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Training their lenses on Taiwan


  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

A farmer tending to the padi field at TouCheng Leisure Farm.

A farmer tending to the padi field at TouCheng Leisure Farm.

ONE of the best ways to showcase the beauty of a place is none other than inviting photographers into its embrace.

Shutterbugs are able to identify and immortalise moments that take one’s breath away, just like what 19 photographers from the Malaysian media did when they took part in a by-invitation-only photography competition to Taiwan.

Leisure farms in Taiwan give weary urbanites the chance to rejuvenate with the wonders of nature.
Leisure farms in Taiwan give weary urbanites the chance to rejuvenate with the wonders of nature.

The competition organised by Taiwanese Leisure Farming Development Association and Apple Vacations and Conventions, which was in its fourth year, took the photographers to 24 venues around the island during their eight-day stay in Taiwan.

Apart from leisure farms, the photographers visited orchards, gardens, salt field and fish market.

Sunlight over the salt fields.
Sunlight over the salt fields.

The competition posed new challenges to the photographers.

Apart from bracing tiring summer weather, they were also required to meet the themes set for different venues which were only announced upon arrival.

The Star’s photo editor Ng Kok Leong was invited to be one of the judges.

Children fascinated by the sight of ducks at the leisure farm.
Children fascinated by the sight of ducks at the leisure farm.

Photographer Chan Tak Kong represented The Star in the competition.

To view all the winning shots, visit apple101.com.my

Young tourists having fun striking poses against the interesting backdrops at Jian Men Leisure Farm.
Young tourists having fun striking poses against the interesting backdrops at Jian Men Leisure Farm.

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