The Journey

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The first part of the drama trilogy, The Journey: A Voyage tells an epic tale about a group of early Chinese migrants, Tianpeng, Tianying and Shi Tou, striving to make a living in early Singapore. 建国三部曲的第一部:20世纪初,"过番客"从"唐山"飘洋过海到南洋谋生。张天鹏、天鹰兄弟与石头拜为兄弟。三人到了南洋,日子却依然坎坷。蕙娘与张东恩是名义上的兄妹,在父亲去世后协助继母珍娘打理生意,却屡次被叔叔张广达算计。

Post-independence, the country continued to grapple with teething problems in the initial stages, as policies were introduced. Through difficult times, Singapore faced the challenges and moved on. These are experienced through the characters in the story, who grew with the Nation. 建国三部曲的第三部。故事横跨1966年至2015年,主要讲述新加坡华人祖先在新加坡独立之后逐渐迈向欣欣向荣的故事。

Ep 1
46 mins

It is the end of 1966. Hu Jia (Shaun Chen) goes to the temple to seek the deities' permission to change his surname back to Zhang. Unwittingly, he is caught in a confrontation between the villagers of Wanxing Village and Wanshou Village, ensuing a fight; nonetheless, the owner of New Phoenix Troupe tells his artistes that their opera must go on ...

Ep 1

It is the end of 1966. Hu Jia (Shaun Chen) goes to the temple to seek the deities' permission to change his surname back to Zhang. Unwittingly, he is caught in a confrontation between the villagers of Wanxing Village and Wanshou Village, ensuing a fight; nonetheless, the owner of New Phoenix Troupe tells his artistes that their opera must go on ...

Ep 2
46 mins

Hong Kuan pushes Hong Rui out first. Xiaoxiong kicks the shelf and Hong Kuan manoeuvres his way out unscathed. Xiaoxiong takes him hostage and runs off. Xiaoxiong hands the money to Spareribs and makes plans to hide in a durian plantation in Johor for a few months. When he finds out Hong Kuan is lost, he takes him home. Zhang Jia is appalled that Minghui made such efforts to find the stolen baby boy in spite of her pregnancy ...

Ep 2

Hong Kuan pushes Hong Rui out first. Xiaoxiong kicks the shelf and Hong Kuan manoeuvres his way out unscathed. Xiaoxiong takes him hostage and runs off. Xiaoxiong hands the money to Spareribs and makes plans to hide in a durian plantation in Johor for a few months. When he finds out Hong Kuan is lost, he takes him home. Zhang Jia is appalled that Minghui made such efforts to find the stolen baby boy in spite of her pregnancy ...

Ep 3
46 mins

Zhang Jia saves Minghui from a bad fall. Xiao hits Liu Qing and scolds her for using her jewellery to redeem somebody else’s son. Zhang Jia teaches Xiao a lesson, while Minghui returns the baby to his mother. Zicong and Fangfang eat the buns Jin Nu (Chen Huihui) had left for Wan Shan. Zihua shields his siblings and is beaten up instead for the deed. Zicong opens car doors to earn tips and salivates when he sees Hong Rui eating cake.

Ep 3

Zhang Jia saves Minghui from a bad fall. Xiao hits Liu Qing and scolds her for using her jewellery to redeem somebody else’s son. Zhang Jia teaches Xiao a lesson, while Minghui returns the baby to his mother. Zicong and Fangfang eat the buns Jin Nu (Chen Huihui) had left for Wan Shan. Zihua shields his siblings and is beaten up instead for the deed. Zicong opens car doors to earn tips and salivates when he sees Hong Rui eating cake.

Ep 4
46 mins

Wanshan lies that he is unable to work because of his hand injury, so his two daughters cannot go to school. Zhang Min empathises with the girls and invites them to her story-telling sessions. Zhang Jia calls on Minghui at the hospital and realises Meixue is the opera artiste who had ruined his gift. Zhang Jia hands out fliers on tuberculosis prevention on Minghui’s behalf, but is unable to answer medical questions. Qiufeng asks Songtao to ...

Ep 4

Wanshan lies that he is unable to work because of his hand injury, so his two daughters cannot go to school. Zhang Min empathises with the girls and invites them to her story-telling sessions. Zhang Jia calls on Minghui at the hospital and realises Meixue is the opera artiste who had ruined his gift. Zhang Jia hands out fliers on tuberculosis prevention on Minghui’s behalf, but is unable to answer medical questions. Qiufeng asks Songtao to ...

