We Came This Far

[我们是同乡] 探索本地不同籍贯华人的价值观,了解新加坡不同籍贯华人家庭代代相传,创业、生活、饮食与文化传承的生活故事。

In WE CAME THIS FAR, our Hosts go on an intimate journey to discover the life stories, values, family ties, businesses and lifestyles of 5 Chinese dialect groups in Singapore.


Genre: History, People & Culture
Language: Mandarin with English Subtitles
Year: 2021
Duration: 3 Episodes x 60 Minutes
Territory/Rights available: Asia excluding Singapore
Show Format: HD
Produced by: The Moving Visuals Co

Episodic Details

Episode 1- The Hokkien (福建人):

Courage and tenacity are values synonymous with the Hokkien community – meet those who embody them.  A family with a connection to the ocean through the generations, having first carved a livelihood from a barge. A tea business that continually innovates, and a profile preserving his handcrafted soy sauce heritage.

Episode 2- The Teochew and Cantonese (潮州与广东人):

How are the Teochew and Cantonese communities injecting new life to their cultures? Some aspire to elevate their cuisine by rethinking traditional dishes or recreating recipes from childhood.  Some use paintbrush strokes to capture moments in time.  Others express their culture through photography and artisan offerings.

Episode 3- The Hakka and Hainanese (客家和海南人):

The new generations of Hakka and Hainanese are keeping their cultures vibrant while staying true to their pioneers’ spirit.Breathing new life into traditional pawn shops using technology. Preserving traditional Hakka flavours.  Conserving the heritage of Hainanese traditional martial arts and other cultural elements before they vanish.