118 also known as (要要发) ran for 255 episodes and was produced by Mediacorp Channel 8. It stars Chew Chor Meng , Pan Lingling , Dennis Chew , Ya Hui , Xu Bin , Somaline Ang , Chen Tianwen , Liu Lingling , Dawn Yeoh , Nick Teo & Carrie Wong as the casts of this series. The series is repeated at 1.30pm on Channel 8 from Tuesday to Friday after Peace & Prosperity.

Also known as要要发
Festive Season
Written byAng Eng Tee 洪荣狄
Directed byWong Foong Hwee 黄芬菲
Lin Mingzhe 林明哲
Qiu Jian Ting 丘健廷
Martin Chan 陳金祥
Fu Zibing 符之炳
Zhang Hui Ying 张慧盈
Cheong Yuan Teng 张愿庭
Gao Shu Yi 高淑怡
StarringChew Chor Meng 周初明
Pan Lingling 潘玲玲
Dennis Chew 周崇庆
Ya Hui 雅慧
Xu Bin 徐彬
Somaline Ang 洪凌
Chen Tianwen 陈天文
Liu Lingling 刘玲玲
Dawn Yeoh 姚懿珊
Nick Teo 张鈞淯
Carrie Wong 黄思恬
Opening theme够力够力 by Jack Neo
Ending theme1) 118 by Chew Chor Meng, Chen Hanwei, Cavin Soh, Dennis Chew, Xu Bin, Ya Hui, Pan Lingling, Dawn Yeoh & Liu Lingling
2) 重來 by Cavin Soh & Chew Chor Meng
3) 最美的旅行 by Ruth Kueo
4) 明信片 by Wu Hui Bing / Matthew Teng
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Mandarin, with some English dialogue
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes255
Executive producer(s)Chong Liung Man 张龙敏
Producer(s)Paul Yuen 袁树伟
Running time22 minutes (without advertisements)
Production company(s)Mediacorp
Original networkMediacorp Channel 8
Original releaseOctober 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) –
October 16, 2015 (2015-10-16)
Preceded byEntangled (7pm-8pm)
Followed byLife - Fear Not
Related shows118 II (2016 - 2017)
118 Reunion (2018)
External links

The show replaced the second half of the 7.00 pm drama timeslot, airing weekdays from October 20, 2014, 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm on weekdays and had a repeat telecast at 9.30am the following day airing together with news-current affairs programme Hello Singapore at 6.30pm.


Hong Daming (Chew Chor Meng) is a positive and generous man. As his coffee shop and house number are both "118", the people around him gave him the nickname of "118" (or 要要发), much to his delight. Together with his wife, Liu Meimei (Pan Lingling), he makes a living by running the coffee-shop, and are well known in Tiong Bahru. Whenever someone is in need, they would always seek Daming for help.

His family lives in a 3-room flat, which was built in pre-war years, above the coffee shop. He has 4 children. The children are named Hong Shunfeng (Dennis Chew), Hong Shunshui (Xu Bin), Hong Jinzhi (Ya Hui) and Hong Yuye (Somaline Ang).

Having 6 people living in a 3-room flat is cramped-up enough, yet he also rents out a room to "Ah Niang", a middle-aged man whose original name is Li Weiliang (Chen Hanwei). Weiliang studied fashion design in France, but circumstances led him to simply run a stall in 118's coffee-shop, selling dumplings with the recipe that his mother left for him.

Weiliang was not the only addition to the cramped flat. Later, Meimei's elder sister – Liu Jiejie (Liu Lingling) and her family also came to live with 118 when her husband, Zhang Tiancheng's (Chen Tianwen) business failed. Daming's own younger sister, Hong Shanshan (Sheila Sim), and her daughter also came to live with him "temporarily" when her husband disappeared mysteriously. Kind-hearted by nature, Daming felt that they must have come to him because they were at their wit's end. He would rather make room for them by having his own sons sleep in the living room, than to chase them away heartlessly.

As such, the story unfolds with this myriad of personalities living under the same roof and hanging around the 118 coffee-shop, where many dramatic yet comedic events took place…

"118" presents the positive side of a Singaporean – passionate, practical, caring, resilient, faithful, tolerant and forward-looking – while also touching on the lesser side of our personalities. Through the dramatic play of events, we are able to see ourselves in the many characters, who are in fact a mirror of the good and bad sides of all of us.


Hong (Daming) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Chew Chor Meng
Hong Daming
118 / Fa-ge (发哥 / 明哥), Lobang King
Younger version portrayed by Liang Qicheng
Teenage version portrayed by Xu Bin

Liu Meimei's husband
Hong Shunshui's father
Wang Shunfeng, Hong Jinzhi and Wang Yuye's adoptive father
Hong Shanshan's elder brother
Li Weiliang's landlord
Owner of the "118" coffee-shop
Viveka's godfather
Vivian's adoptive father and godfather
Assistant Liaison Officer of the Neighbourhood Watch Zone
Arranged by Simon's steward to visit Shunshui in the room, and got locked in episode 116, later requested a call to the "118" coffee-shop
1-15, 17, 19-28, 30-38, 41-44, 46-50, 52-55, 58-61, 63-68, 70-74, 76-80, 82, 84-94, 96-122, 124-130, 139-255
Pan Lingling
Liu Meimei
Small Ang Mo Kio, Mrs 118 / Aunt Fa (发嫂 / 明嫂)
Lady Boss of the "118" coffee-shop
Younger version portrayed by Huang Shi Qing
Teenage version portrayed by Foo Fangrong

