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O Gymru Fach: Hong Kong

Mae Steffan Rhodri'n dilyn taith cynnyrch o Gymru sy'n cael ei allforio i bedwar ban byd. Steffan Rhodri goes on the trail of Welsh produce exported all over the world.


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-Hong Kong

-lies on China's south coast.

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-At 426 miles square,

-it's half the size of Ceredigion.

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-With a population

-of seven million...

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-..it's one of the most densely

-populated areas in the world.

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-In amongst the cosmopolitan mix,

-there are Welsh people.

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-Solicitors, bankers and teachers

-who have all settled here.

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-If people have exported themselves

-here, what about the Welsh goods...

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-..that have made their way here too?

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-I'm Steffan Rhodri

-and I'm on a journey...

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-..to discover how Welsh produce

-is influencing...

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-..one of the world's

-international money capitals.

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-In this programme, I find out more

-about three Welsh companies...

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-..that have found a market

-in the Land of the Dragon.

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-I could talk all day long

-about the wonders of lamb.

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-Its taste, its appearance...

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-..the wonderful aroma

-when it's cooking.

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-But what I didn't know...

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-..was that 100 million worth

-of Welsh lamb is exported each year.

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-And the journey begins

-on farms such as this.

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-Cae Iago is situated in Llanwrin,

-a village north of Machynlleth.

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-Edryd is the farmer.

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-Gruff, his shepherd, has been

-working on the farm for 60 years.

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-We're on our way

-to fetch a flock of lambs...

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-..that are about to meet their fate.

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-How long has your family lived here?

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-How long has your family lived here?

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-Over 100 years.

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-My family's from Aberangell

-originally.

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-My grandfather bought the farm.

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-It's in a wonderful location.

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-Yes. The Dyfi Valley

-is a very nice place to live.

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-Edryd's lambs...

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-..will be taken to an abattoir

-in Newtown.

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-The meat is then packed and sent to

-distributors and five-star hotels.

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-Producers say the natural,

-pure taste of the lamb...

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-..is the reason for its success

-worldwide.

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-They also say it's down to minerals

-and vitamins in the pasture.

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-Montgomeryshire's rainfall

-plays its part too, I bet!

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-He's caught them now.

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-He's caught them now.

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-Yes, he's seen them.

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-What about the three

-that were over there?

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-Yes, and those.

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-HE WHISTLES

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-How many will you take?

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-About 55 of them.

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-And these are the organic ones?

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-And these are the organic ones?

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-Yes.

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-Once the lambs are penned,

-they are weighed...

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-..to make sure

-they're ready for sale.

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-That one has good hind quarters.

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-We'll make a farmer of him yet.

-How much does he weigh?

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-He's the right weight. 31.

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-He's the right weight. 31.

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-No. You're leaning on the scales.

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-Yes, that's fine to export.

-Mark him.

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-On his shoulder?

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-On his shoulder?

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-Yes.

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-How long have you been

-farming organically?

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-I've been faming organically

-since 2003.

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-It took us a while

-to make the decision...

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-..because

-it's a major step to take.

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-We had to change

-our farming methods completely.

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-But we've gradually settled into it

-and it's going well now.

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-What difference

-has organic farming made...

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-..to the quality and taste

-of the meat?

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-These are mountain sheep

-and they graze on pasture.

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-They aren't fed concentrates...

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-..only in winter

-when it's really cold.

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-So an animal that eats grass

-is going to taste of it.

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-It gives the meat a sweet taste.

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-How does it make you feel

-that your Montgomeryshire lambs...

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-..are exported

-all the way to Hong Kong...

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-..and cooked out there?

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-It gives me a real buzz factor.

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-It puts Wales on the map

-and that's very important nowadays.

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-As a nation, it's important

-that we keep striving...

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-..to improve our produce.

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-I'll see you in Hong Kong, girls.

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-Boys and girls.

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-Sorry, boys and girls.

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-Plenty of Welsh farmers

-have had to diversify...

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-..in order

-to keep their businesses afloat...

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-..by making cheese or ice cream

-or by branching into B&B.

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-I'm on my way to meet

-a Carmarthenshire farmer...

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-..who's gone down

-an entirely different route.

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-He now sells his

-extraordinary produce across Asia.

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-Shanghai, Beijing, Malaysia,

-Hong Kong and Japan...

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-..are marketplaces for Wellbeing

-Skincare, a fledgling company...

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-..which started out

-in this farmhouse.

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-Owner, Ieuan Nicholas...

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-..had previously worked

-for skincare companies...

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-..before starting his own business

-back home in Wales.

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-We're here

-in your family's farmhouse...

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-..but you've created a totally new

-business venture from here.

