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Mike Crane Photography blog.

KL, SG and HK.

I’m always grateful for the opportunities photography present, especially when it involves international travel!
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Post winter season I was fortunate to be able to attend an international photography event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and tagged on stops in Singapore and Hong Kong on my way home. It's always great to travel in Asia and experience the fast passed cities, soak up the vibrant culture and eat really good food.

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Kuala Lumpur was a whirlwind of catching up with friends, executing multiple daily shoots and taking in the sights in between. Malaysia is a unique melting pot of Malay, Indian and Chinese culture with a great cuisine.

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After a full on week in the city, I was ready for some down time and a chance to get back to real nature. After KL, I headed south to the lush tropical rain forest in the Berembun Forest Reserve and stayed at the Dusun. Spending the day hiking and exploring, and drifting off to the sounds of the jungle while watching firefly's dance outside my open air bungalow was pure magic.

On to Malacca before crossing the boarder into Singapore, I got to check out the colourful arts scene and savour some in incredible coffee in great cafes.

The small city state of Singapore is home to impressive architecture and parks and I even found some much sought after beach time. Empty white sand beaches just thirty minutes away from millions of people; who knew.

I managed to coordinate some shoots during my stop and got to add on another capturing an up and coming ex-pat, triathlete for an early morning shoot before heading out to Hong Kong.

Last leg of this journey, Hong Kong offered an authentic look into deep traditions intertwined with the modern world and great Dim Sum to boot. I'm always grateful for the opportunities photography present, especially when it involves international travel!