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VANUATU IT IS !!!
« on: May 13, 2004, 10:53:08 PM »


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 CONFIRMED!!! SURVIVOR: VANUATU, Islands of Fire
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 Confirmed!!! It's Vanuatu! Kudos to Quartzeye for the logo!!!



Survivor Maps has heard through the spoiler grapevine that a future Survivor will be filmed in Vanuatu. Locals are reportedly very excited at the prospect for toursim, publicity and the money the production will inject into the local economy.

Anyone speak Bislama?

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2004, 10:55:32 PM »
Wow, i love that pic

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2004, 11:16:41 PM »
http://www.pilotguides.com/destination_guide/pacific/pacific_islands/index.php


Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon Islands

The Pacific Islands boast an intriguing mix of people, religion and cultures encompassing 13 island nations and a population of just over 6 million.

The warm waters around many of the islands make for some of the best diving in the world with beautiful coral reefs teeming with aquatic life and the occasional second world war shipwreck to explore. Inland, you can trek through lush tropical rainforests, or visit bubbling active volcanoes. Many traditional cultures and practices such as ‘shell money’ or ‘kava drinking’ have survived in various forms to the present day. Some such as cannibalism and headhunting have long since disappeared, but the stories and legends live on. Today, the people of the Pacific Islands are welcoming and friendly
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2004, 12:20:01 AM »
Sounds like a very intriguing/interesting location!  Great photo, Puddin.  Thanks!  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2004, 07:11:04 AM »
i have that photo now as my background on MSN messenger, i love that picture.  Did i ever say i am a fire person....

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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2004, 10:24:16 AM »
 
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2004, 10:42:59 AM »
I have not been to Vanuatu, but I've been to Bora Bora and Tahiti, which are not far to the east in French Polynesia.  It is truly beautiful there.  The islands are surrounded by coral reefs so the immediate swimming areas are protected lagoons.  There are lots of beautiful tropical fish but also many sharks, huge manta rays, and baracudas.  Oh, and Moray Eels.  There are large clam-like creatures on the bottom and if you were to get your finger into one of them and they clamped down, you would drown.  Also, Sea Urchins with long, sharp spindly spikes.  I live in Florida and I'm used to salt water critters, but these are much bigger than anything we have.  But I have to say that I swam and snorkled without misshap.  The people are extremely friendly and love to talk to you.  We are starting summer so they are starting winter but I don't think it gets too cold.  It may be drier than it was in Panama.  It is just so beautiful in the South Pacific and you should make it one of your places to get to once in your life.  It takes forever to get there, but it's worth it.  From Florida it took us approximately 24 hours with all the plane changes.   

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2004, 10:50:49 AM »


Wow amikino I am impressed ! Thank you for sharing..I could only dream of taking a vacation like that..


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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2004, 10:33:07 PM »
 Vanuatu is recognised as one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world.
There are small communities of French, British, Australian, new Zealand, Vietnamese, Chinese and other Pacific Island people living in harmony with the Ni-Vanuatu.  Until 1980 Vanuatu, then known as the New Hebrides, was jointly administered by France and Britain as a "Condominium".
Most of Vanuatu's islands are lightly populated lush preserves of forest.  Some have active volcanoes. 
All are surrounded by sea that is still clean.  Of those inhabited, some such as Malekula and Ambrym are home to some of the South Pacific's last truly primitive people in places not easily accessible.

Tanna, an hours flight south of Port Vila is the home of the "John Frum" Cargo Cult people, and is also the location for the "Toka" ritual dance.

On the island of Pentecost the land diving ritual takes place during April and May, with men jumping from towers constructed from bush materials to be brought up just short of the ground by vines tied to their legs.
 
