Sembawang/*= "on " */?> October 9, 2020
Sembawang is home away from home for a tightly-knit community of bachelors and families who work at Her Majesty’s Naval Base in the 1960s. Behind closed doors, a matriarch controls her daughters-in-law’s movements. A bachelor from Kerala pines by his window for his forbidden lover. A maid from a rubber estate across the border aches to hold her young son once more.
An interracial love between a conservative Tamil woman and a worldly Chinese man wreaks havoc in the life of an innocent bystander. The idyllic village life is shaken when two midwives are viciously attacked at the maternity clinic. As catastrophes strike, the village comes together as one. A dramatic, sweeping saga of Sembawang families across five decades.