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Taking a photograph by definition is capturing of light, but it is more than that. It represents the moments we cherish and love. Capturing different moments when travelling can be difficult because of unfamiliar territory. Whether you post your photographs on Instagram or not, here are 13 locations that will make any photographs look good (without the need of filters)!
When we travel, we are exposed to different cultures, and different sights. We tend to take photographs or selfies to remember that moment. Looking through a photograph album can definitely bring back many memories. Top tip 1: Carry light so you won’t have the burden of over carrying all your camera gear!
#13 Library Coffee Bar (Kuala Lumpur)
Source: The Coverage
This place is full of Instagram moments. With a unique concept with book cases and wood decor, this place is a hit for everyone. Here, you can unleash the inner nerd in you! Like most cafés, this place has coffee, food and background for you to get that perfect Instagram photo.
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#12 Harajuku (Tokyo)
Harajuku is home to over the top fashion. This place is youth oriented and is extremely popular. It is not every day where you will find a street full of cosplayers for you to take photos of.
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#11 Avenue of Stars (Hong Kong)
Do you remember the Bruce Lee statue in movies? Avenue of stars is the Asian version of the Hollywood walk of fame. With many famous celebrities getting their stars.
Did you know there are over 100 celebrities plaques on the Avenue of Stars? From Andy Lau to Anita Mui and Chow Yun-Fat.
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#10 Petronas tower (Kuala Lumpur)
Source: Valerie and Griffin
This majestic tower is the tallest tower in Kuala Lumpur. With its unique design, people from all over the world visit to grab a selfie! Tip: To me, black and white works better here than color. Try it out!
#9 Marini’s on 57 (Kuala Lumpur)
Source: LifeStyle Asia
If you can’t get enough of the Petronas tower, Marini’s on 57 is a place to be. It is the hottest bar in KL and on top of it, you get a superb view, perfect selfie for a king!
#8 Tim Ho Wan (Hong Kong)
Source: Daniel Food Diary
I’m sure you’ve queued up for Tim Ho Wan in Singapore, only ending your night craving for more. Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong have earned itself a 1 Michelin star and definitely worth a visit on its own. Good food itself, is worth taking some nice photos. Don't you agree? What’s more? Take the opportunity to visit the original and gloat in front of your friends! It will be sure to make them jealous and want to visit themselves.
Top tip 2: Doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re eating, snap a photo before and you will remember where it is the next time you visit!
#7 Central Tokyo Station (Tokyo)
Source: Japan Times
Tokyo station is one of the busiest stations in the country. As a newly renovated station marking its 100th birthday, it got a new look. The station is recognized not only as a building but a national treasure. As a result, you will often see tourists visiting and taking photographs of the building.
#6 Heli lounge bar (Kuala Lumpur)
Source: Jones Around the World
Yes, it is an actual helipad lounge! As a fully operational helipad, the bar is not operational in the day. But the view at night is what will keep you going again. The idea is quite simple. Order your drink at the lounge (there are airplane parts and models for you to take photos of), and walk up the flight of stairs till you reach the helipad, sit back and enjoy the view.
#5 Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo)
Source: The Star
The biggest wholesale market in the world. The only downside is having to wake up early and getting to the warehouse like market. Wholesalers come early in the morning for a bid war to get the biggest and best looking tuna. Even though Tuna is the main seller, there are close to 400 different types of seafood for sale! Grab some fresh sashimi while you're there!
#4 Street Buildings (Hong Kong)
Source: Moment Lens
There are many popular buildings such as Yick Fai where movies are made. Though old, the buildings give an amazing feel and symmetry. Capturing a moment in time has never been quite as accurate. Top tip 3: bring your camera everywhere, you might be able to photograph something spectacular.
#3 Golden Gai (Tokyo)
Source: Japan Talk
Golden Gai in Shinjuku is popular for architecture and nightlife. With a small and cosy atmosphere, it’s no wonder photographers love to travel here to get a photograph. The streets are narrow perfect for that selfie with neon lights behind!
#2 Victoria peak (Hong Kong)
Source: Vincent Loy
I’m sure you have seen that iconic overall view of Hong Kong on Instagram or online, but seeing it is believing.
The peak is also home to Madame Tussauds, the wax museum. Make full use of this trip and get a selfie with your favorite stars!
#1 Shibuya crossing (Tokyo)
Source: Japan Talk
This location is my favorite of all. Though just a street, the mass of people walking and buildings just makes it just so amazing. Did you know this is the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing? Taking a nice photograph here isn’t difficult, just patience is needed. Top top 4: bring a small tripod or something to stabilize your camera and grab a long exposure, and get a really cool ghost effect!
There are many more locations to shoot when travelling but these are my go to and will never go wrong! Travelling is about exploring uncharted territories. No matter where you go, memories will fade but a photograph will remain.
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