FGI Street Hunt at Tangerang

Last Saturday, we (a few folks from Fuji Guys Indonesia community) went to Tangerang for a street hunt. Our main point of interests were “Festival Peh Cun” (Dragon Boat Festival), and Pasar Lama.

We met early in the morning at Stasiun Manggarai, and went to Tangerang afterwards.

 

Photo by Galih Galsudd
Photo by Galih Galsudd

After about half an hour commuting, we finally arrived at Stasiun Tangerang. Some of us were hungry, so we had a quick breakfast first at Pasar Lama. Of course, the rest of use took some pictures, then we walked to Kali Cisadane, to see Festival Peh Cun.

Too bad we came too early (around 9 AM, I think). There were not many boats at that time, and the river itself was dirty. Not a pretty sight, eh? So instead we just walked along the river and took pictures.

Photo by Bayu Ariwibowo
Photo by Bayu Ariwibowo
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Jaya Goenawan Sapoetra
Photo by Jaya Goenawan Sapoetra
Photo by Citra Sultan
Photo by Citra Sultan
Photo by Ageng Amarendra
Photo by Ageng Amarendra
Photo by Jaya Goenawan Sapoetra
Photo by Jaya Goenawan Sapoetra

BTW, this is the whole team, in full glory. Too bad the camera used to take the picture used the wrong ISO setting :p

Photo by Ria Sitompul
Photo by Ria Sitompul

Somebody told us that the boats would gather around 12 PM. We didn’t want to wait that long, so we moved to Pasar Anyar. At least it was much cooler than Kali Cisadane :p

Photo by Reno Luenda
Photo by Reno Luenda
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Yudi
Photo by Yudi
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Steven CV
Photo by Wasti
Photo by Wasti
Photo by Ageng Amarendra
Photo by Ageng Amarendra

The “Pasar Anyar” team. The rest of us were fooling around somewhere else :p

Photo by Ageng Amarendra
Photo by Ageng Amarendra

Around 12 PM, we gathered at Kelenteng Boen Tek Bio.

Photo by Michael Halim
Photo by Michael Halim
Photo by Ageng Amarendra
Photo by Ageng Amarendra

Then we parted our ways. Some visited the Museum Benteng Heritage, while the others went somewhere else.

The guy in the center (in the maroon T-shirt) was our tour guide. Quite a talker, he was :p

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Photo by author
Photo by author
Photo by author
Photo by author
Photo by author

Thanks to Mr Alex Mulya, our trip to Museum Benteng Heritage was a special one, because we had lunch with Mr Udaya Halim, the owner of the museum, himself.

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Photo by author

While having lunch, Mr Udaya gave an excellent presentation about the history of Cina Benteng. He was such a passionate history enthusiast, and that’s why he built the museum.

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Photo by author

After we finished our lunch, Mr Udaya took us to his private room, which is usually not for visit. Warning: camera porn alert.

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Photo by author

Mr Udaya is also a photographer. In his private room, we saw a collection of his cameras: some Leicas, Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Nikon etc you name it. Wish I could stole one :p

This is Ms Iyut with Graflex RB, a large format (4×5) SLR, the spiritual ancestor of medium format SLRs like Hasselblad, Mamiya, Bronica etc.

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Mr Denny with the Leica M3.

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Photo by author

 

Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya
Photo by Alex Mulya

Once again, a really excellent presentation by Mr Udaya. He talked about his old film gears, some funny anecdotes while doing photo projects, how he started learning photography, etc. In a such lively manners, as if we had known each other.

He joked how people in the “olden days” learn photography the hard ways. No automation whatsoever so you had to do everything properly, otherwise you’d screwed up. Compared to most people who start learning using digital, photography is relatively easier. You just press the shutter button, and the camera is smart enough to get what you want. Of course, in the end the camera is just a tool, and it’s the man behind the camera which is matter. Definitely a very important lesson for us, young photography enthusiasts, to learn the photography techniques properly.

All in all, this was a very fun trip. Looking forward for the next one :mrgreen:

 

 

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