Ep 5
46 mins

Minghui dies. Zhang Jia is devastated. Zhang Min offers to take care of Junteng for the time being. Dangyong and Zhang Min are concerned that Zhang Jia might blame Minghui’s death on Junteng. What Dangyong says reminds Zhang Min of Hong Kuan. Wanshan hopes Dangyong and Zhang Min will adopt his children. They refuse to, but agree to let Jinnu work for them. Meixue is inspired by Minghui’s example, Meixue enrols for a course to train as a ...

Ep 5

Minghui dies. Zhang Jia is devastated. Zhang Min offers to take care of Junteng for the time being. Dangyong and Zhang Min are concerned that Zhang Jia might blame Minghui’s death on Junteng. What Dangyong says reminds Zhang Min of Hong Kuan. Wanshan hopes Dangyong and Zhang Min will adopt his children. They refuse to, but agree to let Jinnu work for them. Meixue is inspired by Minghui’s example, Meixue enrols for a course to train as a ...

Ep 6
46 mins

Dangyong receives a bullet while handling an opium den case, while Zhang Min receives prank calls. Wanshan takes away the gold chain Zhang Min had left at home. Not knowing he is being followed, Hong Rui runs after the candy hawker when school ends. Zhang Min and Dangyong manage to find him and Hong Kuan. Hong Kuan is scolded by Zhang Min for not taking care of his brother. Dangyong advises her to be wary of suspicious characters.

Ep 6

Dangyong receives a bullet while handling an opium den case, while Zhang Min receives prank calls. Wanshan takes away the gold chain Zhang Min had left at home. Not knowing he is being followed, Hong Rui runs after the candy hawker when school ends. Zhang Min and Dangyong manage to find him and Hong Kuan. Hong Kuan is scolded by Zhang Min for not taking care of his brother. Dangyong advises her to be wary of suspicious characters.

Ep 7
45 mins

Zhang Min has nightmares about Zhang Yan returning for revenge. She goes to the village again and mistakes Xiaoxiong for a stalker, when he is merely trying to protect her. Zhang Min settles a dispute between the two villages over reared pigs. Jingui shreds Wanshan’s clothes when he is unable to repay his debts. Qiufeng goes after Wanshan for his rent. Wanshan wants to run away. He decides he should leave two of his children with Dangyon ...

Ep 7

Zhang Min has nightmares about Zhang Yan returning for revenge. She goes to the village again and mistakes Xiaoxiong for a stalker, when he is merely trying to protect her. Zhang Min settles a dispute between the two villages over reared pigs. Jingui shreds Wanshan’s clothes when he is unable to repay his debts. Qiufeng goes after Wanshan for his rent. Wanshan wants to run away. He decides he should leave two of his children with Dangyon ...

Ep 8
45 mins

Hong Kuan, Hong Rui, Zicong and Fangfang go to school together. Zhang Yan visits Hong Kuan and returns the handkerchief. She shows her concern and even steals medicine from home for him. Zhang Yan learns Minghui has passed away. Zhang Yan pays respects at Minghui’s grave and vows to make Zhang Jia pay for not taking good care of her. He prepares to attack Zhang Jia when the latter turns up at Minghui’s grave, but Meixue’s appearance thwarts ...

Ep 8

Hong Kuan, Hong Rui, Zicong and Fangfang go to school together. Zhang Yan visits Hong Kuan and returns the handkerchief. She shows her concern and even steals medicine from home for him. Zhang Yan learns Minghui has passed away. Zhang Yan pays respects at Minghui’s grave and vows to make Zhang Jia pay for not taking good care of her. He prepares to attack Zhang Jia when the latter turns up at Minghui’s grave, but Meixue’s appearance thwarts ...

Ep 9
46 mins

Dangyong takes Zhang Min and the children out for a picnic. She refuses to let Hong Kuan eat with the rest of the family. Dangyong tells Hong Kuan how Zhang Yan had hurt Zhang Min in the past, and why his friendship with Zhang Yan soured. However, he asserts that Hong Kuan will always be his son and hopes he and Hong Rui will be good brothers. Zicong overhears Zhang Min suggesting to Dangyong that they find foster homes for him and Fangfang ...

