TLC’s Fun Taiwan host Janet Hsieh is on a mission to conquer as many islands as she can as she hosts a one-hour special in Fun Asia: Philippines to discover the country’s history, culture, fashion, music, food and entertainment.
Janet follows her local friends: arts and cultural activist Carlos Celdran, TV host Bianca Gonzalez, food blogger Erwan Heussaff, artist and musician Budoy of Filipino Reggae band Junior Kilat, and many others—starting with the local port city of Manila before heading to Cebu and Bohol Island.
While in Manila, Janet learns about the city’s influences, visits the San Augustin church and San Sebastian Basillica, goes on a shopping spree, takes a bite off local delicacies like beef tapa, longanisa and sinigang, and dances the calories away at a local nightclub.
For the perfect hangover cure, Janet scoots off to the natural paradise that is Cebu and Bohol Island.
While there, she covers a range of activities from diving in the deep blue, riding on bamboo rafts to enjoying some tasty beach barbeque and even catches a glimpse of the Philippines’ favourite territorial nocturnal creatures, the tarsiers.
Fun Asia: Philippines airs:
Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10 PM
Tuesday, July 23 at 9 AM
Monday, July 29 at 4 PM