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Ready, set, action: Places to go for movie enthusiasts

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, March 23, 2019  /  02:08 pm
Ready, set, action: Places to go for movie enthusiasts

Still from Marlina: The Murderer in Four Acts (Cinesurya Pictures/File)

Remember the scene in the award-winning Indonesian film Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts where Marlina (Marsha Timothy) rides her horse through the seemingly endless savanna? Or the scene in Mission: Impossible – Fallout where Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is involved in a helicopter chase with his nemesis August Walker (Henry Cavill)?

Those who want to get close to where the action took place are recommended to visit these places, according to Singapore-based online travel agency Agoda:


If action movies excite you, you may want to travel to Queenstown in New Zealand.

The shooting location of the helicopter chase and other scenes of Mission: Impossible – Fallout offers you an adrenaline-pumping helicopter ride and other challenging activities, from bungee jumping to heliskiing.

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu Island, HawaiiHo'omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu Island, Hawaii (Shutterstock/File)

But if sci-fi action flick Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is more your thing, you should consider a trip to Oahu Island in Hawaii, where the 2018 blockbuster was shot. The third-largest Hawaii island has it all: volcanoes, lush forests and diverse marine life.

City connoisseurs

Singapore’s famed Gardens by the Bay is one of the places featured in successful rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie also includes scenes filmed at the Newton Food Centre’s hawker stalls.

Supertree Groove at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.Supertree Groove at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. ( Justine)

Meanwhile, the action-packed fight and car chase scenes of superhero flick Black Panther were filmed in Busan city in South Korea. Though you will not find the casino, you can always hang out at the city’s cocktail lounges and nightclubs. It is also recommended to visit its beaches, hot springs, temples and shrines.

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Musical destinations

Los Angeles in the United States is the shooting place of countless movies, including A Star is Born. Directed by Bradley Cooper, the movie was captured in different places, among them the Greek Theatre, Regent Theatre and Shrine Auditorium.

Wembley Stadium is the largest soccer stadium in the United Kingdom.Wembley Stadium is the largest soccer stadium in the United Kingdom. ( Chindasuthi/File)

If you are a fan of legendary band Queen, you may want to know that 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium, which is famous for soccer matches and music events alike.

Nature admirers

Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara was featured in Indonesian film Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts. Aside from its vast savanna, the island is known for breath-taking lakes, waterfalls and national parks. (wir/kes)

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