The Awakening

雾锁南洋

In 1920, Singapore was still a British colony. There were increasing numbers of immigrants, especially the Chinese. He Ah Shui, He Fa, He Tian Sheng, and He Bing came from China and worked in a rubber plantation in Sembawang. These rubber tappers led a hard life and did not earn much. He Fa was the earliest to arrive on the island and had saved up sufficiently to ask his country folks to look for a wife for him. One day, Fa met with an accident and died. Just before his death, he asked Ah Shui to take care of his fiancée, Ah Mei, who was coming to Singapore. 1920年,新加坡仍是英国殖民地,当时发展潜能优厚,吸引了不少外来移民,尤其是中国的过番客南来。何阿水,与同乡阿发、田生、阿炳南来后在三巴旺的一个树胶园工作。树胶园工作辛苦,收入也不多。阿发是最早抵达新加坡的,因此能储蓄足够的钱托同乡帮他找个妻子。一天,阿发被洋人的马车撞倒,不幸死去。临死前,他拜托阿水照顾他那即将南来的未婚妻,阿梅。

‘Through the Storm Together’ covers the years after the Japanese occupation, and the events that led to Singapore's independence.The Awakening: Dawn at the Equator. It covers the development of Singapore after its independence. It was rumoured that the original plans for the series would have it end after the Japanese occupation of Singapore, which would have preempted the second series.

Ep 1
51 mins

Xiao Lan and her husband, Zheng Jie, return to Singapore after World War II. Lan akes up a post as a primary school teacher and Zheng becomes a factory manager. After a business trip, Zheng returns to find that the City Council workers are on strike.

Ep 1

Xiao Lan and her husband, Zheng Jie, return to Singapore after World War II. Lan akes up a post as a primary school teacher and Zheng becomes a factory manager. After a business trip, Zheng returns to find that the City Council workers are on strike.

Ep 2
47 mins

The Yang family try to find the missing tricycle but dare not report the loss to the factory fo fear of Yang losing his job. The tricycle is eventually found but its tyres are missing. Yang loses his job.

Ep 2

The Yang family try to find the missing tricycle but dare not report the loss to the factory fo fear of Yang losing his job. The tricycle is eventually found but its tyres are missing. Yang loses his job.

Ep 3
51 mins

The medical tests reveal that Yang is suffering from tuberculosis. The post office has to terminate his service even though Yang has worked for only a few days. Yang attepts suicide, but he is rescued in time by his sons.

Ep 3

The medical tests reveal that Yang is suffering from tuberculosis. The post office has to terminate his service even though Yang has worked for only a few days. Yang attepts suicide, but he is rescued in time by his sons.

Ep 4
45 mins

Mu, a unionist in Zheng's factory, is sacked for his laziness. His wife is disappointed with him for spending too much time on union activities. They quarrel and his wife threatens suicide. Mu disbelieves her, but she kills herself.

Ep 4

Mu, a unionist in Zheng's factory, is sacked for his laziness. His wife is disappointed with him for spending too much time on union activities. They quarrel and his wife threatens suicide. Mu disbelieves her, but she kills herself.

Ep 5
46 mins

Zheng's boss ive in to the workers' demands, so the strike ends. Zheng goes to see Lan to ask her to return home.

Ep 5

Zheng's boss ive in to the workers' demands, so the strike ends. Zheng goes to see Lan to ask her to return home.

Ep 6
42 mins

Ren and Zhong are unhappy so they seize an opportunity to steal their baby brother with the help of Long and Ru on the day the landlady is to celebrate the adoption. The landlady is shocked that the baby is missing.

Ep 6

Ren and Zhong are unhappy so they seize an opportunity to steal their baby brother with the help of Long and Ru on the day the landlady is to celebrate the adoption. The landlady is shocked that the baby is missing.

Ep 7
50 mins

Zheng's boss decides to close the factory as it is unstable. He urges Zheng to work in their headquarters in London. Zheng feels he needs a change of environment badly and asks Lan to leave with him too.