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-Yes. A skincare line which is

-organic and totally natural.

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-We make moisturizers,

-exfoliators and cleansers.

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-We also produce our own tea.

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-What inspired you

-to start this business?

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-My own skin, to be honest.

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-I have typically Celtic skin.

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-Red hair, white skin, freckles.

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-I developed skin problems

-such as dermatitis and eczema.

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-The majority of products

-on the market just didn't work.

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-Over the years, I've been developing

-skincare products for myself...

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-..but last year...

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-..I started a company,

-selling these products.

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-In the beginning, I thought

-of growing all the plants myself.

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-But as time went on, the demand

-for the products increased.

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-It became obvious that the only way

-to expand the business...

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-..was to have other people

-cultivate the plants on our behalf.

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-We're on our way to see

-some of Ieuan's plants...

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-..being grown in a nursery

-near Llandysul.

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-The company prides itself

-on the fact...

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-..that the ingredients

-are fresh and organic.

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-Nurseries such as these

-cultivate a wide range of plants.

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-Rosemary, aloe vera, jojoba,

-cucumber, oranges...

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-..witch hazel, lavender,

-honey and beeswax too.

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-The place is one long corridor

-of polytunnels...

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-..enabling the company

-to grow the plants all year round.

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-What do we have here?

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-We have lots of different kinds

-of plants in here...

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-..that can be turned into

-skincare products.

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-The largest quantity of plants

-we grow...

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-..are lavender and aloe vera.

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-How many plants do you grow

-in total?

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-About 500 aloe vera plants.

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-And 600 lavender.

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-And this nursery

-is growing them on your behalf.

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-Yes, on our behalf.

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-Starting out,

-we grew all the plants on the farm.

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-But as the business grew...

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-..we had to find a third party

-to grow them for us.

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-These are familiar plants.

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-I've seen them in people's homes.

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-Perhaps people don't realize

-this plant is aloe vera.

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-Historically, aloe vera has

-been used for medicinal purposes.

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-When it comes to skincare...

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-..for cuts and wounds or sunburn...

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-..the plant stem

-can be split open...

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-..and the liquid inside can

-be applied directly onto the skin.

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-It helps soothe the burn...

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-..and aids the healing process.

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-Let's take a few of them down

-to the laboratory.

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-I'll give you a hand.

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-Off we go.

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-The work of extracting and bottling

-the liquids happens twice a year...

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-..over a two-day period when

-the plants are fresh and mature.

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-Wellbeing produces 5,000 bottles

-of each liquid.

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-What do we have here then?

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-Ieuan's company already produces

-three kinds of face cream.

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-But in this small barn...

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-..a new product is currently

-being developed for the market.

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-Explain to me how you'd go about

-developing a skincare product.

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-First, the computer works out

-if the ingredients can be combined.

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-We're working on a brand new

-foot tonic at the moment.

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-Hopefully, it'll be on the market

-in a couple of months.

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-Once the computer process is

-completed, I then follow it through.

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-The first thing to do...

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-..is open up the aloe barbadensis.

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-What are the company's future plans?

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-We want to crack the overseas market

-first.

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-This year we're focusing

-on the home market too.

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-Wales as well as Britain.

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-Where are you looking to develop

-the overseas market?

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-We're currently focusing on salons

-in Beijing and Shanghai...

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-..and we're trying

-to break into Hong Kong too.

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-I feel like a chef...

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-..rather than a scientist

-making skincare products.

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-It's a similar process.

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-What is it that makes you want

-to develop this market in China?

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-They like using natural products.

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-They look for brands that have been

-manufactured in the West.

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-And quality products.

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-After mixing the ingredients...

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-..it's my turn to try out

-the new recipe on my own skin.

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-It smells lovely. I'd be happy to

-have someone rub this into my feet.

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-I can see how a number of factors

-came together at the right time.

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-Ieuan's background

-in the cosmetics industry...

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-..skin problems of his own...

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-..his upbringing on a farm...

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-..and a demand from overseas markets

-for natural, organic products.

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-But these markets also have money

-to spend on western products.

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-I'm about to see for myself.

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-My search for Welsh produce around

-the world brings me to Hong Kong.

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-Ieuan Nicholas, the producer of a

-skincare brand, is there to meet me.

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-He's in Hong Kong

-to try and expand his market.

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-An astounding 85% of Wellbeing's

-market is already in China.

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-But considering...

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-..its densely populated cities

-and environmental pollution...

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-..it's inevitable that a skincare

-line would find a market here.

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-China is the world's

-second largest economy...

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-..with a wealthy and indulgent

-middle class.

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-Hello.

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-It's nice to see you again.

-It's busy here.

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-How long have you been in Hong Kong?

