The Little Nyonya (2020)

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Chinese remake of blockbuster The Little Nyonya captures attention of Singaporean audience

SINGAPORE, July 21 (Xinhua) — The remake of the local blockbuster The Little Nyonya has captured the attention of the local audience.

Local media reported that the drama, which was recently shown on China’s Central Television, has topped Chinese microblogging site Weibo’s real-time search rankings.

The Little Nyonya was a hit in Singapore in 2008, while the new one, which is available in Singapore via the iQiyi streaming platform, also has players in the old version. Moreover, its screenwriter Hong Rongdi is also the screenwriter for the former one.

The show is co-presented by Beijing iQiyi Technology Co. Ltd., G.H.Y Culture & Media (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and some other partners and co-starred by actors and actresses from China, Singapore and elsewhere.

Koh Chin Yee, Vice President of South Seas Society (Singapore) mentioned The Little Nyonya in a webinar on the exchanges between people in China and Singapore from the perspective of popular TV series on Monday evening. He noted that the Chinese migrating to the Southeast Asia as early as the 15th century is the first generation of Chinese migrants here. They are called Peranakan Chinese, and the female Peranakans are called Nyonya.

He went on to say that the story of The Little Nyonya is always soul-touching for the Singaporean audience, as it epitomizes the history of Chinese migrating to the Southeast Asia in a time span of several hundred years.

Vickie Chong, who was present at the startup ceremony of the show in October 2018 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, said she was amazed at the details of the real-life scenes set up for the show, such as the man-made sunlight and the moss on the wall, she recalled.

The new TV series also aroused the interest of Katie Zheng, founder of the Katia Verde Art Gallery in Singapore. Her gallery showcases various artefects featuring Nyonya culture, such as Nyonya oil paintings, Nyonya Kebayas and Sarongs, stylish handmade beaded shoes and other Peranakan crafts.

According to her, these items of intricate art possessing multicultural influences, are not only welcomed by the local Peranakan community, but are also loved by international tourists who show their passion for Southeast Asia heritages and arts.

The Little Nyonya 2020 which is featuring Peranakan culture will spark a new tourism boom and a new wave of cultural understanding, once the COVID-19 situation has improved worldwide, she added.

SOURCE :  http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-07/21/content_76297430.htm

中国翻拍版《小娘惹》引新加坡观众关注

新加坡,7月21日(新华社)–新加坡热播剧《小娘惹》的翻拍版吸引了新加坡观众的注意。

当地媒体报道说,这部在中国中央电视台热播的翻拍剧在中国新浪微博实时搜索中排名第一。

2008年,电视剧《小娘惹》在新加坡大受欢迎,而2020版《小娘惹》通过爱奇艺流媒体平台在新加坡推出,同时制作团队部分成员也来自老版班底,其中就包括编剧洪荣狄。

该剧由北京爱奇艺科技有限公司、长信文化传媒(新加坡)有限公司和建信文化传媒合作拍摄,并由来自中国、新加坡和其他地区的演员共同主演。

7月20日周一晚间,在中新两国大众电视剧网络交流研讨会上,南海学会(新加坡)副会长许振义提到了《小娘惹》。他指出,最早于15世纪移民到东南亚的华人是本地的第一代华人移民,他们被称为土生华人,女性土生华人被称为娘惹。

许振义表示,《小娘惹》的故事总是能令新加坡观众感动不已,因为它是华人移居到东南亚几百年历史的缩影。

该剧开机仪式于2018年10月在马来西亚新山举行。据出席过开机仪式的Vickie Chong回忆,她对该剧中场景设置细节的真实度感到惊讶,尤其是人工布置的阳光和墙上的苔藓几可乱真。

新版《小娘惹》电视剧也引起了新加坡绿森林艺术坊创始人郑丽勤女士的兴趣。她的画廊展示了具有娘惹文化特色的各种艺术品,如娘惹油画、娘惹彩绘和纱笼、时尚的手工串珠鞋和其他土生华人手工艺品。

据郑女士介绍,这些精美的艺术品糅合了多元的文化,不仅受到当地土生华人社区的欢迎,也得到钟情于东南亚文化遗产和艺术的国际游客的喜爱。

她补充说道,一旦全球COVID-19疫情缓解后,以土生华人文化为特色的电视剧2020版《小娘惹》将带动新一轮的旅游业繁荣和新的文化传播热潮。