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DVD. Globe Trekker Video. The Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Malaysia and Laos have long been major destinations on the backpacking route. Their lush tropical rainforests, glorious beaches and remote tropical islands are now attracting more mainstream travelers. Laos however remains the forgotten jewel of the Southeast. It is dreamily remote and unspoiled by tourism. Traveler Justine Shapiro starts her journey in Kuala Lumpur, heading up through the highlands to the glorious beaches of Southern Thailand. Ian Wright begins his journey in bustling Bangkok traveling North for a trek in Chiang Mai. From there he travels up the Mekong River into neighboring Laos. Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes Along the way: $_$_START_LIST ? Learn the popular art of Thai boxing ? Visit the Tong red light district in Phuket ? Witness the legacy of American bombing in Laos during the Vietnam War ? Go trekking in the jungle with traditional hunters from the remote Temenggor region ? Sample the local cuisine and haggle with the women at the Damnoen Saduak floating market $_$_END_LIST
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Item Code : DSCR22262
DVD. Discover The World. 30 Minutes. This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Malaysia.
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Item Code : TWLD21703
DVD. Trekking the World. 100 Minutes. Program 1: Malaysia
Malaysia is a multicultural country of color, tradition and beliefs. It is a nation of tolerance and faith and of history and culture. And it is a destination of rich experiences from the urban sophistication of Kuala Lumpur to the raw beauty of the Borneo jungles. Damon travels the sweep of Malaysia from modern nation, through colonial outposts, to ancient untamed wilderness, as he crisscrosses the country to experience the land and her people.
Program 2: Bali
Bali’s enviable tropical location and gorgeous beaches have made it a mecca for tourists and partiers, but it is also a very spiritual place. Located at the bottom of Indonesia, Bali is part of the largest Muslim Nation in the word, yet the Balinese have been Hindus as far back as the 11th century when they came into contact with Indian traders. They have a unique take on the ancient religion that incorporates their own environment and experiences. Damon explores this tropical paradise, observing how the local people have borrowed from the consumer culture of the west, while still nurturing their own traditions. He meets priests and prophets, attends weddings and funerals, and gets assaulted by local monkeys in his journey across this famous and magical island. He finds a beautiful, energetic, fun loving people who are taking the future in both hands without losing sight of their past.
DVD. Globe Trekker. 60 Minutes. Malaysia’s multiculturalism is unrivaled throughout Southeast Asia – and is reflected in its cuisine. Roving foodie Merrilees Parker begins her journey on the Malaysian peninsula with the native Orang Asli people of Kelantan. They teach her how to hunt with a blowpipe and cook dinner in a bamboo trunk. She then heads off to the stunning Islamic East coast to cook a rich curry using freshly caught mackerel. She finds strange and delicious fruits in the markets and – after Friday prayers - shares in the sweet and savory delights cooked on the streets.
In the ancient spice capital of Melaka, Merrilees cooks up a storm with fiery Laksa soup in the style of the Nyonya, then visits a Portuguese settlement and wolfs down Devil’s Curry. In the Cameron Highlands, 5,000 feet above sea level, there is a notable English influence. Merrilees picks tea on the Boh Plantation and samples Mrs. Chong’s famous scones with homemade strawberry jam.
The island of Penang is Merilees' next stop. Here she joins a street vendor, stir-frying Char Kway Teow on a hand cranked charcoal barrow. Next, she joins 10,000 Chinese pilgrims for the Vegetarian Feast of the Nine Emperor Gods. In Little India, the smaller festival of Dussehra means more vegetarian food to be tasted, but this time with an Indian flavor. Having sampled spicy betel leaves and sweet pulled tea, she tries her hand at making the delicate fried bread known as lacy roti.
Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia and fortunately Malay culture is not being lost in the rush to modernize. Merrilees meets two chefs who use traditional Malay techniques in a modern fine dining style that is set to rival the great cuisines of the world.
Finally, on the paradise island of Langkawi, Merilees joins the Ramadan celebrations with a feast of delicious sweetmeats before learning how to make beef rendang in the jungle home of the charismatic chef, Shukri Shafie.
