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To celebrate the 2017 Lunar New Year, SBS have programmed some great shows to see in the Year of The Rooster.
SBS Guide

19 Jan 2017 - 4:11 PM  UPDATED 20 Jan 2017 - 2:45 PM

A collection of all the great shows and movies scheduled on SBS as we welcome the Year of the Rooster for the 2017 Lunar New Year


Destination Flavour Singapore
Thursday nights at 8pm
The latest culinary series of Destination Flavour sees Adam Liaw travel to the Asian food mecca of Singapore

Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth
Wednesday nights at 7.30pm - starts 25 January

Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead attend the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival - an extraordinary sub-zero celebration in China's far north east. The three of them also experience the New Year transport rush and crush in Beijing, following an Anglo-Chinese family back to China, joining the crush at Beijing's West Station and battling through Beijing traffic.



Detective Dee and The Mystery Of The Phantom Flame
During the Tang Dynasty, China's future empress frees an imprisoned detective to solve the deaths of two courtiers who burst into flame upon exposure to sunlight.

K-20: The Legend of the Mask
Framed for crimes he didn't commit, circus acrobat Hekichi Endo breaks out of prison to avoid a death sentence and takes on the guise of his enemy - K-20, the "Fiend with 20 Faces" - to clear his name and seek revenge.

The Last Dragon
In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" to obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

A young man from the countryside uses his skills in silat martial arts to survive the slave trade.


Destination Flavour Singapore
Thursday nights at 8pm. Simulcast with SBS.

Ching’s Amazing Asia
Wednesday nights at 7.30pm - starts 25 January
Join Ching He-Huang as she goes on a non-stop flavor fest across Asia and discovers what goes into your favorite dishes!

Follow Donal to Vietnam
Wednesday nights at 8.30pm - starts 18 January
Cookbook author and food blogger Donal Skehan explores the markets of Vietnam, and everybody is welcome to follow.

The Lunar New Year Weekend Marathon
Sat 28 Jan- Sun 29 Jan 
From 11am-4pm across the weekend, enjoy episodes of various Asian themed cooking, including Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong, Ching’s Chinese New Year special, and more.


Gangnam Blues
Two homeless friends are recruited by a gang to help sabotage a political rally.

Chongqing Hot Pot
Three struggling restaurateurs and their former classmate plan to rob a bank.


Inside The Chinese Closet
At a fake marriage fair, gay men and women meet to make marriage deals to satisfy social and familial expectations.

The Last Emporer
A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last Emperor of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscure existence as just another peasant worker in the People's Republic. 

Reign of Assassins
In Ancient China, Drizzle (Michelle Yeoh) is the most deadly and ruthless assassin. After a life of theft and murder, she seeks to atone for her ways. She starts a new life in the capital, but her old gang are hot on her trail.

IP Man
Donnie Yen stars as the eminent Wing Chun martial arts grandmaster, Yip Man, who was renowned for teaching Bruce Lee the secrets of the art he became famous for.

In the early 1900's, China is in a state of crisis. The ruling Qing Dynasty is completely out of touch with its citizens, but any attempt at rebellion is quashed by the Dynasty's powerful, modern army, the "New Army". When Huang Xing returns from Japan, where he has studied the art of modern warfare, he feels he has no choice but to pick up the sword. 

Metro Manila
Seeking a better life, Oscar Ramirez and his family decide to move from the poverty stricken rice fields of the Northern Philippine mountain ranges and journey towards the capital mega city of Metro Manila. Upon arriving in the big city, it isn't long before they fall foul to various city inhabitants whose manipulative ways are a daily part of city survival. After landing a job as a driver for a truck company, he befriends Ong who forces Oscar to help in a robbery of the company. 

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