The Little NyonyaA story that spans several decades, it tells the life of Yue Niang (Jeanette Aw), a pretty little Nyonya who is skilled in Peranakan, also known as Straits Chinese, cooking and sewing. Growing up in a traditional family, she is discriminated against as the granddaughter of a lowly second wife, a situation made worse by her mother’s disapproved union with a Japanese photographer.
Yue Niang’s beauty and kindness attracted the attention of many suitors, but incur the jealousy of her cousin. She soon catches the eye of a rich, young man who had just returned from overseas, but she loves only Chen Xi (Qi Yu Wu), a rich man disguising as a ‘penniless’ driver. He is touched by her innocence and kindness, and falls deeply in love with her. But under immense pressure, he is forced to marry Yue Niang’s cousin instead.
Yue Niang, on the other hand, is sold to a local gangster. She impresses him with her fearlessness, and becomes his sworn sister. She embarks on a journey to carve out her own life and succeeds despite several setbacks. However, there is still no sign of a man she truly loves... Say CheesePeace Photography Studio is an established but traditional studio founded 80 years ago and had 5 branches in its heyday. Now, there’s only a single studio left and is managed by Pan Ren Yi (Richard Low) and daughter Ze Jia (Joanne Peh). Ze Jia quietly helped out at the studio as she feels indebted to Ren Yi who helped her settle a huge debt 10 years ago, and as a result, she remained single since then. Ke Yuan Hang (Romeo Tan) is a newspaper reporter who is kind and magnanimous, although 5 years younger than Ze Jia, a friendship soon developed.
While Ze Jia is irritable and impatient, Yuan Hang is gentle and caring. Their hindrances do not stop there, as Ren Yi is constantly at loggerheads with Yuan Hang’s mother, Hong Zi Yi (Chen Li Ping). Due to Ren Yi’s temperament, he does not get along with all his children, the matter is made worse when Ze Jia’s mother suddenly died in a car accident. Can Ze Jia and Yuan Hang prevail amidst these family troubles? Can they come together and revive the photo studio which is hurtling into the sunset?