Gangnam Style Comes to Belize

Popular “Laws of the Jungle” TV show heads to Belize for filming

Following our recent post about Belize becoming a filmmakers’ Mecca (19 June 2013) came the news that the cast and crew of “Laws of the Jungle” a popular Korean TV series were seen departing Incheon airport to film an episode in Belize.

An article in the English language Korea Star Daily also lauded Belize’s beauty and described Belize as “Earth’s Hope”

“Earth’s Hope” is a new one on us, but it does seem apt, as it followed this description of Belize in the Star Daily:

“Belize is a country that only gained independence in 1981, with 22,960 square kilometres of land and a population of only 312,698 inhabitants (2010 census). But over 60% of Belize’s land surface is covered by forest, with the country also housing the Belize Barrier Reef which is a popular destination for divers all over the world, and bordered by the Caribbean Sea, which has seen the country being labelled as the ‘Earth’s Hope’.”

So even way over in Korea the word is out – Belize is amazing, and after this new episode of “Laws of the Jungle” screens, some 50 million people will have seen it for themselves.

Maybe tour guides, resort owners and others will do well to learn a few words of Korean, as the show will no doubt result in more than a few new visitors from Korea. Thanks to thriving industries such as Samsung, Kia and Hyundai, and the insane popularity of that K-pop star PSY, Korea is a booming country with a growing economy and thriving middle class who love to travel.

So if you happen to see Noh Woo Jin, Oh Jong Hyuk, Ryu Dam, Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Byung Man, Kim Sung Soo and the crew of “Laws of the Jungle”, make them feel at home with a cheery “Annyong” (hello) or even a “Pan gap sumnida” (Nice to meet you) – we may be seeing more of them and their fellow citizens in the future.

Who knows, we may even be seeing PSY at the Chaa Creek stables doing his inimitable Gangnam Style horsey dance.

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