Monday, August 25, 2014

Penang - Camera Museum


The rain has just stopped when we found this building. This and the cat cafe are situated right next to each other. They're both a 2 storey building in Lebuh Muntri with a welcoming replica of a 19th century camera.



This is my favorite! Films in the windows. Natural light gives off a clear view of the photos.

This is a worth visiting place if you are into photography. Entrance fee is worth 20MYR which is a little pricey but entitles you a discount when you order something for refreshments at the cafe and shop memorabilia. I looove the design of this cafe. Everything has a nice touch of colours where it perceives a colourful life.

This is the museum's cafe, the design is all camera-related. They even have cupcakes with camera layout on. The lighting is ambient which makes it very nice and cozy after a long walk. Their menu is perfect for a sugar rush break since we've been roaming around the whole day under the rain. 
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I do not know much about cameras but I would have to admit that this is my favorite inspector gadget of all time.  This museum has a large collection of camera's from 1860's. The cameras were alined as a timeline for the past millenium. 35mm, single lens reflex, digital and point and shoot. Its like taking a walk though time. If I remember it right, they offer guided tour within the museum only on Saturdays.

There were rooms like a pinhole, dark room I just hope there was a real processing where I can see in the dark room.

“When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black & white, you photograph their souls.” 

World's famous photographs are glued in here.

DSC_2064DSC_2068 This is what we saw in the Pinhole room and its concept.

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I am holding one of the Yashicaflex Series exhibited here. Of Japanese maker, made from the late 1950's. It's a Twin Lens Reflex or TLR, medium format. 

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Katherine de la Cruz said...

Cool museum! Considering we're been in and out of SG for years now, I haven't had the chance yet to step on foot Malaysia. Hehehe! Maybe next time. Penang's actually a part of my wish travel list. =)

Katherine de la Cruz said...

Hi Tin, yes I definitely recommend Penang. You're going to love Georgetown.