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-A couple of days. The business

-is going well - it's great.

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-You're taking me to a salon

-where your products are used.

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-Yes. Come and join me.

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-We're on our way to Spa Ph+...

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-..in the exclusive Causeway Bay

-region on the northern shore.

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-How are you associated

-with this salon?

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-The salon has our products on trial

-for the next six months.

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-They'll then decide

-if they want to stock them.

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-Is this the only salon to do this

-in Hong Kong and China?

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-Two places in Hong Kong currently

-have our line on a trial basis.

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-We established ourselves in China

-about 18 months ago.

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-They purchase from us.

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-So we're breaking into a new market.

-That's the reason we're here.

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-The Hong Kong workforce

-is renowned for its hard work.

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-Long hours, stress and few breaks.

-It's no wonder that salons do well.

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-It's an opportunity

-to be pampered and massaged...

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-..away from the daily grind.

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-Welcome to Spa Ph+

-in the centre of Hong Kong.

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-You need to sign in.

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-I'm here to try out the products in

-the salon's luxurious surroundings.

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-SHE SPEAKS MANDARIN

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-She's going to cleanse my skin.

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-This is June.

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-What type of clients

-do you usually get...

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-..apart from travelling actors?

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-My clients are office workers

-and pensioners!

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-Do you think that living in

-bustling city, such as Hong Kong...

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-..is damaging to the skin?

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-With so much pollution and dry air,

-it certainly affects the skin.

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-This is a wonderful way of relaxing.

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-Do you think people come here,

-not only to improve their skin...

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-..but to have some quiet time

-to themselves...

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-..away from the bustling city?

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-Life can be stressful and frenetic.

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-Many clients come here to relax.

-It's a break from their busy lives.

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-I'm sure this is doing my skin

-a world of good...

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-..but apart from that,

-it's a lovely sensation.

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-I can understand why people have

-facials. I should do it more often.

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-How did it go? Did you enjoy it?

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-Yes, very much so.

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-I can understand why people

-come here for facials and a massage.

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-It totally relaxes a person.

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-Men aren't good

-at looking after their skin.

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-How do you see the company

-developing in future?

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-What's the future for you?

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-We have to work in partnership

-with these places...

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-..because they deliver high quality.

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-For us as a company...

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-..we'd like Wellbeing Skincare...

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-..to be the biggest independent

-skincare manufacturer in Britain...

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-..within the next 8-10 years.

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-How do I look?

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-I think you look great.

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-Good.

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-I have some free time

-to go and explore Hong Kong.

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-Tomorrow, I'm meeting Richard Lewis,

-known as Lewis y Llaeth back home...

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-..vice president

-of the Welsh society here.

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-He's an example

-of how Welsh people...

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-..have exported their skills

-and settled down here.

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-Married to an Australian, they live

-in Sai Kung with their young family.

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-It's a seaside town,

-far from the hustle and bustle.

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-But it's pouring with rain today.

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-It's nice to shelter from the rain

-here in the square in Sai Kung.

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-Does the rain remind you of home?

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-Yes. It doesn't rain as often here,

-but when it does, it's heavy.

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-Where's home for you?

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-Home is Bynea in Llanelli.

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-I'm from the other side

-of the river.

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-Yes, the right side.

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-Was it work

-that brought you out here to live?

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-Yes, I came out in 2001...

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-..on a three-year secondment

-with the bank where I work.

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-Within weeks

-I knew I didn't want to go back.

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-I loved the place

-and I'm still here.

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-Do you get much chance to speak

-Welsh? Is there a community here?

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-Yes, there's a fairly large Welsh

-community of around 4,000 here.

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-Not all of them speak Welsh,

-of course.

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-There's a Welsh society out here...

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-..which is well established.

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-The society is celebrating

-its centenary this year.

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-But in the 100 years

-since the society was established...

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-..Hong Kong has seen dramatic

-changes and increasing problems.

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-Hong Kong is now one of the world's

-most polluted and populated areas.

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-Does the pollution bother you?

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-Yes, it does.

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-Pollution is the biggest problem...

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-..facing, not only the people

-of Hong Kong...

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-..but incomers from overseas

-who come here to work.

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-People are starting to feel

-that the pollution is so bad...

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-..that they consider moving away.

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-It's bound to affect China

-and Hong Kong's relationship...

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-..with the rest of the world.

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-Is it down to the number of cars

-and the overpopulation?

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-No, it's not that at all.

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-What's causing the problem

-is the fact that...

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-..all the world's manufacturing

-is done here...

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-..and the power stations

-which generate the electricity...

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-..for these factories...

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-..pollute the city

-and the entire region.

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-That's the cause of the problem.

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-I'm back on the mainland,

-on the south coast...

