Travel with Rivals

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Travel with Rivals (Chinese: 跟住矛盾去旅行; Jyutping: gan1 zyu6 maau4 teon5 heoi3 leoi5 hang4) is a Hong Kong television travel programme premiered on 6 April 2016, produced by HK Television Entertainment and broadcast on ViuTV.

Overview[edit]

The programme brings together two people from different backgrounds, with conflicting core values, for a five-day trip to other parts of the world.

Episodes[edit]

The first episode lasted one hour, with the first half-hour serving as a preview of the series.

No.DestinationOriginal air date Viewers
(ratings / percentage) [1]
1"Warsaw, Poland"6 April 2016 (2016-04-06)8 / 12.50%
2"Warsaw, Poland"11 April 2016 (2016-04-11)N/A
3"Warsaw, Poland"12 April 2016 (2016-04-12)N/A

Guests: Leung Kwok-hung and Jasper Tsang Yok-sing[2][3]

Tsang, the founder of DAB in the pro-Beijing camp, is the President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, while Leung, the chairman of League of Social Democrats in the pan-democracy camp, is a LegCo member.
4"Hanoi, Vietnam"18 April 2016 (2016-04-18)N/A
5"Hanoi, Vietnam"19 April 2016 (2016-04-19)N/A

Guests: Yip Chung-Sing and Amanda Tann[2]

Both Yip and Chan are teachers, with Tann being a famed cram school teacher. In the show, both taught English to underprivileged students in Vietnam.
6"Florence, Italy"25 April 2016 (2016-04-25)N/A
7"Florence, Italy"26 April 2016 (2016-04-26)N/A

Guests: Shiga Lin and Gloria Yip

Yip has a Cantopop singing career that has stretched for decades, while Lin hails from a new generation of Cantopop singers.
6"Seoul, South Korea"2 May 2016 (2016-05-02)N/A
7"Seoul, South Korea"3 May 2016 (2016-05-03)N/A

Guests: Ann Chiang and Roy Tsui[2]

Chiang is a Pro-Beijing member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, while Tsui is an author. Neither Chiang or Tsui had any interaction with each other during the trip.
8"Dublin, Ireland"9 May 2016 (2016-05-09)N/A
9"Dublin, Ireland"10 May 2016 (2016-05-10)N/A

Guests: Zac Kao and Denise Ho[2]

Kao is an actor who is a devout Christian, while Ho is a Cantopop singer who has come out of the closet. In the show, both visited a formerly conservative Catholic country which has legalized same-sex marriage.
TBA"Bali, Indonesia"TBATBD
Guests: Renee Dai and Siu Yam-yam[2]
TBA"Japan"TBATBD

Guests: Agnes Chow and Junius Ho[4]

Chow is a political activist, as well as the founder of Hong Kong political party Demosistō,[5] while Ho is also a political activist, known for his opposition to the Occupy Central movement in 2014, which Chow was a proponent of.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Per AGB. Hong Kong's television viewing audience is adjusted on an annual basis. As of 2016, one ratings point equals to 73,240 people.
  2. ^ a b c d e 【一地花生】最強矛激戰最強盾 [A Floor Full of Peanut Shells: The Strongest Rivalries]. HK Television Entertainment. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ 【波蘭蜜友?】曾鈺成憶與梁國雄去旅行 讚「很會關心人、好錫小朋友」 [Friends In Poland? Jasper Tsang Recounts Trip with Leung Kwok-Hung, Praises Leung as a Caring Person, And Loving Kids]. Ming Pao. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ Traveling Japan, Junius Ho Admits He Is Short-Fused. Agnes Chow: I Wait For His Anger To Explode (同遊日本 何君堯自言不易發火 周庭:期待叔叔爆炸一飛衝天)
  5. ^ The party was founded on 10 April 2016, after the episode was filmed.