Friday, October 22, 2010

Borneo Bird Festival 2010

Its a relief when the event is ended.The festival was much better this year, more people came to the festival and participate in many programs. The  bird race was having more participant than last year. The weather was been pretty good. Rain came on the launching day just to cool down the temperature but the rest of the event was being in a good weather. 

The talk was pretty interesting, we got Dr Pilai Poonswad from Thailand who talk about Hornbill of the world and it was fascinating and interesting seeing how they do the conservation work for hornbill. Dennis Salvador from Philippines talks about "Monkey Eating Eagle". There more other speakers did an interesting talks.

Anyway here are some photos for share in here.

Junior bird race

Dr. Pilai Poonswad

Datuk Masidi becoming  a member of BOBC

Bird race flag off

BOBC Borneo Bird Club logo launch

Shooting the Bristlehead

Nikon Booth during the event
Nikon gunners

Abby with her sand art

From pro camera to compact then to mobile phone.

Datuk Masidi "I'm a Nikon guy my self"

Winner for the Bird Photography Contest, my picture got third place.

Borneo Bird Club finally registered

Posted by Jollence Lee

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nikon & Borneo Bird Festival Roadshow 2010

9th - 10th October 2010

Roadshow at Giant Hypermarket, Mile 5, Sandakan to promote new product from Nikon Malaysia by Sandakan Foto, Nikon D3100 and P7000 plus for the coming 2nd Borneo Bird Festival scheduled from the 15th - 17th October 2010 at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sandakan, Sabah.

The roadshow was well received by shoppers mostly kids for bird tattoo and face painting done by Sepilok Junior Ranger. Souvenirs from Kadai Ku also on sale that time, pictures exhibitions showcasing the beauty of Sabah by members from Borneo Bird Club and many more.

Pictures taken with Nikon D3100 and Nikon P7000

Bird tattoo

Checking videos of Brahminy Kite perched on a death tree next to Giant !

Photo for memory

At Nikon Booth on 2nd Day

Batik Painting

Exterior view of the booth

Digiscoping demo for customers

Demo unit of binoculars and scopes with cameras by Sandakan Foto

Talk by Jollence in capturing Star Trail images

See you all at the 2nd Borneo Bird Festival !

Friday, October 1, 2010

Borneo Bird Festival 2010 Roadshow

There would be Batik Painting, Face Painting and Tattoo Painting during the roadshow at Mile 5, Giant Superstore. New products launching from Nikon Malaysia, DSLR D3100 and compact camera P7000 with several other equipments for testing by visitors.

For more info, kindly contact Irene Chong at +60198137189 or email at

Come and join us !

Thursday, September 30, 2010

2nd Borneo Bird Festival 2010

Upcoming event at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok from the 15th - 17th October 2011

Sandakan Foto would be displaying demo unit of the latest equipments from Nikon such as the Nikon EDG for Fieldscope and Binocular plus the new Nikon DSLR D3100, D7000 and compact camera P7000.

More info please visit for latest cameras and lenses and for info on Nikon Sport Optics

More info at

See you all there !

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rainforest Discovery Centre Open Day

26th June 2010

Held as one of the annual event by the Forestry Department in Sabah, the one day event was held at Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok about 30 minutes drive from Sandakan city. There were exhibition of flora and fauna as well equipments used for observing nature such as Nikon binoculars and fieldscopes.

The new Nikon EDG binoculars, 8x42 and 10x42 was also unveiled to the public as it was the first in Malaysia after its official released few months ago in Japan. It is available for sale at Sandakan Foto, Mile 3.5 Bandar Kim Fung and for more info of these binoculars, please go to Nikon EDG website

Some of the photos taken during the open day.

Nikon EDG 10x42

Exhibition at Borne Bird Club booth

Borneo Bird Club members from left to right, Irene, Denis, Cede, Gary, Seng & John B

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Nikon Photography / Birding Workshop With Sandakan Foto

Venue : Kinabalu National Park, Sabah

Date : 7th - 9th May 2010

Registration Fee : RM 200 and limited to 70 participants only (Open for public)

Closing Date : 20th April 2010

Sandakan Foto is pleased to invite Sandakan Foto's loyal customers who purchased Nikon products to participate in this workshop.

* Registration fee includes meals and workshop.
* Accommodation is not included.

For registration, please contact Irene Chong at 0198137189 or email at

And download the registration form at this link
Workshop Speakers :

Mr. Cede Prudente - Wildlife Photographers (Sandakan)
Mr. Kelvin Chan - Studio Director / Photographer (Kuala Lumpur)
Mr. John Kong - Commercial Photographer (Kota Kinabalu)
Ms. CS Ling - Nature / Wildlife Photographer (Singapore)
Mr. Jason Bugay Reyes - Bird Guide / Digiscoper (Kota Kinabalu)
Mr. TS Wong - Bird Photographer (Tawau)


* Purchase any Nikon binocular or cameras above RM 1000 and get RM 100 discount from the workshop.
* Purchase Nikon Fieldscope and attend the workshop for FREE !
* Offers valid from 1st March - 20th April 2010.

* Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation and transportation to the venue.
* You may contact Rowena (089-235525) or email at on your choice of the following recommended hotels / resorts:

1. Fairy Garden
2. Kinabalu Rose Cabin
3. D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge

For more info on accommodation, kindly check this website at

Itinerary - Photography / Birding Workshop

Talks at Rafflesia Conference Room, Natural History Gallery on 1st floor. Please refer attached map below.

7th May 2010 (Friday)

1300 : Arrival of Participants / Registration
1400 : Workshop Briefing (ST Tee)
1430 : 1st Session - Travel Photography (Kelvin Chan)
1600 : Tea Break
1630 : Outdoor Photography led by various Speakers / Groups
1900 : Dinner (BBQ)
2000 : Nature / Wildlife Photography (CS Ling)
2200 : End Of Day 1

8th May 2010 (Saturday)

0630 : Breakfast
0730 : Outdoor Photography led by various Speakers / Groups
1030 : Tea Break
1100 : 2nd Session - Discovery A World Of Subject With Nikon Lenses (John Kong)

1230 : Lunch
1330 : 3rd Session - Nature Photography (Cede Prudente)
1430 : 4th Session - Birds Of Borneo (TS Wong)
1530 : Tea Break
1600 : Outdoor Photography led by various Speakers / Groups
1900 : Dinner / Free & Easy
2000 : Photo Review of Session 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Kelvin Chan, John Kong, Cede Prudente & TS Wong)

2200 : End Of Day 2

9th May 2010 (Sunday)

0630 : Breakfast
0730 : Outdoor Photography led by various Speakers / Groups
0930 : Tea Break
1000 : Birdwatching / Digiscoping (Jason Bugay Reyes)
1100 : Informal Q & A With Speakers / Roadshow
1230 : Lunch
1330 : Check Out
1400 : End Of Day 3

Exhibition and booth by Sandakan Foto selling Nikon products is from Saturday and Sunday.