Exploring Malaysia - “Malacca – Nyonya Revisited”
* Photo Hunt * Workshops * Photography Competition * Cultural Discovery * Shopping Spree *
16th to 18th April 2010
Second in the series of Exploring Malaysia, the weekend getaway overseas trip to Malaysia shall explore colourful Malacca and revisit the origins of the Nyonya.
Led by photography instructor, this is a trip that is specially designed for amateur photographers using any digital cameras, with “photography” as the official language. This is a structured program where photo hunts are scheduled where the participants shall be given themes to photograph. There will also be workshops conducted by the instructor as well as a photography competition with good prizes.
Instructor Steven Yee shall conduct 2 workshops, “Travel Photography for serious beginners” and “Winning in Photography Competitions”.
In “Travel Photography for serious beginners”, Steven Yee shall share with you the tips in preparing for a travel shoot as well as what to look out for in a travel photography trip. “Winning in Photography Competitions” shall see Steven Yee sharing with the participants on why some pictures deserve to win prizes and he will also comment on what went wrong with those that did not win any prizes and he will also share how some simple touch up to the images can make them very different. This is a good chance to learn how to take better pictures and what are the things to avoid.
Take it as a chance to have more pictures for your portfolio or regard it as a photo holiday, and this is not just a photography trip, but also a discovery trip for your family! Come join us and experience for yourself. Please register latest by 31st March 2010, on first come first served basis. We will try our best to ensure that you have a comfortable and rewarding trip. We shall return with a “load full of images”. For reservations and more information, please contact Siew Lan at 6333 0348 or email to email@example.com
Friday, 16th April 2010, Singapore – Malacca
We shall assemble at Fortune Centre at 6.30am and depart for Malacca early to avoid the jam. Upon arrival in Malacca, we shall visit the Malay Traditional House before savouring a good Nyonya cuisine lunch. We shall do some shopping before checking into the hotel at 3.30pm. The 1st Photo Hunt shall start at 4.30pm at A’Famosa fortress, the Dutch Graveyard, St Paul’s Church and The Stadthuys. Themes will be given for the Photo Hunt. Teo Chew cuisine dinner will be served in the evening.
Saturday, 17th April 2010, Malacca
Breakfast in the morning and we shall depart at 8am for the 2nd Photo Hunt at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Jonker Walk. Themes will be given. This will be followed by a boat ride along the Malacca river. Back to hotel for buffet lunch. Instructor Steven Yee shall conduct 2 workshops from 2pm to 4pm, being “Travel Photography for serious beginners” and “Winning in Photography Competitions”. We shall proceed with the 3rd Photo Hunt at 4.30pm at Jonker Walk Night Market. Free and easy, and we shall meet up at 8.30pm at the gathering point where the bus hall bring us back to the hotel.
Sunday, 18th April 2010, Malacca – Singapore
During breakfast, participants shall submit their works to our staff at the breakfast area for the photography competitions. Our staff will have the laptop for you to download the pictures. Results for the photography competition will be announced in the our forum. We shall check out at 10am and proceed to Johore. We shall stop over at a local production shop to buy some of the local food products. Hock Chew cuisine lunch shall be served and we shall proceed to shop at Bukit Indah Jusco Hypermarket Mall. Proceed to return to Singapore at 4.30pm.
Return fare via coach from Singapore to Malacca
Accommodation at hotel indicated
Meals as indicated in the itinerary and entrance fees to shooting locations
Photographer guide and local guide
Malaysia visa fees and application where applicable
Passport and documentation charges where applicable
Personal expenses including drinks, laundry, room service etc.
We can only provide no pork/lard meals for the Muslim passengers during the trip
Twin/Triple Sharing Room S$368 per person
Single Room S$438 per person
At this price, for Photo Hunt plus Workshop plus meals plus accommodation plus an experience plus a collectible souvenir plus a chance to win prizes, what a good deal it is.
Fees paid are non-refundable for this trip, due to the short time span leading up to the tour. We need to secure the bus tickets and rooms. For more enquiries, you may email to Steven/Siew Lan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Competition Prizes
1st Prize: S$300 cash plus Vouchers
2nd Prize: S$150 cash plus Vouchers
10: Consolation Prizes Vouchers
Note: All participants shall receive a collectible souvenir
Reason why you should not miss….
Suitable for both beginners and serious amateurs
A family outing and cultural discovery
A trip with your fellow amateur photographer friends
Good accommodations at such good prices
Gain insights from the workshops
A different way to spend the weekend
Get the cameras out from the dry cabinets and start shooting