Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Travel & Adventure

PanAsia: Journeys in Asian Cuisine

Host Sian Richards takes viewers on an unforgettable journey across Asia, discovering the histories, cultures and exotic cuisines of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Released in association with CCI, Releasing, Inc. Programs available on 26 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Click for more

Indonesia: Yogyakarta 2 - Ancient Temples and Monuments

Indonesia: Yogyakarta 2 - Ancient Temples and Monuments

Yogyakarta is located in central Java in Indonesia, 270 miles east of Mount Merapi, an active volcano; it offers a kaleidoscope of ancient temples and monuments, colorful ceremonies and festivals, and centuries old culinary traditions. Host Sian Richards meets her guide, Bambang, at the Prambhanan Temple, an ancient Hindu complex with three main temples: Visnu symbolizes the guardian; Shiva, the destroyer; Brahma, the creator. Fine arts have been a way of life in Yogya, as it is known, for more than a thousand years here. She visits the stonecutter's district to watch local stone workers hone their skills. After trying her hand at grinding the perfect peanut paste with lava stones, she visits a silver factory where her friend, Iskandar, helps her find a piece of jewelry with silver from the local mines. Chef Hendi shows her how to make a Javanese stew, while Chef Yani prepares a scrumptious Chicken Satay. With her guide, Daud, she learns the secrets of Batik painting, a textile art over 1,000 years old. Batik is an Indonesian-Malay word meaning dot art and though once was a hobby reserved for the upper class, today it is a major Indonesian export in demand around the world. Lastly, backstage at Yogyakarta's Ramayana Ballet, Sian enjoys an open-air dance performance. 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.





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