- Part I:
On 9 August 1965, Zhao Di (Aileen Tan) is driven from her husband's home. The same night, she gives birth to twins, Shun Fatt and Su Mei. Unfortunately, Su Mei is born with two moles on her face - a sign of misfortune for the family. Under her family's pressure, Zhao Di is forced to give Su Mei away. This is only the first of many challenges, but with Zhao Di's Indomitable spirit, the family perseveres to make a better life for themselves. Over the years, the family witnesses every step of the nation's growth.
After the 1969 nationwide floods, Zhao Di takes over her father’s family farm with the help of reformed gangster Ah Long. In 1977, the Government begins expropriating land for redevelopment, forcing villagers from their kampongs. Licensed farmland owners, such as Zhao Di, are financially compensated for their land. Ah Kun, Zhao Di’s greedy brother accuses Zhao Di and Ah Long of having an affair to tarnish her name in front of the family. In the midst of Ah Kun’s persistent accusations, Zhao Di’s health takes a hit. Will Zhao Di be able to keep her hard-earned compensation money? What will become of her family if Zhao Di’s health continues to deteriorate? As people change with time, will the kampong spirit remain?