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Remembering the old photo-shoot at Pinang Peranakan Mansion   Leave a comment

Remembering the old photo-shoot at Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This photo-shoot was during the FAPA 2014 in Penang. These photographs were taken about slightly more than one year ago at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Some of the photos in this series, I had just edited and add into the album. The models were paid to pose.

SP Lim

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

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

The 24th FAPA Congress kicks off in Penang   Leave a comment

The 24th FAPA ( Federation of Asian Photographic Art ) Congress kicks off in George Town, Penang, Malaysia on 14 January, 2014. The registered participants from 12 countries are checking into Royal Hotel, Larut Road, Penang.


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.


Final Preparations for 24th FAPA 2014 Congress in Penang   Leave a comment

Final Preparations for 24th FAPA 2014 Congress in Penang by members of Photographic Society of Penang.

SP Lim

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