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Penang, Malaysia: Penang Camera Museum [SP]

Posted on February 4, 2014

The Camera Museum in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Photo by www.timeout.com Photography enthusiasts will be delighted by the latest attraction in George Town’s historic quarter, the Penang Camera Museum, which opened only last October 2013. Housed in a restored pre-war shophouse, the museum traces three centuries of the development of the camera.Touted as “the first camera museum in Southeast Asia”, there are over 300 cameras on display. Among the cameras in the collection are daguerreotype, box camera, folding camera, largeRead More

George Town & Melaka: Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

Posted on May 12, 2011

Stadthuys (Red Square), Melaka If the Philippines has Vigan, Malaysia has the World Heritage cities of George Town and Melaka. Having the opportunity to visit Singapore frequently for business trips has afforded me leisurely side trips to Peninsular Malaysia from time to time. My favorite getaway is Melaka, a former settlement of the British East India Company which still retains much of its colonial, small town charm. It is a city that wakes up the senses: the architectural textures ofRead More