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-..in a region called Aberdeen

-and the sun is shining.

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-Away from the shops...

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-..a cruise around the harbour

-is a popular outing for tourists.

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-It's also a great way

-to see the skyscrapers.

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-A flat here

-recently sold for 35 million.

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-But the harbour itself

-is like stepping back in time.

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-It feels as if the old and the new

-are able to co-exist naturally here.

0:22:050:22:10

-That's true

-of different religions too.

0:22:110:22:15

-The unusual can be seen

-around every corner in Hong Kong.

0:22:260:22:30

-This is a quiet spot by the sea.

0:22:300:22:32

-Some men are gambling

-just around the corner.

0:22:320:22:35

-Here, there are hundreds of gods...

0:22:360:22:38

-..for every religion.

0:22:380:22:41

-The Chinese aren't exclusive

-about their religions.

0:22:410:22:45

-Gods of the Tao religion

-and the Buddha...

0:22:450:22:48

-..co-exist happily beside the sea.

0:22:480:22:51

-Ieuan Nicholas

-mentioned the region of Wan Chai...

0:22:550:22:59

-..and its alternative medicine

-stores.

0:22:590:23:02

-This is Chinese tradition.

0:23:030:23:04

-Different parts of animals and fish

-are used to heal human complaints.

0:23:050:23:09

-It's a contentious business, owing

-to a reduction in animal numbers.

0:23:100:23:15

-But the tradition is an undisputed

-belief for many people here.

0:23:160:23:20

-What are in the bags there?

0:23:250:23:27

-The bags are filled with fish

-stomachs that have been dried out.

0:23:330:23:39

-It's good for the liver

-as well as the respiratory system.

0:23:390:23:44

-We use it in soup

-and try to eat it once a week.

0:23:450:23:50

-It's also good for the elderly

-because it boosts calcium levels.

0:23:500:23:56

-Ginseng is one thing but I think

-I'll pass on fish stomachs.

0:23:560:24:01

-A short tram ride away...

0:24:060:24:08

-..there's a different kind of shop

-selling animals.

0:24:080:24:12

-Livestock this time.

0:24:120:24:14

-This gentlemen sells snakes

-of every description.

0:24:200:24:24

-Predominantly to eat.

0:24:250:24:27

-I assure you, that's the last time

-I go near a live one.

0:24:310:24:34

-At least I've kept

-the local youngsters entertained.

0:24:350:24:38

-To see the city in all its glory,

-you have to go upwards.

0:24:490:24:53

-And in order to do that, you have to

-join the countless other tourists.

0:24:530:24:58

-Wow.

0:25:010:25:03

-It's worth the effort.

0:25:080:25:10

-It's a beautiful city but dirty,

-and the dirt is hidden...

0:25:140:25:18

-..by the sunset.

0:25:180:25:20

-I take a taxi and travel through the

-tunnel beneath Victoria Harbour...

0:25:330:25:39

-..to Kowloon

-to look back across the island...

0:25:390:25:43

-..and watch a spectacle you won't

-see in any other city in the world.

0:25:430:25:48

-Spending the day in Hong Kong

-is tiring...

0:25:500:25:53

-..but at night there is even more

-to see in this amazing city.

0:25:530:25:57

-The harbour skyline

-is stunning as it is.

0:25:570:26:02

-But every night throughout the year

-at 8.00pm...

0:26:020:26:05

-..crowds are treated

-to a show of illuminations.

0:26:050:26:09

-This show involves 44 of Hong Kong's

-key buildings.

0:26:230:26:26

-Lasting 20 minutes and synchronized

-to music and narration...

0:26:270:26:31

-..it celebrates the energy,

-spirit and diversity of the city.

0:26:310:26:36

-If ever there were a symbol

-of a confident city...

0:26:360:26:39

-..it's here, dancing in front of me.

0:26:390:26:42

-.

0:26:440:26:45

-888

0:26:470:26:47

-888

-

-888

0:26:470:26:49

-My search to find Welsh produce

-has led me to Hong Kong.

0:27:000:27:03

-An overpopulated

-and overcrowded city.

0:27:030:27:06

-Though there's a shortage

-of outdoor spaces...

0:27:070:27:10

-..the locals are still keen

-to keep fit...

0:27:110:27:14

-..and eat healthily.

0:27:140:27:16

-Every morning and night,

-people congregate in open spaces.

0:27:160:27:21

-Some can be seen dancing

-while others practise tai chi.

0:27:210:27:25

-People of all ages take part.

0:27:250:27:27

-It's good for the heart

-and certainly good for the soul.

0:27:280:27:32

-And of course,

-it brings communities together.

0:27:320:27:35

-It's been many years since I tried

-tai chi whilst at college.

