Astana Banquet Hall Cyberjaya

With mesmerizing interior decorations, facilities that include plenty of free parking at the basement, a surau, VIP rooms, the air-conditioned Astana Banquet Hall is a great venue for your wedding celebration. There are escalators/ lifts that conveniently bring you to the hall which is located on Level 2. Some of the positive comments are their 5-star hotel service, and great food served at the wedding. This huge place can accommodate a maximum capacity of 2000 people. 

flower wall
Nicely decorated banquet hall
buffet spread
The hall is located on the 2nd Floor

green light stage
Wedding hall with a few pillars

bass, melodian band flute

garden indoor wedding

changing rest vip room

bride room
underground parking
Plenty of free parking

REVIEWS
https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/116125417800958109861
Dec 2017
Very Nice Wedding Hall....kali pertama saya jejak kaki ke dewan banquet bgi meraikan majlis perkahwinan sahabat karib..memang terpikat dgn hiasan dewan yg menarik....menepati citarasa..service pun mantap..macam layanan hotel 5  bintang..suasana sekitar dewan yg menarik..makanan x yah cakap..memang terbaikkk...bagi saya dewan ini menjadi pilihan utk majlis perkahwinan saya for next year... : )

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/104500535062564320698
Apr 2017
nice place to hold wedding reception, plenty of parking with lift to the hall


http://dewanperkahwinandiselangor.blogspot.my/2016/09/review-dewan-astana-banquet-hall.html
Sep 2016
Naik guna escalator sbb dewan nya tingkat 2,  dewan ni not bad ..klu 10 bintang..admin tak kedekut nak 8 bintang. Admin saja je tanya harga kos sewa berapa..rata2 price dewan ni berpatutan..bermula dari RM7-12K untuk dewan sahaja dan dorg ade buat full pakej skali..!


Astana Banquet Hall Cyberjaya

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FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/astanabanquet
Add: 2nd Floor, Jalan GR 5/1, The Promenade @ Garden Residence, Persiaran Utara, 63100, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel: 017-397 3002/ 019-790 2090
Email: ahmadhairie.90@gmail.com

Wedding Packages 2018: from RM10,000 (Contact: 019-265 2695). They provide all-in packages.
Hall rental (2016): RM7-12K

Capacity: 2000 pax

Map:
cyberjaya



Wedding Photography in Metropolitan Hong Kong

Hong Kong primarily consists of three main territories: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories. The Island and Kowloon, the more densely populated parts of Hong Kong, are the main business, entertainment and shopping districts. The New Territories offer more cultural and natural places of interest/ photography spots.

Hong Kong Island:
Photographed by Click4Loves Photography:
The famous Spiral Stairs (旋轉樓梯) of the foot bridge that crosses Queensway linking Garden Road and Murray Road in Central.
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The famous spiral staircase of Hong Kong Central Murray Road footbridge

The Peak Tram is a funicular railway that fetches people to Victoria Peak (The Peak of Mount Austin, 552m tall). The tram's Lower Terminus is within walking distance from the Central MTR Station. It is the most popular way to tour the Peak which offers the views over Victoria Harbour, Central and the surrounding islands.
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The Peak Tram

The Hong Kong Trams which run on the Island between Shau Kei Wan and Kennedy Town, have been operating for more than 110 years. It is a major tourist attraction and one of the most environmentally friendly ways of travelling in Hong Kong.
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Tram in Hong Kong which is also known as "Ding Ding". This is the 20s style tram.

Photos by http://androidsinboots.com/pre-wedding-location-references-hong-kong:
Central (Chung Wan 中環) is the central business district of Hong Kong.
big mural
Arch Angel Antiques @ Hollywood Road, Central
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Map of pre-wedding photoshoot locations in Hong Kong Island


The New Territories:
With a height of 957m, Tai Mo Shan (大帽山 - "Big Hat Mountain"), located at the centre of the New Territories, is the highest point in Hong Kong, often shrouded in stratus clouds. It is composed of volcanic rocks from the Jurassic age. From Tai Mo Shan Country Park Visitor Centre, go uphill on Tai Mo Shan Road (Maclehose Trail Sec. 8) and you will be able to enjoy some really spectacular scenery of foggy hills, views of different parts of Hong Kong and sunset/ rise.
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Breathtaking scenery in the mountains at Tai Mo Shan Country Park lookout point
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Beautiful sunset on Tai Mao Shan

