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

Malaysia: Penang - The Pearl of the Orient

Malaysia: Penang - The Pearl of the Orient

Penang, an island off Malaysia's northwest coast in the Andaman Sea, is called "the pearl of the orient." Situated between India, China and Indonesia, it is one of the oldest British settlements in Malaysia. In the 18th century, Francis Light gave military assistance to a local sultan in return for the uninhabited island. Georgetown, its capital, was a landing point for British traders and today Victorian buildings sit side by side Chinese and Buddhist buildings. Host Sian Richards is in for many treats here. She meets Mr. Chin, the resident biologist, at a butterfly farm with nearly 4,000 butterflies from Malaysia. She learns about durians, the king of fruit, and why it's been revered and cultivated since ancient times, from her friend Kenneth. Chef In Jin shows her how to prepare Penang Lobster sautéed with wild pepper leaf. Also she visits the majestic Kek Lok Si temple, the temple of Supreme Bliss, and the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Her guide, Monis, explains that this "pagoda of 10000 Buddhas" represents many cultures in both design and philosophy: the top is Burmese, the middle is Thai and the bottom is Chinese. 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.

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