New season of “Australian Survivor” to be shot in Malaysia
The third season of “Australian Survivor” is set to be shot on the Malaysian island of Tiga, also known as Pulau Tiga, off the western coast of Sabah, Malaysia, News.com.au reports.
The location previously also served as the setting of the first American season of “Survivor” known as “Survivor: Borneo” in 2000 as well as the first season of British version of “Survivor” in 2001.
Although the island will be presented to the viewers as a deserted and isolated spot, it is actually home to a resort, a campsite, restaurant and national park.
The shooting of the series will begin in March 2016 and will continue for up to three months.
When “Survivor: Borneo” was first aired, it initially received a mixed reaction among viewers but it is now considered as one of the best seasons of the entire series.
The finale of the season received the highest ratings of any “Survivor” episode to date with an average of 51.7 million viewers, according to Variety.
Richard Hatch won the first season of “Survivor: Borneo”, becoming the first ever Sole Survivor in a 4–3 vote. He then became a contestant on “Survivor: All-Stars” but was voted out after 15 days.
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