Jubilee (Shing Mun) Reservoir 城門水塘 is a large water storage facility at the foot of Tai Mo Shan. The picturesque and tranquil water in a relaxing woodland with Needle Hill in the background  offers a gorgeous setting for wedding photography. 
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The tranquil Shing Mun Reservoir combined with the rustic feel of the paper-bark trees (Melaleuca quinquenervia)

Covering 4,494 hectares of uplands and coasts, Sai Kung East Country Park offers numerous scenic spots and trails. Some trails orbit around the coasts, while others travel through wild terrain. Grassy slopes are a special feature there. Most peaks are covered by dense grassy vegetation. Attractions: Sharp Peak, unusual rock formations, ravishing views of the coast, beaches, idyllic bays, High Island Reservoir [Source]
plenty of greenery
Grassy slopes are a special feature of Sai Kung Country Park

Kowloon (Mainland):
Mong Kok 芒角 is a major shopping and entertainment hub in Hong Kong, also the busiest district in the world by the Guinness World Records, famous for the Ladies' Market 女人街 (Tung Choi Street) and Portland Street 砵蘭街 which is a red-light district.
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Mong Kok is the busiest district in the world

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Photoshoot locations in Hong Kong Mainland


Ref: wikipedia.org, afcd.gov.hk

Awards Winning Photographer Jackal Cheng | Click4Loves Photography

This photographer has a very impressive resume; a list of awards that go on forever. Jackal Cheng, LMPA has been photographing professionally for over 6 years and taught over 3 workshops and 1 master class in 2014.

What do all these photography awards mean? After some research I found a few who shared their experiences online. Here the Licentiate said the journey with The Master Photographers Association (MPA) UK is about the learning experience. The process involved being guided by a mentor and the challenges of producing good quality photos which made him understood the post-processing aspect better and how it is related to presentation, for example the consistencies between the shadow and highlights of a series presented. He learned to pay more attention towards details and how the composition of the photo plays a role in the placement.

Therefore hiring a certified photographer has its benefits. Some of the accolades and awards Jackal garnered are:

:MPA Awards’ Photographer of the Year 2014/15 (Overseas Licentiate) | http://www.mpaawards.co.uk/overseas-awards-2014-winners-2/
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WINNER | Overseas Licentiate 2014.


:MPA Awards’ Award of Excellence Winner 2014/15

:WPPI 16x20 Annual Competition 2015’s Silver Awards Winner
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WPPI (USA) Competition 2015 ~ Silver Awards Winner


:Weddings Malaysia Photo Awards 2015 - Wedding Portraiture Category Winnerhttp://www.cip.international/competitions/30/categories/51
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Cross-dressers battle :) | Mt Cook @ New Zealand


:MPA Malaysia 2015's Best 30 Images of the Year
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Intricate architecture at Jonker Street in Malacca. Perfectly symmetrical, sharp and crisp.


:World’s 25 Destination Wedding Photographers of the Year 2013 by BRIDE UK Magazine 

:Moscow Int. Foto Awards’ Honorable Mentions Winner 2014
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Moscow Int. Foto Awards - Honorable Mention Winner 2014

 :Asia Top 30 Outstanding Wedding Photographers by TopWeds | http://www.topweds.com/asia30wp


2016 Overseas Bridal Package Promotion
For RM199, you get RM1,000 worth of electronic cash voucher to be redeemed on Click4Loves' Overseas Bridal Packages. For more info, please visit: http://click4loves.com/?p=751
museum wedding
Hong Kong
korean dress
Anguk @ Seoul
desert photo
Astro Cafe @ South Island, New Zealand
tokyo skytree
Couple: Zheng Xu & Hoi Ling | Asakusa @ Tokyo City


Click4Loves' 5th anniversary celebrations promo 50% off photography and videography package for weddings in 2016, details here: http://click4loves.com/?p=447a


Click4Loves Photography | Jackal Cheng, LMPA

The Gallery
Add: D-09-12, Empire Damansara Soho 2, Block D, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Mobile: +60 16 393 1564
Office: +60 3 7733 1608
Email: click4loves@gmail.com
Website: www.click4loves.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/click4loves