0:27:350:27:41

-But it didn't take much persuasion

-for me to give it another go.

0:27:420:27:47

-My new friends

-even trusted me enough...

0:27:470:27:50

-..to practise the movements

-with a sword in my hand.

0:27:510:27:54

-After that exercise,

-it's time to eat healthily.

0:28:090:28:12

-I'm on my way

-to a Hong Kong food shop...

0:28:130:28:15

-..that's home to a little corner

-of Wales.

0:28:160:28:19

-This is Rice Pro, a shop located in

-one of Hong Kong's busiest streets.

0:28:230:28:28

-It's an organic shop.

0:28:280:28:30

-As you'd expect to find

-in any organic shop...

0:28:300:28:33

-..there are seeds and rice...

0:28:330:28:36

-..and organic meat.

0:28:360:28:38

-I've spotted the lamb straightaway.

0:28:380:28:42

-This could well be

-one of Edryd's lambs.

0:28:420:28:46

-It's been frozen, of course.

0:28:460:28:48

-Here it is in a shop in Hong Kong.

0:28:490:28:51

-Shopkeeper Bicky Wong

-started the business six years ago.

0:28:540:28:58

-What kind of response have you had

-to the Welsh meat? Is it popular?

0:28:590:29:05

-We say that it comes from Wales

-in Britain.

0:29:080:29:13

-Then they feel confident

-about the meat.

0:29:130:29:17

-They know that Wales

-isn't a highly industrial area...

0:29:170:29:23

-..so they associate Wales

-with nature and wildlife.

0:29:230:29:29

-When they realize

-that the meat comes from Wales...

0:29:290:29:33

-..they have quality assurance

-and are confident to buy it.

0:29:340:29:41

-It's true,

-it comes from a lovely place.

0:29:420:29:45

-A remote location

-which is picturesque.

0:29:450:29:48

-I've been to the farm

-where the lamb comes from.

0:29:480:29:51

-Tell me how lamb in particular...

0:29:520:29:56

-..is part of the Chinese diet.

0:29:560:29:59

-Small lambs are very cute

-but we live in a concrete jungle.

0:30:060:30:12

-We don't see lambs very often

-and we think they're beautiful!

0:30:130:30:18

-Lamb isn't a part of our daily diet.

0:30:190:30:22

-We eat lamb during the festive

-season and especially in winter.

0:30:220:30:28

-We think that lamb warms the body

-and soul and is very beneficial.

0:30:290:30:37

-Hello, Bicky.

0:30:390:30:41

-And there's more to come.

0:30:410:30:43

-Bicky has arranged for me to meet

-a chef who regularly buys from her.

0:30:430:30:49

-Vivi Chung

-runs an organic food restaurant.

0:30:490:30:52

-But tonight it's closed because

-she's preparing a family meal...

0:30:520:30:56

-..to celebrate

-the Mid-Autumn Festival.

0:30:560:30:59

-I'm going to help Vivi

-cook the lamb.

0:31:110:31:14

-She's using a lot of other

-ingredients too.

0:31:140:31:19

-I feel as if I'm on Wedi 3 here!

0:31:190:31:21

-I'm not sure

-what the dish is called.

0:31:210:31:25

-It's a speciality

-for tonight's festival.

0:31:250:31:28

-Vivi?

0:31:280:31:30

-What do you want me to do first?

0:31:300:31:33

-SHE SPEAKS NATIVE LANGUAGE

0:31:330:31:35

-She wants me to peel the onion.

0:31:360:31:39

-This isn't my first experience

-of working in a cramped kitchen.

0:31:390:31:44

-I used to work for

-a catering company at one time...

0:31:440:31:48

-..when I was resting

-between acting jobs.

0:31:480:31:52

-The company I worked for...

0:31:520:31:54

-..catered for TV and film crews

-and actors.

0:31:540:31:58

-During the drama series, Teulu...

0:31:590:32:02

-..before joining the cast...

0:32:020:32:05

-..I worked in the kitchen

-and fed them.

0:32:050:32:09

-That was a strange experience.

0:32:090:32:11

-SHE SPEAKS IN NATIVE LANGUAGE

0:32:140:32:16

-It was then that I found out

-how fussy actors can be.

0:32:160:32:19

-Do you want me to slice it too?

0:32:200:32:21

-OK?

0:32:220:32:24

-Mm.

0:32:240:32:25

-This stew, using the lamb...

0:32:250:32:30

-..is cooked especially

-for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

0:32:300:32:36

-The festival is celebrated

-during the ninth moon.

0:32:360:32:41

-That's why it's called

-the Mid-Autumn Festival.

0:32:410:32:45

-OK?

0:32:450:32:46

-Is that good enough?