     

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2004, 11:34:10 PM »
http://www.survivorfever.net/vc_s9_page1.html

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In the remote waters of the South Pacific near the tumultuous ring of fire is an exotic land where ancient cultures thrive and nature makes it's fury known.  These are the islands of Vanuatu.   In this land of volcanoes and ritual, sorcery is real and the spirits of the dead are believed to have power over the living.  More than 80 islands are home to over 100 languages and a diverse group of tribes and clans live out their history in today's world.   Vanuatu is the home to the famous land divers of Pentecost Island.  Vanuatu is also a land with a fascinating history of cannibalism.  But these islands are also a tropical paradise with untamed jungles, stunning beaches and crystal blue waters.  The indigenous peoples have made this archipelago home for over 5000 years.  Soon 16 new castaways will be abandoned here, forced to make a new world while competing against each other.  Find out this fall who will outwit, outplay and outlast all the others in Survivor: Vanuatu, Islands of Fire.
 


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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2004, 11:32:16 AM »
This new season looks so cool! I cant wait 4 months though  :'( I guess I will have to. But about the 16 castaways I would like to see a person who is like colleen haskell + jenna morasca + a little jerri combined. She would be sweet, a good player, and a little catty as well. I kind of wish it wasnt on an island though, I want them to go somewhere like amazon or australiai again, but not those places.

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2004, 10:44:51 PM »
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Survivor Maps has discovered a photo of a Survivor: Vanuatu production camp located on the grassy area behind Mr. Chew's store in Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu. A local source told Survivor Maps, "Mr. Chew (if he is still alive) is THE most successful businessman in the country. His store is wonderful. It's the only place in Port Vila where you can purchase ice... a luxury in the tropics. All the stores in Vanuatu are owned by Chinese. There are almost NO native store owners. The concept of profit and loss and how to run a business is not part of the ni-Vanuatu culture."

In addition, Survivor Maps discovered this photo of the SEG marine team conducting sea trials on the refurbished Bombard 730 in preparation for another Survivor season.


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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2004, 10:55:38 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2004, 10:57:01 PM »
http://www.news.vu/en/

 
"Survivor 9" officially in Vanuatu - current series wraps
[May 15, 2004] By Rick Porter - Charlotte Observer
"Survivor 9" will take place in Vanuatu, a small island nation in the South Pacific which, Probst tells us, is home to numerous tribes and has some history of cannibalism. Think Mark Burnett and Co. might play with that theme a little bit come September?


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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2004, 08:36:58 AM »
This season looks and sounds great.  I always end up never watching a whole season.  I catch the first couple weeks and the last couple weeks.

I am definitely going to watch this one through.  I think the survivors are going to be really interesting people this time around.  Can't wait!

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2004, 01:22:01 PM »
pittgirl, how could you resist not watching??!!??  ;)
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2004, 10:11:32 PM »
If I missed one episode I would freak out and spend the rest of the week sulking and thinking about what happened, wondering, freaking out! I cant miss an episode!

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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2004, 08:12:12 AM »
I know isnt it horrible....I am always so busy on Survivor night.  But I will not forget to set my vcr this this season!

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2004, 12:00:55 AM »
Ya it sounds like a great location (thought nothing can replace the Pearl Isalands right freak! ;)) But the logo oh man it stinks bad looks like the Pearl Islands!

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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2004, 10:47:06 PM »
I usually enjoy the first episode.  Sometimes it hard to pay attention to the 2nd or 3rd episode, because you haven't gotten all the people figured out.  I know Australia sucked me right in, I could not miss and episode.   Then Africa came, I thought, oh, this is lame I can't watch this and I didn't I just read about it on the boards which was entertaining in it's own way.

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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2004, 11:29:22 PM »
Man Africa was awesome he had Tom on Boron and the Old/Young Tribe on Samburu alots of stuff to watch1  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2004, 12:08:03 AM »
That was my favorite Season... I love Tom....
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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2004, 04:13:38 PM »
It was my 3rd (2 and 7 before it) the only reason it wasnt 2nd was because the Africa location wasnt good. They didnt fish or hunt they just  got water and eat beans or w/e. Thats not survivor thats bein lazy. But Tom saved it!  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2004, 04:15:21 PM »
Oh by the way I missed only 5 eps. of Survivor!  ;D I even know which ones. 2 and 3 of the 1st one 7th of 3 and 7th of 6 and 7th of 7! I know miss 7 alot but I dont mean to.