Accolades: 
  • Asia 30 Outstanding Wedding Photographers - TopWeds
  • MPA (UK) Photographer of the Year 2014/2015 (Overseas Licentiate)
  • WPPI (USA) Competition 2011-2015 ~ Silver Awards Winner
  • Moscow Int. Foto Awards - Honorable Mention Winner 2014
  • World's 25 Destination Wedding Photographers of the Year 2013 – BRIDES UK
  • Weddings Malaysia Photo Awards 2015 - Wedding Portraiture Category Winner


Pusat Komuniti Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI)

The TTDI Community Center is a popular wedding venue, refurbished community hall, with ample parking space. However during weekend peak hours especially when there is a wedding, parking will not be sufficient. You can opt to park along the road. Toilets are clean and maintained well. In fact the entire facility is pretty well maintained. Smaller rooms are available for rent for more intimate functions. Entrance is only through Jalan Athinahappan. Very cosy and convenient place to hold a wedding. It is in a nice quiet green oasis within an upscale housing estate in Taman Tun.


Mar 2018:
black box and dots wall
pink fabric
community wedding

Sep 2016:
bird eye view of wedding hall

Allevents.in:
metal structure ceiling

https://www.karaokekahwin.com/blog/tag/majlis-kahwin-di-pusat-komuniti-ttdi | Jan 2017
pelamin stage


REVIEWS
https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/101560354761762042420
Oct 2017
went for friend.wedding , everything was nice

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/106598094524242820061
Mar 2017
Refurbished community Hall,  with ample parking space.  Can also park along the road.  Toilets are clean and maintained well.  Smaller rooms available for rent for smaller functions. Entrance is only through Jalan Athinahappan.

https://www.karaokekahwin.com/blog/tag/majlis-kahwin-di-pusat-komuniti-ttdi/
Jan 2017
Dewan di pusat komuniti ini sangat selesa dan besar. Ianya boleh memuatkan kita-kira 1000 orang dalam satu-satu masa. Terdapat pentas pelamin dan meja makan beradab serta beberapa meja untuk tetamu VIP dan rombongan pengantin lelaki.

https://foursquare.com/v/dewan-komuniti-ttdi/4c414b53e26920a16c5b5ee7
Aug 2015
Attending a lunch wedding reception by relative. Nice big hall but very limited parking causing a big mess. Invitees coming same time resulting rush for tables. Hence,Buffet reception not advisable


Pusat Komuniti Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) by DBKL

hall wedding

Google Page: Website
Add: Jalan Athinahapan, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-7728 7591

Hall Rental only (2018) price and booking:  First 5 hours: RM500 | Every Consecutive hour: RM100
List of community halls by DBKL

Capacity: 450 pax

Map:
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PARKROYAL Penang Resort

Situated along the stunning coastline of Batu Ferringhi beach, PARKROYAL Penang Resort has a lot to offer for couples who want to experience a truly incredible wedding day. Choose from their range of indoor and outdoor spaces, each customisable to reflect your personality, preferences and style. 

PARKROYAL Penang Resort’s Garden comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests for celebrations surrounded by lush greenery and Batu Ferringhi’s beautiful sunset views. Move away from traditional sit-down dinners and celebrate your special day in their lush garden with the sky and sea as your stunning natural backdrop. The wedding reception can be held at Andaman Grand Ballroom  which can also be partitioned into Andaman Ballroom I and II to cater for smaller ceremonies and receptions with a dedicated pre-function area.

Very commendable wedding coordinator from Parkroyal Penang who is always there to assist the customer regarding their requests and inquiries. Their FnB department is superbly run. Food was abundant during wedding reception and they are wonderfully creative and flexible when it comes to menu planning. The staff are all well trained, polite and never fail to help in any way they can. However, someone commented about a badly managed change of venue from the garden to the indoor room due to rain.

