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Passage to Malaysia

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Shaped by adventurous explorers and proud natives throughout her colourful past, Malaysia is a land teeming with experiences to be savoured. Beautiful beaches, stunning mountains, hospitable people and delicious food are among the sights and wonders that await the curious traveler. Hosts Denise Keller and Jamie Aditya will bring viewers on a journey to unravel the charms and pleasures of this tropical country. In PASSAGE TO MALAYSIA: ACROSS THE SEAS, join Denise on a maritime tour of the beautiful, historical seas and straits that surround Malaysia. Explore the battles, trade and adventures that occurred in these tropical waters. PASSAGE TO MALAYSIA: ACROSS THE SEAS premieres on Monday, April 20 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm SIN/HK). Encores on Tuesday, April 21 at 1400 hrs (2:00 pm) and Thursday, April 23 at 1000 hrs (10:00 am).

Each episode of PASSAGE TO MALAYSIA explores some of the threads that weave the rich fabric that is modern Malaysia:

  • The Gateway
    Jamie travels to Kuala Lumpur, which has all the trappings of a contemporary Asian cosmopolitan city, from F1 to the Twin Towers. But there exists a fascinating juxtaposition: one of the fastest-developing nations is driven by some of the most easy-going and hospitable hearts. Set against the backdrop of the Hari Raya and Deepavali festivities, The Gateway is an exclusive backstage pass to Malaysia's multicultural social landscape, one that embraces tradition and modernity with endearing charm.
    Premiered on Monday, December 15 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm). Encored on Tuesday, December 16 at 1400 hrs (2:00 pm) and Wednesday, December 17 at 1000 hrs (10:00 am).
  • Across the Seas
    Denise embarks on an epic-like seafaring adventure into Malaysia's history through a maritime prism. From Langkawi, Denise sets sail on a journey that takes her from the Andaman Sea down the Malacca Straits, through the Johor Straits to the South China Sea. It's a journey with surprising twists into Malaysia's history, as these waters have been the battlegrounds, trade routes and inspiration for literary masterpieces through the centuries. Malaysia's rich history is brought to life in an exciting maritime journey across some of the most enchanting and beautiful seas in the world.
    Premieres on Monday, April 20 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm SIN/HK). Encores on Tuesday, April 21 at 1400 hrs (2:00 pm); and Thursday, April 23 at 1000 hrs (10:00 am).
  • Into the Wild
    Denise travels to East Malaysia, home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Mulu National Park and the Mount Kinabalu National Park. With sweeping aerials, rugged trails and winding rivers, Denise goes on an action-packed adventure through the heart of Borneo's finest natural wonders. Denise encounters the wildlife of Borneo, where the Kinabatangan's banks teem with Proboscis monkeys, elephants and rhinos, before plunging into a white-water rafting expedition. Then Denise delves into a deeper exploration of Borneo's natural gems and has the ultimate diving experience at the legendary Sipadan island.
    Premieres on Monday, June 22 at 2100 hrs (9:00 pm). Encores on Tuesday, June 23 at 1400 hrs (2:00 pm); Thursday, June 25 at 1000 hrs (10:00 am); and Sunday, June 28 at 1700 hrs (5:00 pm).
  • The Cradle
    Jamie goes on a journey from the deep forests to the idyllic lakes and coastlines of Malaysia's East Coast to uncover the inspirations behind this bastion of traditional Malay culture. Jamie's adventure takes him through the longest canopy walks over the world's oldest rainforest in Taman Negara, through the mist-cover over Lake Kenyir, to the idyllic coastlines of Marang, Merang and Besut, and finally to the Malay cultural cradle of Kelantan. This is a journey made special by artisans, craftsmen, jungle guides and fishermen, who show how the detail and precision that goes into culture and craft is what secures a lasting identity.
    Airing details TBC.