Hong Daming's wife
Hong Jinzhi and Hong Shunshui's mother
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's adoptive mother
Liu Jiejie's younger sister
Viveka and Vivian's godmother
Hong Shanshan's sister-in law
Zhang Zhenhui's aunt
Li Weiliang's landlady
Zhang Meiyou's ex-lover
Lady Boss of the "118" coffee-shop
1-36, 38-39, 41-48, 58-61, 63-68, 70-74, 76-82, 84-94, 96-255
Dennis Chew
Wang Shunfeng
Younger version portrayed by Alston Yeo
Wang Fudi's son
Wang Fuhai's nephew
Hong Daming and Liu Meimei's adopted son
Wang Yuye's elder brother
Hong Jinzhi and Hong Shunshui's elder adopted brother
Liu Jiejie and Hong Shanshan's adopted Nephew
Viveka's god-brother
Vivian's adopted brother and god-brother
Kopi boy that works in "118" coffee-shop
Chen Meizhen's ex-classmate & boyfriend
Likes Xu Zhen and Chen Meizhen
1-6, 8, 10-23, 25-36, 38, 41-45, 47-50, 52-60, 62-66, 68-79, 81-82, 84-120, 122, 124-126, 128-255
Ya Hui
Hong Jinzhi
Just-so-happens (恰恰好)
Zhang Meiyou and Liu Meimei's daughter
Hong Shunshui's half elder sister
Hong Daming's adopted daughter
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's adoptive sister
Hong Shanshan's adoptive niece
Liu Jiejie's niece
Viveka's god-sister
Vivian's adopted sister and god-sister
Zhang Jiabao's and Li Zhihao's love interest
Zhang Jiabao's childhood friend
Wonton noodle stall owner
Wang Yu Ye's rival in love
Zhang Zhenhui's cousin
Found out she is Zhang Meiyou's biological daughter in episode 140
Left for US in episode 186
1-18, 20-32, 34-36, 38-39, 41-45, 47-68, 70-78, 80-255
Xu Bin
Hong Shunshui
Small Lobang King, Simon, Water, Stay Away From You (生人勿近), 118 Junior (小118)
Hong Daming and Liu Meimei's son
Hong Jinzhi's half younger brother
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's adoptive brother
Car dealer and property agent
Liu Jiejie and Hong Shanshan's nephew
Viveka's god-brother
Zhang Zhenhui's cousin
Vivian's adopted sister and god-brother
Liked Ada and Keke
Simon's, Zhihao's and Clinton's rival in love
In love with Zhang Ke'ai
Engaged to Zhang Ke'ai
Accused of molesting a female customer, and got locked by Simon's steward in the room in episode 116
Successfully proposed to Zhang Ke'ai
1-3, 6-8, 10-16, 20-22, 25-27, 32-36, 38-41, 44-45, 47-48, 50-51, 54-59, 62-64, 68-69, 71-72, 75, 77, 79, 82-84, 86-93, 96-100, 103-107, 109-113, 116-124, 127-255
Somaline Ang
Wang Yuye
Minor Antagonist

Julie, Just-younger-sister (恰妹妹), NG18
Wang Fudi's daughter
Wang Fuhai's niece
Hong Daming and Liu Meimei's adopted daughter
Wang Shunfeng's younger sister
Hong Jinzhi and Hong Shunshui's adopted younger sister
Liu Jiejie and Hong Shanshan's adoptive niece
Polytechnic student
Zhang Ke Ai and Hong Jinzhi's rival in love

1-3, 6-7, 10-16, 20-22, 24-26, 30-32, 36-38, 41-42, 45, 47-48, 50, 52-58, 63-66, 68, 71-73, 76, 81-82, 89-106, 108-113, 115-123, 125-138, 140, 148-255

Zhang (Tiancheng) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Chen Tianwen
Zhang Tiancheng
Main Villain of the series
Old Zhang (老张)
Liu Jiejie's husband
Zhang Ke Ke, Zhang Ke Ai and Zhang Zhenhui's father
Former owner of Pizza@119
Jiahui's ex-husband
Li Weiliang's enemy
Met with a hit-and-run accident with Cardboard Granny in episodes 124 and 125
Revealed Jinzhi to be Zhang Meiyou's biological daughter in episode 140
Went to jail for a month
Returned early on parole
Claimed that he had developed inner energy after his release
4-5, 8-15, 18, 20-21, 23, 28, 30, 33-34, 37, 40, 44, 46, 48-58, 61-64, 67-70, 72-76, 80, 82-85, 87, 90-92, 94, 99-103, 105-106, 108, 110-118, 120-121, 124-126, 128-150, 159-255
Liu Lingling
Liu Jiejie
Big Ang Mo Kio, My Curse from the Star (来自衰星的你), Jiejie Liu
Younger version portrayed by Huang Jia Qi
Teenage version portrayed by Leron Heng
Zhang Tiancheng's wife
Zhang Zhenhui's mother
Liu Meimei's elder sister
Hong Jinzhi and Hong Shunshui's aunt
New owner of Pizza@119 from episode 114
4-5, 8-14, 18, 20-22, 28, 30, 33-34, 37, 39, 44, 47-59, 61-64, 67-73, 75, 80, 83-85, 87, 90-92, 94, 99-102, 105-106, 108, 111-114, 116-117, 132-255
Dawn Yeoh
Zhang Keke
Ms Gorgeous (美女老师), Chocolate (巧克力)
Zhang Tiancheng and Jiahui's daughter
Zhang Ke Ai and Zhang Zhenhui's half elder sister
Clinton Li's girlfriend
Shunshui's mentor
Shunshui's love interest
Zhang Ke Ai and Ada's rival in love
Hong Shunshui's partner in work and in their aim to get their first 1 million before 30
8-11, 18, 23-24, 39-40, 44, 47-48, 51, 54-57, 62, 67-69, 83-84, 86, 91, 93, 100, 102-103, 106, 110, 114, 119, 122, 142-255
Nick Teo
Zhang Zhenhui
Semi-Villain, later repented

