Genre: Society & Culture
Year: 2020 & 2023
Duration: 5 Episodes x 60 Minutes (S1) / 9 Episodes x 60 Minutes (S2)
Territory/Rights available: Worldwide (Excluding Singapore)
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co.
Episode 1 – Christmas Island (圣诞岛)
Christmas Island, a mere 135 km2 area in the Indian Ocean, used to boast an abundance in phosphate minerals which sustained many Chinese families there. Now, they can no longer rely on it and some seek better livelihoods overseas. What is the future of Christmas Island? Who will choose to stay?
Episode 2 – Fiji (斐济)
Located at the crossroads of the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji is made up of 332 islands. It is a multi-ethnic country with different cultures. In 2017, Fiji was picked as the happiest country in the world. So, has the Chinese here found their paradise ever since they chose to migrate to Fiji?
Episode 3 – Jordan (约旦)
Jordan is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It’s not the usual migration spot for most Chinese. But its stability has attracted a number of them to live and sow their roots there, and work in its clothing manufacturing, Chinese restaurants and other industries.
Episode 4 – Malaysia, Kelantan (吉兰丹)
In Kelantan, there is a minority group of Peranakan Chinese. They are distinctly different from the Baba Nyonya in their origins, language, culture, and lifestyle. They are called Cina Kampung or the Kampong Chinese, and are the descendants of intermarriages between the Chinese and Siamese people
Episode 5 – Myanmar, Lashio (缅甸腊戌)
Lashio, Myanmar is steeped in Chinese culture. These locals with Chinese origins speak and read Chinese and celebrate traditional Chinese festivals. But they do not see themselves as Chinese, referring to themselves as Kokangese. What are the characteristics of their traditional culture and way of life?