flowers wedding arch

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soothing view

groom throw

wedding singer in suit

follow me up the house

Other photos:
classic ballroom
The Andaman Grand Ballroom
serene beach resort


REVIEWS
https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g635527-d306935
Oct 2015
Me and my husband had our wedding ceremony and reception here circa Dec 2014. I know I could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding having visited several premium hotels in Penang. For one, Parkroyal's customer service is second to none. Their events manager, Mr Rosli, is an outstanding employee. Having interacted with other event managers of prior to our booking, I can personally vouch that he is the best man to get things done for your wedding. He impressed us so much that we booked Parkroyal as our wedding venue during our very first meeting with him. And if you want to get married with a superb view, look no further. Their garden wedding setting is gorgeous and they have the best view of the sun, sky and sea that would make your wedding photos look amazing!
Secondly, their FnB department is superbly run. Food was abundant during our reception and their are wonderfully creative and flexible when it comes to menu planning. Our guests were so impressed with the amount and taste of the food during the reception. Thirdly, I have to commend their staff. They are all well trained, polite and never fail to help in any way they can.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g635527-d306935-r3
Nov 2015
The wedding reception I attended was held in the garden. Amidst the haze and it was quite warm outside, there were no fans provided. Half way through the wedding reception, it started to rain. We were ushered to the first floor banqueting room BUT the the room was not set up!!!
I did not see the banqueting manager but a lot of hard working staff having to move all the chairs from the garden reception to the first floor. It took quite a while for the whole thing to be set up again and all the food transported to the first floor. By then half of the guests had left the venue.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/ShowUserReviews-g635527-d306935
Apr 2014
Had been scouting for wedding venues around the Island with my fiancee. So far, response from ParkRoyal had been pleasant compare to few others which had claimed to be tops in Penang. So, its good so far. and in fact, we are planning to meet up with the sales person from ParkRoyal this weekend for further discussion. one of the biggest reason why we decided to deal with the hotel is really because of how he had followed up with us, and being there to assist us whenever we have request or inquiries. Even though I don't really like the banquet wood pillars that looks old. But well, since the guys is friendly, we are hoping to have another pleasant discussion this weekend, and hopefully, all will be good in our coming big days there,

PARKROYAL Penang Resort

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Website: https://www.parkroyalhotels.com/penang-resort.html
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/parkroyalpenangresort
Add: Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang 11100, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 881 1133
Email: celebrate.prpen@parkroyalhotels.com

Wedding Packages 2018: from RM1588 per table

Capacity: 250 pax (banquet)
parkroyal penang

Map:
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Pre-wedding Shoot location - FRIM

FRIM is quite a perfect location for pre-wedding shoots. There are beautiful trees, botanical gardens, water falls to make gorgeous backdrop. The place is also fairly shaded with their collection of living trees (Arboreta). I've seen friends' pre-wed photos taken at FRIM where the couple's knee and below were soaked, having fun at the waterfalls. If you like the forest feel with lots of trees this is a good PS (Wedding Acronym) spot. The admission fee for entrance to FRIM is RM100 (pre-wedding PS). Plan your session using the map below, there are a few attractive areas; Arboreta, Malay Traditional House, Ethno-Botanic Gardens, Wetland area, Picnic Area.

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etho botanic arboreta picnic wedding
FRIM - Admission for newly weds and crew is RM100
From left: Etho-botanic garden, Arboreta, Picnic Area

The Kepong Botanical Gardens is developed to be the center for living plant collections mainly for Malaysian plants. This garden creates research opportunities in botany, horticulture, landscape and other related fields. Admission fee to the garden is RM100 for newly wed and their crew. Different entry from FRIM.
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Kepong Botanical Gardens

http://www.armadale.com.my/single-post/2016/12/28/Pre-Wedding-in-FRIM-Sandra-Freddie | Dec 2016
Serene lake
Old tree with surface chunky roots
Big collection of trees
The mood of autumn

Other Pre-wedding photos:
Leaves of the trees form beautiful forest roof. Photo by: Kevin Tan

Sep 2013 | Lovely colors. by Usmann Photography

Photo by Precious
casual wear pre-wedding at frim
Photographer: Adam Ong | Assistant: Yung Yaw
Makeup and Hair: Sharon Wei (Wedding Isle) | Location: FRIM

old wooden house for shooting
Lan and Dilla Syahirah Prewedding PS at FRIM by LOCO Photography
frim waterfalls wedding
side angle photo
Ken & Chiew Ling Pre wedding shoot by Robin Ng
taken from the top
Photographer: Grace Tan (Stories) | Hair & Make Up: Charlie (Michelle Touche team)
Wedding Gown: Pretty in White
Aug 2014 | Trees, pond, bridge, nature. Photo: Stories


Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Websit: http://www.frim.gov.my/
FRIM 52109 Kepong, Selangor, Malaysia

FRIM One Stop Centre (for photography inquiries)
Tel : 03-62797592 / 03-62797649
Fax : 03-62804619
E-mail : frim_enquiry@frim.gov.my

Pre-wedding Photography 2018:
RM100.00/Day - Film Shooting (A couple per each entry)
*Location : All around FRIM except the Administration Building (D1) and nature trails    

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