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Canon: Get Closer Photo Contest

March 3, 2015 /
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Penangites and tourists who have plans to visit Penang in March 2015 to adore this beautiful UNESCO’s site, you shouldn’t miss out the following piece of information.

Partnered with Tourism Penang, Canon Malaysia is proud to present  a campaign called “Canon: Get Closer” Brings The Past To The Present. Travel back in time for a moment and see Penang for what it really was without leaving the present. Take a quick picture of that original facade in its quaint form as proof you saw history revealed before your eyes.

Most importantly, there is a Canon photo contest opened to all consumers – locals and tourist alike. All one has to do is visit (all 8)  the weekly locations from 5pm to 10pm and snap a picture with the Canon history projection, caption these photos with your own related history. Visit/Like the Canon Camera Malaysia Facebook page and upload your photograph(s) for a chance to win Canon cameras up to RM20,000.00 (approximately USD5,700). For more information about the campaign, the eight (8) locations and the contest, please visit Canon Camera Malaysia Facebook Page.




 Week 1  28th February – 6th March – Fort Cornwallis
– Jalan Masjid Keling Kapitan
 Week 2  7th March – 13th March – Peranakan Mansion
– Lebuh Cannon
 Week 3  14th March – 20th March – Lebuh Armenian
– Penang Hill
 Week 4  21st March – 28th March – Gurney Paragon St. Jo
– Canon Imaging Square (CIS)


So…. what exactly is the magic behind that history projection? It is actually a flash-light triggered LED projector (the red box in the above picture) that lights on a historical landmark image of the old Penang and projected the image on the white screen when it senses someone flashes the camera to snap picture. I was invited to the the launching event (here are some of the photos of the event) and took the opportunity to snap the following pictures to show you the before and after. Pretty easy!!! I wish you will go to the locations stated above and enjoy snapping photos that brings you back to the historical moment of Penang. Please bring along your cameras, be it professional camera or compact camera or even camera of your mobile phone, as long as it is has flash function. Just look out for the event banner, spot the red projector, a white screen and Canon personnel standing there to help up!!! It is from 5pm to 10pm!!!


There will be a few images of historical Penang, the following picture shows one of them. Be sure to snap and post up to Canon Camera Malaysia Facebook Contest App and caption it with your own story about this place. Read more about the terms and condition at Canon Camera Malaysia Facebook page.


Good luck my readers!!! Please keep me updated if you have entered the photo contest and best if you can shout out loud that you have won a prize at the end of the campaign. Please share this information with your friends and family, they might be one of the winners too. Please add #CanonGetCloser when you share any related information at your social media platforms.

Update: New photos from the Canon event organizer


From L to R : Mr. Wataru Nishioka, President and CEO of Canon Malaysia and Mr. Donny Ling, Director – Imaging Communication Product Division of Canon Malaysia posing with the flash activated with the heritage picture in the background.



Excited passers-by taking pictures at Fort Cornwallis.



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