A Get-Away From The Hustle Bustle City, Kin Tick Orchard Village

May 2014.

A short weekend getaway with my dear friend Jinboon and her dear neighbours to Kin Tick Orchard Village, a resort somewhere nearby Bentong and Bukit Tinggi.

Well, basically, there’s nothing to do here. People who came here, looking for a good environment, to stay overnight, to do nothing, to just chill with family and friends, to get away from the busy daily life at the hustle bustle city. The village are still new, and there’s few activities you can do over here, like e.g. jungle tracking, swimming, jogging and cycling. The good thing about this place is, low internet connectivity and coverage. Basically, you might lost contact with the world. Which is important when you came to a place like this, you can really just put away your phone and stay connected with the people beside you.

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Slow internet connectivity.

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Sweet couples.

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Single and available. Any takers? Haha!

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Taking nap.

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Well, under such environment and weather, it’s perfect to take a nap.

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Groupie by self-timer.

It’s indeed a great place for a bunch of friends or family members to gather together.

This series taken by Canon F1 loaded with Fomapan 100 (B&W).

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Developing My First Contact Prints

It’s amazing to watch your pictures appear slowly, fading in like magic after long hours of staying inside a dark room. The feeling of getting your first photo developed is indescribable.

I’ve been shooting since many years ago and this is the first time that I developed my own roll of film. Black and white isn’t my thing, I don’t know why. Perhaps, I enjoy looking at bright and colourful pictures more. That’s one of the reasons why I’m into Lomography as well. When there isn’t any colour on your pictures, all that’s left is the composition of the objects that you shoot. It’s not easy to shoot a “breathtaking” black and white picture, in my opinion.

Carrying my Lomo spirit — I don’t think, I just shoot! All that matters is that I’m going to develop the film on my own later inside the darkroom! Feeling so excited, we started the developing process at 2pm. I’ve forgotten how many processes I’ve been through and how many chemicals we used — the washer, developer, how many seconds and ‘shakes’ I made. Finally, after a few hours, here are my first contact prints ever!

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And here are the results of the pictures I took that day using Olympus XA:

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It feels great. It’s like watching yourself giving birth to a baby. (Well, I might be exaggerating a little but it’s the best I can do to describe my feelings that very moment, haha!)

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And we had some time chilling at the old Bok Tjuv while waiting. 🙂 Nice space.

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We spent one whole day shooting and developing. It’s really tiring and you need a lot of concentration and patience, but it’s really a memorable experience for me and the credit goes to my developing teacher, Dihyang! Special thanks to Sengkit as well, my shooting partner of the day.

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Interested in developing your own film? Check out this page for more information. 🙂

Love,

Eva Eva