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Ida Chionh 20-Dec-2017 12:47
Hi Cecil
I tried to find an image for Christmas for my website at, but you don't seem to have any.
Don't worry, I'll source it from somewhere else, but it would be good to use yours and give you credit.
Btw, just saw the awesome pix of Dawn and Dev's wedding, wow, they are great. You're a wonderful photographer, keep it up. It was good spending time with you all recently in Melbourne.
Cecil24-May-2017 03:00
Hi Liz,
really sorry for this late reply and I suppose you would have got an alternative already. but should you need anything else do let me know. I will come here more often now.
Liz Ikiriko 27-Jul-2016 19:19
Hi Cecil, My name's Liz Ikiriko, I'm a photo editor with a Canadian travel magazine. We'd like to license an image of yours. Could you contact me at:

Thank you!
Cecil06-Aug-2012 15:30
You can try this company. I use them when I visited Yunnan.
Company Name: Kunming China International Tourist Service
Tel: +86 3330738 0r 33308748
Address: 285 Southern Huancheng Road, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
Cecil06-Aug-2012 15:10
Hi Steve,
Thank you for visiting my gallery.I actually check for photographic trip during my research on guilin and saw a site that states a professional chinese photographer conducts photographic tour and on clicking on that site was brought over to Lychee Travel. So, to start of they have a bogus sort of site claiming a photographic tour by a photographer but in the end, its not so, and its just like any other trip.In China, each state and town have their own tour guide and Lychee Travel will have to pick their tour guide which means that as you travel to each state and even town you may get a new tour guide (I give a standard tip of us$3 per tourist per tour guide and driver (total us$6) if I consider them to be good).Lychee Travel is OK and Lucy Pang is a very nice and caring lady. I paid some deposit upfront for confirmation.
If you truly want a photographic trip, you must insist that Lychee Travel tell the tour guide in no uncertain terms that this is a photographic trip and that you want photographic situation. for example, I insist that I want a set up (in guilin) of the commaran fishing and the commarans fishing and the tour guide did but the guy just pose by the shore and there was no fishing and no grass carp were caught and all I have were pictures of the fisherman, his boat and his commarans, 9refer to my gallery on guilin).
On the other hand I went to Yunnan and in Lijiang I took a boat ride to watch the comarrans catching fish and got some beautiful shots of fishes being caught by the commaran but the boat is not the right kind and the fisherman is in normal western clothes.
You really need to insist to get what you want and even after insisting you might not get what you want. You MUST insist on sunrise and sunset whenever possible and it must be stated in your itinerary. The itinerary is like your bible during that time, so the more detail the less misunderstanding there will be. remember you have a lot of gears so 2 persons to 1 seat minimum and the back 5 seats is useless as its bouncy and also use for anybody who needs to lie down and sleep, so for 5 persons on tour it should be a 15 to 18 seater and ensure 2 very important things good air con and suspension. The price you are paying is not cheap so ask for the best, tell them to let you know the model, age of the tour bus. Your transport is of vital importance, they are many tour bus in China with really bad suspension and you bounce around like hell.
insist on hotels in the centre of town so that at night you can walk and shop around, check the hotel names and check on the map to see where it is. Remember, China has its own 5 stars hotel (their 5 stars is our international 4 stars and so they have 6 stars.
Hope this is helpful and do not hesitate to ask some more if you need to, glad to help a fellow photographer
By the way that tour guide is a she and her name is also Lucy.
The Swede 19-Aug-2011 21:56
Hi Cecil!
Thank you for sharing all your nice pictures and experiences from your trip to Guiling and Jongli. I'm planing to go there next end of may and was just looking around to get some inspirations. And I really got it. Also thank you very much to be so frank and honest when coming to tell about the circumstances around the trip. It will be very helpful for me. Even the sign you have make pictures of will help me to prepare.
Thank you very much!
Cecil25-Nov-2010 02:48
Thanks Ricky, hows life in Australia?
Guest 22-Nov-2010 00:06
Hi Cecil, wow, the pictures are sure nice. Thanks. Ricky Pang
Ricky Pang 26-May-2010 04:33
Nice shots at the Night Safari. Very clear pictures.
feztus 20-Jan-2010 03:15
great shots and good job. very perceptive eyesight for details and angles. keep up the good work. hope your yunnan trip will materialised and more folks can come and see the great biodiversities and 26 ethnic minorities all over yunnan! it will take more than one group to cover all the different places and seasons.
Mario Figueroa 09-Apr-2009 21:30
Dear Mr. Chan,

My name is Mario and I would like to ask permission to use one of your photos. My email is Please email me so I can provide details of our request.
Braveman Lee30-Jan-2009 15:41
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mohammad nor mohd edros 15-Jan-2009 02:12
Dear Cecil,

I would like to confirm our site visit to your PD apartment as below:-

Date: 20 Jan 2009
Time: 11 a.m.

My details informations:
NRIC : 720507-01-5451

NRIC: 720103-01-5017

Please make necessary arrangements.


Cecil08-Sep-2008 06:38
maggie, I have email you today, do give me a reply and we'll take it from there.
Maggie 03-Sep-2008 04:06
Dear Cecil,

Copyright permission request from OUP

I'm writing on behalf of an educational publisher in Hong Kong. We would like to request permission to reproduce a photo from your gallery at Would you mind telling us your e-mail address so that we can discuss the matter in details? My e-mail address is I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Guest 23-Jun-2007 00:23
Completely hic by Singapore lah... Congratulations. Beautiful work.
Guest 14-Jun-2007 07:05
Pure talent.
Guest 27-May-2007 11:01
Very beautiful collection Cecil. Congratulations.
Guest 08-Mar-2007 13:22
I'm going to model some of my work after you in the soon as I get a new camera.
flowsnow28-Nov-2006 18:52
Thought I would sign your guestbook and say that I have enjoyed looking at your pictures. Keep up the good work n shoooooooot. Cheers!
James Pan 03-Nov-2006 15:31
Very nice set of galleries! I look forward to seeing more photos from you. Impressive!
Ashley Hockenberry24-Sep-2006 02:14

THanks for your visit. I did not use a polarizer for that particular shot you asked about.
By the way, my wife is from Singapore. I have been there twice. It is very nice.


Guest 07-Jun-2006 03:22
Hi, Cecil,

Nice to hear from you. Nice galleries, looking forward to more. Let you know when I'm in Singapore next so we can shoot.
Jeanette 23-May-2006 10:23
Hey Cecil,
So much improvement from the last set of photos i've seen frm you! I thought some were taken very professionally. Keep doing what your passion asks of you, it great!