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Jakarta Chinatown Morning Photo-walk

Jakarta’s Chinatown is steeped in history and is a must-see for both visitors and residents alike. During Melbourne’s photo tour and workshop you will be capturing photographs of colourful sites and friendly people. Bustling streets, alleyways and a kampung. Maybe there will be time to visit a temple. Load up with memory cards because you will be shooting, shooting, shooting. You will have captured many memories by the time the tour is over and it is likely that you will want to enlarge a few of the images and use them as photo decor. Check out our gallery below.

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As in all of Melbourne’s workshops, he will be advising and coaching each of the small group. Here’s the opportunity of drawing from the knowledge of one of south-east Asia’s most experienced photographers. This is the workshop to attend if you want to hone your photo-journalistic style and get those shots similar to the ones you see in books and magazines.

Melbourne’s tours and workshops include an informal review of the images the group has captured. The review takes place during lunch (non obligatory and at your own cost). Melbourne believes that this review is a useful learning tool to improving your photography skills. Targeted at those who have attended Melbourne’s Part 1 and Part 2 photography courses, this extension to those courses will give you actual “hands-on” experience in real life situations and will allow you to grow your camera skills. If you are a little “rusty” with your camera familiarity, Melbourne will be there to make suggestions and answer your questions.

The photo tour and workshop starts at 8.30am. and we end the walk at about 12 noon then have lunch and an informal group review nearby. We should be ready to leave the restaurant at about 2.30pm. Cost for this photo tour and workshop is IDR 1,250,000 payable in advance.

For full details, registration and what to bring contact Maria on HP 0816 976 707 or send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Melbourne.

This truly is a Jakarta highlight and even if you have visited Jakarta’s Chinatown before, Melbourne’s advice and coaching is going to make the return a valuable visual experience.

This tour fills up quickly so please register as soon as possible.


We can also arrange to conduct this tour during weekdays if we can get a group of 6 minimum, 8 maximum.

For full details, itinerary and cost send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Melbourne or phone Maria at 0816 976707.

We recently took a photo tour of Chinatown in Jakarta with Melbourne and Maria and would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who is keen to get out and photograph the markets and local people, the majority of whom were very keen to be photographed. It was an opportunity to get out and take some fantastic photos in the company of people who not only know the area well, but understand where to look for the best scenes. Melbourne was very observant of our capabilities and always seemed to be there offering advice and guidance whenever it was required. We are very much looking forward to our next outing with Melbourne and Maria.

Shaun and Alix Richardson, Singapore.