Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

During our one night getaway at Turi Beach Resort in Batam, we dropped by at Infinite Studios, 5 minutes away (Turi Beach and Infinite Studios are part of Nongsa Resorts). Infinite Studios provided the location sets for Hollywood blockbusters like Pirates of the Caribbean, Hitman, Crazy Rich Asians and more - something I didn't know till now.

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

I unknowingly walked into the set of HBO Asia TV blockbuster Grisse at Infinite Studios. Grisse is modern day Gresik in East Java (just east of Surabaya).

et of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

During the Dutch colonial era, Gresik known as Grisse then, was a garrison town. The TV series tells the historic-fictional story of rebellion, honour, courage and sacrifice centred on Grisse. According to showrunner Mike Wiluan who owns Nongsa Resorts (which include Infinite Studios), Grisse is "a nasi goreng western", a "western set in a Southeast Asian melting pot".

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

The set looked like an eerily silent abandoned John Wayne type town with weathered walls with lots of captivating stories to tell. Oh yes they do - 4 episodes worth of them, in fact.

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

Nearly full bottle of whisky on a dusty table - looked like townsfolk left town in a hurry.

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

The bar - the town's trading post for stories, intrigue, lies and quarrels which were often settled in blood. Dried blood still on the floor from brawls of nights past.




Grisse just premiered on HBO Asia on 4 November 2018....  new episodes will debut at 8pm every Sunday... whee!! 

Indonesian actress Adinia Wirasti, or Asti, played main character Kalia. Fans of Hossan Leong and Joanne Kam (Singapore and Malaysian comedians), look out for your idols 😄

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

The "cannons" of Grisse now stand guard at the Infinite Studios staff canteen 😄

Set of HBO Asia Series Grisse at Infinite Studios in Batam

👆Click on the photo to read about my 1 night getaway at Turi Beach Resort.

Date visited: 5 Nov 2018

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3 comments:

  1. so the infinity studios anyone can enter?

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  2. excuse me, can you please correct your statement up there - Crazy Rich Asians did not and never did shoot in Batam nor with or at Infinite Studios Batam. thanks!

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