Tommy, Mr Irritating
Zhang Tiancheng and Liu Jiejie's son
Zhang Ke Ai's half older brother
Hong Jinzhi and Hong Shunshui's cousin
Liu Meimei's nephew
Zhang Keke's half younger brother
Eve's ex-boyfriend, Vivian's love interest
Private university student
Previously involved in a money laundering case, but turned into prosecution witness

8-14, 18, 20-22, 28-30, 44, 47, 49-51, 54, 64, 67, 73, 79-80, 82, 84-85, 87, 90, 94, 97, 100-101, 105-106, 108-113, 116-118, 123, 133-145, 160, 162-255
Carrie Wong
Zhang Ke Ai
One and Only (天下无双), Chicken Poop (鸡屎), Angeline, Adorable Chicken Poop (可爱鸡屎)
Zhang Tiancheng and Yue E's daughter, only met him twice before first appearance
Zhang Ke Ke and Zhang Zhenhui's half younger sister
Lin Zhigao and Er-gu's tenant
Hong Shunshui's love interest and best friend
Engaged to Hong Shunshui
Liu Jiejie's getai partner
Ada's roommate and best friend
In love with Hong Shunshui
Liu Meimei's friend
Ada and Zhang Ke Ke's rival in love
Liu Jiejie's niece
Used to be a dance hostess
Under Hong-gu's care to be a dance hostess
Used to work at a nightclub
Used to be Eric's woman; kept by Eric for half a year
Wang Yuye's colleague and rival
Plays Bai Meigui in Life - Fear Not
50-65, 71-72, 75, 79, 81-84, 86-87, 90-101, 106-117, 120-122, 124, 126-134, 137-142, 174-175, 204, 209-255

Hong (Shanshan) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Sheila Sim
Hong Shanshan
Small Durian (小榴莲), King Kong
Hong Daming's younger sister
Hong Shunshui's Aunt
Wang Shunfeng, Hong Jinzhi and Wang Yuye's adoptive aunt
Vivian's adoptive Aunt and God-aunt
Liu Meimei's sister-in law
Alex's ex-girlfriend
Li Weiliang's love interest
18-20, 22-26, 29, 32, 34, 36-37, 41-43, 46-50, 53-54, 56-57, 60-62, 65-68, 70, 76-77, 81-82, 84-93, 95-96, 98, 102, 104-112, 115, 118-121, 123-181, 200, 207-255
Sun Yi En
Viveka Lee Little Imp, Dog Poop (狗大便)
Alex Lee's daughter
Hong Shanshan's stepdaughter/younger sister
Hong Daming and Liu Meimei's god-daughter
Wang Shunfeng, Hong Jinzhi, Hong Shunshui, Wang Yuye and Vivian's god-sister
Diagnosed with autism
Li Weiliang and Lin Zhigao's frenemy
9-10, 12-26, 29, 32, 34, 36, 41-43, 46-50, 53-54, 57, 61-62, 68, 70, 76, 82, 85-86, 90-91, 93, 96, 98, 102, 105, 109-112, 121, 124, 144-255

Lin (Zhigao) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Choy Peng Hoy
Lin Zhigao's mother
Suffers from kidney disease
Formerly a nurse
Zhang Ke Ai and Ada's landlady
Had three suitors
17, 29, 37, 42, 46, 53, 64, 82, 87-88, 90-91, 95, 107, 109-110, 131, 138, 255
Cavin Soh
Lin Zhigao
Hong Daming's best friend
Xie Limei's husband
Zhang Ke Ai and Ada's landlord
Carrie's foster father
17-20, 22-23, 29, 37, 42-43, 46-47, 53, 56-60, 64-66, 68, 70, 76-77, 81-82, 84-85, 87-93, 95, 102, 104-107, 109-111, 118-120, 123, 125-255
Xie Limei
Supporting Villain of part two
May Chia
Zhigao's wife
Zhigao's cab friend's sister
Addicted to gambling
Lucas's ex-lover; constantly exploited by Lucas
Carrie's mother
Ex-model; went to casino to gamble when she was do perform on stage on a cruise
Stole money from Hong Shanshan and other models and embezzled $100,000 from her company
Detested by Hong Shanshan and Er-gu
127, 130-255
Nicole Law
Carrie Lucas Chew and Xie Limei's daughter
Lin Zhigao's foster daughter

Li (Chengfeng) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
李健汉 James Rose's ex-husband
Clinton Li and Ella Li's father
Zhu Yuye 朱玉叶 Rose Clinton Li and Ella Li's mother 24, 48, 67-68, 91, 103, 114,
Zhang Zhenhuan 张振寰 Clinton Li Chengfeng 李承锋 President Clinton (克林顿)
Ella Li's elder brother
Zhang Ke Ke's boyfriend
Hong Shunshui's rival in love
18, 23-24, 40, 44, 47, 51, 55-57, 68, 75, 77, 86, 91, 102-103, 106, 114,
Seraph Sun 孙欣佩 Ella Li Clinton Li's younger sister
Albert's wife
24, 40, 48, 55 (voice), 67-68, 75, 77, 91, 103, 114,
柯迪宏 Albert Ella's husband 91, 103,

