The elegant setting of the five star Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows in Apia provided the perfect setting for a low-key launch for the filming of Survivor Australia in Samoa.
The event on Tuesday night was attended by Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, some Cabinet Ministers and the crew of the Channel Ten programme.
The launch set the stage for the filming of the Series scheduled to start next week. Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s is one of the main hotels used by the crew.
The show will be hosted by Australian celebrity Jonathan LaPaglia.
In a statement issued last week, Prime Minister Tuilaepa said he is delighted that Samoa has once again been selected for the popular TV Series, watched by millions around the world.
“We are humbled to have been chosen by Survivor again for the Australian series,” Tuilaepa said.
“In many ways, it was the perfect decision, with existing infrastructure that we can build on from previous seasons and having staff on the ground with solid experience to guarantee a smooth and efficient production.
“But despite having hosted such a global television phenomenon, we have managed to preserve the beauty and untouched nature of our surroundings which is testament to our commitment and love for our country and its pristine environment.”
The filming is taking place in top secret locations throughout Upolu and Savai’i.