Ep 7

Zheng's boss decides to close the factory as it is unstable. He urges Zheng to work in their headquarters in London. Zheng feels he needs a change of environment badly and asks Lan to leave with him too.

Ep 8
44 mins

Several years later, Zheng is celebrating his daughter, An Ning's birthday when he notices an engagement ring on her finger. Zheng is furious when he realises that she is secretly engaged to Gan Bao Shi. He slaps An Ning, who runs away from home.

Ep 8

Several years later, Zheng is celebrating his daughter, An Ning's birthday when he notices an engagement ring on her finger. Zheng is furious when he realises that she is secretly engaged to Gan Bao Shi. He slaps An Ning, who runs away from home.

Ep 9
54 mins

Bao Shi returns home early in the morning. His father grumbles at him. Ren goes back to his office. His colleagues are confident that he will get the promotion.

Ep 9

Bao Shi returns home early in the morning. His father grumbles at him. Ren goes back to his office. His colleagues are confident that he will get the promotion.

Ep 10
50 mins

An Ning is unable to find Shi. She has no choice, but to call Bing Ren, who then gets her out of the police station. Ning does not want to go back to the hotel, so she stays at Ren's house.

Ep 10

An Ning is unable to find Shi. She has no choice, but to call Bing Ren, who then gets her out of the police station. Ning does not want to go back to the hotel, so she stays at Ren's house.

Ep 11
44 mins

Bing Ren is promoted to a supervisory post and everybody is happy for him. Lily invites him to a movie. Bing Ren and Lily meet Shi and An Ning at the cinema. Shi tells them that they will be engaged soon. Bing Ren is depressed.

Ep 11

Bing Ren is promoted to a supervisory post and everybody is happy for him. Lily invites him to a movie. Bing Ren and Lily meet Shi and An Ning at the cinema. Shi tells them that they will be engaged soon. Bing Ren is depressed.

Ep 12
45 mins

Bing Ren is promoted to a supervisory post and everybody is happy for him. Lily invites him to a movie. Bing Ren and Lily meet Shi and An Ning at the cinema. Shi tells them that they will be engaged soon. Bing Ren is depressed.

Ep 12

Bing Ren is promoted to a supervisory post and everybody is happy for him. Lily invites him to a movie. Bing Ren and Lily meet Shi and An Ning at the cinema. Shi tells them that they will be engaged soon. Bing Ren is depressed.

Ep 13
48 mins

Bao Shi dashes out of the hotel after An Ning, but she has already left in a cab. Zheng rebukes An Ning for being irresponsible. An Ning admits her mistake, but stresses that she is not ready to commit herself.

Ep 13

Bao Shi dashes out of the hotel after An Ning, but she has already left in a cab. Zheng rebukes An Ning for being irresponsible. An Ning admits her mistake, but stresses that she is not ready to commit herself.

Ep 14
45 mins

Gan Da Zhi is unhappy that Ren had spoilt Bao Shi's chances of marrying An Ning. He goes to Ren's house to create a fuss. Back in the office, Bao Shi takes his revenge on Ren. During meetings, he makes sarcastic remarks about Ren's suggestions.

Ep 14

Gan Da Zhi is unhappy that Ren had spoilt Bao Shi's chances of marrying An Ning. He goes to Ren's house to create a fuss. Back in the office, Bao Shi takes his revenge on Ren. During meetings, he makes sarcastic remarks about Ren's suggestions.

Ep 15
43 mins

Lai refuses to pay 'protection money' to the secret society and is beaten up. Ru decides to return Zhong all that he has given her. Zhong is puzzled to see some love letters among the things returned to him.

Ep 15

Lai refuses to pay 'protection money' to the secret society and is beaten up. Ru decides to return Zhong all that he has given her. Zhong is puzzled to see some love letters among the things returned to him.

