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CANCELLED: Tropical & Exotic Asia

Discovery Film Series Individual Films
Marsee Auditorium
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM (PT)


This performance of Tropical & Exotic Asia | Marlin Darrah on Monday, May 18, has been cancelled due to the statewide effort to curb spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). El Camino College, Center for the Arts takes the safety and health of our patrons seriously, and while this cancellation is unfortunate, it is necessary to ensure the safety of our patrons, staff and artists.

It is our goal to reschedule this performance for a future date.

Tropical & Exotic Asia | Marlin Darrah

May 18 @ 3 p.m. | Tickets $14/$12 | Marsee Auditorium

Set sail with the world’s most traveled filmmaker, Marlin Darrah, on a journey to many of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing, alluring and lovely countries. The voyage begins in Hong Kong, where we visit many great sites found here in this famous and hyperactive Asian port city. Then we travel south to several locations in Vietnam: the exciting back streets of old Hanoi; the dramatic beauty of the ancient karst limestone mountains rising out of Ha Long Bay; the temples and markets of Nha Trang; and to Saigon, the dynamic and hustling city near the great Mekong River.

Next are highlights of mysterious Angkor Wat, in the country of Cambodia. This 1000-year-old marvel is the largest complex of religious temples in the world. From the ancient to the ultra-modern, the journey continues to the grand trading entrepôt of Singapore. It is a truly exotic name for what is, in reality, a most 21st century metropolis of commerce, shopping and fine dining.

The country of Indonesia is our next stop, with an exploration of the fabled Spice Islands of Ternate and Tidore. These were the dream islands of Magellan and many other European explorers, some 500 years ago. Meet the Sultan of Ternate, in his beautiful tropical palace, for an annual celebration honoring his family's 600 years of often-generous rule over this beautiful Spice Island. The island people know him as a man, but they also consider him almost a living god, and are eager to receive his personal blessing. Then we travel to the unforgettable and enchanting island of Bali, with its beautifully terraced rice fields bordered by villages of artists, musicians and dancers. Still in Indonesia, we continue to the island of Java, to navigate through the sea of humanity on the streets of the massive capital city, Jakarta.

Finally we journey to Thailand, to visit the densely populated and frenetic capital city of Bangkok – with its great Royal Palace, fascinating shopping streets, and busy market canals, with produce and other foods stacked high in small boats paddled by merchants. Then to the Thai paradise isles of Similan, Ko Phi Phi, Phuket and Phang Nga Bay for a brief look at other exotic aspects of Thailand, “The Land of Smiles.”


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Online ticket sales ended on 5/18/2020 at 11:00 AM (PT)

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16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506

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