Category Archives: Beautiful Melaka

Happy Chinese New Year 2017 from Melaka 马六甲农历新年快乐

Chinese New Year 2017 Melaka 马六甲农历新年2017 (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese New Year 2017 Melaka 马六甲农历新年2017 (iPhonegraphy)

古城老街故人来,春风暖夜笑颜开。

祝大家新年快乐,身体健康,家庭和睦,福慧时增!

Seem to have waken up in the 80s and enjoy the Chinese New Year atmosphere here, with Sarsi and Fanta intoxication. 😀

Wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! May this coming new year be filled with joy, love, peace & wisdom for everyone!

iPhonegraphy at Lorong Jambatan, Kampung Pantai Melaka during Chinese New Year 2017.

Melaka’s Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre

Melaka's Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping (iPhonegraphy)

Melaka’s Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping (iPhonegraphy)

Rapid advances in technology mean that electronic products are becoming obsolete more quickly. When electronics (including phone, air-con, TV, computer, fridge etc.) are disposed and ended up in landfills, toxics like lead, mercury, and cadmium leach into the soil and water.

Electronic waste (e-waste) has become a hugh problem and recycling them is not as easy as recycling paper. Therefore, it’s essential for us to learn to utilize electronics, donate them to charity, last resort is to dispose through a proper channel for recycling.

After Google from the internet, there is indeed a few places to dispose e-waste in Melaka. One of the easier way is thru the “Drive Thru and Drop Off Electronic Waste Collection Centre” at AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre.

Check out the link here (http://www.meriahtek.com.my/ewaste-centre.php) for more more information. Make it a household responsibility to help our mother nature. 🙂

Supermoon sighting in Melaka

Supermoon before dawn over the Flyover Bandar Hilir of Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz Melaka

Supermoon before dawn over the Flyover Bandar Hilir of Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz Melaka

Closer look of the supermoon, which appeared for 5 minutes as the weather was cloudy and rainy whole day in Melaka

Closer look of the supermoon, which appeared for 5 minutes as the weather was cloudy and rainy whole day in Melaka

Kenn and I was looking forward to see the supermoon here in Melaka but the weather was not promising. The sky was blanketed by dark clouds since last night. Right before 7:00am just now, there was a window in the sky which the supermoon shone through for 5 minutes. It was luck and we got to see it just before sunrise. 😀

This would be the closest full moon to earth since year 1948, and the next even closer to earth will be on 2034. See you again in 18 years!

Last day of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge Melaka with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Uncle Lim, the second generation of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (隆发潮州粥) family business, on the last day of its business

Uncle Lim, the second generation of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (隆发潮州粥) family business, on the last day of its business

First hands-on Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and last day of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (隆发潮州粥).

Many old industries are losing their ground against the tides of time, including the family-owned Long Fatt Teochew Porridge, being one of the few authentic Teochew Porridge restaurants in Melaka. Due to old age and tiredness, the family decided to cease the business.I could remember, my grandma used to bring me to Long Fatt when I was little boy. As soon as we stepped in, we could hear songbirds’ chirping from the bird cages hanging over the porridge shop.

Grandma and I would normally have Asam fish, boiled salted vegetable, braised eggs, crispy fried anchovies, and much more variety of traditional Teochew dishes to choose from and served with porridge. It was a yummy experience.

Today marks the last day of Long Fatt’s business operation. Having the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (loan unit from Canon Malaysia for review) which holds on the powerful legacy of the 5D line, my friends and I decided to visit and have our lunch at Long Fatt on its last day and at the same time capture some memories of this traditional food for the generations to come.

We went to Long Fatt yesterday actually just before 2:00pm and everything was sold out. Elderly Uncle Lim, the second generation of this family business, and probably on his 80s who stood behind the food counter told us politely to come again on today.

And so this morning, we anticipated the restaurant to be flooded with supporters and dishes would probably sold out too quickly. We went to the shop when it just opened for business on 11:00am today. The crowd was already there, full house!

Uncle Lim was far more busier today than usual, we chose a table next to uncle so that I could setup the camera on a GorillaPod flexible tripod and connected it with my iPhone via Wi-Fi. 5D mark IV indeed comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and can be remotely controlled with our smart phone to snap photos.

Instead of standing in front of Uncle Lim during his busy hour, I could sit on and waited for the right moment and clicked on the smart phone screen to capture the shots of desire, without disrupting uncle.

Alternatively, we could capture the shots by click on the screen. For the first time, Canon brings a touchscreen to the 5D series. On the live view mode, we could focus and capture with a single touch. I personally always love this feature ever since I had a chance to try out the Olympus OMD cameras which have similar functionality.

Now I could compose my shots with the correct exposure using the live view mode, then click-and-snap instantly to capture some details of the food and shop.

We were glad to be able to make it here, and had one good meal on this last day of September. With a camera in hand most importantly, some shots were captured and cementing the memory forever.

Thank you again for serving many of us including our grandparents, such delicious Teochew’s porridge for almost eight decades, since 1930s. Farewell Long Fatt, one of our favorite Teochew Porridge. It was about much more than food, but a rich taste of nostalgia and memories.

Below are images shot today at Long Fatt Teochew Porridge and other places on yesterday, in RAW format with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens, went through basic RAW post-processing with Lightroom. Let the photos tell its image quality. One thing noticeable, 5D Mark IV shows significant improvement in dynamic range to the 5D line.

