3 Days 2 Nights AMPAWA & BRYDE’S WHALE WEEKEND TRIP (20- 22 Sept 2013)

This weekend photographic trip comprises of Mae Klong Market (Railway Market), Ampawa Floating Market, Wat Baan Kung (Golden Buddha) & capturing of Sea Birds, Dolphin & Bryde’s Whale.

Mae Klong Market (Railway Market):
This is a unique market that is held every day literally on the rail tracks. Just before the train arrives in the town, the market stallholders have to pull back their awnings and remove their produce from the tracks. They then have to repeat all of this when the train returns. Fortunately it is not a busy track. The train leaves four times and it arrives four times. The track is not part of the national network. It only runs between Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkram.

Wat Baan Kung:
Inside Wat Baan Kung is a golden Buddha that has lain hidden for hundreds of years until it was discovered recently. Wat Baan Kung is a small chapel that is famous for being completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree called Bot Prok Po. Over 300 years old, the temple was built like any other, if not for the banyan tree called Bot Prok Po which started growing over and around it until completely encasing the chapel.

Ampawa Floating Market:
The canal-side way of life in Amphawa takes place along the waterfront walkways of Amphawa Canal, a small tributary of the Mae Khlong River. Every weekend Thais flock to the Amphawa Floating Market, as big queues emerge along the canal's bridges and walkways. While commercially developed, the old wooden houses and shopfronts retain some of their original charm.

Bryde’s Whale:
We will be taking a boat out, hopefully to capture the Bryde’s Whale in action & at the same time there will be sea birds & etc for us to capture. Watch the youtube clip of Bryde’s Whale at Bryde's whale at Bangtaboon, Petchaburi, Thailand - YouTube


Trip Details

Date : 20 Sept - 22 Sept 2013 2013
Duration : 3 Days 2 Nights
Photography competency level : Intermediate to Expert
Group Size : Max. 12 -14 pax
Land Tour Cost : SGD 658 per pax based on twin sharing (exclude Air-ticket)

You may wish to contact me for more detail
Tel/SMS: (+65) 9846 1417
Interested please email me at josgoh@gmail.com for full detail itinerary or reservations

Tour Inclusions:
- 2N accommodation
- All internal transfers in private air-conditioned vehicle
- Boat on Day 2 (16 seat)
- Small boat on Day 3 - All meals as per itinerary including drinking water and 1 soft drink/ pax/meal
- Daily mineral water
- All attraction entrance fees
- Group Travel insurance (Bangkok Coverage & participant are encourage to get their additional insurance locally)

Tour Exclusions:
- International Air Tickets
- Visas (if applicable)
- All personal expenses (additional food and drinks during meals, shopping etc)
- Driver tips

About Joseph Goh

Joseph is an international award-winning and self taught photographer. As an Associate Master Photographer, he has achieved various accolades from The Master Photographers Association (UK) and International Photography Awards (US). Joseph’s photography journey started at the age of 32 after he bought his first digital SLR in 2008. Since 2009, he has clinched numerous awards in international photography competitions. His photos were also featured in various publications and photography exhibitions. With his keen interest and great passion for photography, Joseph believes in sharing his knowledge with other like-minded photography
enthusiasts. He is also an instructor with Canon Singapore.


Hasselblad Masters Award 2014 - Top 10 Finalists
FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012 - Gold Award, Top 10 Finalists in International Section
2012 Diamond Jubilee Awards (Master Photography Awards) - 1 Award Of Excellence with Merit (Stock & Library Images), 2 Merits (Landscape & Travel)
International Loupe Awards 2012 - 2 Bronze Award
WPPI NYC @ Photoplus 16 x 20 Print Competition - 1st Place
Creative Asia Photography Awards 2012 - 3 Bronze Awards (Street & Travel)
The EPSON International Pano Awards 2012 - 2 Bronze Awards
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown Photography Competition 2012 - People's Choice Award Winner
"City in a Garden" Photography Competition 2012 - 2 Merit Awards
20th World Orchid Conference Photo Competition 2011 - 1st Place with Gold Medal
Expat Living’s Photo Competition 2011 Annual Competition - 2nd Place
BCA Green Mark Photography Competition 2011 - Merit Awards
Master Photographer of the Year Awards 2011 - 3 Merit Awards
International Photography Awards 2011 - 1st Place (Wedding Category)
International Photography Awards 2011 - 3 Honorable Mentions
Marina Bay Photography Workshop Competition - Merit Awards
Joe McNally Photo Competition on Clubsnap.com - 1st Place
Cityscape and Buildings Photography Picture2Win.com - 1st Place
WPPI 16"x20" Print Competition 2011 in Las Vegas - 2 Awards Of Excellence
The Canon Creative Asia Photography Awards 2011 - 1 Silver Awards, 8 Bronze Awards
International Photography Awards 2010 - 3rd Place, Wedding Categories, 3 Honorable Mentions under Abstract, Micro, Lifestyle
Korean Air 17th Travel Photo Contest 2010 - Meritorious Awards
International Photography Awards 2009 - 1 Honorable Mentions