Coca Cola’s Pearl Of The Orient

By | June 13, 2009

Here’s a treasure I found over at You Tube. A vintage Coke infomercial that showcases Coca Cola’s presence in Philippine culture.

This 20-minute video is from 1955 and is entitled Pearl of the Orient. Watching this film made me remember all the field trips to the Coca Cola plants I took in elementary school.

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The actual infomercial starts at the 2:30 mark. If you don’t like to watch the process of making Coke, you can likewise skip ahead to the 14 minute mark and you’ll see how the Philippines was and looked like in the 1950’s.

I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I did. Cheers!

3 thoughts on “Coca Cola’s Pearl Of The Orient

  1. chris

    wahhhhh…. mas magaling pang kumendeng yung mga lalaki sa babae.. hehehe.. naaliw ako dito! Ang ganda ng Pilipinas!!!!

    @4:55.. what if mauso sa guys ang ganyang hairstyle.. hihihi

    @7:28.. paran wala pang tao sa manila.. at wala pang traffic

    @8:15.. hirap naman ng trabaho nila… ag sakit sa ulo nyan.. for 8 hours nakatingin lang sila sa bote…

    @8:57.. i love the way the narrator pronounce the “KARITELA” and “BANGKA”

    @10:30.. ganda ng description bagay sa video.. para syang si mickey mouse sa fantasia…

    @10:40.. what a term.. FABULOUS.. bagay sa Bonggaba.com

    @10:37.. ang ganda talaga ng high al ai… sayang sya na lang sana ang natitirang art deco amusement center sa asia.. kaso pinagiba ni atienza… teka bakit nga ba di nakulong si atienza dun.. parang nakalimuan na ang pambababoy ni atienza sa heritage ng maynila ah…

    @14:40.. wahhhh kaaliw ang pronunciation ng “SIPA TEAM” parang “CRISPA TEAM”

    @16:33.. naaliw ako sa “LECHOWN”

    @18:08.. ganda po ng gown!

    Sir, Nakakatuwang basahin at panaurin ito… 2 thumbs up!!!

  2. Fitz Post author

    @chris
    Wow, what a detailed comment. Thanks ha! I’m glad you enjoyed watching the video. 😀

  3. Kaede Rodriguez

    Your coke distributor here in Intramuros sucks, they don’t have any orientation about good customer service. I hope they should remedy the delivery service problems.

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