20 August - 17 September 2017
Starting From 9pm (MY)
Malaysia takes centre stage on Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet and Discovery Asia as we celebrate Malaysia’s 60th Independence Day with an extra special line up of programmes. Experience breathtaking moments with stories that express Malaysia's rich culture, traditions, food, people, and landscape. Get into the patriotic mood as TLC brings you the best of Merdeka!
Passage to Malaysia
Episode 3: Into The Wild
20 August 2017, Sunday
Into the Wild takes us on an action-packed adventure into the heart of Borneo's finest natural wonders, right from the primeval rainforest of the Maliau Basin, also known as Sabah's "Lost World". We journey up the Kinabatangan river, blessed with one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Borneo, and had an unexpected encounter with Borneo's icon, the Orang Utan!
Episode 8: Feast Into The East
3 September 2017, Sunday
Borneo's awesome geography makes sure that any journey to do with food here is bound to be an adventure. Kuching's fiery breakfast of champions Sarawak Laksa kicks off some action-packed feasting in Malaysia's biggest state. From the pepper farms and fish markets of its capital, Denise hits the water on jet skis and boats leading her deeper into the wild for some serious hunting with the Iban.
Meet The Host - Denise Keller
Denise Keller went from modelling in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to being MTV Asia's longest-serving VJ (she clocked seven years!). Best known for her illustrious modelling career and one of the region's most popular VJs, Denise made an immediate impact with audiences for her seamless switch of genres to host travel, adventure and lifestyle programmes. She even won 'Best Entertainment Presenter' at the 2011 Asia Television Awards for the "Passage' series.
Fun Asia 3 - Malaysia
27 August 2017, Sunday
"Selamat" to exotic wildlife, mouth-watering street snacks, and the multiculturalism of East Malaysia! Host, Janet Hsieh heads into Malaysia's famous rainforest for an adventure and arrives at the floating village of Weston to search for the Pinocchio of monkeys. She also experiences an extravagant traditional wedding when she visits Bajau, also known as "Cowboy of the East". Follow Janet as she shares her encounters in the third largest island in the world, Borneo.
Meet The Host - Janet Hsieh
Musician, martial arts student, and model, Taiwanese Janet Hsieh was born and raised in Texas, in the U.S. After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Janet traveled to Argentina to study for a year and ended up returning to her parents' native home six years ago to learn more about her Taiwanese heritage and culture. Given her passion for traveling, Janet's ultimate dream was to work on a travel show, and she got her opportunity when she was selected to become the host TLC's Fun Taiwan!
Cake Boss 9 - Secret Proposals, Patients and Privacy Please
30 August 2017, Wednesday
Buddy gets a visit from Leah, a seven-year-old baker he met in Malaysia. Her sister suffers from a medical condition, and Leah raises money for her treatment in the U.S. by baking and selling cupcakes. Inspired by Leah's selfless story, Buddy Valastro decides to help her creates a cake as a treat for the doctors.
Meet The Host - Buddy Valastro
Buddy and his four older sisters (Grace, Maddalena, Mary and Lisa) were raised in Little Ferry, New Jersey - their formative years spent watching dough being rolled out, cakes being iced, crostata being baked and cannolis being filled. When Buddy was 11, he began working at the family bakery alongside his father. “My dad was my best friend and idol - anything to spend more time with him was important.” Back in the days when they worked at the bakery together as a father and son team, his dad passed on his wealth of baking knowledge and instilled in him a cast iron business sense and a drive for success.
Beach Life With Angela Kan - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
10 September 2017, Sunday
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state and the connecting point to many unspoiled beaches. Angela is immediately taken in by its rich underwater biodiversity. When she ventures further north, she discovers a quaint secret cove and enjoys the company and hospitality of the villagers who share local sweet treats with her. Keep following her adventure as she ventures deeper into the island!
Meet The Host - Angela Kan
Angela considers herself a citizen of the world having lived in Amsterdam, Berlin, Dharamsala, Milan, Mumbai, London, and Toronto. The thrill-seeker and world traveler is a writer, photographer, and micro-blogger with a passion for community and charitable causes. She enjoys live music, art, and practices meditation and yoga when she's not busy exploring the world.