Chinese media company scouts potential filming locations in Rockingham

Staff ReporterSound Telegraph
Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin gives delegates a tour of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation.
Camera IconDeputy Mayor Deb Hamblin gives delegates a tour of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation.

Rockingham has again proved a popular destination for a major Chinese media company, with delegates from the nation’s biggest video streaming service visiting potential filming locations across the region today.

Truly Sense Media, a production subsidiary of Shanghai Synacast Media Tech Co, sent a 14-person delegation to scout different spots within the City of Rockingham that could become filming locations for major productions in the future.

Synacast, widely known as PPTV, is China’s leading streaming platform with more than 300 million subscribers.

A delegate takes a snap during the ferry ride.
Camera IconA delegate takes a snap during the ferry ride.

During the visit to Rockingham delegates were joined by Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin, and City of Rockingham and Rockingham Visitor Centre staff.

The delegates departed from Mersey Point in Shoalwater for a guided tour of Penguin Island and the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, and then were taken on a walk-through of the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation project.

Cr Hamblin said the visit represented a real opportunity to boost tourism in the City.

“The arrival of the delegation from Truly Sense Media is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the breathtaking coastline, stunning wildlife and exciting eco-adventures our City is known for,” she said.

“Rockingham truly is the place where the coast comes to life and the latest visit from Truly Sense Media demonstrates there is a growing desire in China to explore the abundance of stunning environmental assets we have.

The delegation from Truly Sense Media enjoyed a ferry ride through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
Camera IconThe delegation from Truly Sense Media enjoyed a ferry ride through the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

“Looking ahead, the City is also currently in the process of developing its Tourist Destination Strategy. Once complete this strategy will continue to drive tourism and interest in our City.”

The visit of Truly Sense Media’s delegation follows on from recent filming in Rockingham for the popular Chinese reality TV show Viva La Romance, which will be screened to an estimated 1.6 billion viewers across Asia.

The visit was co-ordinated with assistance from WA production company Legend Media Group.

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