First things first, have you signed up for dimsum? If not, the video-streaming service has announced a limited-time offer at RM5 a month (normal price: RM15) for all subscriptions made between Nov 1 and Dec 31.
Once you’ve done that, buckle up because dimsum is taking you on a ride to discover stories from Singapore, China, Hong Kong and Japan this November.
The Empress Of China
Learn the story of how a concubine rose through the ranks and became China’s only female emperor in this historical drama.
Set in the Tang Dyansty, The Empress Of China begins with 14-year-old Wu Ru Yi who catches the emperor’s eye and earns a place in the palace. Here, she soon becomes Emperor Taizong’s favourite, to the envy of those around her.
As a result, many set out to destroy her reputation, falsely accusing her of theft, treachery and even murder.
The Chinese series stars Aarif Rahman, Zhang Fengyi, Janine Chang and one of the highest paid actresses in the world Fan Bing Bing in the lead role.
When Duty Calls
Xu Long Bin is a reservist officer who saved Chen Jin Bao’s life during a military exercise.
But that’s not how Chen sees it. Instead of being grateful, he blames Xu for his damaged car. Lu Jun Guang steps in and becomes their mediator, sparking the beginnings of a friendship among the three.
One day, while patrolling a restricted military area, they encounter a terrorist attack. Will they be able to put their military skills to good use and stop the attack?
Besides a star-studded cast that includes Romeo Tan, Pierre Png, Desmond Tan, Paige Chua and Felicia Chin, this 20-episode Singaporean military drama also stars actual members from the force.
This Singaporean series highlights the challenges encountered by a software development start-up and the complicated romantic relationships between its staff members.
Best friends Zheng Hong Yi and Yuan Jing Cheng joined forces and founded Began Apps three years ago. Just as business is about to pick up with a major project in the works, Yuan betrays the company. Saddened by his best friend’s actions, Zheng breaks down.
Meanwhile, the company’s new hire He Jian Ming has a crush on the company’s software engineer Fang Ru but finds out that she is in love with someone else. Then there’s data analyst Zhong Ya Yun whose life is turned upside down when her husband took everything and eloped with his mistress.
Desmond Tan, Joanne Peh, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong and Aloysius Pang star.
Ng Ka Yee is going through a trying time. He and his girlfriend Szema Shuk-Ching opened a travel agency only to go bankrupt after getting cheated by others. Later, Shuk-Ching falls for his best friend and leaves him.
Meanwhile, a cast of characters – a newly immigrated social worker, his cousin from Dongguan who dreams of being a singer in Hong Kong, and his younger sister who just returned from pursuing her masters in Taiwan – enters his life.
Starring Roger Kwok, Wong Cho Lam, Joey Meng, Ivana Wong and Angela Tong.
Kyoto Diary Of Yui Yokoyama
If you’re a fan of AKB48 member Yui Yokoyama, you’re in for a treat!
The Japanese actress, singer and member of the girl group is bringing viewers along on a tour of her hometown, Kyoto. From music to culture and food, learn more about Kyoto through Yui’s eyes in this travelogue.
dimsum allows you to stream the best of Asia for a special price of RM5 a month from now until Dec 31. Download the dimsum app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store or stream directly from dimsum.my. All new subscribers will enjoy 30 days of free access. dimsum also supports Chromecast and AirPlay for subscribers to binge-watch on TV. For more information, visit dimsum.my, dimsum official Facebook (facebook.com/dimsum.my) or Instagram (@dimsum.my).