Ep 16
48 mins

Riots break out, and a curfew is on. Ren manages to reach home safely. The gangsters want to borrow Lai's car, but he refuses. When his car later breaks down, Lai leaves it to go in search of a repair shop.

Ep 16

Riots break out, and a curfew is on. Ren manages to reach home safely. The gangsters want to borrow Lai's car, but he refuses. When his car later breaks down, Lai leaves it to go in search of a repair shop.

Ep 17
51 mins

Long and his father fight the gangsters. A group of soldiers goes to their rescue. Gan Da Zhi scolds Long for being a busybody. Long wants to call Bing Zhong, but is crestfallen on seeing him and Jie Ru together. Long decides to join the Army.

Ep 17

Long and his father fight the gangsters. A group of soldiers goes to their rescue. Gan Da Zhi scolds Long for being a busybody. Long wants to call Bing Zhong, but is crestfallen on seeing him and Jie Ru together. Long decides to join the Army.

Ep 18
51 mins

The secret society members seek revenge on Long, who has to run for his life. Long is later rescued. Zhong promises Jie Ru that he will find her a school when he reaches England. He is happy to see Long at the airport.

Ep 18

The secret society members seek revenge on Long, who has to run for his life. Long is later rescued. Zhong promises Jie Ru that he will find her a school when he reaches England. He is happy to see Long at the airport.

Ep 19
54 mins

Ren is unwell, but he insists on attending the interview with the Housing and Development Board. He is offered a job with HDB. Jie Ru is promoted to supervisor.

Ep 19

Ren is unwell, but he insists on attending the interview with the Housing and Development Board. He is offered a job with HDB. Jie Ru is promoted to supervisor.

Ep 20
43 mins

Bin Tang has grown and is called for national service. He is unable to take the hardship and hides himself in Bin Ren's house. On the other hand, Bao Long excels in the army and is promoted to Captain.

Ep 20

Bin Tang has grown and is called for national service. He is unable to take the hardship and hides himself in Bin Ren's house. On the other hand, Bao Long excels in the army and is promoted to Captain.

Ep 21
42 mins

Jie Ru rushes to the hotel to meet Bing Zhong. To her disappointment, he has already left for home. Bing Zhong's concert is well received. Jie Ru, while watching him perform, recalls the past.

Ep 21

Jie Ru rushes to the hotel to meet Bing Zhong. To her disappointment, he has already left for home. Bing Zhong's concert is well received. Jie Ru, while watching him perform, recalls the past.

Ep 22
48 mins

Shi is caught flirting with a singer by hs wife. His wife then files for a divorce and also dismisses Shi from his job. Long receives a call from Shan telling him that Jie Ru had an overdose of sleeping pills.

Ep 22

Shi is caught flirting with a singer by hs wife. His wife then files for a divorce and also dismisses Shi from his job. Long receives a call from Shan telling him that Jie Ru had an overdose of sleeping pills.

Ep 23
46 mins

A group of terrorists wants to invade Pulau Bukom. Jie Ru's mother is worried about her husband, a boatman. Shan's boat runs into engine trouble and so cannot bring the terrorists to the island.

Ep 23

A group of terrorists wants to invade Pulau Bukom. Jie Ru's mother is worried about her husband, a boatman. Shan's boat runs into engine trouble and so cannot bring the terrorists to the island.

Ep 24
51 mins

Ying has a heart attack and dies. Jie Ru offers to go to the aiport to meet Bing Zhong. Bao Long returns from Kuwait, and Jie Ru later gives her consent to marry him. An Ning invites Ren to discuss the ousing policy at the People's Association.

Ep 24

Ying has a heart attack and dies. Jie Ru offers to go to the aiport to meet Bing Zhong. Bao Long returns from Kuwait, and Jie Ru later gives her consent to marry him. An Ning invites Ren to discuss the ousing policy at the People's Association.

Additional Information

The Awakening S2
Released1984
Genresdrama
Seasons2
Parental guidance advised for young children