Ep 9

Dangyong takes Zhang Min and the children out for a picnic. She refuses to let Hong Kuan eat with the rest of the family. Dangyong tells Hong Kuan how Zhang Yan had hurt Zhang Min in the past, and why his friendship with Zhang Yan soured. However, he asserts that Hong Kuan will always be his son and hopes he and Hong Rui will be good brothers. Zicong overhears Zhang Min suggesting to Dangyong that they find foster homes for him and Fangfang ...

Ep 10
45 mins

Zhang Min rushes back after hearing gunshots. WIth his dying breaths, Dangyong urges her to take good care of the children. Meixue agrees to go on a date with Henry for Zhang Jia’s sake. The deal is called off when Zhang Jia hits Henry for trying to get fresh with her. Zhang Jia and Zhang Min are devastated by Dangyong’s death. Fangfang wants to return to her parents’ place, but Zicong stops her ...

Ep 10

Zhang Min rushes back after hearing gunshots. WIth his dying breaths, Dangyong urges her to take good care of the children. Meixue agrees to go on a date with Henry for Zhang Jia’s sake. The deal is called off when Zhang Jia hits Henry for trying to get fresh with her. Zhang Jia and Zhang Min are devastated by Dangyong’s death. Fangfang wants to return to her parents’ place, but Zicong stops her ...

Ep 11
47 mins

Zhang Jia sells his laundry shop and wine shop, and makes plans to sell jeans instead. He is worried about Hong Rui, who cries all day because he misses Zhang Min, and Hong Kuan, who is still missing after being thrown out of the house. Hong Kuan becomes a shoe polisher. Jingui likes him and even helps him out when he is bullied. Hong Kuan decides to become Jingui’s lackey ...

Ep 11

Zhang Jia sells his laundry shop and wine shop, and makes plans to sell jeans instead. He is worried about Hong Rui, who cries all day because he misses Zhang Min, and Hong Kuan, who is still missing after being thrown out of the house. Hong Kuan becomes a shoe polisher. Jingui likes him and even helps him out when he is bullied. Hong Kuan decides to become Jingui’s lackey ...

Ep 12
46 mins

Meixue reads Yisheng’s diary and learns how afraid he was when he was caught in the Cultural Revolution. She sees a regretful Songtao burning the ship ticket Qiufeng had prepared for Yisheng and consoles him. Qiufeng does not believe Yisheng is dead and even tells Meixue that she has to wait for him to return. Hong Kuan is on the way home from school with his siblings when he spots Zhang Min. She sees him hiding from her ...

Ep 12

Meixue reads Yisheng’s diary and learns how afraid he was when he was caught in the Cultural Revolution. She sees a regretful Songtao burning the ship ticket Qiufeng had prepared for Yisheng and consoles him. Qiufeng does not believe Yisheng is dead and even tells Meixue that she has to wait for him to return. Hong Kuan is on the way home from school with his siblings when he spots Zhang Min. She sees him hiding from her ...

Ep 13
46 mins

Four years pass. Zhang Min is running a kueh shop called Little Nyonya. Hong Rui rushes to the shop to help, as Fangfang is busy with rehearsals. Zhang Min orders him to do his homework instead. Zicong is happy when Xiaoxiong tells him to concentrate on his studies instead of helping out at the shop. Zihua works at a roast meat joint and is often bullied by his boss, Uncle Hai. Zicong gets into a fight with Jiahui at the shop ...

Ep 13

Four years pass. Zhang Min is running a kueh shop called Little Nyonya. Hong Rui rushes to the shop to help, as Fangfang is busy with rehearsals. Zhang Min orders him to do his homework instead. Zicong is happy when Xiaoxiong tells him to concentrate on his studies instead of helping out at the shop. Zihua works at a roast meat joint and is often bullied by his boss, Uncle Hai. Zicong gets into a fight with Jiahui at the shop ...

Ep 14
46 mins

Uncle Hai refuses to teach Zihua how to prepare the char siew sauce. Zihua sneaks in to listen to the English class at night. While there, he meets Meiyun. Jiahui mistakes Zihua for a lecher and feels bad when Meihua clarifies the misunderstanding. She accidentally tears Zihua’s shirt, and finds that the char siew smell on it is familiar. Zihua returns home to find Feifei fighting with Wanshan, who is back to get his wife’s money. Wanshan ...

Ep 14

Uncle Hai refuses to teach Zihua how to prepare the char siew sauce. Zihua sneaks in to listen to the English class at night. While there, he meets Meiyun. Jiahui mistakes Zihua for a lecher and feels bad when Meihua clarifies the misunderstanding. She accidentally tears Zihua’s shirt, and finds that the char siew smell on it is familiar. Zihua returns home to find Feifei fighting with Wanshan, who is back to get his wife’s money. Wanshan ...

