Diana accompanies Arjun to his dinner gathering with his high-class friends, and to her horror ends up paying equal share, even though she consciously orders the cheapest item on the menu. Li Yan is still very much against their relationship, somehow agreeing with Meera and citing the difference in their family background as the main divisive factor. Jay commiserates with Li Yan and they grow closer. Meanwhile, in the ...

Ep 25

Despite his resistance, Diana accompanies Arjun to his dinner gathering with his high-class friends, and to her horror ends up paying equal share, even though she consciously orders the cheapest item on the menu. Li Yan is still very much against their relationship, somehow agreeing with Meera and citing the difference in their family background as the main divisive factor. Jay commiserates with Li Yan and they grow closer. Meanwhile, in the ...

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Additional Information

Tanglin
Released2015
Genresdrama
Seasons1
Parental guidance advised for young children