0:32:470:32:49

-OK.

0:32:490:32:51

-OK.

0:32:510:32:52

-Let me show you this.

0:32:540:32:56

-This is the lamb, cut into pieces.

0:32:560:32:59

-It looks lovely.

0:33:000:33:02

-What's she doing now?

0:33:020:33:04

-She's putting some kind of marinade

-on it.

0:33:040:33:07

-Marinade.

0:33:070:33:09

-SHE SPEAKS NATIVE LANGUAGE

0:33:090:33:12

-It's strange to think that here,

-in the centre of Hong Kong...

0:33:160:33:20

-..we have Welsh lamb that's grazed

-on fresh, green Welsh pasture.

0:33:200:33:25

-Right in the centre of Hong Kong.

0:33:250:33:28

-What are you adding to it?

0:33:290:33:31

-Oil.

0:33:320:33:34

-That's OK.

0:33:380:33:40

-OK, in it goes.

0:33:410:33:43

-Stir them so that they don't burn.

0:33:530:33:55

-Leeks.

0:33:550:33:57

-Leeks from Wales.

0:33:580:34:00

-Leeks from Wales. Cennin (leeks).

0:34:000:34:03

-Cennin.

0:34:030:34:04

-She speaks Welsh now!

0:34:050:34:07

-Cennin.

0:34:070:34:09

-How's that? Is that OK?

0:34:090:34:12

-I'm starting to sweat.

0:34:120:34:14

-It takes a bit of elbow grease.

0:34:180:34:20

-She wants me to add the meat.

0:34:210:34:23

-There we are. Welsh lamb.

0:34:230:34:26

-Keep stirring.

0:34:310:34:32

-Though Vivi and I don't understand

-a word of each other's languages...

0:34:370:34:41

-..it's nice that we can communicate

-through our love of food.

0:34:410:34:46

-To be honest, I like the way

-she's giving out order.

0:34:460:34:50

-And another.

0:34:590:35:00

-Wow.

0:35:030:35:04

-Ohh!

0:35:040:35:06

-Oh, my God!

0:35:060:35:09

-After all the hard work,

-it's time to taste it.

0:35:150:35:18

-You bring those.

0:35:180:35:20

-Here we are, Welsh lamb.

0:35:200:35:23

-All the way from Wales.

0:35:230:35:25

-Here we are.

0:35:260:35:27

-Ready?

0:35:290:35:31

-Yay!

0:35:320:35:34

-An experience like this overseas

-makes it feel more authentic.

0:35:430:35:47

-It's delicious.

0:35:470:35:49

-It's very smooth and tender.

0:35:490:35:51

-I didn't see her adding

-the spices...

0:35:520:35:54

-..but they've given it

-an incredible taste.

0:35:550:35:58

-Do you want some more? OK.

0:36:010:36:03

-It's been a night to remember.

0:36:040:36:07

-Both the company and the food

-have been wonderful.

0:36:070:36:10

-It's clear you have great

-imagination. The food is delicious.

0:36:200:36:25

-It's clear that organic food

-is important to you.

0:36:250:36:28

-Organic food means everything to me.

-I eat it every day.

0:36:310:36:36

-It's what keeps me

-looking young and beautiful!

0:36:380:36:42

-I can't argue with that - it works!

0:36:430:36:46

-Thank you, Vivi. Many thanks

-for the warm welcome I've received.

0:36:550:36:59

-Thank you very much.

0:37:000:37:01

-They're all still having

-a good time out there...

0:37:080:37:11

-..but Vivi insists

-that it's customary in Hong Kong...

0:37:110:37:15

-..for the guest to wash up.

0:37:150:37:17

-SHE SPEAKS IN NATIVE LANGUAGE

0:37:180:37:20

-Alright, alright, I'm doing it.

0:37:200:37:22

-I told you she was strict, didn't I?

0:37:250:37:27

-.

0:37:340:37:35

-888

0:37:370:37:38

-888

-

-888

0:37:380:37:38

-Radio Three...

0:37:380:37:39

-..with the Welsh actor,

-Steffan Rhodri.

0:37:400:37:42

-Good afternoon.

0:37:430:37:43

-Good afternoon.

-

-Good afternoon. How are you?

0:37:430:37:45

-I'm very well.

0:37:450:37:46

-People may know you best

-for being Dave in Gavin & Stacey.

0:37:460:37:50

-Alright, Sarah, how's it going?

0:37:500:37:51

-Alright, Sarah, how's it going?

-

-Not bad, not bad.

0:37:510:37:53

-In a little while, I'm going to let

-you read out my air pollution index.

0:37:530:37:58

-I've been invited

-to Radio Hong Kong...

