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Hidden Cities of Asia
In and around Asia's bustling cities lay forgotten palaces and temples, abandoned towns and disused underground fortresses that shelter unbelievable relics and untold stories. In this new 12-part series, host Anthony Morse attempts to investigate and unearth these places, and reveal the tales they have hidden for so long.

East is East

Episodes
Ep 1
Beijing
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Indonesia
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Ep 3
Malaysia
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Ep 4
Taiwan
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Ep 5
China's Yangtze & The Grand Canal
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Ep 6
Sarawak
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Ep 7
Sichuan & Chongqing
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Ep 8
Singapore
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Ep 9
Sumatra
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Ep 10
Thailand
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Ep 11
The Philippines
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Ep 12
Vietnam
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Beijing
Anthony Morse tracks down the secret locations of two nuclear bomb shelters that were part of Mao Zedong's vision to create an impenetrable Underground City. He then explores the forgotten tomb of a Ming Dynasty eunuch, and gains special access into one of the world's oldest mosques. (1 of 12)
Indonesia
Anthony Morse explores an intricate network of Japanese fortifications on top of a hill. He then finds the last remains of a 16th-century Islamic kingdom, and uncovers a temple hidden under volcanic ash for more than 1,200 years. (2 of 12)
Malaysia
Anthony Morse explores a remote island called Jerajak - once known as Malaysia's Alcatraz. He then heads to the old town of Penang to uncover one of the region's largest British forts, and helps dig up evidences of what could be one of south - east Asia’s oldest civilizations in Kedah's Bujang Valley. (3 of 12)
Taiwan
On Kinmen Island, Anthony goes underground to discover the relics of Taiwan's Cold War with mainland China. He seeks out the last remains of a forgotten Japanese city in the east, and then travels south to piece together the lost story of Taiwan's prisoners of war. (4 of 12)
China's Yangtze & The Grand Canal
Anthony Morse goes on an epic journey that begins on the Yangtze River. Along the way, he investigates the largest Jewish ghettos set up at the outbreak of World War II. In Suzhou, he gets a taste of an ancient performing art known for its poetic and dramatic movements. (5 of 12)
Sarawak
Moving southeast from the capital Kuching to Sri Aman, host Anthony Morse reveals the secrets behind a disappearing headhunting tribe, the Ibans. We also learn about the tragic story of early Chinese gold miners in Bau district as well as the healing rituals of the Melanau people. (6 of 12)
Sichuan & Chongqing
From the hanging coffins of the Bo people to the 500-year-old brewing secrets of China's oldest operating winery, Anthony Morse delves deep into Sichuan and Chongqing's ancient cultural heritage. (7 of 12)
Singapore
Anthony Morse explore the island's forgotten World War II battlefield and learns the inner workings of a secret Chinese rebel base. Along the way, he investigates the living museum of a 'lost' tribe and uncover the tomb of a Singapore pioneer. (8 of 12)
Sumatra
Anthony Morse journeys deep into the rugged geography of this legendary island to come face-to-face with a cannibalistic tribe who once worshipped volcanoes. He then ventures into the hidden depths of a mine never before filmed, where thousands of miners once dug deep beneath in search of coal. (9 of 12)
Thailand
Anthony ventures to Thailand to find out how it succeeded in being the only country in Southeast Asia to remain independent throughout its history. He meets a hill tribe struggling to keep their rich culture alive and investigates the buried city of an ancient kingdom known as Lanna. (10 of 12)
The Philippines
Anthony heads to the Presidential Palace and meets with former first lady Imelda Marcos. He then explores the walls of a Spanish city built right in the heart of Manila, which enabled Spain to rule the Philippines for more than 350 years. (11 of 12)
Vietnam
Anthony explores Vietnam's violent history, from long-forgotten wars that decimated a Hindu empire, to the ingenuity of its common people in resisting the superpowers of the modern era. (12 of 12)