In the southern Province of Guangxi amidst the turmoil of the Taiping Rebellion and the Opium War, a woman is kidnapped and her husband shipped out as a coolie to Singapore. Yet from despair came good fortune. Seen through the eyes of one family, this is a moving story of the scourge of opium and one man's plight and rise in fortune in British Malaya. A descendent of the famous Kapitan Cina, Yap Kwan Seng, Chan Ling Yap will take you back to China in the 1900s, where we follow one man's journey to a new promised land Malaya.
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