I went to a farmer’s company annual dinner held in Labis last January. Labis belong to Segamat district, just a small town with 20k population, around 1 hour 15 mins drive distance from Kluang. Basically it was a decent lunch with enthusiast local singing off-key karaoke performance. Done a sketch of Jalan Tenang old shop houses before I went back home.
Sharing some of the photos I took over a year ago. I was using compact camera, Ricoh GX200 borrowed from friend as my own Nikon DSLR was sent for service. At first, I felt rather insecure and skeptical on the performance of not so well known Ricoh brand (it is popular in Japan & US). I started to miss my dslr after first few click with Ricoh, however I kinda like it more after I get the grasp of its function. Since compact camera doesn’t have ‘machine gun’ mode, I have to fine tune my timing skill in order to capture flying pineapple. I stood firmly infront of all the big guns and happily clicked away with this amazing lil camera…
Some of Ricoh’s black and white setting;
After pineapple farm, we drove by Machap and visited Aw Pottery factory;
I’m quite impress with Ricoh’s macro mode. It can produce very nice and sharp macro photo with decent magnification and close shooting distance. I took roughly 400 photos with Ricoh GX200 using LCD viewer and the battery level still showing 70% level, which is quite long lasting. At the end of the trip, I felt I don’t really miss my DSLR after all.
Most people go to Melaka for it’s famous A Farmosa and chicken rice ball. For me, there are more hidden behind the historical alleys. Remember to stop by Tourist Information Center near to A Farmosa and get yourself a quality detailed map for few ringgit, which is worth the price. The map is constantly updated with latest info and latest drawing of 2 famous shophouses streets, Hereen St and Jonker St.
Talk a walk, and you’ll find delicious Peranakan (Baba & Nyonya) Food. Spend some time to chat with locals and you’ll unveil the beauty of Melaka!