Li (Zhihao) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Marcus Mok 莫健发 Li Kuncheng 李昆诚 Li Zhihao's father
(Deceased - episode 145)
Tin Wai Wai 陈慧慧 Huang Mei 黄枚 Li Zhihao's mother
Li Kuncheng's third wife
31, 33, 71, 88, 98 (voice), 145, 147-
Charles Lee 李家庆 Li Zhihao 李志浩 Rascal (臭小子), Bruce Lee
Original name Richard Lee
Hong Jinzhi's love interest and boyfriend
Former worker at Pizza@119
Rich man son
Graduated from the Columbia University
Zhang Jiabao's rival in love
6-7, 15-16, 24, 27-28, 31, 34, 39, 41, 43-44, 46, 49, 51-52, 54-57, 61-63, 65-68, 70-74, 76, 78, 80-84, 88-91, 94-95, 98, 107, 143-145, 153-154, 158-160, 162, 164-186, 188-191, 193-194, 198, 201, 204, 210-211, 214

Chen (Meizhen) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Tan Tiow Im 陈天祥 Uncle Chen 陈伯 Old Chen (老陈)
Hong Daming's old neighbour
Provision shop owner
Chen Meizhen's grandfather
Died during the intermission as revealed by Shunfeng in 118 2 Episode 2
(Deceased - revealed by Shunfeng in 118 2 Episode 2)
15, 43, 50, 53, 56, 58-59, 62, 77, 85, 87, 92, 100-101, 105-106, 115, 118, 144
Sora Ma 马艺瑄 Chen Meizhen 陈美珍 Supporting Villain of the series

Ah Zhen (阿珍)
Wang Shunfeng's ex-classmate, girlfriend and love interest
Uncle Chen's granddaughter
Younger version portrayed by Chloe Ng

16 (younger only)
53-56, 58-59, 62, 74-75, 85, 88, 92, 101-105, 108-109, 116-118, 125-126, 144, 147-148, 156-

Zhang (Jiabao) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Yeo Thiam Hock 杨添福 Zhang Jingui 张金贵 Ah Gui (阿贵), Crazy Gui (头疯贵), Caveman (山顶洞人)
Zhang Jiabao's father
Previously jailed in Changi Prison for 10 years; worked as a chef during his imprisonment
Works at Pizza @ 119
108, 112-115, 120-122, 127-
Lawrence_Wong 王冠逸 Zhang Jiabao 张家宝 Xiaobao (小宝)
Hong Jinzhi's childhood friend and love interest
Regular patron of 118
Li Zhihao's rival in love
Wang Shunfeng and Chen Meizhen's friend
Chen Meizhen's love interest
Zhang Jingui's son
Wang Shunfeng's rival in love
39, 41, 43-44, 48-50, 55, 57, 62-63, 70-71, 74-77, 83, 85, 88, 90-92, 102-108, 112-114, 118, 120-121, 126, 128-

Zhang (Meiyou) familyEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Ang Twa Bak 洪大目 Granny Egg 鸡蛋婆 Zhang Meiyou's mother
Sells eggs at the market
Pioneer Generation member
Died after seeing Meiyou, Jinzhi, Meimei and Sister Blossom
(Deceased - episode 252)
2-3, 6-9, 12-13, 17, 27, 38-39, 44-45, 66-67, 73, 78, 80-81, 88, 90, 97, 108, 139-140, 172
Li Feihui 黎沸挥 Zhang Meiyou 张没友 Major Villain of part one, later repented
Terence Cao (曹国辉), Unfilial son (不孝子), I'm a Good Man (我是好人), Li Nanxing (李南星)
Original name Li Mingfa (李明发)
Granny Egg's son
Hong Jinzhi's biological father
Liu Meimei's ex-lover
Ex-getai performer
Suffered from amnesia as a result from a struggle with a thief
Restored his memory in episode 90
Zhang Jingui's enemy
Teenage version portrayed by Sugie Phua
1-5, 7-9, 11-13, 27-28, 39, 43-45, 49, 51, 61, 63, 66-68, 70-74, 78, 80-81, 90, 97-98, 102, 108-109, 112, 114-116, 120-122, 125-126, 128-

