Reality TV show filmed in Palawan to air in The Netherlands

Monday Media Production’s Ms. Geraldine Lamberta Smink (right), delegated Producer, and Mr. Gerard Bernard Oostveen (left), Production Leader, called on Philippine Ambassador to The Netherlands J. Eduardo Malaya before the commencement of their filming in Palawan in September last year which run until December. (The Hague PE photo)

The “Million Dollar Island,” a Dutch reality show filmed on location in northern Palawan, will air on television channel SBS6 starting 06 March 2022, Sunday, at 9:30 PM.

A hundred Dutch men and women participated in the two month-survival reality show which was filmed in the pristine waters and shores of northern Palawan. One million euros prize money awaits the winner. The show is produced by Monday Media Production.

“This highly-rated program is another opportunity for our Dutch friends to discover the Philippines. We welcome them to our country. Enjoying the sun and beach in our tropical paradise is one grand way to cast out the pandemic blues,” Philippine Ambassador to The Netherlands J. Eduardo Malaya said.

Monday Media Production’s Ms. Geraldine Lamberta Smink, delegated Producer, and Mr. Gerard Bernard Oostveen, Production Leader, called on Ambassador Malaya before the commencement of their filming in Palawan in September last year which ran until December.

“Surviving in the Philippine wilderness with minimal resources is not all about Million Dollar Island. ‘The biggest social experiment ever’ is what the program makers – Talpa Concepts and Monday Media – call it,” said Metro Nieuws.

With the easing of travel restrictions starting last February 10, fully vaccinated Dutch tourists can now enter the country visa-free for a stay up to 30 days. Other entry protocols include proof of vaccination, negative RT-PCR test (taken within 48 hours), 30-day valid tickets, valid passports and travel insurance.

Tourist arrivals from The Netherlands have grown by an average of 10% per year from 2015 to 2019, with 41,313 visiting in 2019 before the pandemic. Thirty percent of Dutch travelers are repeat visitors. Things most liked by the Dutch tourists about the Philippines are beautiful sceneries and nice beaches and the warm hospitality and kindness of Filipinos. Top destinations are Manila, Bohol, Cebu, Vigan, Banaue and Palawan, among others. 

“Million Dollar Island” will be shown on SBS6 every Sunday evening and is also available for viewing on Prime Video, an hour after its broadcast on SBS6.

Metro Nieuws’ article  on the “Million Dollar Island” can be viewed at

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