Cameras Tech & Gadgets

Leica Sofort Afternoon Tea with MHB Digital at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur

[In Partnership with Leica Malaysia and Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur]

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We recently headed over to Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur for the Leica x YL Camera afternoon tea with Banyan Tree KL. Altitude is located on Level 53, and offers a calming environment with a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline (which includes the Petronas Twin Towers!), that’s a perfect setting for morning coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea, or even to enjoy handpicked wines or craft beers, paired with a casual menu.

We were in luck as the hotel gave us a preview of their Festive Afternoon Tea at Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, which is available from 1 to 31 December 2018, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm priced at RM98 nett per person which includes premium coffee and tea selections.

The afternoon tea menu at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur includes Christmas Spice Tuiles, Orange Coral Crisp, Christmas Duck Bon-Bon, Truffle Mushroom Macaroon, Smoked Eel with Horseradish Mousse Choc, Foie Gras Grissini, Boston Lobster Panna Cotta with Avruga Caviar, Smoked Christmas Turkey Breast Sandwich. Christmas Egg Nogs, Buche de Noel, Strawberry Mousse with Chocolate Jelly, Christmas Mince Pie Macaroon, Vanilla Cup Cake, Assorted Christmas Cookies, Spiced X-Mas Walnuts, Classic Scones, and The Fruity Cranberry Scones.



The Leica SOFORT is Leica’s first instant camera which was specifically created to help frame those special and magical moments, moments that must be kept forever, although they are gone in a flash. Moments that must be framed and captured to hold in your hand – transformed into lifelong memories that you can relive again and again.

The Leica SOFORT is available in White, Orange, and Mint with the product name SOFORT displayed discreetly on the camera body, giving users an ideal fusion of style and function while capturing spontaneous and magical moments in analogue pictures.

The compact and stylish Leica SOFORT is at home whether on an outdoor adventure or at a tea party. With it, you can let your creativity flow and dive into the atmosphere and when you encounter a special moment, simply frame it, and capture it – quickly, intuitively and creatively! The simple operation and variety of manual settings of the Leica SOFORT gives the freedom of convenience or for you take control of the  focusing distance, flash and exposure compensation.

The Leica SOFORT has a programme suitable for every occasion. Just pick the one you need, concentrate on your subject and let the Leica SOFORT do the rest.

The various modes available on the SOFORT include:

  • Macro
  • Bulb
  • Automatic
  • Self timer
  • Party and People
  • Sport and Action
  • Double Exposure
  • Selfie



The Leica Sofort is available for purchase on the YL Camera website ( or at their retail outlets at PJ33 and Pudu Plaza. YL Camera started their operation in 1999, at Pudu Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, founded by photography enthusiast Desmond Liew, to cater the needs for amateurs and professional photographers, repair and service, buy and trade in used cameras and lenses. Since then, YL Camera has grown into a well-known name in the local photography community, expanding from a small kiosk to two large branches in Pudu Plaza, Kuala Lumpur and Jaya 33, Petaling Jaya. Today, YL Camera sells a large selection of cameras, lenses, photo and video equipment, and mobile gadgets, and are a firm favourite among many local professional photographers.

YL Camera carries stock of the equipment and accessories listed on their website ensuring that they can deliver the items to customers within two (2) business days or faster, as compared to one to two weeks by other retailers. For niche products, they even offer pre-order service, and they even offer free shipping for purchase above RM50 to all over Malaysia, while international shipment service is also available.

YL Camera has its own in-house repair and service center with specialists with years of experience to repair and service camera equipment, and they are committed to always providing customers with fair and competitive pricing.


For more info, head over to the following sites:

YL Camera:


Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur:

MHB Digital:


You have a view of both the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers from Altitude!


Altitude is located at:

Level 53, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur,
2 Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Telephone: +603 2113 1823


Operating hours: All Day 11:00 – 23:00 with Afternoon Tea from 14:30 to 16:30


YL Camera Outlets are located at:

Lot UD8H-8L, Upper Ground Floor Pudu Plaza
Jalan Landak off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2110 2261/+6016 218 7810

The Accessories-Pro Shop
Upper Ground Floor Pudu Plaza
Jalan Landak off Jalan Pudu
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6012 638 2261

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday (10:30am – 9pm); Sunday & Public Holiday (10:30am – 8pm)



Lot PG-23 Ground Floor, Jaya 33 Section 13
Jalan Semangat,
46100 Petaling Jaya,

Tel No: +603 7958 6163

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday (10:30am -9pm); Sunday & Public Holiday (10:30am – 8pm)



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By Tim Chew

Managing Editor and Founder of MHB Digital -

More than 15 years of media, marketing, and management experience with various media owners and publishers.