Other charactersEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Chen Hanwei 陈汉玮 Li Weiliang 李伟良 Ah Niang/Ah Liang (阿娘/阿良) / Uncle Niang (Uncle娘) / Dumpling Niang (粽子娘), Old Monster (老妖怪), Sissy (娘娘腔), Brother Wei (伟哥), Alex Lee, See-The-Play/ Sil-Te-Plait(屎大别), Niangniang (娘娘)
Hong Daming and Liu Meimei's tenant & best friend
Tang Sijia's ex-lover
Dumpling stall owner
In love with Tang Sijia
Was exposed by Max Chan as a dumpling stall owner in episode 131
Likes Hong Shanshan
Teenage version portrayed by Jay Goh Jun Hui
1-7, 9-12, 14-20, 23-29, 32, 34, 36-37, 40-43, 46-50, 53-54, 56-61, 64-70, 72, 74-77, 82-102, 104-111, 113-115, 118-136, 142-
Ye Shipin 叶世品 Steven Uncle Steven
Hong Daming's old neighbour and friend
Chen Guoqiang's father
Suffers from kidney disease
Supermarket stock taker
2-3, 26-27, 30, 33, 37-38, 43, 49-50, 53, 65-67, 71, 77, 84-85, 87-89, 100, 105-106, 114, 116, 118, 124-125,
Priscelia Chan 曾诗梅 Tang Sijia 唐思嘉 Doe-eyed Lass (大眼妹)
Max Chan's wife
Li Weiliang's ex-lover
Glory's mother
Works at Pizza @ 119
Teenage version portrayed by Vainy Sansai
6-7 (teenage only)
14, 23, 40, 46, 58-60, 65-67, 72, 74-75, 87, 89-90, 100-102, 107-108, 111, 113, 121-122, 126-136, 142-
Seth Ang 翁兴昂 Alex Lee Samurai
Viveka's father
Hong Shanshan's ex-boyfriend
18-19, 37, 96, 118, 124-125, 149-150, 159-160
Wang Yuqing 王昱清 Duan Ah Zhi 段阿直 Mr Ah Zhi (阿直先生), What's-the-name / That friend of yours/hers (阿直阿歪), Your friend / Ah Wai (阿歪), AJ
Liu Jiejie's loyal fan
Teenage version portrayed by Renfred Ng
20, 33, 44, 62-63, 68-69, 90, 92, 105, 111-113, 164
Zheng Rongming 郑荣铭 Peter Hong Shunshui's colleague at the car showroom 7, 71-72, 130,
Ramesh Vas Mr Vas
A regular patron of 118 who has just gained Singaporean citizenship
Liaison Officer of the Neighbourhood Watch Zone
Organized the CPR session at the community club
26-27, 38, 43, 71, 90-91, 116,
Shine Koh 高慧姍 Eve Zhenhui's classmate/girlfriend who was pregnant with Zhenhui's child.
David's ex-woman
28, 64, 67, 73, 84, 90, 117-118, 123, 163
Benjamin Heng 王智国 Max Chan Supporting Antagonist
No chance (没Chance)
Tang Sijia's husband
18 (file footage)
29, 40-41, 46, 60-61, 89-90, 108, 111, 113, 119, 128, 136, 147-148, 161-
Silver Ang 洪子惠 Jane Max Chan's mistress and employee 29, 40, 60-61, 101, 108 (voice), 148, 162
Qiu Shengyang 邱胜扬 Himself Great Master (大老爷), Master Qiu (邱老爷)
Capital 95.8FM DJ
A customer of 118
Volunteer Special Constabulary officer
33, 36, 71, 79, 86, 104,
陶樱 Yue E 月娥 Moon
Zhang Ke Ai's mother
Likes Lin Zhigao
Resides in Ipoh
47, 106, 111, 121-124, 126, 128-130,
51, 58 (voice)
Hayley Woo 胡佳嬑 Vivian Apple Pie (苹果派)
Hong Daming's adopted daughter and goddaughter
Liu Meimei's goddaughter
Wang Shunfeng, Hong Jinzhi, Hong Shunshui & Wang Yuye's adoptive sister & god-sister
Hong Shanshan's adoptive niece & god-niece
Viveka's god-sister
Susan's daughter
Zhang Zhenhui's love interest
Has heart disease
Returned to the US in episode 60
Returned to Singapore in episode 149
Left in episode 200
(Deceased - episode 246)
53, 59-60, 149-152, 154-157, 159, 164, 167-168, 170, 173, 175, 178, 184, 188-197, 199
James Hu 胡问遂 Bobby Koh Supporting Antagonist
KC15's triad boss who claims the triad is a football team
Zhang Jiabao's ex-buddy
57, 67, 70-71, 75, 104, 126, 157
Teo Ser Lee 张思丽 Jiahui 家惠 Olivia
Zhang Keke's mother
Zhang Tiancheng's ex-wife
100, 102-103, 106, 110, 114, 120,
Lucas Chew Main Antagonist of part two
Xie Limei's ex-lover
Carrie's father
Countlessy tempted Xie Limei to go to the casino ship to gamble and threatened to sell Carrie off
Made Carrie sell tissue paper and chased her out of the house
Esther Goh 吴秋仪 Carol Li Zhihao's cousin
Initially made many attempts to break Hong Jinzhi and Li Zhihao up
Approved to their marriage after Hong Jinzhi saved her and Huang Mei from a thief in New York(episode 198)
164-165, 168, 170, 184, 190-191, 193-195,198
Jin Yinji 金银姬 Mary Wong Hong Shunshui's and Zhang Keke's client
Rich and eccentric old woman
Claimed that she had a terminal illness
Turned to Hong Shunshui and Zhang Keke as her children were fighting over her assets
Wanted Hong Shunshui to marry Zhang Keke and sever all ties with his family so that the 25 million bungalow in Sentosa and other assets would be given to them
185, 190-
Li Yuejie 李岳杰 Gan Dawei David
Friend of Diana Bon, acquaintance and friend of Hong Shanshan
Likes Hong Shanshan
Source of Li Weiliang's jealousy
Famous designer
Claimed by Li Weiliang that his fame was owed to his copying of Li Weiliang's work 20 years ago
Cansen Goh 吴开深 Eric Main antagonist of part two
Peter's client
Tycoon's son
Likes Zhang Ke'ai and kept Zhang Ke'ai for three months
Claimed to have a video of his intimate times with Zhang Ke'ai and blackmailed her with it
(Arrested - episode 241)

Tiong Bahru Market / Food CentreEdit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Jim Koh 许晋鸣 Seventh Duke 七公子 Sells fish at the market 3-4, 15, 38, 49, 71,
Zheng Yiqin 郑逸钦 Uncle Cabbage 菜心叔 Sells vegetables at the market 3-4, 15, 38, 49, 71, 115,
Cat Ang 翁慧霖 Sister Blossom 花姐 Previously sold flowers at the market, but closed it down in episode 59
Ah Wei's mother
Works at Pizza @ 119
3-4, 6, 15, 38, 49, 59, 65-67, 78, 115, 116, 135, 140, 141, 144, 152, 154-157, 163,
Theresa Cai Yunjun 蔡韵君 Auntie Fruit 水果嫂 Auntie Amy
Sells fruits at the market
3, 15, 38, 45, 49,
Tang Shaowei 唐绍炜 Ah Qing 阿清 One of the cleaners who works at the food centre
Migrant worker from China
3-5, 15, 38, 49, 71, 78, 102,
He Bin 何滨 Auntie Bun 包嫂 Sells chwee kueh and buns at the food centre 15-16, 27, 38, 126

Cameo appearance (appearing from ep 1-127)Edit

Note: Only credited cameos are listed.