Ep 15
46 mins

Qiufeng whips up a feast and invites Meixue and Lihua to a meal. Yisheng’s stint in China has left him crippled in one leg after his stint. Zhang Jia is stunned to see a man embracing Meixue. After she has made the introductions, he excuses himself and leaves. He has mixed feelings when he looks at the ring he had prepared for her. Songtao apologises to Yisheng for encouraging him to go to China all those years ago ...

Ep 15

Qiufeng whips up a feast and invites Meixue and Lihua to a meal. Yisheng’s stint in China has left him crippled in one leg after his stint. Zhang Jia is stunned to see a man embracing Meixue. After she has made the introductions, he excuses himself and leaves. He has mixed feelings when he looks at the ring he had prepared for her. Songtao apologises to Yisheng for encouraging him to go to China all those years ago ...

Ep 16
46 mins

Zihua makes some delicious char siew and gives it to Jiahui, who is devastated by the death of her idol, Bruce Lee. Zhang Jia cannot make it to the meeting with the school’s department head. Instead, Zhang Min turns up, wearing the earrings bought by Hong Kuan. Hong Kuan has done well in school and is encouraged to go overseas for studies. Zhang Min offers to cover the expenses. Wanshan gambles away the $3000 and returns for another $10,000 ...

Ep 16

Zihua makes some delicious char siew and gives it to Jiahui, who is devastated by the death of her idol, Bruce Lee. Zhang Jia cannot make it to the meeting with the school’s department head. Instead, Zhang Min turns up, wearing the earrings bought by Hong Kuan. Hong Kuan has done well in school and is encouraged to go overseas for studies. Zhang Min offers to cover the expenses. Wanshan gambles away the $3000 and returns for another $10,000 ...

Ep 17
46 mins

Hong Kuan fails to turn up for the photo-taking session at Zicong’s university graduation. Zicong comes up with a solution to help Little Nyonya when Daidi leads the other workers in a strike. Zhang Min is happy that Hong Rui stands in for her when a group of tourists turn up for a visit. Jiahui, who is the tour guide, praises Hong Rui for being a good speaker ...

Ep 17

Hong Kuan fails to turn up for the photo-taking session at Zicong’s university graduation. Zicong comes up with a solution to help Little Nyonya when Daidi leads the other workers in a strike. Zhang Min is happy that Hong Rui stands in for her when a group of tourists turn up for a visit. Jiahui, who is the tour guide, praises Hong Rui for being a good speaker ...

Ep 18
46 mins

The government maps out a 10-year plan to clean up the Singapore River. Jiahui, who has hopes of studying photography in Europe, takes pictures of the river. Liwan encourages Jiahui to help Renyi out in the business after her return. Jiahui is not interested in Justin, the blind date Liwan has set her up with. She tries in vain to find Zihua at Wei Ji. Jinnu develops dementia after Wanshan’s death. One day, she loses her way. She meets Jia...

Ep 18

The government maps out a 10-year plan to clean up the Singapore River. Jiahui, who has hopes of studying photography in Europe, takes pictures of the river. Liwan encourages Jiahui to help Renyi out in the business after her return. Jiahui is not interested in Justin, the blind date Liwan has set her up with. She tries in vain to find Zihua at Wei Ji. Jinnu develops dementia after Wanshan’s death. One day, she loses her way. She meets Jia...

Ep 19
46 mins

Hong Kuan is ordering cakes for his colleague. To his surprise, he finds out Hong Rui gave up his business administration studies to sell cakes. Hong Rui begs him to keep this development a secret, as he hopes to convince Zhang Min of his preference for a culinary career after he attains success. Zhang Min praises Zicong for helping her solve a rental problem. Zicong hints that he hopes to open his own law firm; she refuses to sponsor him ...

Ep 19

Hong Kuan is ordering cakes for his colleague. To his surprise, he finds out Hong Rui gave up his business administration studies to sell cakes. Hong Rui begs him to keep this development a secret, as he hopes to convince Zhang Min of his preference for a culinary career after he attains success. Zhang Min praises Zicong for helping her solve a rental problem. Zicong hints that he hopes to open his own law firm; she refuses to sponsor him ...

