Yu Sau, a young Singaporean woman, is left to take care of her grandfather after her parents pass away. Struggling to cope with the indignities of age, the old man remembers how he and his best friend came to Singapore from China as teenagers, and how they both loved Cantonese opera — but only the friend became a professional singer. Meanwhile, Yu Sau struggles to cope with her job, her rocky relationship, and her uncertain place in a rapidly-changing country. When her grandfather dies and her boyfriend leaves her, she realises that she may have to look to her family’s past to truly understand herself. Will she be able to find her two older brothers, one a political exile and one seemingly vanished off the face of the earth — and what secrets are hidden in her grandfather’s old opera costume, now missing?