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Chen Meiling 陈美龄 Daming's mother 达明母亲 Hong Daming's mother who brought young Daming to cut his hair
Zakk Lim 林绍凯 Albert Property agent whom Steven introduced 3, 15
Zheng Rongming 郑荣铭 Peter Hong Shunshui's colleague at the car showroom 7, 71-72, 130,
郭雅长 Mysterious Man 神秘男 Assailant who is after Li Zhihao and possibly responsible for Zhang Meiyou's amnesia from the robbery 13, 82-84, 88-89,
Chen Zonghua 陈宗华 Ah Hong 阿洪 Getai Boss 14, 20, 33, 62, 75,
Michelle Tay 郑荔分 Herself Getai Host 14, 20, 33, 62,
Guo Jingrong 郭锦荣 Gangster 大只佬 A gangster-looking man who called for Lin Zhigao's taxi, but was refused. 18
Zheng Shuying 郑淑莹 Young Lady 年轻女人 One of Lin Zhigao's passengers who asks to go to Mandai Columbarium
Filial to her deceased mother
Zoe Tay 郑惠玉 Herself MediaCorp artiste who was one of Lin Zhigao's passengers. He did not take her as he is on Hong Shanshan's call. 18
Qiqi 琦琦 An An 安安 Getai Performer 20, 33, 75,
廖永毅 Ruffian 流氓 A ruffian in Geylang who brought Shunfeng to look for "Ah Zhen". 25
方进平 Chen Guoqiang 陈国强 Ah Qiang (阿强)
Steven's eldest son
28, 89
Chen Jiahui 陈佳慧 Isabel Huang Mei's assistant 31, 33, 95,
Wang Junxiong 王俊雄 Wang Fudi 王福弟 Wang Fuhai's elder brother
Hong Daming's buddy
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's biological father
Died in a car accident 20 years ago
(Deceased - 20 years ago)
31, 38
锦儿 Fudi's wife 王妻 Wang Fudi's wife
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's biological mother
Died in a car accident 20 years ago
(Deceased - 20 years ago)
31, 38
黑龙 Long-ge 龙哥 Ah Zhen's boss, kidnapped Ada
(Arrested - episode 36)
陈愫敏 Clinic Assistant 女职员 The assistant at a clinic Er-gu goes to. 37
张佩芳 Housewife A 妇女甲 Patrons of the food centre. Meiyou comes up to them upon hearing them mentioning about a getai happening around the vicinity, but thinking he is a lunatic, they went away. 39
林素君 Housewife B 妇女乙 39
庄义川 Man 男子 Meiyou approaches this man asking where is his daughter. Frustrated, he grabs Meiyou by the collar, but is saved by Zhihao. 39
陈湘榕 Lisa Gym instructress
Clinton's friend
杨迪嘉 Xiaohui 小惠 Kindergarten teacher
Shunfeng's blind date
Auntie Fruit's aunt's cousin's daughter
45, 55
Bukoh Mary 巫许玛莉 Herself Capital 95.8FM DJ
One of the restaurant's patrons
Acted in Beautiful Connection and My Lucky Charm
Gary Tan 陈毅丰 Ah Wei 阿威 KC15's triad member
Responsible for burning the 118 coffee-shop
(Arrested - episode 104)
Sent to a rehabilitation centre as of episode 114
45, 54, 66-67, 70-72, 74, 104
Bryan Chung 钟肇峰 Tony KC15's triad member
(Arrested - episode 104)
45, 54, 70-72, 74, 104
Joy Yak 易凌 Susan 苏珊 Hong Daming's friend
Liu Meimei's friend and past rival in the getai industry
Returned to the US in episode 60
53, 59-60, 197, 199
卢冠耀 Middle-aged man 中年男子 Chen Meizhen's 40-year-old ex-boyfriend 55
张桦珉 Chen Gang 陈刚 Chen Meizhen's uncle who accuses her of eyeing on the family assets. 56,
Michael Kwah 柯宗耀 David / Ah King Zhang Jiabao and Bobby's friend
Drug supplier
Ah Lian's man
Eve's ex-man
57, 80, 90,
卢佳俊 Ah Dong 阿东 Zhang Jiabao and Bobby's friend 57
潘伟强 Ah Ming 阿明 Zhang Jiabao and Bobby's friend 57
胡雁雁 Ah Lian 阿莲 David's woman 57
James Fong 方伟豪 Big Mouth 大嘴 Handphone repair shop owner 64, 140, 162
欧美杏 Mrs Wang 王嫂 One of Er-gu's friends who patronizes Lin Zhigao's beehoon stall 65, 105
Jaylynn Loh 卢乐慈 Glory Max Chan and Tang Sijia's daughter 67, 87, 136, 147-148, 160
梁人中 Male Bodyguard 男保镖 Bodyguard working for Simon 77-79, 86-88
陈佩丽 Female Bodyguard 女保镖 Bodyguard working for Simon 77-79, 87-88
潘皇升 Old Jiang 老江 Uncle Chen's friend 85,
张衛 Ah Ming 阿明 118 patron who is invited to join in the CNY reunion dinner
Migrant worker from China
陶俊阳 Ah Shui 阿水 118 patron who is invited to join in the CNY reunion dinner
Migrant worker from China
Sheeda Mrs Vas Vas's wife 90-91,
Kamaliah Kamsin Nurse 马来护士 Malay nurse at the clinic Shunfeng and Uncle Chen go to who can speak Mandarin 100
Tahir Ahmed Ansari Dr Martin 印度医生 Indian doctor at the clinic Shunfeng and Uncle Chen go to who can speak Mandarin 100
Lin Mingzhe 林明哲 Director 导演
Producer 监制
Director at MediaCorp; producer of Life - Fear Not 109, 141, 190, 210
Cheong Yuan Ting 张愿庭 Ms Jin 金编审 Screenplay at MediaCorp
Wrote for The Golden Way (金色大道), I Love My Pretty Babe (我爱我的漂亮宝贝), Tiger Mum @ Home (家有虎妈) and Life - Fear Not
109, 141, 210
苔瑟蕊 Hong-gu 红姑 A mamasan Tiancheng recommends to Ke Ai 110
廖永辉 Simon's steward Simon管家 Simon's steward
Locked Daming and Shunshui in a room under Simon's orders
Released Daming and Shunshui in episode 117 in exchange for Ada's departure with Simon

