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Saturday, 31 October 2015

(The Star) A place to focus on creativity

Nikon Malaysia has once again captured the hearts of shutterbugs with its new Nikon centre in Federal Arcade, Kuala Lumpur.
Taking over from the existing centre at Berjaya Times Square, which will cease operations at the end of October, this new facility 295 sq m boasts a photo gallery, exhibition space, service centre, seminar room and a showroom.
The Nikon centre aims to provide a unique and creative space for photographers to share their love for photography, while exchanging ideas and network in a friendly, stimulating and inspiring atmosphere.
(From left) Ng, Yamaguchi, and Lai launching the new Nikon centre at Federal Arcade Kuala Lumpur.
((From left) Ng, Yamaguchi, and Lai launching the new Nikon centre at Federal Arcade Kuala Lumpur.)
It will also play host to Nikon Club Malaysia members.
Nikon Malaysia and Nikon Singapore managing director Noriaki Yamaguchi said the Nikon centre would be a venue that cultivates passion and enthusiasm for photography.
“Given its spaciousness and brand new facilities, we are confident that the Nikon centre is well-equipped for photography enthusiasts to explore their passion.
“We will also continue to deliver state-of-the-art products and unrivalled experiences to users,” Yamaguchi said.
Also present at the launch was Futuromic Photo AV Sdn Bhd group managing director Francis Lai, who explained that visitors can get hands-on experience of Nikon’s latest products and receive assistance from the well-trained staff so they can make informed decisions before purchasing Nikon products.
Futuromic Photo AV is a master distributor of Nikon in Malaysia.
Nikon launches new Nikon Centre.
(A lion dance troupe blessing the new Nikon centre’s photo gallery.)
“This new Nikon home is positioned on a more prominent and convenient location so there is higher visibility for the Nikon brand name. We believe this new home will attract even more photo enthusiasts and tourists. Plus, it is the only such centre in Malaysia,” Lai said.
The launch also saw the Nikon centre photo gallery profiling its first photo exhibition by photographers and teachers from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Dr Zaffwan Idris and Syed Osman Syed Yussof; photographer and Multimedia University lecturer Che’ Ahmad Azhar; commercial photographer Sailor Salleh; and photographer, visual artist and film producer Mustaffa Ahmad (Tapa Otai).
Set to be a one-stop destination for camera and photography lovers, the new Nikon centre welcomes visitors with any level of experience in photography to practise, learn, discover inspiration and admire works of art from local and international photographers.
Yamaguchi signing a plaque at the launch of the new Nikon centre.
(Yamaguchi signing a plaque at the launch of the new Nikon centre.)
“It has been Nikon’s direction to promote the love of photography for more than 10 years now. I believe it’s also a healthy hobby that anyone can take up.
“With this centre, we hope we can help fuel the passion or inspire people to take photographs,” Nikon Malaysia Sdn Bhd director David Ng, who was also present at the launch, said.
The Nikon centre opens daily from 11am to 8pm.