Programmes

Premiers 31st August, Saturday at 6pm.
Every Saturday and Saturday on National Geographic, Astro CH 553 and 573 (HD).

SATURDAY

MEGASTRUCTURES: SMART Tunnel

Saturday, 31st August 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Annually, floods besiege Kuala Lumpur. The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) project can divert flood waters from the problematic Klang River away from the city center. The world's first storm water tunnel with a built-in motorway, capable of turning even the motorway into a secondary flood channel, is strategically located in one of Kuala Lumpur's most busy ring road.

MEGASTRUCTURES: Malaysia MRT

Saturday, 7th September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Beneath the heart of Kuala Lumpur, tunnel-boring machines are digging and building almost 20 kilometers of tunnels for the city’s new mass rapid transit, dubbed the KVMRT, to help relieve Kuala Lumpur’s constant gridlock. But digging underground in some of the world’s worst tunneling conditions is no easy task. Discover how the innovative Variable Density Tunnel Boring Machine was developed.

MEGASTRUCTURES: World’s First Floating LNG Factory

Saturday, 14th September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

As global energy demand surges, the world is in need of an energy alternative. The answer: natural gas, the cleaner substitute to oil. Beneath the world’s oceans lie an abundance of stranded gas fields. But until now it was impossible to tap it without expensive pipelines. Enter PFLNG Satu, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas facility. This National Geographic Channel special goes behind the scenes with a team of engineers, designers and builders using cutting edge technology to create a world first. 365 metres long and weighing more than 132,000 tons, we follow it from construction to the open seas and what it takes to keep the massive structure at sea for 20 years.

Malaysia: Through the Decades

Saturday, 21st September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Compelling figures from both past and present will share their insight and experiences, tracing the transformation of Malaysia that not so long ago relied on trishaws for transportation and is now known instead for feats of engineering and architecture, developing one of the world's most profitable oil and gas conglomerates, and for fielding renowned scientists along with world-ranked athletes.

SUNDAY

Nick Baker’s Eco Malaysia

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

British naturalist, Nick Baker, travels to South East Asia to embark on a unique eco-adventure in the Malaysian Peninsula - one of the most bio-diverse landscapes on the planet. His journey begins in the 130 million-year-old Belum-Temengor rainforest, and then he travels to the lush valley of Lenggong to explore the caves of Gua Gunung Runtuh before trying his hand at elephant caretaking.

Malaysia From Below

Sunday, 8th September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Malaysia boasts some of the world’s top dive sites, with some of the richest marine diversity on the planet. Naturalist Nick Baker goes on a quest to discover four of these amazing dive sites, including one that legendary marine explorer Jacques Cousteau put on the map more than two decades ago. He also meets with “reef police” who monitor a reserve and visits a luxury resort and shark sanctuary.

EXPLORING MALAYSIA: With Nick Baker

Sunday, 15th September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Nick Baker is back in Malaysia, this time heading into the heart of an evolutionary hotbed, Malaysian Borneo. From river to rainforest, Nick’s exploring the spectrum of the ecosystems to reveal astonishingly adapted plants and animals. For the adrenaline-filled finale of his journey, he will attempt to summit the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago and catch the sunrise from the top.

EXPLORING MALAYSIA: With Nick Saxon

Sunday, 15th September 2019, 6.30pm

Synopsis

Singer-songwriter Nick Saxon explores the traditions of Malaysia’s Kelantan region, popularly known as the cradle of Malay culture, in search of creative inspiration. Kelantan is alive with colours, crafts and customs that have survived for hundreds of years, and music is central to many aspects of daily life. Can Nick’s final song capture the essence of this magical land?

LIVING FREE WITH KIMI WERNER: Malaysia

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 6pm

Synopsis

Champion spearfisher and deep-sea diver Kimi Werner travels to the remote mountains of Northern Malaysia where she joins Ladia Kuta and his young family as they survive and thrive deep in the wilderness. Kimi braves tropical weather conditions, practices sustainable farming, foraging and fishing techniques all while forging a connection with a family that has carved a life for themselves off the beaten track.