- Title: 九层糕 / Jiu Ceng Gao
- English title: Beautiful Connection
- Genre: Romance, family
- Episodes: 20
- Broadcast network: Mediacorp Channel 8
- Broadcast period: 2002-Aug-05 to 2002-Aug-30
- Air time: Weekdays 21:00-22:00
- Opening theme song: Kuai Le Fang Shi by Rui En
Beautiful Connection begins with the lives of a single-parent family, headed by a domineering and unreasonable mother. The three daughters characters are very different as a result of their mother's, Fatty Zhen, upbringing.
Spoilt by Fatty Zhen, the youngest daughter, Ke Ke, is well-educated but arrogant. On the other hand, Ke Lian and Ke Li happiness have been short-changed to create more opportunities for their youngest sister.
Despite this, both Ke Lian and Ke Li are able to adapt better to society, unlike Fatty Zhen and Ke Ke, whose attitude puts people off. Ke Lian eventually finds true love, while Ke Li finds happiness in with her own family and career. It is only in the face of an economic crisis that the arrogant Fatty Zhen and Ke Ke learn about humility and the importance of maintaining good human relationships.
While Beautiful Connection also reflects on the harsh realities and pressures of working life, it also shows that there will always be hope and warmth even during a depressing time such as an economic crisis.
- Mimi Chu as Fatty Zhen
- Pat Huang as Fan Ke Lian
- Aileen Tan as Fan Ke Li
- Jeanette Aw as Fan Ke Ke
- Xie Shao Guang as Lion King
- Joanne Peh as He Wei
- Huang Shi Nan as Xue Liang
- Qi Yu Wu as Rui Sheng
- Allan Wu
- Tan Kheng Hua
- Henry Thia
- Bukoh Mary
Awards and Recognitions
- Star Awards 2002: Best Drama Serial
- Star Awards 2002: Drama with the Highest Viewership
- Star Awards 2002: Best Actress (Huang Bi Ren)
- Star Awards 2002: Best Actress nomination (Aileen Tan)
- Star Awards 2002: Best Actor nomination (Xie Shao Guang)
- Star Awards 2002: Best Supporting Actress nomination (Tan Kheng Hua)
- Star Awards 2002: Best Theme Song nomination