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Serangoon Road is a detective noir series set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Singapore.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Hany ...  Sam Callaghan 10 episodes, 2013
Joan Chen ...  Patricia Cheng 10 episodes, 2013
Maeve Dermody ...  Claire Simpson 10 episodes, 2013
Alaric ...  Kang 10 episodes, 2013
Michael Dorman ...  Conrad Harrison 10 episodes, 2013
Pamelyn Chee ...  Su Ling 10 episodes, 2013
Zhang Wei Zhang Wei ...  Uncle Weng 10 episodes, 2013
Ario Bayu ...  Inspector Amran 9 episodes, 2013
Rachael Blake ...  Lady Tuckworth 9 episodes, 2013
Tony Martin ...  Bruce 'Macca' MacDonald 8 episodes, 2013
Jeremy Lindsay Taylor ...  Frank Simpson 7 episodes, 2013
Wendy Toh Wendy Toh ...  Joo Ee 7 episodes, 2013
Shane Briant ...  Major Lawrence Miller 7 episodes, 2013
Aizuddiin Nasser Aizuddiin Nasser ...  Tommy 7 episodes, 2013
Chin Han ...  Kay Song 6 episodes, 2013
Beatrice Chien Beatrice Chien ...  Kok Tao Aunty 6 episodes, 2013
Ted Maynard Ted Maynard ...  Wild Bill 5 episodes, 2013
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It's 1964. The world is changing, the global balance of power is shifting and Singapore is at a crossroads. The colonial rule of the British has finally come to an end and independence is on the horizon. It's an exciting time where the island state can finally forge its own identity. The heartbeat of the nation stems from one main artery that runs through the island. Whether it is culture or crime, politics or patriotism, espionage or enterprise, all paths lead to Serangoon Road. This is the world of Sam Callaghan, Kang, Patricia Cheng and the clients of the Cheng Detective Agency. Sam Callaghan agrees to help Patricia Cheng after her husband is killed while working on a case. Patricia may not be a detective, but she knows her company needs a good investigator with contacts in the various local communities as well as among the ex-pats. Sam is all of that. But, after a childhood in a POW camp and a checkered career in Military Intelligence during the Malay Emergency, he is also ... Written by HBO Asia

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Country:

Singapore | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Детективи от "Серангун Роуд" See more »

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Singapore, Singapore See more »

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Singapore gained independence in 1961 and all vice including brothels and gambling became illegal and was closed down...this is supposed to be 1964. See more »

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The character Amran is described as a police inspector, but his rank badges are the equivalent of a British General (4 star), and he wears them the wrong way round throughout; the crown is worn next to the collar. See more »

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Not the Singapore I remember
9 November 2013 | by chopendozSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this series as I was living in Singapore round about the time the series was set. Not only that, I was living quite close to Serangoon Road so (ike reviewer 'pgmucha') I viewed the series with a hopeful sense of nostalgia. Why is the series called Serangoon Road? It is nothing like it. In reality it was/is a straight, wide street not a narrow winding lane, as depicted. One reviewer stated that it is 'not a documentary' but they should have tried to get the backdrop right at least. This was not the Serangoon Road I remember. The average temperature in Singapore is 25C with 70% humidity. However, our hero runs around and fights – but never raises a sweat . Just walking around in a climate where it is hot and humid all the time, has one dripping with sweat. People walked in the shade, not in the sun. Where are the Indians? Quite close to Serangoon Road is Little India but I could not see any Indians wandering about in this series. Geographical locations have been telescoped it seems. Bugis St is not just round the corner but a kilometer away. (I lived in a rooming house on the same floor as 4 of the 'boys' from Bugis St). Chinatown is at least 3 kilometers away. The acting is not Emmy (or even Logie) material. Joan Chen tries her best to be inscrutable. Her young female sidekick has a somewhat incongruous Oxbridge accent. The hero is suitably heroic, designer stubble and all. Does he ever change his shirt? His romantic interest however, is insipid and the epitome of 'wooden' - hardly the stuff of a a passionate love affair. The other characters are two dimensional at best. The bad guys are very bad. I don't think that in 1964 phrases such as 'pissed me off'and 'forensic accounting' were used. Overall, it was a very average production that barely held my interest A pity that it was not better researched. Yes, I know 'it was not a documentary' but it WAS a 'Hollywood generic' scenario aimed at viewers who have no idea what Singapore was/is like.


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