Water Bird Photography Contest Batu Berendam Melaka 2022

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Melaka Bird Photography Contest

There is a Water Bird Photography Contest at Batu Berendam in Melaka, running from 7th October to 7th November 2022. The news of this bird photo contest was only shared with me through my regular WBCM WhatsApp channel on 2nd November.

Well, now that I know, I’m sharing this information with anyone interested in participating. You can head to Hotel 906 Premier in Batu Berendam, register there, and get more information about this bird photography contest.

Water Bird Photography Contest Batu Berendam Melaka 2022

Again, this contest is taking place at Batu Berendam in Melaka and in front of Hotel 906 Premier. According to the hotel, 16 species of waterbirds have been spotted in front of the hotel.

For anyone planning to stay at Hotel 906 Premier, a special room promotional price will be available throughout the bird photography contest period. Just inform the hotel reception about this.

The subjects are water birds, and for more information, please see the official poster below. I have translated the information into English to benefit the English reading visitors. The rules and regulations are below;

Melaka Water Bird Photography Contest.
The official poster for the Waterbird Photo Contest in Melaka.

Rules and Regulations

  • Participants must submit nine photos in jpeg format and 5 MB in size for each image.
  • Photos must not be altered by adding other elements to enhance. You can only crop, brighten, darken, sharpen and adjust the colour.
  • The organisers will keep submitted photos and own the rights to the photos, which they can use for promotional matters.
  • Organisers have the right to disqualify any participants who break the rules.
  • The judge’s decision is final, and organisers have the right to everything.

*For more detailed information, please check with the organisers when you are there, as they will be able to clarify any questions you may have,

The Melaka waterbird contest is organised by Tourism Melaka, working with Hotel 906 Premier, Majlis Perbandaran Hang Tuah Jaya, Jabatan Perhilitan Melaka, Malaysia Nature Society and Tourism Malaysia Melaka.

However, there has been no or not much media publicity for this event, and I found that the only outlet this news was shared was on Facebook in Malay through the Tourism Melaka and Hotel 906 Premier page.

Melaka Waterbird Photo Contest 2022

  • Location: Taman Mutiara, in front of Hotel 906 Premier Batu Berendam Melaka
  • Duration: 7th Oct – 8th Nov 2022
  • Registration: FREE; visit the lobby of Hotel 906 Premier and register there

Pertandingan Fotografi Kehidupan Burung Air

  • 3 x Grand Prizes – RM1,500 Cash, Trophy and Certificate
  • 5 x Consolation Prizes – RM500 Cash, Trophy and Certificate


Batu Berendam Map Directions
Google Maps shows the time and route from PJ to Batu Berendam in Melaka.

Suppose you plan to visit this part of Malaysia. In that case, you can also read my other article about birdwatching in Melaka, as I explored several places in 2021 once the MCO was lifted and state borders opened up.


For those interested, Batu Berendam in Melaka is about a two hours drive from Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Highway. This is also based on general traffic; it can take a little longer if you travel on the weekend.

From Jonker Walk in Melaka City, it takes about 20 minutes to drive to Hotel 906 Premier in Batu Berendam. Just use Waze or Google Maps to locate the hotel; you should easily find your way there.

For those going, have a fun time and all the best for the Water Bird Photography Contest Batu Berendam Melaka 2022. Happy Birding.

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