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Following the success of Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure, which broadcast on BBC Two last summer, long-term friends, comedians Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne pack their cases once more as they embark on an expedition of a lifetime, crossing 3,500 miles from the bright lights of modern day Malaysiato the jungles of Myanmar, exploring the rich history of the region and its links with Europe and the UK.Dara and Ed will begin their journey in the glittering metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, where they'll explore the Malay sense of humour, have a go at lion dancing, and discover why Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in the world. From there, they will travel north through the Malaysian peninsula, meeting indigenous tribes and taking part in a chicken beauty pageant, before crossing into Thailand where they will discover how the worst excesses of tourism are affecting the wildlife of Phuket. They will then head north to visit a Buddhist monastery which is home to one of the world's toughest detoxes.Their adventure continues in Myanmar, where Dara and Ed will explore this little-known country which has only recently opened up to tourism, ending their journey in the legendary city of Mandalay.
In this brand new three part travelogue, comedians Dara Ó Briain and Ed Byrne take to the road to explore South East Asia, one of the most vibrant places on the planet. Dara and Ed begin their journey in Malaysia, a vibrant multicultural nation thanks to its history as a staging post on the east--west trading routes.
In Thailand, Dara and Ed fly into Phuket and experience an island that is sinking under the weight of booming tourism. They meet up with a local environmentalist campaigning to protect Phuket's wildlife and help out at a turtle conservation centre, returning two turtles to the sea. Moving on to the mainland, Dara and Ed travel to the capital city of Bangkok, which recently became the most visited city in the world.
Dara and Ed arrive in Yangon in Myanmar at a time of great political change. After 50 years of brutal military rule, Myanmar recently held the first open elections heralding a new era of democracy. They visit Aung San Suu Kyi's house and see first-hand how young people are finally able to freely express their support for her with tattoos and before leaving Yangon, take part in the Buddhist Festival of Light at the Shwedagon Pagoda. Final.
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