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Like the Swallow (如燕) by Olivia Ong, from The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Drama

December 26th, 2008 by Ah Doe

This is the consequence of not having a television! I heard everyone talking about it, I heard its theme song on radio stations, I read all the trivias of this drama and interviews with those artists who star in this drama, BUT I never get to watch it!

Can Mediacorp release its DVD version asap? Thanks!

Jeanette Aw in The Little Nyonya
Jeanette Aw (欧萱) as the beautiful and determined Nyonya, good in cooking and beadwork and makes a good housewife

You know everyday I get those complaints about how evil Lim Mei Jiao is in Little Nyonya, how pitiful Jeanette Aw is and how delicious the nyonya delicacies are. Hey you know? I am quite familiar with Malacca as well, why don’t you guys join me for a tour in Malacca? I’ll name it as “The Little Nyonya” tour…sounds great huh?

Yes933 is always playing and hard-selling its theme song: 如燕 (Like the Swallow), pronounced as “Ru Yan”. Olivia Ong surprised me by her accurate Chinese pronunciation. She has a soft and gentle voice, maybe angelic is the best word to describe that feeling. Well, she looks pretty as well.

She is definitely the dream girl of many guys out there! Guys would like to keep her beside them and command “Sing to me! My angel!” whole day long!

Olivia Ong
Photos Courtesy of Nicholas Tan and clubsnap.com

I’ve prepared a piano sheet for this Little Nyonya theme song as well, and I think there is no better time than now to post it before the drama finishes.

Ru Yan - The Little Nyonya Drama Theme Piano Sheet Preview

Some information about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, Bb Major

2) Lyrics and chords are included

3) See some ornaments in the piano sheet? It’s the imitation of Malay accordion and guitar in this song.

4) No repeats. Therefore this piano sheet is 9 pages long. You don’t have to jump from this bar to another bar and find where the signs are.

Download link for The Little Nyonya Drama Theme Song piano sheet – Like the Swallow (如燕).

32 Responses to “Like the Swallow (如燕) by Olivia Ong, from The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Drama”

  1. Eric Says:

    Hi Ah Doe,

    Appreciate that you share the piano sheet with everyone. I also like music alot and will learn how to play this sheet 1 day. Anyway where you from? It will be my pleasure to know 1 more friend who know how to appreciate music that much. Email me if you don’t mind to have 1 more friend.

    Hope to hear from you soon.


  2. Shu Juan Says:

    Hi! THANKS! I love the song alot! haha!

    You can watch the series in http://www.youku.com
    just search by typing in the chinese title 🙂

  3. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Eric,

    I am from Kuching, Malaysia. I also noticed that I did not post much information about myself, will do that one day.

    Hmmm…I was planning to email you but can’t find your email address. Would you like to drop me an email instead? My email is callme@ahdoe.com

    Hi Shu Juan,

    Thanks for your lobang~ It’s a resourceful website! I managed to finish the whole Little Nyonya drama, hip hip hooray~~

  4. Richard Says:

    umm Ah Doe, i am trying the piano score of ‘Ru yan’ that you posted and i was wondering if you could post a video or a sound clip using the piano score because i have trouble playing it… the tunes do not really come out and there are some parts which seem kind of weird.

  5. AhDoe - Music as an International Language » Blog Archive » Hangover after watching The Little Nyonya Says:

    […] back to the Ru Yan (如燕) piano sheet that I have posted […]

  6. Richard Says:

    Hi Ah doe Richard here again. Thanks for posting the mp3 of ru Yan. I think it would sound better with the pedalling.I dont feel theres any flaws because it sounds very nice. Thanks again. My Email- brainfreak47@hotmail.com

  7. sylvia Says:

    Hi there,

    I somehow having problems downloading the scores. Do I need to have any software before I can open them? Sorry, cause, I’m not a computer expert. =X


  8. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Sylvia,

    Please check your email for my reply. Thanks!

  9. Sandra Says:

    Hi there, my friend recommended me your site, and I think it’s cool! Thanks for sharing. Btw, if I would like to request some songs, how shall I go about it?

  10. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Sandra,

    You can email me at callme@ahdoe.com

  11. Hann Says:

    Hi Ah Doe jiejie,

    thanx for dropping by my blog. I wish I can run a blog all by myself too but at the moment Mummy will have to do it for me.

    btw, there is a wrong word on ya music sheet for ru-yan.

    It should be “青空” instead of “晴空”.

    I’m still learning how to play the piano at the moment so can’t really comment on ya notes.

    but thanx for sharing ya music sheets. I hope I can use them really soon.

  12. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Hann,

    So cute! Thanks for your message and corrections. I’ve changed the characters that you’ve pointed out.

    You can re-download the piano sheet now.

    What a great mum you have, you already have your own blog before going to school. I believe when you read back this blog when you grow up, you’ll appreciate what your mum has done for you.

  13. Ah Chris Says:

    Hi Ah Doe

    Lately I am crazy about this “Ru Yan” song, would appreciate if I can have the piano sheet for this song, how do I go about it? Have not been touching my piano for quite a while, hope to be able to play this beautiful piece of music. Btw, Thanks for sharing with us this piece of nice music.

  14. AhDoe - Music as an International Language » Blog Archive » Need (需要) by JS, from The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Drama - By Request Says:

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  15. sandy Says:

    do you have the yangqin version of the ru yan scores???cause i only noe how to read the numbers scores..

  16. eileen Says:

    hi can you send me the scores. i can only view pg 1

  17. Aik Says:

    I love this song! Thank you for uploading!

  18. kat Says:

    Can you also post Olivia Ong’s I believe? with lyrics please! (not chinese characters please, cant understand chinese)

  19. ice_mist Says:

    Hi Ah Doe,

    Thank you for sharing songs with us. I have some problems downloading the RuYan score. Could u email me?
    Am currently addicted to this song & it keeps ringing in my head. Thank u!

  20. Juney setting on cloud Says:

    Hi Ah Doe

    Thanks for the posting, I’v looked for it everywhere. I just watched the drama and now I’m absolutely in loved with all the things showed in there. haha, really want to visit Malacca myself one day. dreaming…..

  21. Candy Says:

    could you email the sheet music to me?
    but thx for sharing anyway

  22. Mgirl Says:

    Could you pls send me the full score for this song? Thanks!

  23. Alvin Says:

    Would you email the full score for this song to me. Thank you.

  24. Ambrose Says:

    Hi, could you email me the full score for this song to me? Thanks you very much!

  25. Wenwen Says:

    Hi cld u email me a copy of this score? My fav song!

  26. Ah Doe Says:

    Dear Readers who have been asking for the music score:

    There is a link to the music score within this page. Please look for “Download link for The Little Nyonya Drama Theme Song piano sheet – Like the Swallow (如燕).”

    Ah Doe

  27. Andrew Toh Says:

    Do you have the piano music sheet for Olivia Ong’s You and me? Love the music.

  28. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Sorry I don’t. You can submit a request at this link below:


    Ah Doe

  29. elaine yap Says:

    hi can you send me the scores. i can only view pg 1. thank you very much :))))

  30. rei Says:


    Sorry, i just replied you in previous post ^^;
    Yeah, i love this series so much that i came across another post on this drama (>_<)

    Please can you share with me the score?

    Thank you.

  31. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi rei,

    This piano sheet link is within this page. I’ve pasted that link here anyway.



  32. rei Says:

    just wanna say thank you!

    sorry for replying late, i didnt get any notice of reply from you to my email..
    but i’m glad that i’m back here!

    I’ll practise hard! thank you so much!

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