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The golden rose on the Coffee Jar's menu (iPhonegraphy)

Finding the golden rose at the Coffee Jar

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The golden rose on the Coffee Jar's menu (iPhonegraphy)

The golden rose on the Coffee Jar’s menu (iPhonegraphy)

Coffee Jar (呷珈琲) is one of the cafes in Melaka I’ve visited many times for its coffee and cheese cake. The coffee, the ambient, the vibe, and most importantly the two owners and also lovely couple, Ivan and Joe Yee are the many reasons I love to visit the cafe.

On one of my recent visit there, I found something beautiful. Each time we drink at the cafe, the owner will serve a glass of water. One of the many glasses, there is this one, when light on the ceiling beams on it, it reflects and creates a golden rose on the surface beneath it. I just happened to be served with that particular glass, and found the golden rose.

If you happen to visit Coffee Jar, try your luck and look for the glass which creates golden rose.

Found some other shots in my phone taken at other visits to Coffee Jar. Find out its business hour and location at their Facebook page.

A cup of latte at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

A cup of latte at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Leica M5 film camera of Tatsuya, a Japanese photographer we met at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Leica M5 film camera of Tatsuya, a Japanese photographer we met at the Coffee Jar (iPhonegraphy)

Marina Barrage in the late afternoon

Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay, places for outdoor activities in Singapore

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Marina Barrage in the late afternoon (iPhonegraphy)

Marina Barrage in the late afternoon (iPhonegraphy)

Mid of October, during my visit to Singapore for meeting with clients for upcoming wedding assignment, we had a chance to visit to Marina Barrage for the first time.

Henry, my childhood friend traveled together and we then met up with our good friend, Koh Yiaw who works in Singapore. He was generous to bring us around in Singapore.

After meeting up with my clients, we told Koh Yiaw that we had not been to Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay, although we had been to Singapore for so many times.

The afternoon in Singapore was warm and windy, a fine day for outdoor activities. While waiting for the Big Trees of the Gardens by the Bay to light up in the evening, we drove to Marina Barrage which is next to the it within 5-10 minutes walking distance, to spend the afternoon before the sun set.

The Marina Barrage is a dam built across the mouth of Marina Channel, to help alleviating floods of same areas and supplying water. On top of that, the facility is further utilized by providing a rooftop park for recreational activities.

Koh Yiaw showed us around the dam and brought us to the rooftop park. There were people there hanging out with friends, picnic, kite-surfing, exercising, drone flying, and some even lying on the grass for sun-bathing.

Henry (left) and Koh Yiaw enjoying sunset at the rooftop park of Marina Barrage (iPhonegraphy)

Henry (left) and Koh Yiaw enjoying sunset at the rooftop park of Marina Barrage (iPhonegraphy)

Later afternoon, as sun was going to set, the crowd started to come in, with groups of tourists, prewedding shooting couples, landscape and cityscape photographers, evening yoga lovers and so on. It was the best time to have the view of sunset over Singapore city with Marina Bay Sands in silhouette.

We could see Big Trees of Gardens by the Bay, the gigantic artificial trees were lighted up after the sun set. We then left Marina Barrage and headed for the Big Trees before the sky turned completely dark.

Big Trees of Gardens by the Bay with Marina Bay Sands in scene (iPhonegraphy

Big Trees of Gardens by the Bay with Marina Bay Sands in scene (iPhonegraphy

The parking of Gardens by the Bay was full and cars were queuing for parking spaces. We did a quick stop to get close to the Big Trees near the ticketing counters, to experience how gigantic the lighted trees. Before the sky went dark, photographing the lighted trees with the colorful sky as backdrop can be interesting and spiced up the mood of the photographs.

Thank you Koh Yiaw again for spending half the day with us showing the two interesting places of Singapore, and also brought us for wonderful meals and coffee.

If you would love to visit the two places, just Google Map and search for Marina Barrage or Gardens by the Bay. The places are reachable with public transport including MRT.

They are next to each other and the admission is free for Marina Barrage and ticket is required on certain areas of Gardens by the Bay. Visit of the outdoor gardens and the Big Trees is however free.

Otsukaresama deshita, Izakaya Kushi Masa

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Izakaya Kushi Masa in Melaka, closing down this month (iPhonegraphy)

Otsukaresama deshita (お疲れ様でした) is Japanese expression of appreciation of one’s hard work. In this case we thank the Japanese owner and also chef Mr. Yanai and his crew from Izakaya Kushi Masa Japanese restaurant (串政居酒屋) for their years in Melaka serving delicious Japanase cuisine.

The restaurant in Plaza Mahkota Melaka is probably one of the Japanese restaurants in Melaka who has the most Japanese customers, mostly those who work in Melaka or visit to Melaka. Mr. Yanai makes delicious Japanese meals especially the BBQ, considered to be having authentic Japanese taste which attracts the Japanese in Melaka and even the locals.

Unfortunately Mr. Yanai has decided to cease the business by this month (October 2017). When asked about where would he go then, Mr. Yanai then laughed and told me that he is bachelor therefore can go anywhere he wants to. He refused to comment whether he would return to Melaka again.

We are so gonna miss his cooking especially the BBQ leeks, bacon with cheese, curry rice, and so much more. Thanks again Mr. Yanai and his crew for serving authentic Japanese cuisine in Melaka all these years. Best wishes to him and hope that he would return to Melaka again.

The Desert of Melaka – Padang Pasir Klebang with iPhone

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Klebang desert (also known as Padang Pasir Klebang in Bahasa) in Melaka (iPhonegraphy)

Klebang desert (also known as Padang Pasir Klebang in Bahasa) in Melaka (iPhonegraphy)

One of recent and new tourist spots in Melaka is the sand dune in Klebang. It is not far to Dataran 1Malaysia Klebang, the beach of Klebang. Ironically being a Malaccan, I came across this place 4 years ago from a non-Malaccan friend who came to visit to Melaka and told me about this place.

Back then, even many locals didn’t know about this place. And now, in every morning and evening, many locals and tourists are here to visit the sand dune and take photos as if they were in the Gobi or Sahara. Thus the place is also known as ‘the desert’. To reach the desert, it takes a 30 to 45 minutes walk to the desert from the barriers, which stop the cars to enter the desert for safety purposes.

So months back in April, I started evening walk for two weeks to prepare for my backpacking journey to India and Nepal in May. I walked to the desert on every evening, explored not only the sand dune, but the area nearby. During the week of my walk, I captured some photos with the only camera I had with me, my mobile phone.

Sharing some shots taken with iPhone and post-processed with iOS apps.

GPS location to the parking of the Klebang Desert :
2.210343, 102.191614

Chinese New Year 2016 in Melaka

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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)

Beautiful weather of Melaka river after weeks of severe haze

Melaka after haze

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Beautiful sky of Melaka River after weeks of severe haze (iPhonegraphy)

Beautiful sky of Melaka River after weeks of severe haze (iPhonegraphy)

What a day with clear sky and fine weather! Blue sky covered with thick clouds was seen again this afternoon after weeks of severe haze condition in Melaka.

May all bEE happy! 🙂