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Fri 27 Feb 2004

Five Days on Arts Central: Sun 29 Feb: 9pm

Category : tvradio

This Sunday's episode (29th February 2004) is likely the 6th episode of this series produced by Starwaves TV and Charith Pelpola, the director who brought you Secret Worlds Singapore.

A girl next door is plucked from Singapore and tossed into some exotic location for five days in search of a large mammal, be it elephants in Sri Lanka, Sumatran rhinos in Malaysia, Probocis monkeys and Orang Utans in Sarawak or Gir lion in India. The team is filming in India right now, after sorting out some visa problems!

Each episode also discusses an issue - conservation conflicts with man, usefulness of rehabilitation or conservation priorities. The last two episodes introduces them to habitats in Singapore and compares their experiences. At least one of them will have them soaking up our mangroves.

I will confess I have not seen an episode as yet, but these guys told me they had caught some good footage in Sarawak. Apparently they filmed the probocis monkeys at Bako National Park on a single shoot while others waited days unsuccessfully. And a large male orang utan arrived in a tense scene in Semonggok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and they saw the change come over females and juveniles who subsequently scattered.

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Fri 27 Feb 2004

"Of Trees & Blooms" on Channel News Asia this weekend

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Fri 27 Feb - 12:30 AM,

Sat 28 Feb - 8:00 PM,

Sun 29 Feb - 6:00 PM,

Mon 1 Mar - 1:30 PM

You can check showtimes here.

I caught a glimpse of last week's episode and it had Henry Steed, a landscape architect, describe an area he helped design and plant up with suitable species. The other part was about the mangrove-lined streams in Pasir Ris, featuring the HDB architect or project manager.

Real pity I missed it; this programme appears to have had them speaking at some length. Wonder what's in store this week.

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