0:37:580:38:01

-..to read out

-the daily air pollution index.

0:38:010:38:05

-The weather

-for this afternoon and tonight.

0:38:050:38:09

-Fine and dry, moderate winds.

0:38:090:38:11

-The fire danger warning is red.

0:38:110:38:13

-The fire risk is extreme

-at 24 degrees Celsius...

0:38:140:38:17

-..and 53% relative humidity.

0:38:170:38:19

-Over to Steffan now

-for the air pollution index.

0:38:190:38:22

-At general stations

-it's high throughout...

0:38:230:38:26

-..and at roadside stations

-it's high to very high.

0:38:260:38:30

-Thank you very much

-for coming in today.

0:38:300:38:33

-Coming up, it's the news at two.

0:38:330:38:36

-Pollution levels are so high

-in Hong Kong...

0:38:380:38:41

-..that any technical advances

-to reduce them...

0:38:410:38:45

-..receive attention.

0:38:450:38:47

-A conference on ecological living

-is being held in this large hall.

0:38:470:38:53

-Global companies attend the event...

0:38:590:39:01

-..hoping to find new solutions

-to an old problem.

0:39:010:39:04

-I feel quite at home

-on a few of the stalls!

0:39:040:39:08

-A company from Caernarfon is here

-promoting its latest products.

0:39:130:39:17

-Instruments which detect and monitor

-toxic gases in the atmosphere.

0:39:170:39:22

-PPM Technology's Chief Executive

-is a Welshman from Cibyn.

0:39:220:39:26

-You must be John.

-Hello. I'm Steffan.

0:39:260:39:29

-It's nice to meet you.

0:39:290:39:31

-It's nice to meet you.

-

-Welcome to Hong Kong.

0:39:310:39:33

-This conference is a huge event.

-What is its aim precisely?

0:39:330:39:37

-To try and save the world.

0:39:380:39:40

-To manufacture systems which

-reduce the world's energy usage.

0:39:400:39:46

-John has been travelling

-to the Far East for ten years.

0:39:470:39:52

-He exports to many Asian countries,

-including China, Japan and Taiwan.

0:39:520:39:57

-The company has traded with more

-than 60 countries around the world.

0:39:590:40:04

-We're here in the harbour

-surrounded by skyscrapers...

0:40:090:40:13

-..but I understand that your company

-manufactures devices...

0:40:130:40:17

-..which enhances the health

-of people living here?

0:40:170:40:21

-Yes, the skyscrapers,

-the population....

0:40:210:40:24

-..the climate.

0:40:240:40:26

-It's always hot here.

0:40:260:40:28

-They use a lot of air conditioning.

0:40:280:40:31

-Our devices are used to ensure

-that air conditioning systems...

0:40:310:40:36

-..work effectively...

0:40:370:40:39

-..so that the pollution outdoors...

0:40:390:40:43

-..doesn't affect the people

-who work indoors.

0:40:430:40:48

-It's obvious there is concern here.

0:40:480:40:51

-These masks covering people's

-faces are commonplace in Hong Kong.

0:40:520:40:56

-Such a sight is a rarity

-back home in Wales.

0:40:580:41:01

-The Cibyn company's machines are

-installed in offices and homes...

0:41:010:41:05

-..to measure

-chemicals and temperature.

0:41:060:41:09

-What are the positive effects

-of using these devices?

0:41:090:41:13

-There are two main reasons.

0:41:140:41:16

-One is health, of course.

0:41:160:41:18

-The health of those who work

-and live in these buildings.

0:41:180:41:22

-The other reason

-is energy conservation.

0:41:220:41:27

-Energy wastage is a huge problem

-in a place such as this.

0:41:270:41:31

-They overwork

-the air conditioning...

0:41:310:41:36

-..so that it's too cold indoors.

0:41:360:41:39

-If they set

-a slightly higher temperature...

0:41:390:41:43

-..they'd save a fortune

-in energy costs.

0:41:430:41:46

-It makes it an ideal market

-for our products.

0:41:460:41:51

-With this market in mind...

0:41:510:41:53

-..we set about developing

-our devices.

0:41:530:41:56

-We've developed them specifically

-for this market.

0:41:560:42:02

-And you get a nice trip

-out to Hong Kong now and again.

0:42:020:42:06

-Yes. It's nice here today.

0:42:060:42:09

-But I do work hard

-while I'm out here.

0:42:100:42:13

-I don't doubt that!

0:42:140:42:16

-In order to see

-how the devices work in an office...

0:42:240:42:28

-..John takes me to Science

-International Corporation...

0:42:280:42:32

-..where they're installed on trial.

0:42:330:42:35

-I have to say,

-the air in this office feels clean.