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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2004, 06:46:15 PM »
I haven't missed a single one since it started.... However, I cannot really remember Australia that well.. That's why I cannot wait for it to come out on DVD...

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« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2004, 07:58:25 PM »
If anyone recorded the PI 8th eps. (thats the one i missed not 7th) would someone let me buy from them or borrow it I never did see it.  >:(

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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2004, 08:16:38 PM »
I dont know why people dont like the Africa season. The location rocked, the cast was awesome (for me, Kelly, Kim P, Teresa, Tom, Ethan) and it had the best music in my opinion. The only thing that was bad about it was everyone was whining about water (if they do it there again they can give them a water hole similar to the thailand or pearlislands ones). But my favorite location was definately Australia. I am kind of tired of Island ones and would love to see them go to a forest or desert/steppe type thing.

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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2004, 08:25:14 PM »
Well Vanuatu is Islands so u better get ready!  ;D But wat was so good about Africas location like u said all they did was whine about water didnt hunt or anything. If it hadnt been for Tom they survivor would have sucked. They probably had the best cast.

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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2004, 08:28:04 PM »
What was good about the location for me was that it was different. It probably had the most exotic animals, and the environment was threatening. On these island Survivors you dont see a lion come up to the camp at night, or hear zebras in the background. You dont see elephants and giraffes walking all over the place. Also it was just such a vast and different environment. I am looking forward to Vanuatu very much, but the whole "the dead control the living" thing might suck because they might screw up the season like the did with Outcasts.

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« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2004, 08:45:41 PM »
I think the twist this season will a group of voted out tribemates will get to vote out someone IN THE GAME!! That would be a awsome twist!

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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2004, 08:48:01 PM »
That would be pretty cool!  ;D

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« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2004, 08:51:20 PM »
I think that would suck, because I think once you are out, you are out and you shouldnt be able to do anything (unless you are on the Jury). Thats just me though. I like it when the players actually in the game have control. Outcast just sucked (they voted in the 2 worst people to make it even more worse)

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« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2004, 09:15:29 PM »
lol yeah it was

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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2004, 09:23:23 PM »
The only good thing was when Michelle said "Revenge Baby Total Revenge" that was SO hot!  ;D

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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2004, 09:24:59 PM »
That was awesome, and when Michelle and Nicole got votes to go back in. And I liked what Michelle said when she voted for Nicole

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« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2004, 09:26:25 PM »
I DIDNT SEE THAT!  :-[ and u wont let me borrow it!  :-\ watd they say if u cant say on the board pm me.

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« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2004, 09:30:41 PM »
She said "Nicole, I know youre one bad b****, and I know you'll go and get 'em" thats what she said.

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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2004, 09:32:20 PM »
 ;D :o HAHA LMFAO!  :;>) I thought Burton also voted for Nichole? so how did Lil get 4 votes?

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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2004, 09:34:59 PM »
Lillian got 3, I will post the link that shows who voted for who

Who voted for who: http://resources.survivorphoenix.com/graphics/gallery/S7E07bTC

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« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2004, 09:37:16 PM »
Thanks ive never know how they voted some guy told me wrong.

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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2004, 01:16:18 AM »
Cool~Satellite Image of S9 Locale
Compliments Space Imaging

http://www.claycritters.com/map/survivor_9_sat.htm

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« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2004, 01:22:30 AM »
http://www.claycritters.com/map/survivor_9_map.htm

Not sure if this one was posted yet??



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« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2004, 12:52:05 AM »
That satellite map is neat, I love how the clouds just hover over like little dots.  Thanks for posting Puddin

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« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2004, 09:18:38 AM »
Tks Bathfizzy ... :-* It looks like a beautiful place..can't wait till  Survivor 9  :D

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« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2004, 05:57:30 PM »
Great picture! Don't know how you find all the info. Keep it up. :D :D
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« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2004, 08:38:06 PM »
tks Spooky  :-* My secret is I have a Google news alert..thats all   O:) Oh and I joined the Yahoo virtualvanuatu@eGroups.com

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`Survivor' puts Pacific nation on virtual map

By Mike Cassidy

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The Web is all about making the world smaller. And sometimes it's amazing just how small it can be.

