Canon Singapore recently organized a Photography & Food Hunting Trip to Penang. The group headed by Canon’s  Jino Lee, comprises of seasoned photographers and bloggers including Singapore leading food blogger, Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost.

ck & leslie

The first stop was the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the spectacular Dharmikarama Burmese Templein at Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus. The enthusiastic photographers immediately took out their “heavy equipments” and started snapping away.



The group then proceed to the enclave of Armenian Street and Khoo Kongsi to witness the Penang Chinese New Year Culture and Heritage Celebration. Among the performances were culture exhibition, lion dance and Chinese traditional drum.




From Armenian Street, the group went on to explore the Kek Lok Si Temple in Ayer Itam. The temple was beautifully lighted up with lanterns for the Chinese New Year.




Another famous landmark  that we went to was Penang Hill – which is around 800m above sea level. We went up the hill by the funicular railway.

Everyone were busy capturing the picturesque view of the island and the beautiful flora and fauna of the hill. The view of George Town was a bit hazy on that day but the weather was relatively cool, making it a very enjoyable trip.



Wow…heavily armed!



During the night, everyone gathered at the Penang Jetty to watch the “pie tee kong” celebration. It is an art wonder, watching those amazing curvatures on the colorful giant joss sticks.


Besides sight seeing, the group also went around town trying out the hawker food which I will be blogging in my next few post.

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12 comments so far


Wah! That guy was really well armed… with cameras.. haha. I hope he did not scare anyone there. :P That’s the sign of a real professional. :)


February 17th, 2009 at 1:33 am

Criz Lai – He is worth a million dollar with all those equipments plus the lenses…haha

February 17th, 2009 at 9:55 am

Now i can understand why you are so tired odi the other day.

February 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Cariso – It was really hot that day and we did a lot of walking and also eating along the way.

The outing was very fun and also tiring.

February 17th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

wah!! the guy really heavily armed! sure a lot of arm muscles! lol

very nice photos ck!

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February 17th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Lingzie – Will try my best to improve and take better and sharper photos in time to come. :)

February 18th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

my goodness, is tht guy on a fitness regime or what? Nice photos by the way. I haven’t been home for a while and it seems everyone carries a dSLR these days.

JT´s last blog post..Fishless Cycling

February 19th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

mouth watering! i mean the pics!

February 21st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

so… this was the group I stumbled upon when I was doing my rounds in town during CNY! Gosh… CK, I didn’t know you were in the group as well :-( This really like ‘trying to catch Tortoise, the Turtle escapes’?

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February 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

JT – More people are learning to use DSLR cameras as compare to earlier years…sales are going up.

Singapore food photographers photography – It’s my pleasure having you guys dropping by my blog…thanks!

February 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Pixen -Just imagine, we are in the same place and we miss seeing each other. What a timing, we could have meet up.
Anyway, really would be nice if we get to arrange for a meeting one day :)

February 22nd, 2009 at 11:25 am

Hi CK, thanks again for your kind hospitality. Keep us posted if you happen to be in this part of the tropics.

February 24th, 2009 at 1:18 am

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