Cameo appearance (appearing from ep 128 onwards)Edit

Note: Only credited cameos and notable cast are listed.[1][2]

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Lee Tze Yuan Himself 28th SEA (South East Asian) Games 2015 wushu representative 157
Emily Sin Herself 28th SEA (South East Asian) Games 2015 wushu representative 157
Eugene Teo Himself 28th SEA (South East Asian) Games 2015 water polo representative 157
Ang An Jun Himself 28th SEA (South East Asian) Games 2015 water polo representative 157
Chen Shucheng 陈澍城 Himself MediaCorp artiste
Plays Zhuang Shuiqing in Life - Fear Not
Aileen Tan 陈丽贞 Herself MediaCorp artiste
Plays Zhuang Daomei in Life - Fear Not
Rayson Tan 陈泰铭 Himself MediaCorp artiste
Plays Zhuang Daoqiang in Life - Fear Not
190, 210
Felicia Chin 陈凤玲 Herself MediaCorp artiste
Plays Zhuang Daohan in Life - Fear Not
Aloysius Pang 冯伟衷 Himself MediaCorp artiste
Plays Zhuang Daoren in Life - Fear Not
Hao Hao 皓皓 Xiao-qiang 小强 Hospital doctor
Zhang Keke's current boyfriend

Cast who left before episode 127Edit

Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Chloe Wang 王樂妍 Ada Zhou Min 周敏 Mrs Liu (刘太太), Min-er (敏儿)
A rich man's daughter from overseas
Hong Shunshui's love interest
Detests Simon
Suffered mental disorder
Kidnapped by Long-ge in episode 35; Simon took her after Long-ge's arrest
Escaped from Simon's clutches in episode 79
Lin Zhigao and Er-gu's tenant
Zhang Ke Ai's roommate and best friend
Zhang Ke Ai and Zhang Ke Ke's rival in love
Secretly left "118" coffee-shop to give herself in to Simon, then left for the US in episode 116
Returned to Singapore in episode 255, but did not appeared
(Left for the US - episode 116)
7-8, 10, 26-27, 31-35, 77-79, 81-84, 86, 90-93, 96-97, 99-100, 103-104, 106-107, 109-114, 116
Mu Qing 穆青 Xu Zhen 徐珍 Jennifer (珍妮), Ah Zhen (阿珍)
Wang Shunfeng's love interest
A foreign worker that came from China
(Deported back to China - episode 36)
16-17, 19-22, 32, 34-36
Zhang Wen Xiang 张汶祥 Wang Fuhai 王福海 Supporting Antagonist of part one
Wang Fudi's younger brother
Wang Shunfeng and Wang Yuye's uncle
Returned to Thailand after ending his confrontation on a good note in episode 38
31-33, 37-
Allen Chen 陈祎伦 Simon Liu Main Antagonist/Villain of part one
Mr Simon (赛门先生)
Ada's husband
Shunshui's rival in love
Possibly sent men to splash dye on Jinzhi in episode 108
Left for the US after Ada gave in to him in the bar in episode 116
(Left for the US - episode 116)
35, 77-79, 87, 89, 96-97, 104, 109-110, 113, 116