Marke Lowen has been thinking about this now that all eyes in reality TV-land are on Vanuatu.

Really. They are. Von-ew-WHA-tu. Why?

``Survivor,'' baby.

Oh, you do so watch it. And right now, host Jeff Probst and the scantily clad contestants are filming this fall's installment on a tiny island in the South Pacific country.

It's like dropping Manhattan on Green Acres -- both in the real and virtual worlds.

The real world island has been invaded by helicopters, boats and what locals say is a production crew of 300. And then there is Virtual Vanuatu, a digital land Lowen founded on Yahoo Groups to spread understanding about the country he moved to in 1984.

``Just recently,'' says Lowen, who runs Vanuatu Online www.vanuatu.net.vu, ``I found, we had a 24-hour period where we were four hits short of 200,000.''

Compare that to 10,000 a day before ``Survivor.''

Lowen, a 47-year-old Australian photographer, brought the Internet to Vanuatu after a 1996 visit to MacWorld in San Francisco.

He returned to the South Pacific armed with advice on launching a site and two Seagate hard drives, which landed him in the company's 1996 annual report.

But let's just say this isn't what he pictured.

``Sitting out here, you don't contemplate all this stuff,'' Lowen says from Efate (pop. 50,000), one of 83 islands making up the country.

Things have been crowded on Lowen's site, and his related Yahoo group since CBS announced ``Survivor: Vanuatu'' last month.

Posts on the Virtual Vanuatu group nearly tripled from April to May. Most of the discussions still revolve around politics, tourism and culture. Is the national airline, which consists of one 737, well-run? Can the historic Rossi bar be saved from developers? Will fishermen ferry travelers among the islands?

But among those messages you'll now find a debate over ``Survivor.''

Will the group be swamped by pop culture chatter? Are some of the curious actually spies for ``Survivor'' fan sites? Should the show's producers set up a charity for Vanuatu? Aren't those who watch ``Survivor'' intellectual weaklings? Does Vanuatu stand to lose or gain?

Lowen eventually appealed for a ``cooling off'' period. The ``Survivor'' chatter has subsided, but Lowen expects more when the show airs in the fall.

``I think the old members are worried about what kind of riff-raff might join with `Survivor,' '' he says. ``Is this virtual environmental pollution of a sort?''

It has all left Lowen, the group's moderator, with a new dilemma. He believes in a free Internet and is loath to ban people from the group. But, he wonders how big the group will grow.

``There is the potential to really screw it up,'' he says.

For now, he's willing to accept the rough and tumble.

``It could be good for Vanuatu,'' he says. ``Even if they are only `Survivor' freaks, if they start to engage in conversations on other little topics. . . ''

In fact, Lowen wonders whether he should use ``Survivor'' to drive traffic and advertisers to his Vanuatu site.

``I've been given a glimpse of the horizon,'' he says. ``It would be silly not to at least try to capitalize on it.''

Vanuatu, welcome to the rest of the world.
 


VANUATU'S VITALS


Geography: 83 islands in a Y-shape stretching about 500 miles. Several islands have active volcanoes.

Population: About 200,000

Capital: Port Vila on the island of Efate. ``Survivor'' is shooting on a nearby island.

Government: A republic with an elected parliament and president.

Languages: About 100, including English. Bislama, a form of Pidgin English, is spoken throughout the country.

Life: Most of Vanuatu's people are Melanesians, and 80 percent of the population lives in rural villages. Farming is the primary occupation.

Tourism: About 50,000 visitors a year who stay at the islands' resorts and hotels. Another 50,000 visitors a year arrive by cruise ships and visit for the day.

Claim to business fame: Vanuatu is a tax haven a la Bermuda, Cayman Islands, etc. Sharman Networks, the company behind Kazaa, is incorporated there.

Tough break of 2004: Cyclone Ivy hit in February, killing one.

Source: World Book encyclopedia, Vanuatu Tourism Office, AAP Information Services, Vanuatu Online.

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« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2004, 08:22:33 PM »
It sure looks like a pretty place . Has anyone here ever been to Vanuatu ?


 

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