Morning at the Museums

I usually spend my Sunday at the gym, but not last Sunday.

I was gone to the museum –my escape place if I get bored with malls—. Bank Mandiri Museum is my destination, this time not only to get the knowledge for the museum itself, but also to attend a Travel Writing and Travel Photography Workshop.

I’m lucky to have knowledge from Mr. Teguh Sudarisman – An Experienced Travel Writer–. He shares his knowledge how to write but also how to capture good photo to support our writing.

That’s it?

Of course not, he also share writer’s common mistakes, supporting skills for travel writers, travel writer’s consequences, write based on media segment, their requirements and how to fulfill it.

And another fun session begins, Mr. Teguh challenges his audience to capture some photos and write an article about it. He made three options to choose: Kota Train Station, Bank Indonesia Museum and pedestrian drawing artists.

Audience have one hour to make one package of article with the photos.

I choose Bank Indonesia Museum, a Museum next to Bank Mandiri Museum. If Bank Mandiri Museum invites their visitor to experience the bank ambience in early 20th century, Bank Indonesia Museum invites their visitor to know deeper about Indonesian monetary history and Indonesian exchange instruments since late 19th century.

For beginner as me, one hour is too short but I learn how to catch up with deadline.

The last session is reading the article, there are 8 articles, and 6 are about pedestrian drawing artist. These 6 articles show me that we can write so many articles from one subject; this is about perspective and creativity.

At the end of the day, Mr Teguh gave his latest book for all the audience; Travel Writer Diaries 1.0 with his signature and message!!

Wow! This is like having appetizer, main course and dessert!

Thank you Lingkar Pena to organize this workshop and if there were another Mr. Teguh’s workshop, don’t forget to count me in. 🙂

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