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Weekend Explorer. 35 Minutes. Episode Highlights Once a part of the English Empire and now a secular Muslim nation, come discover the many flavors of this fascinating country. Enjoy the spectacular Colors of Malaysia, a celebration like the Olympics' Opening Ceremonies that highlights the many cultures of Malaysia. Explore the many wonders of Malaysian Borneo including beautiful islands, high jungle mountain peaks, and massive wild caves. Visit an ultra-modern city of the future, Putrajaya, which will become the Malaysian capital in 2010. Series Description Join the adventure as Emmy awarded host Jeffrey Lehmann takes you to incredibly scenic travel destinations around the world in this award winning series. Each episode features a unique destination's best-kept secrets and traditional landmarks. The "Weekend Explorer" series aired on over 210 PBS stations nationwide, HBO in Europe, Delta Airlines in-flight, and in numerous other foreign countries.
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Item Code : VSTA1739
DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's modern capital city, is relatively young. It originated in the middle of the nineteenth century at the junction of the Gombak and Kelang Rivers. The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the city's main landmarks. Each tower is four hundred and fifty two metres tall connected by a breathtaking bridge. The fa?ade of this unique architectural gem is particularly splendid in bright sunlight or when illuminated at night. The old Masjid Jamek Mosque is situated in the centre of the city on the precise spot where the city was founded. Several prayer halls, and an inner courtyard that contains palm trees, make the mosque into a tranquil oasis. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the largest building in Merdeka Square, extends for more than two hundred metres. This splendid Moorish style building with onion-shaped towers and a central clock tower was designed in 1897 by architect A.C. Norman. Malaysians dance at every opportunity. Although traditional clothing and dance styles change from region to region they always convey the same expressions of love, emotion and passion. Traditional festivals also feature dances where the men and women dance together without touching. The Zoo Negara provides a good insight into the animal kingdom of Malaysia and South East Asia. The enclosures are extremely spacious. From the ostrich to the imposing Seladang wild buffalo there are also rare animals such as the orang-utan and tapir. Hardly any other capital city on Earth offers as many contrasting sights and multicultural impressions. Tradition, history, the past, present and future, each is harmonically united in the pulsating metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur.
VHS/NTSC. Singapore is a tiny island city-state at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula. Almost five people per square foot live within its borders, representing almost every culture, cuisine and religion in Asia. It has risen to the status of a jet age travel and commerce crossroads, boasting some of the finest accommodations, cuisine and shipping in the Orient, and the forward-looking government has transformed this spotless garden country into a model for developing nations all over the world. Yet, underneath its Westernized surface, mysteries of the Orient still linger in the shadows of skyscrapers. Borneo lies only 250 miles to the east of Singapore, but it might as well be a world away. Here on the third largest island on earth, civilized man ekes out a living along the banks of the muddy rivers than wind for hundreds of miles into dense jungle. Beyond lies the legendary allure of headhunters, hidden kingdoms, and the "Wild Men of Borneo" which has captured the imagination of adventure writers and armchair explorers everywhere. Travel with Rick Ray on a personal journey across these two islands. Fly to the very center of Borneo for a visit with ex-headhunters who have only made contact with the West since the 1940's. Discover the splendor of Brunei --- a little known kingdom ruled by the richest man on earth. In Singapore, participate in the horrifying ancient Hindu ritual of Thaipusam. Frolic with the "Wild Men of Borneo", who live in trees and are strict vegetarians. Join Rick for these and many more adventures among the unique and varied faces of the South China Seas. 91 minutes
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Item Code : WKEN1734
Weekend Explorer. 35 Minutes. Episode Highlights The very name of this island in a far off corner of Southeast Asia conjures up visions of adventure. Borneo is this and much more! Borneo is part of the secular Muslim country of Malaysia and calls to prayer from beautiful mosques just enhance the travel experience. Come along as we encounter wild orangutan and other wildlife on a jungle hike, dance for your life at a headhunter's Long House, skin dive on a beautiful coral reef, search for wild orchids on spectacular Mount Kinabalu, and practice your blow dart skills on a floating seafood restaurant. Series Description Join the adventure as Emmy awarded host Jeffrey Lehmann takes you to incredibly scenic travel destinations around the world in this award winning series. Each episode features a unique destination's best-kept secrets and traditional landmarks. The "Weekend Explorer" series aired on over 210 PBS stations nationwide, HBO in Europe, Delta Airlines in-flight, and in numerous other foreign countries.