Program Title: Monumental Challenge (New Series)
Telecast date: Every Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Telecast Time: 11pm
Channel: Astro, Channel 555
The Shanghai Bund is being rejuvenated for Expo 2010; the Sydney Opera House is being rebuilt to the original plans that were compromised because of budget; the Eiffel Tower is rebuilding its original hydraulic elevator system; St Paul’s is being transformed for its 300th anniversary; Alhambra Palace is trying to boost numbers; and the Leaning Tower of Pisa is being shored up before it finally topple. In this fast-paced series, we go behind the scenes to follow the highs and lows of making these monuments great again. Combining stunning HD footage, impressive CGI to reveal the end point, riveting historical background, and lots of lively characters…
China’s Wall Street: The Bund, 13 April
Shanghai transforms its famous waterfront walk with award-winning architecture, pedestrian havens and open spaces.
Taj Mahal, 20 April
Built as a symbol of eternal love, this iconic monument in India is coming under threat from atmospheric pollution and increased tourism.
Sydney Harbour Bridge, 27 April
As it celebrates its 80th anniversary, the world’s widest long-span bridge undergoes an $85 million renovation project.
This program is available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles.