Saturday, April 30, 2016


I was invited by Puan Masriah a.k.a Kak Sri to attend the wedding reception of her son today at Taman Damai Jaya. She is an office staff of SMK Taman Universiti. When I arrived at the venue, there were also a few friends who came at the same time.

Thank you Puan Masriah for the invitation. Your kind thought is very much appreciated.

Thursday, April 28, 2016


found at the airport

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Siem Reap International Airport is a small airport but has seen millions of tourists arriving and leaving the city. Thanks to Angkor Wat, the world heritage site that has attracted people from all over the globe.

This part of the airport smelled really like yesterday. I think it just started its operation in just a few days.

I guess this will conclude the my 5D4N trip to Cambodia, the 6th ASEAN country visited so far. I hope to go back but to other part of the country like Phonm Penh after this.

Thanks to Mr. Azry Anuardy for the company. Hopefully we can travel again some other time in the near future. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


This was the hotel we stayed in for 4 nights while in Siem Reap. The rate was reasonable, the room was spacious and we had nothing to complain. It was not that near to the night market though, unless you are willing to walk a bit.

Highly recommended especially if you are not that choosy when it comes to accommodation.

Monday, April 25, 2016


On the last night in Siem Reap, our tuk tuk driver took us to this night market far away from the city centre. The night market is not a  touristy place which was a big relief. As we arrived at the place, I could see rows of stalls on both sides of the road. And the stalls were actually placed right by the road side that people had to walk on the road and the vehicles would have to stop and thus caused a traffic jam.

We were there not to really buy actually but to see if we could find anything extraordinary there. I was happy to see local fruits on sale and just wished I could buy them and bring back home.

Eventually, we found what we had been looking for: bizarre food. Siem Reap is known for its bizarre food i.e. crispy crawly creatures - insects that were fried/cooked/preserved to be eaten. And people did buy and eat them. When we were in the commercialized Pub Street in the city centre, we saw a sign asking visitors to pay 50 cent (US) if they wanted to take photos of this special food without buying. However, you could snap away the photos of  all the insects as many as you want. Even the person at the stall was very friendly when I asked her permission to use my camera.

There were also a lot of food stalls. People simply enjoyed the food by sitting on the mats laid on the ground beside the road.

There was also a small amusement park for parents to entertain their children in the evening at one corner of the night market.

Life is much simpler and relaxed here. People do not need big shopping malls or franchised western restaurants for their leisure time. I guess happiness had a different definition here in Siem Reap.