Ep 20
46 mins

Zhang Min is incensed when she finds out what Hong Rui has been doing with help from Hong Kuan and Daidi. However, she is moved when Hong Rui explains why he had changed his competition dish from Nyonya rice dumpling to Rempah Udang. On the way home, Zicong and Feifei seize the opportunity to stir up discontent. However, Hong Kuan urges Zhang Min to let Hong Rui pick the road he wants to take.

Ep 20

Zhang Min is incensed when she finds out what Hong Rui has been doing with help from Hong Kuan and Daidi. However, she is moved when Hong Rui explains why he had changed his competition dish from Nyonya rice dumpling to Rempah Udang. On the way home, Zicong and Feifei seize the opportunity to stir up discontent. However, Hong Kuan urges Zhang Min to let Hong Rui pick the road he wants to take.

Ep 21
46 mins

Xiaoxiong is released from prison. He has been diagnosed as having a brain tumour, and Zhang Min wants to take him to America for treatment. Meixue is in such pain that Zhang Jia takes her to the clinic. The doctor advises her not to overwork, as the foetus’ condition is not stable. Yisheng is unhappy to see her with Zhang Jia. Meixue decides not to travel to Japan with her mother. Yisheng is upset when Meixue lies ...

Ep 21

Xiaoxiong is released from prison. He has been diagnosed as having a brain tumour, and Zhang Min wants to take him to America for treatment. Meixue is in such pain that Zhang Jia takes her to the clinic. The doctor advises her not to overwork, as the foetus’ condition is not stable. Yisheng is unhappy to see her with Zhang Jia. Meixue decides not to travel to Japan with her mother. Yisheng is upset when Meixue lies ...

Ep 22
46 mins

Meixue suffers a miscarriage. Qiufeng and Yisheng are incensed with her for losing the baby. Yisheng even accuses her of infidelity and blames Zhang Jia for causing him to lose his baby. Zhang Jia is sad when Meixue tells him not to call on her again. Feifei helps Xiaohong deal with a difficult customer. Impressed, Jingui tries to get fresh with her. He is unhappy when Mimi takes her away in the nick of time.

Ep 22

Meixue suffers a miscarriage. Qiufeng and Yisheng are incensed with her for losing the baby. Yisheng even accuses her of infidelity and blames Zhang Jia for causing him to lose his baby. Zhang Jia is sad when Meixue tells him not to call on her again. Feifei helps Xiaohong deal with a difficult customer. Impressed, Jingui tries to get fresh with her. He is unhappy when Mimi takes her away in the nick of time.

Ep 23
45 mins

Fangfang cancels the contract with Uncle Huang. To her displeasure, Hong Kuan takes Daidi’s side and decides to look into the matter. She complains to Zicong, who advises her to find other means of taking over the company. Fangfang meets Director Chen Ze. Her hopes of becoming a star rekindled, she decides to go for an audition. She does not realise Chen Ze has abandoned the movie project, as the sponsors want to make major changes.

Ep 23

Fangfang cancels the contract with Uncle Huang. To her displeasure, Hong Kuan takes Daidi’s side and decides to look into the matter. She complains to Zicong, who advises her to find other means of taking over the company. Fangfang meets Director Chen Ze. Her hopes of becoming a star rekindled, she decides to go for an audition. She does not realise Chen Ze has abandoned the movie project, as the sponsors want to make major changes.

Ep 24
46 mins

Jingui tells Feifei that he will release Hong Kuan if she waits on him. Refusing, she jumps out of the car, which leaves her unconscious. Jingui is scared. He releases Hong Kuan and runs off. Zihua wants Feifei to quit her job, but she knows he cannot afford to pay Jinnu’s medical bills by himself. She promises to be extra careful. Hong Rui is concerned Jingui may be after Hong Kuan’s life. Fangfang blames Feifei and is reprimanded by Hong ...

Ep 24

Jingui tells Feifei that he will release Hong Kuan if she waits on him. Refusing, she jumps out of the car, which leaves her unconscious. Jingui is scared. He releases Hong Kuan and runs off. Zihua wants Feifei to quit her job, but she knows he cannot afford to pay Jinnu’s medical bills by himself. She promises to be extra careful. Hong Rui is concerned Jingui may be after Hong Kuan’s life. Fangfang blames Feifei and is reprimanded by Hong ...

Additional Information

The Journey: Our Homeland
Released2015
Genresdrama, historical
Seasons3
Parental guidance advised for young children