Straits Wine Fiesta 2016 and Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Field Test

Leica D-Lux Typ 109

[Upcoming Event]

Straits Wine Wine Fiesta 2016


The Wine Fiesta – Malaysia’s largest annual wine festival, returns for the sixth year running, presented by The Straits Wine Company. The Straits Wine Company was established in 2006, and is one of Southeast Asia’s leading wine importer, retailer and distributor with branches in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. It focuses on small boutique and artisanal wineries from around the world, and has 10 retail wine shops in Singapore which feature wines from Australia, France, Spain, Italy and more. The company also offers bespoke events from private wine parties to corporate wine pairing sessions, helmed by a team of wine professionals available on hand. The Straits Wine Company also supplies restaurants and hotels such as Troika, Babe, Hilton, Shangri-La and more.


Winemakers’ night – 28 October 2016

Winemakers’ night is an exclusive 10 course meal crafted by Michelin-starred chef Jeff Ramsey along with 22 top wine producers from 9 countries. With only 70 seats available, guest may come sit, dine, chat and taste signature wines with the winemakers.

Winemaker’s Table Dinner – RM268++ per ticket

RSVP by contacting BABE or Jenna @ 0162282084


Wine Fiesta Malaysia – 29 October 2016

From the newbie to the connoisseur, Wine Fiesta offers a one-stop shopping, tasting and educational experience for everyone who loves wine! There will be over 15 visiting winemakers from every region across the globe; featuring more than 100 wines from France, Italy, Spain , Austria, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA and even China. The wines will be available for tasting and also for sale at special prices.

The Malaysia Wine Fiesta will be held at APW, Bangsar on the 29 October 2016; with ample parking around the venue – a former printing factory which has been transformed to become a hipster event venue in Kuala Lumpur! This year, Malaysia Wine Fiesta will bring a different dimension to the event with various partners such as Taps Beer Bar, Pulp, Yeast, Bottega Mediterranea and many others. 

The Wine Fiesta tickets are priced at:

Early Bird (End Sept) – RM88++

Normal rate – RM98++

Walk In – RM125 nett

Bundle rate – 5 -10 tickets at RM88 nett, 11+ tickets RM 80 nett ( To be purchased through Jenna)

Tickets are now available through Ticketpro or call Jenna @ 0162282084


Look out for these activities:

Wine & Coffee Masterclasses

Apart from the delectable treats prepared by the event partners such as coffee, cold cuts, cheeses and bread; you can look forward to sampling and even buying wines at the event. You can also participate in any of the masterclasses focusing on different wine related topics.

These include:

  • Presentation by a professional sommelier who will enlighten us on wines in various themed classes
  • Coffee Masterclass by Pulp owner, Marcus


Sample and Buy

Explore, taste and discover new-to-market labels or one of the renowned wines of the 100 labels represented. Walk away with great finds and offers.

For more info, head over to or email


Field Test – Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux Typ 109
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)


As I’ve been doing some Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival 2016 reviews over the past month, I thought it would be a good occasion to try our Leica’s D’Lux (Typ 109) camera which comes with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9– 34 mm f/1.7–2.8/ASPH., 24 – 75 mm (35 mm camera equivalent) lens with optical image stabilization. 

Among the camera’s many features are the 4/3-inch high sensitivity 16.8MP MOS sensor, with ISO up to 25000, a 3″ liquid crystal display and a live view finder which is incredibly useful especially in bright conditions.

Here are some photos that I shot using the camera.


As expected, the camera works great in good lighting
As expected, the camera works great in good lighting
But it is in low lighting conditions that the camera really excels thanks to its large aperture lens
But it is in low lighting conditions that the camera really excels thanks to its large aperture lens
The main dining area
The main dining area


Colour reproduction is pretty accurate as is the white balance
Conne Lim Jen Yng
This photo was shot without flash and using the camera’s maximum aperture of f1.7




More info on the camera at


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