Human Interest Photography at Fishing Villages, Authentic Charcoal factory and the Oldest Coffee Mill in Malaysia, Reflections & Landscapes at Taiping Lake Gardens, Street Food & more...
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only.If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; otherwise, you will need to incur the single supplement charge in order to join our tour.
Day 1 (D) - Assemble at Ipoh International Airport. We start our tour easy by visiting one of the largest cave temples in Ipoh before transferring to the small town of Taiping. Lunch will be at your own expense as we visit the famous Larut Mantang Hawker Center with its wide array of local street food including Char Koay Teow, Roast Meats, Noodle Soups and more. After lunch we visit one of the oldest coffeemills in Malaysia as we photograph how coffee is roasted and processed before trying out the various types of coffee available. We then check into our 3 star hotel before visiting the Taiping Lake Gardens for our sunset and reflection shoot. Dinner is included and will be at a popular local restaurant serving some of Malaysia's best receipes.
Day 2 (B,D) - After breakfast, we depart for the Charcoal factory not far away. Here we have arranged for some of the local workers to be our models as we photograph the local process of making charcoal. We then conduct a photowalk at the idyllic fishing town of Kuala Sepatang, photographing the local fishing community. Lunch will be at your own expense as we visit a local popular roast meat and chicken rice restaurant. In the afternoon, we embark on a boat ride to the nearby settlement of Kuala Sangga, a small village of not more than 30 households, all living together in harmony. A fisherman mending nets will be staged and we finish off with a sunset at Kuala Sepatang before proceeding for a sumptious seafood dinner. Return back to our hotel late night. Those with an appetite can join us for supper at one of the local kopitiams with its wide array of delicacies including Ngor Hiang, Chicken Wings and more...
Day 3 (B) - After breakfast, pending our flight schedule, we will visit the local Taiping Central Market, one of the oldest markets in Malaysia built almost 200 years ago. We then transfer to the airport for our return flight back to Singapore.
- 2 nights accommodation in local 3 star hotel
- Private air-conditioned transport throughout the itinerary
- Kuala Sepatang Boat Ride
- Staged shoots & Model fees at Charcoal factory, Fishing Village
- Meals as per itinerary (2 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner only)
- All fees and permits
- International Airfare (SIN-IPH-SIN)
- Visa fees if applicable
- Personal expenses eg. drinks during meals, personal shopping, etc
- Travel Insurance
- Guide and Driver Gratuity
- Model Gratuity
An enjoyable trip with lots of photo opportunities under the expert guidance of Adrian.
I must admit that my recent trip to West Java was fairly relaxing and easy going as well.
Facing the Indian Ocean, the coastline of Sawarna offers fascinating and stunning scenery for
seascape photography during golden hour – the times around sunrise and sunset. However, the most
challenging task is to secure firmly the camera and tripod on rocky and undulating grounds.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of magnificent waterfalls in Ciletuh Geopark. Diehard photographers can spend hours at the various waterfalls to try out and experiment creative options in composition, lighting and mood at different high-low vantage points. Throughout the trip, participants were in high spirits and felt well-rewarded with many wonderful shots. Adrian, you had again done an excellent job in fulfilling our dreams of an ideal photographic trip. Thank you.
This is about my 6th trip with SgTrekker and i\’ve enjoyed all the trips – i like the comaraderie with the various groups (always punctual), fun, food and decent to luxurious accommodation, . Adrian ensures that we are well-fed with good to best local food, and he patiently ensures all our different dietary requirements. Besides bringing us to interesting and scenic places and an element of adventure, there\’s also a balance in knowing about the culture, food and people. Lake Baikal has been an adventure for me as i always wondered if i\’d survive the extreme cold. Thankfully, Adrian briefed us well, and so we were prepared and survived. This is another trip with fond memories and thanks to Adrian for his generous sharing of tips and tricks and ensuring that we all get some good shots to bring home.