During my last trip to Penang, I had the chance to set foot in one of the latest attractions in Penang, The Camera Museum which is located in the heart of the George Town Heritage Zone. It was a rather spontaneous plan since Sie Yii and I have no idea what to do at 9am on a Wednesday morning while waiting for Joeann to get her medical check up done. I actually wanted to drop by Hin Company Bus Depot that has been the talk of the town to check out the artworks but I couldn't get the exact address and I was not sure if the place is still open to public since the exhibition was no longer available. Such a bummer T__T
After a quick search on the internet, I stumbled across this newly opened Camera Museum so I thought, why not. The museum was actually pretty easy to find, located just next to MoonTree 47 which is also where the Little Girl in Blue mural is at. Finding a parking space nearby can be quite a hassle though.
|We are here!|
|The signature Hilda-was-here feet shot on the vintage tiles.|
|Once you stepped into the museum, you will be greeted with this gigantic 19th century studio camera.|
No doubt, it's a good spot for photo-taking!
|Claimed to be the first in South East Asia, this is something.|
|Since it's a Camera Museum, cameras will definitely be a common sight. You can see different types of cameras, mostly vintage cameras being scattered around the place as deco or props.|
|They even have mural painting with quotes (:|
|With real vintage cameras as props! Super cool, no? |
Sorry if I tend to sound enthusiastic throughout the whole post, I've always have a thing with camera :P
|How to deal with photographers? Here's a tip; just give your best smile and pose!|
|More cameras and film rolls at the ticket counter.|
|The have camera models ranging from Leica to Yashica, Zenit, Pentax and many more that comes in various designs and sizes too. They even have unique toy cameras, how cute!|
|How I wish I can own one of these!|
|Camera flashlights in the olden days.|
|Interesting find in the museum; Selfie existed even back in the 20s!|
And look at how huge the camera is back then that resembles a box. I find it really amusing though.
|More cameras on display!|
|Shameless selfies cause the lighting was really nice :P I just can't help it HEH|
|Another selfie with Sie Yii :DDDD|
It took us quite a while before we entered the Dark Room cause it reminded me of a scary scene in a thriller. You know, like there might be someone who is hiding inside a dark room like this, waiting to kill you when you walk in AHAHA I obviously have a great imagination.
|I guess it would be even fun if we get to develop our own films here, don't you think?|
|Have you ever wonder why is it called a Dark Room instead of a Red Room? Here and here explain why.|
Later on, we headed back downstairs to check out Double Exposure Cafe and Snap Shop which is the cafe and the souvenir shop respectively. There is also a small gallery featuring some really photographs hanging on the wall.
|Cute camera rings on sale (:|
|Cute T-shirts that are reasonably priced.|
|The Camera Museum Georgetown -- CHECKED!|
The Camera Museum
No. 49, Muntri Street,
Tel No: 04-2613649
Operating Hours: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Official Website: www.penangcameramuseum.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PenangCameraMuseum/
Till then, have a great week ahead guys!