Discover Sri Lanka – “The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”

Opening our minds to fresh perspectives is what makes our lives exciting. This is exactly what the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) travel adventure show host, Capt. Joy Roa, a well-known figure in the aviation industry in the Philippines, ventured in his journey of discovering Sri Lanka, ”The Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.

The combined efforts, though it was challenging, have also brought together people in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, not only in the tourism industry but also other walks of life, building friendly vibrant human relationships within a short period of time.

It was truly an amazing eye catcher for the audience to witness the exceptional insight, creativity and sincerity of Capt. Roa’s discovery of Sri Lanka’s greatest civilizational and religious icons of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Dambulla, highlighting its natural splendours and the mist surrounding the Rock of Sigiriya mingled with genuinely friendly smiling people full of warmth enlivened by a rich and diverse cultural, religious and culinary experience.

The special premiere screening of the new episode of the Asian Air Safari TV Show Season 11, “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”, was shown at Shang Cineplex, EDSA Shangri-La Mall, Mandaluyong City on 12th July 2016.

Asian Air Safari’s Season 11 will be on air from August 21 (every Sunday at 8:30 p.m. with replays on Saturdays at 2:00 PM) on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and The Filipino Channel (TFC) across Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila with the support of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and the Jetwing Hotels Management of Sri Lanka, assisted the Asian Air Safari’s visit to Sri Lanka.


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Capt. Joy Roa’s journey begins to the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”


Truly an amazing eye catcher for the audience!


Ms. Aviation Philippines 2016 at the premiere screening

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Audience at the premiere screening


Board Members of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta with Ambassador and Capt. Joy Roa, Host of the Asian Air Safari TV Show


Enjoying Island’s best gastronomy



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Travel Agents in Manila promoting Sri Lanka at the premiere screening



Ambassador addressing the audience with Capt. Joy Roa, Host of the Asian Air Safari TV Show

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Embassy Staff, Capt. Joy Roa and Ms. Aviation Philippines 2016