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

Singapore 2: History by Water

Singapore 2: History by Water

Singapore is a blend of old and new; famous for its colonial past, and its mix of colonial architecture, as well as its modern shopping centers. Host Sian Richards begins this tour taking in the city's rich history by water, riding a "Bump" boat along the Singapore River with her friend, Amen. She meets Chef Alex to learn how to prepare mouth-watering Sri Lanka crabs in black pepper sauce. Her designer friend, Annie, explains the mysteries of jade at the Singapore Gems and Metals Company; then behind the scenes in the gem factory, crafts people work painstakingly on a kaleidoscope of colored stones. At the majestic Raffles Hotel, which is one of the world's great 19th-century hotels, built by the British in 1887 and a favorite retreat for writers and movie stars, the bartender, Zack, shows Sian how to make the famous cocktail, the Singapore Sling. She goes backstage at the Chinese opera, which is an ancient form of theatre, blending dialogue, song, instrumental music and dance. Then, with her guide, Peggy, she sees how Ming vases are made, as they visit the Ming Village Pottery Center on Singapore's West Coast. A must-see for lovers of Chinese porcelain, here you can watch the traditional process from mold making and hand throwing to glazing, hand painting and firing. 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.
Also See: Asia 3: Singapore
Associated Article: Singapore Journal -The New Yorker

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