PS : We would also like to thank Miss Chia from Canon Malaysia for loaning the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV unit and EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. Can we have this unit? 😀

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera and last day of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (隆发潮州粥)

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Hands-on the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera on the last day of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (iPhonegraphy)

Hands-on the latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera on the last day of Long Fatt Teochew Porridge (iPhonegraphy)

Happy Wesak Day 2016

One of the float from Seck Kia Eenh Buddhist Temple passing by the iconic Clock Tower outside Stadthuys of Melaka

One of the float from Seck Kia Eenh Buddhist Temple passing by the iconic Clock Tower outside Stadthuys of Melaka

Wishing all Buddhists a very happy and blessed Wesak Celebration. May Wesak Day brings all peacEE and harmony.

Some photos taken during my visit to the Wesak Day Procession in Melaka yesterday with Kenn Wai. 🙂

Kenn and I visiting Wesak's procession this year.

Kenn and I visiting Wesak’s procession this year.

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One of the symphonic band, from SMJK Yok Bin

One of the symphonic band, from SMJK Yok Bin

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Lion dance team from Sam Tiong Keng Temple, Semabok Melaka

Lion dance team from Sam Tiong Keng Temple, Semabok Melaka

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Trishaws providing rides to senior citizens.

Trishaws providing rides to senior citizens.

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Float from Centre Of Humanistic Buddhism Malacca

Float from Centre Of Humanistic Buddhism Malacca

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Chinese New Year 2016 in Melaka

Chinese New Year at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese New Year at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

End of the year and beginning of year is the busiest period for photographers with wedding assignments and commercial photography. Most of the time we filled our working days with DSLR camera and gears. Therefore, we try not to bring our heavy camera during our leisure time.

It doesn’t kill our passion even without having the camera with us. Phone has thus become our best friend. Nowadays they provide amazing camera feature and produce good quality images.

During this Chinese New Year festival season in January and February, I wake up early with my daily routine and always walked around Melaka town to do preparation prior to Chinese New Year. It’s in me to capture some images of Melaka with Chinese New Year mood. Not with the DSLR camera but the lighter camera I carry always, ‘my mobile phone’. 😀

Here are some of the shots I lovEE. 新年快乐! Happy New Year and Happy Chap Goh Mei!

Reading at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

Reading at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

A friend's music shop, Love Music in Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

A friend’s music shop, Love Music in Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

Morning walk at Taman Tun Fatimah (iPhonegraphy)

Morning walk at Taman Tun Fatimah (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese restaurant oppositePay Teck Chinese Primary School (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese restaurant oppositePay Teck Chinese Primary School (iPhonegraphy)

Tea time at Second Floor Ka Fei Guan (贰楼咖啡馆) (iPhonegraphy)

Tea time at Second Floor Ka Fei Guan (贰楼咖啡馆) (iPhonegraphy)

Crossing at Jalan Bunga Raya (iPhonegraphy)

Crossing at Jalan Bunga Raya (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese You Tiao (油条) (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese You Tiao (油条) (iPhonegraphy)

Breakfast in Semabok (iPhonegraphy)

Breakfast in Semabok (iPhonegraphy)

Post office with the little girl (iPhonegraphy)

Post office with the little girl (iPhonegraphy)

Spring cleaning (iPhonegraphy)

Spring cleaning (iPhonegraphy)

'Fei Fei' the dog (iPhonegraphy)

‘Fei Fei’ the dog (iPhonegraphy)

Bamboo (iPhonegraphy)

Bamboo (iPhonegraphy)

Spring (iPhonegraphy)

Spring (iPhonegraphy)

Shopping for Chinese New Year at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

Shopping for Chinese New Year at Bukit Cina (iPhonegraphy)

'Lulu' (iPhonegraphy)

‘Lulu’ (iPhonegraphy)

Ride red (iPhonegraphy)

Ride red (iPhonegraphy)

Resting cat (iPhonegraphy)

Resting cat (iPhonegraphy)

Purple flowers (iPhonegraphy)

Purple flowers (iPhonegraphy)

Wood carving at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Wood carving at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese New Year at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese New Year at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese censer (iPhonegraphy)

Chinese censer (iPhonegraphy)

Morning prayer at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Morning prayer at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (iPhonegraphy)

Senior citizen devotee (iPhonegraphy)

Senior citizen devotee (iPhonegraphy)

Lanterns at a temple in Kampung Pantai (iPhonegraphy)

Lanterns at a temple in Kampung Pantai (iPhonegraphy)

Sun drying (censored) at Jalan Jawa (iPhonegraphy)

Sun drying (censored) at Jalan Jawa (iPhonegraphy)

The Daily Fix Cafe (iPhonegraphy)

The Daily Fix Cafe (iPhonegraphy)

Stranger at The Daily Fix Cafe (iPhonegraphy)

Stranger at The Daily Fix Cafe (iPhonegraphy)

Paddy (iPhonegraphy)

Paddy (iPhonegraphy)

Morning toast at Lui Chiu Coffee Restaurant in Taman Pertam Jaya (iPhonegraphy)

Morning toast at Lui Chiu Coffee Restaurant in Taman Pertam Jaya (iPhonegraphy)