0:42:400:42:43

-The air conditioning is obviously

-switched on and it feels fresh.

0:42:440:42:49

-Yes.

0:42:490:42:51

-With air conditioning...

0:42:510:42:53

-..because it feels nice and cool

-here and not too humid...

0:42:530:42:58

-..that the levels are fine.

0:42:580:43:00

-But what these instruments measure

-are parameters...

0:43:000:43:04

-..that we're unable to measure

-with our noses, as it were.

0:43:040:43:09

-There's another over there.

0:43:090:43:12

-We're carrying out a survey in this

-building to make sure the levels...

0:43:120:43:17

-..are what they should be.

0:43:170:43:19

-Are there certain levels

-to which they have to adhere?

0:43:200:43:24

-In Hong Kong, there are guidelines.

0:43:250:43:27

-We hope that these guidelines

-will eventually become law...

0:43:280:43:33

-..in the next year or two.

0:43:330:43:37

-Since I've been in Hong Kong...

0:43:450:43:47

-..I've noticed the overcrowding

-in such a small place.

0:43:480:43:52

-The pollution

-has been awful at times.

0:43:520:43:55

-But in a way,

-pollution is good for your business.

0:43:550:43:59

-Yes.

0:43:590:44:00

-Due to such a high population

-and so many vehicles and factories.

0:44:000:44:06

-Back in Wales,

-as the air is so clean...

0:44:060:44:10

-..it's ideal to manufacture

-and test our products...

0:44:100:44:15

-..because they couldn't be tested

-here.

0:44:150:44:18

-I reflect on what I saw earlier

-at the expo.

0:44:210:44:24

-Amid all the pioneering

-is a company from Caernarfon.

0:44:240:44:28

-Their hope is to break into a market

-that is constantly developing...

0:44:280:44:33

-..far away from home.

0:44:340:44:36

-In the shadow of the skyscrapers in

-the island's financial district...

0:44:410:44:46

-..stands the Church of St John where

-the Welsh male voice choir meets...

0:44:460:44:51

-..to rehearse its repertoire.

0:44:510:44:53

-A familiar face greets me.

0:44:530:44:56

-They're starting to assemble

-for choir practice.

0:44:560:45:00

-I'm looking forward to hearing you.

-When was the choir formed?

0:45:000:45:04

-The choir's been going for 32 years.

0:45:040:45:06

-It started from the Welsh society,

-and it's true what they say.

0:45:070:45:11

-When the Welsh go abroad,

-one starts a chapel...

0:45:120:45:15

-..the second starts a committee...

0:45:150:45:17

-..the third starts a Welsh society

-and the fourth starts a choir!

0:45:170:45:22

-How many members are there?

0:45:220:45:24

-There are around 70 voices

-in the choir.

0:45:240:45:27

-A quarter of them

-come from Wales originally...

0:45:270:45:31

-..but the others

-have some sort of connection too.

0:45:310:45:34

-They're about to start,

-so shall I take a seat over there?

0:45:350:45:39

-No, I think you should join us.

0:45:400:45:42

-I've brought something

-for you to wear.

0:45:420:45:45

-I was afraid

-you were going to say that.

0:45:450:45:48

-This is special

-because it's brand new...

0:45:480:45:51

-..unlike Andy's blazer

-in Con Passionate.

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-Right then.

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-# Tonight I lay my head

-on the pillow

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-# Whilst thinking of you

0:46:020:46:07

-# The night will bring you closer

0:46:080:46:13

-# You are my enchanted night

0:46:130:46:18

-# Tonight I will be thinking of you

0:46:180:46:24

-# In my distant hotel room

0:46:240:46:28

-# Tomorrow I shall be back

-in your company

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-# A prisoner freed from his cell

0:46:350:46:39

-# Only one more night,

-only one more night #

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-Hong Kong is a wonderful

-and remarkable place.

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-There's a dichotomy of contrasts.

0:46:500:46:52

-The old and the new...

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-..the east and the west,

-the light and the dark.

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-The yin and the yang.

0:46:580:46:59

-The Chinese people

-are obsessed about their health.

0:46:590:47:03

-It's no wonder in such a bustling

-and polluted city as this...

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-..that they covet healthy food,

-goods and clean air.

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-It's refreshing that Welsh companies

-are helping to fulfil that desire.

0:47:120:47:18

-# Tomorrow I shall return

0:47:180:47:25

-# Tomorrow I shall return

0:47:270:47:32

-# I shall return #

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-S4C Subtitles by Adnod Cyf.

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Mae Steffan Rhodri'n dilyn taith cynnyrch o Gymru sy'n cael ei allforio i bedwar ban byd. Steffan Rhodri goes on the trail of Welsh produce exported all over the world.