Photo Trip in Melaka

This is my first time travelling oversea with a group of photography enthusiasts. It’s a short 2 days 2 nights photo trip in Melaka (also known as Malacca), Malaysia. To make this happens, Fujifilm Singapore organized together with Fujifilm Malaysia and a photography community called Photojam.

Fujifilm Studio

This is my first oversea trip since Covid-19 and I am pretty excited about it.

Throughout the trip, Fujifilm Singapore also brings some lenses and cameras for us to try and have a taste of those drooling gears. I have the opportunity to shoot with XF200mm F2 and the XF18-120mm F4 lenses.

How we spend time on a coach.

On paper, it’s about 3 hours trip from Singapore. We kick off from Fujifilm studio at 7 pm and we should reach approximately 10 pm ish. But due to expected and also unexpected events like heavy traffic jams, the starts of the school holidays and bad weather conditions, we only arrived at the hotel at 1.27 am.

The first event starts at 8am at Philea Resort, which means we have very short hours of rest time before we have to go for breakfast and board the coach.

Bird photography at night.

Nevertheless, everyone manages to wake up and proceed as planned. As a start, the organizer planned models to shoot around the resort. Little do we know, Sigma Malaysia is invited to join in the fun as well.

Breakfast area at Noble Resort Hotel Melaka (Formerly known as Novotel Melaka)
First stop, Philea Resort & Spa
Chit chatting with our Malaysia photographer

Jasper preparing drinks for everyone.
Shot with X-T3 and XF200mm f2
Our Fujifilm staff, Jasper, working hard carrying the heaviest and most expensive X-mount lens.

Lunch and photo sharing session by Malaysia photographers at LTP Riverview restaurant.

LTP Riverview restaurant

After a short break, we also have a chance to do Photowalk at the Street Paul’s Church, Red Square and Jonker Street.

She’s adorable!
Remember to roar!

The good people in Fujifilm Malaysia, Sigma Malaysia and Photojam invited us to chill in the roof garden of our neighbouring hotel. The night view is indeed remarkable.

The night view.

The second day morning is the same spot as Photowalk but with models again. Of course, we have a choice to continue to have Photowalk or model shootings.

It’s an ad…
XF18-120mm f4
Firers watch your front!
Just love it.

2 days 2 nights photo trip is a short trip. Although this is a short trip, it is a fruitful one. We get to know new friends from Singapore and Malaysia. Sharing many ideas and many gears discussion with one another.

I thank Fujifilm Malaysia, Sigma Malaysia and Photojam for their hospitality during this trip. Not forget to thank Fujifilm Singapore for organizing this wonderful UNESCO-listed Malacca.

Thank you Ron Lee, X-Photographer, for sharing this shot.

Thank you for reading.

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