Archive for January 2014

FAPA Welcome Dinner at Khoo Kongsi, Penang   1 comment


FAPA Welcome Dinner was held at Khoo Kongsi, Penang on the first night. Our Penang’s Chief Minister Tuan Lim Guan Eng was the guest-of-honour for the night.
FAPA is the Federation of Asian Photographic Art with Photographic Society of Penang playing host.

SP Lim

Chinese New Year Greetings for the Year of the Horse   Leave a comment


Keong Hee Huat Chye to you and your family. Happy Chinese New Year to All my Friends celebrating this Year of the Wood Horse, hopefully not a Trojan Horse.

SP Lim

Chinese New Year Prayers for the dearly departed   Leave a comment


With the approaching Chinese New Year in two days’ time, we still remember the dearly departed – my late wife, grandfather and granduncle whom I never met, with simple prayers in memory … Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

SP Lim

Lighting Up Ceremony of the Kek Lok Si Temple   Leave a comment


Lighting Up Ceremony of the Kek Lok Si Temple is quite a signicicant event in the local photographers’ calendar. One has to get a good location for the panoramic shot as fire-works was an added bonus to the photograph taken from the hills overlooking the Temple at Ayer Itam , Penang. I had the opportunity of getting the “pineapple view” of the Temple as pineapple plants are actually growing around where I was shooting. As my leg was painful and slightly inflammed, I did not attempt to climb upwards the steep hill for a better angle.The statute of Kuan Yin is blocked by several big trees around the Temple Complex. Anyway, getting some shots are better than getting no shots at the lower angle.

Posted January 28, 2014 by lspeng1951 in Photography

Day One of the 24th FAPA Congress in Penang continues at Pinang Peranakan Mansion   Leave a comment


Day One of the 24th FAPA Congress in Penang continues at Pinang Peranakan Mansion

THE HISTORY OF FEDERATION OF ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

Federation of Asian Photographic Art (“FAPA”) is an organization for All Asian photographers. Back in 1964, Professor Chin-San Long attended a Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (“FIAP”) conference and found himself the only Asian photographer in the event, he then corresponded with fellow Asian photographer to form a regional organization with the same objectives.

The organization, blessed by fellow photographers, was officially founded in Taipei on November 25, 1966. The first congress was attended by sixty delegates from nine Asian counties; the opening ceremony had a great honor of having vice president his excellency Mr. Yen Chia-Kan as a guest speaker. Professor Chin-San Long was elected as the first president. Professor Long was later recognized as permanent honorable president of FAPA.

FAPA now has 39 members from 19 countries. The organization holds Congresses once every two year, each and every member country takes turn to host the event. In the past forty years, FAPA has held congresses in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sabah, Bangkok, Brunei, Penang, Kaohsiung, Hochimint city, Yunan and Guizhou. The president of the host country acts as the president of the Congress, the President of previous and next Congress hosting country act as the Vice President of the Congress. The Secretariat is located in Taipei City, Mr. Chow Chee-Kong is the current secretary general, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the Federation.

The main objectives of Federation of Asian Photographic Art are to provide a forum for Asian photographers to get together studying photographic techniques as well as promoting photographic arts. In every congress, we have photo tours, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. More than three hundred delegates attend the once-every-two-year event. The organization has grown to the fourth largest photographic society in the world.

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Tropfest South East Asia – The World’s Largest Short Film Festival   Leave a comment


Tropfest South East Asia – The World’s Largest Short Film Festival concluded successfully last night of 25 Jan 2014 at the Esplanade with Music Concert, Film Screening,, Live Judging & Awards Ceremony

First Day of FAPA 2014 Congress continues   Leave a comment


First Day of FAPA 2014 Congress continues to the Opening Ceremony at the Fort Cornwallis but the VIPs were not available as there was an Exco Meeting in progress. I do not stay for the completion of the Opening Ceremony as I was called by Kelvin Lim – the leader of the Wayang Models at Pinang Peranakan Mansion. There was some minor confusion of the booking time schedule at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion – one party said is between 2pm and 4pm while another party said it is between 4pm and 6pm. I had to rush to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion to settle the issue. It was settled but the Nyonya models were started to make up only and shall probably be late for their modelling sessions. Next stop was QE II with even a bigger fiasco happening to burst. Firstly, the venue was too small to cater for over 400 persons and to make matter worse, the food was simply not enough. In my opinion, the establishment had no past experience to cater to these numbers. The food was not fast enough to be replenished and thus we received uncooked food too towards the end. A valuable lesson is needed to be learnt here – NEVER give a job to INEXPERIENCED caterer. To simply put it, never ask a boy to do a man’s job!

SP Lim

Tropfest Roughcut in Penang   Leave a comment


Tropfest Roughcut is Film Synposium held on Friday, 24 January, 2014 at Macalister Ballroom, Victory Annexe, Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. Tropfest South East Asia is the World’s Largest Short Film Festival.

SP Lim

More on the Opening Ceremony of the 24th FAPA Congress in Penang   Leave a comment


More on the Opening Ceremony of the 24th FAPA Congress in Penang at Fort Cornwallis on Wednesday, 15th. January, 2014 with about 400 overseas and local participants.

SP Lim

THE HISTORY OF FEDERATION OF ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ART

Federation of Asian Photographic Art (“FAPA”) is an organization for All Asian photographers. Back in 1964, Professor Chin-San Long attended a Federation Internationale de L’Art Photographique (“FIAP”) conference and found himself the only Asian photographer in the event, he then corresponded with fellow Asian photographer to form a regional organization with the same objectives.

The organization, blessed by fellow photographers, was officially founded in Taipei on November 25, 1966. The first congress was attended by sixty delegates from nine Asian counties; the opening ceremony had a great honor of having vice president his excellency Mr. Yen Chia-Kan as a guest speaker. Professor Chin-San Long was elected as the first president. Professor Long was later recognized as permanent honorable president of FAPA.

FAPA now has 39 members from 19 countries. The organization holds Congresses once every two year, each and every member country takes turn to host the event. In the past forty years, FAPA has held congresses in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sabah, Bangkok, Brunei, Penang, Kaohsiung, Hochimint city, Yunan and Guizhou. The president of the host country acts as the president of the Congress, the President of previous and next Congress hosting country act as the Vice President of the Congress. The Secretariat is located in Taipei City, Mr. Chow Chee-Kong is the current secretary general, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the Federation.

The main objectives of Federation of Asian Photographic Art are to provide a forum for Asian photographers to get together studying photographic techniques as well as promoting photographic arts. In every congress, we have photo tours, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. More than three hundred delegates attend the once-every-two-year event. The organization has grown to the fourth largest photographic society in the world.

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Contemporary Dance Performance from Japan: The Restaurant of Many Orders Part 2   Leave a comment


This Contemporary Dance Performance from Japan: The Restaurant of Many Orders sponsored by the Japan Foundation

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