Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 Live Viewing Party

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LEGAZPI CITY, gateway to the Bicol Region’s 8 Wonders of Eco-Tourism, also one of the Philippines’ leading tourist destination and known for the world-famous Mayon Volcano and all the adventure spots surrounding it, was again the opening highlight of Episode 6 of The Amazing Race Asia Season 4.

Bloggers gathered in a live viewing party held at Greenbelt 3 on October 26, 2010 to watch the screening of The Amazing Race Asia Season 4 on leading action and adventure channel AXN using a large LED television display at the National Sports Grill. It was fun-filled event meeting the participants who represented our country in the popular reality TV show.

Richard Herrera

Hyping the excitement among the jam-packed crowd came about when Team Philippines Richard Herrera and Richard Hardin were declared Team no. 1 by TARA host Allan Wu. This time around, the challenges were done in freezing temperatures at New Zealand after a long flight from its Philippines pit start at Misibis Bay.

Richard Hardin

Prizes from AXN and the Amazing Race Asia were raffled by The Richards and fellow racer Lani Pillinger. The blogger’s event was initiated by International Publicist Joyce Ramirez of PR Asia who also co-produced the Legazpi episode under Executive Producer Michael Mckay. The event was likewise supported by AXN Asia with funding support from Mayor Noel Rosal of Legazpi City, business tycoon Elizaldy Co and Atty. Ronald Ang of Sunwest Group of Companies.

Lani Pillinger, one of the participants in the Amazing Race Asia Season 4

The fifth episode of Amazing Race Asia filmed exclusively in Legazpi City and Cagraray Island, is said to be the series’ most expensive production to date as various scenes showcased the luxury resort island playground Misibis Bay as pit stop; the perfect cone Mayon Volcano; the historical Cagsawa Ruins, and Lignon Hill, which offers the best vantage point of Mt. Mayon and the cityscape.

The Amazing Race Asia is based on the multi-Emmy Award winning US reality TV show produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It has been to 20 countries in Asia, Oceania, Europe, and Africa.

Dani Salasalan & her friend

Regional tourism director Maria Ong-Ravanilla said she is really proud that Amazing Race made its pit stop in the province. It will help promote Albay as one of the premier tourist destinations in the country.

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Note: The 5 photos of The Richards were lifted from their Facebook Fan Page.

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