Sunday, July 27, 2008

SURVIVOR - TV Reality Show

I was browsing the front page of this Sunday edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer when this particular news item caught my attention. It is about Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur in Luzon. The article described it as “powdery white sand, crystal blue waters, lush vegetation, rock formations, marine life and fabulous sunsets.” This is not a surprise to me knowing that the Philippines has a lot of such beautiful places to boast of. However, I was surprised to learn that the “Koh Lanta Caramoan,” the French edition of the popular TV reality show “Survivor,” was shot entirely in Caramoan. The show expects about 10 million viewers from French-speaking countries across Europe and in Canada which is very good for Philippine tourism. I also learned that the same show (Survivor France) was shot in Palawan last year.

I am just wondering why our local version of this TV reality show, the “Survivor Philippines,” has to shoot its episodes in Talohwow bay, Tarutao National Park, Thailand. I find it rather weird that in spite of the many interesting sites that would best suit the requirements of the show which can be easily found here “Survivor Philippines” chose Thailand instead. Hence, our thanks goes to the “Survivor France” for showing the world how beautiful the Philippines is! Please check out this site:

2 comments:

-tye- said...

Paano mo na laman kung nasaan sina Joy ngayon?

About Survivor Phils being shot elsewhere, there is a reason for that (which I think GMA should take the time to explain just so they wouldn't get hostile reactions from Pinoys--buy I'm not sure if they're allowed to).

It is the same reason why Survivor USA was shot at Australia, Micronesia, China, Gabon, etc. It is also why Survivor France, as you said it in your blog, had to shoot here in the Philippines.

-tye- said...

erratum: I meant "but" instead of "buy"--sorry for the typo error