Original Sound Track (OST)Edit

Song title Song type Lyrics Composer Arranger Performer(s) Producer(s)
够力够力 Theme Song Jack Neo Matthew Teng Jack Neo Paul Yuen, Mo Ju Li
118 Sub-theme Song 1 Le Sheng 乐声 Zheng Kai Hua Chew Chor Meng, Chen Hanwei, Cavin Soh, Dennis Chew, Xu Bin, Ya Hui, Pan Lingling, Dawn Yeoh, Liu Lingling Mo Ju Li
重来 Sub-theme Song 2 Le Sheng 乐声 Matthew Teng Chew Chor Meng (unplugged)
Cavin Soh (original)
Mo Ju Li
最美的旅行 Sub-theme Song 3 Le Sheng 乐声 Zheng Kai Hua Ruth Kueo 魏妙如 Mo Ju Li
明信片 Sub-theme Song 4 Le Sheng 乐声 Matthew Teng Wu Hui Bing 吴惠冰 (female)
Matthew Teng (male)
Mo Ju Li
光辉岁月 Other songs Wong Ka Kui Wong Ka Kui N/A Chew Chor Meng (unplugged)
Beyond (original)
你知道我的迷惘 Other songs Lau Coek-fai Wong Ka Kui N/A Chew Chor Meng (unplugged) N/A
喜欢你 Other songs Liang Wern Fook Liang Wern Fook N/A Chew Chor Meng (ep 1 unplugged)
Dennis Chew (Wang Shunfeng version)
Kit Chan (original)
Carrie Wong (Zhang Ke'ai version)
关怀方式 Other songs Hu Wen Long 胡文龙 Sui An 随安 N/A Chen Hanwei, Chua Lee Lian 蔡礼莲 N/A
爱的路上千万里 Special song (ep 10, 11, 14, 62) Sun Yi 孙仪 Liu Chia-chang Matthew Teng Huang Shi Qing 黄诗晴, Huang Jia Qi 黄嘉琪(Younger Jiejie and Meimei)
Wu Hui Bing 吴惠冰, Ruth Kueo (Teenage Jiejie and Meimei)
Liu Lingling, Carrie Wong (Jiejie and Ke'ai)
Mo Ju Li
等你等到我心痛 Other songs Li Feihui Li Feihui N/A Li Feihui (original) N/A
情非得已 Special song Zhang Guo Xiang 张国祥 Jovi Theng N/A Carrie Wong (Zhang Ke'ai version)
Xu Bin (ep 69 unplugged)
Dawn Yeoh (ep 93 unplugged)
夜来香 Special song (ep 14, 33, 71-72) Yao Min 姚敏 Lee Jun Qing 李雋青 N/A Liu Lingling, Carrie Wong (ep 71/72 unplugged) N/A
我的心里没有他 (original title: Historia de un Amor) Special song (ep 20) Carlos Eleta Almaran
Chen Die Yi 陳蝶衣 (Chinese lyrics)
Carlos Eleta Almaran N/A N/A N/A
情人的眼泪 Special song (ep 20, 102) Yao Min 姚敏 Chen Die Yi 陳蝶衣 N/A Liu Lingling (unplugged) N/A
城里的月光 Special song (ep 32) Chen Jiaming 陈佳明 Chen Jiaming 陈佳明 N/A Mavis Hee (original) N/A
你是我的唯一 Special song (ep 45) Heng Cheng Hwa 邢增华 Eric Moo N/A Eric Moo (original) N/A
贺新年 CNY songs (ep 90) 严折西 李厚襄 N/A Women's team N/A
恭喜恭喜 Chen Gexin 陈歌辛 N/A Men's team N/A
春风吻上我的脸 Chen Die Yi 陳蝶衣 Yao Min 姚敏 N/A Women's team N/A
财神到 黄仁清 N/A Men's team N/A


  • The storyboard for the series, Ang Eng Tee, said in an interview with My Paper that the show may need to be re-scripted even after the script for all 255 episodes has finished writing. This is because speculations that the general elections may be held in 2015 is trending, and that the political parties are already introducing its candidates progressively. If the elections are held in September, the show will need to re-insert the GE buzz, and the director and cast will need to do re-takes.[3] The election dates were announced on 25 August, and the GE buzz was inserted on episode 225 (7 September 2015), where Dennis Chew and Sheila Sim mentioned the election campaigns. However, as the show was pre-empted six times during that period, episode 225 could have been aired on 28 August if there were no interruptions, causing the campaigning period, which were held on 2 to 9 September, to have happened earlier than usual.
  • In the finale week of the series' broadcast, Chew Chor Meng puts up a notice at the coffee shop saying that 118 will be closed due to renovation works, and the final day of business will be on 16 October 2015, the day when the final episode would be aired. If there were no interruptions, the final day mentioned should have been on 9 October. However, in actual fact, as the scene is set one month after Shanshan dumped Dawei and another month after Granny Egg's death, the shop should have been closed at a later date than October.

Awards & NominationsEdit

Star Awards 2016Edit

118 has the third-most number of nominations for Star Awards 2016, with 11 nominations in 10 award categories. The series has at least one nomination in every performance award for drama programmes. Along with Crescendo, The Dream Makers II, The Journey: Our Homeland and Tiger Mum, it is one of the five dramas to be nominated for both the Best Drama Serial and Best Theme Song. It won 2 out of 10 award categories.

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Accolades Category Nominees Result
Star Awards 2016 Backstage Achievement Awards
Best Set Design for Drama Programme
Ho Hock Choon
Star Awards 2016 Show 1 红星大奖2016 上半场 Best Evergreen Artiste Award
Chen Tianwen
Star Awards 2016 Show 2 红星大奖2016 下半场 Young Talent Award
Sun Yi En
Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲
Jack Neo
Best Supporting Actor
Chen Tianwen
Best Supporting Actress
Carrie Wong
Sheila Sim
Best Actor
Chen Hanwei
Best Actress
Ya Hui
Best Drama Serial
N/A Nominated
Star Awards 2016 Post-show Party
红星大奖2016 庆功宴
Favourite Female Character
Somaline Ang

Fame Awards 2016Edit

Award Category Recipients (if any) Result
Fame Awards 2016 星光大奖2016 Best Actor in a Leading Role
Xu Bin
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jin Yinji
Best Theme Song 最佳主题曲 Cavin Soh 苏梽诚 & Chew Chor Meng 周初明 (《重来》) Nominated
Chew Chor Meng 周初明 (《你知道我的迷惘》) Nominated
Chen Hanwei 陈汉玮 & Chua Leelian 蔡礼连 (《关怀方式》) Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "SEA Games athletes drop by 118 for a kopitiam cameo". Toggle. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-07-20. Retrieved 17 Jul 2015.
  2. ^ "First look at Ch8's new long-form drama Life's Blessings". Toggle. 17 Jul 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "《118》故事人洪荣狄 随时为大选改剧情". My Paper 我报 (in Chinese). 25 August 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-21.