Category Archives: Cambodia

How My Passport Was Stolen In Phnom Penh

  It all went down on a tuk tuk ride.  It’s taken me awhile to write this story of how our passports were stolen on the second day of New Year, in this city where I call my home. Losing ...

What Living Abroad Taught Me

  It’s been 3 years since I left Malaysia.  It’s been almost 3 years since I made Cambodia my home, where I have grown to love and live like the locals do. This is possible given that we look similar ...

Happy Independence Day Cambodia

  Celebrating 63 years of Independence From France.  Cambodia has gone through many historical events which led to its’ independence from France on 9 November 1953. I’ve heard many different sides to this day, one of which was how the ...

Travel Across Cambodia With BookMeBus

   Traveling through Cambodia by bus. Cambodia is sandwiched between neighboring countries Thailand, Laos and Vietnam making it one of the most popular pit stop when traveling overland to Indochina region. The country has 24 provinces in total including Phnom Penh, ...

VKirirom Pine Resort: Sleeping In The Mountain

vKirirom Pine Resort Surrounding

  A resort in the mountain. To escape from the heat of the city, we went for a trip up the mountains in Kirirom for the weekend to cool ourselves. We had to get away from the 36-38 degrees of ...

Sihanoukville: A Private Beach Stay in Ren Resort

  Sihanoukville and its’ long beach line.  Sihaoukville is located 4 hours away from Phnom Penh and it comes with many beach lines. The most famous being Serendipity beach where all the nightlife and grilled seafood can be found. It ...

Halal Eats in Phnom Penh

An updated list of Halal eateries in the city.  Since we still couldn’t cook at home, we had to eat out and this meant searching for halal restaurants in Phnom Penh. It’s always good to know there are different types ...

Phnom Penh in Three Days : A City Guide

  When I first arrived in Phnom Penh, I spent the week visiting the tourist known spots, trying to see as much as I can within a short amount of time. Although most friends have cautioned that there’s nothing much to ...

Phnom Penh : Walking with Khmer Achitecture Tours

Khmer Architecture Tour

  About Khmer Architecture Tours (KA Tours). KA Tours conducts architectural tours in Phnom Penh in order to promote understanding of modern architecture in Cambodia. The tours focus on buildings erected after Cambodia’s independence in 1953, described as ‘New Khmer ...

Tips on Working in Cambodia.

  Congratulations on the interview. Now what?  Working abroad can be tense especially if you have no clue on how the HR process works. This is why I was very careful when I got a job in Cambodia. I was worried ...

Phnom Penh: On The Boat, a Future Art Museum.

  All about The Boat project.  At the last minute, we had the opportunity to join the complimentary visit to The Boat, a project that was originally abandoned by a hotelier. Our host for the day was Alexis De Suremain (Founding ...

Phnom Penh: Rubber Stamping Class with Now.HerePP

  An art studio with a purpose. “N O W H E R E” (pronounced Now.Here) is an independent art studio in Phnom Penh founded by artists Lolli Park (South Korea) and Syahrulfikri Salleh (Malaysia). They recently opened this creative ...

A Long Bus Ride To Saigon.

  Another long holiday.  The Water Festival (or Bon Om Touk) was a three days celebration to mark the end of the rainy season in Tonle Sap. It also meant a long weekend for everyone here and the city would ...

The Kingdom of Fast Internet Speed

  A developing country with fast internet speed.  If there’s one thing that’s good in Cambodia (besides the heritage and cultural value), is that the internet is super fast compared to what we have back home in Malaysia. Being a ...

Phnom Penh: The Horrific Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

  Be still my heart.  It’s hard to imagine the things that happened during the Khmer Rouge until I stepped foot inside the horrific Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as S-21. This was once a high school where happy students ...

Living Abroad: Cambodia Dreams with dbk Community

  Kids drawing their Cambodia Dreams.  Before the Pchum Benh holidays, Forte Insurance Cambodia had sponsored a drawing contest for the children in the city. It was called the “Cambodian Dreams”, where participants had a chance to come up with ...

A Khmer Fortune Teller Once Told Me.

  It was because of that darn magazine.  A Khmer fortune teller told me something strange. I was restless one weekend and wanted to get out of the house to see something new in Phnom Penh. So while reading a ...

Cambodia Bus Trip Wish List

  More that meets the eye. Whenever anyone mentions Cambodia, the first two things that come to mind are Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat which is located in Siem Reap. These are the well known spots to tourists and travelers ...

Bassac Lane Phnom Penh: A Hidden Alley of Nightlife

  What a surprise.  I can’t believe that I’ve been living here for a year and not know about this place. I guess that’s what being comfortable does to you after awhile, you stick to the same routine day in ...

Living Abroad : Spending Ramadhan in Cambodia.

Second Ramadhan in Phnom Penh.  I remembered the first time we arrived in Phnom Penh, a few months before Ramadhan took place. We had to adjust ourselves to a number of things including completing our ‘fast’ for the first time ...

Places for Good Coffee in Phnom Penh.

  For the love of coffee in Phnom Penh.  A year has gone by so quickly in this Kingdom of Wonder and it’s time I share with you good spots for coffee if you’re ever here for a visit. Of ...

Tini Tinou International Circus Festival 2015

  The Tini Tinou Circus is in town! When Bart saw the event post online that the circus would be in town, we jumped at the chance to see their performance. We’ve heard of the Cambodian circus troupe who was mostly ...