Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Common Travel Questions for Phnom Penh

Cambodia is a developing country with Phnom Penh as its’ capital city. Since the fall of Khmer Rouge, the country has managed to get back on its’ feet, bringing with it foreign investments and local business development. I’ve had family ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stories from the Road: Month June

  Half of the year is gone now and when I’ve reflected on the past travel round-up months, it’s been good with many learnings on slow traveling. The weather in June was still sunny as hell and I’ve had to ...

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 ...

Cambodia Urban Art Festival

  Bringing Urban Art To Phnom Penh. Oh no, not another Urban Art post! It seems April is a month of murals and graffiti discovery including the ones featured at the recent Cambodia Urban Art Festival. I had missed out ...

Obsessed: Street Art in Phnom Penh.

  Boeng Kak Lake used to be a beautiful fishing village place in the heart of Phnom Penh. I’ve come to know about this because I often cross the area during my ride to the old office. It was then ...

Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015

  Attending the opening ceremony of Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015.  I saw the Phnom Penh Photo Festival 2015 announcement in the Expat FB page and was happy that I was able to attend it this year. The festival was hosted ...

What it costs to live in Cambodia.

We’ve been thinking a lot about moving on to another country, putting into consideration what and how much it would take to get us there. Moving here took some time to plan, but because I’ve traveled here before, I somehow ...

Happy New Year from Cambodia!

  Suo sdey charm thmey! Happy New Year from the Kingdom of Wonder, our first time celebrating it abroad and with new found friends. It has been a quiet week here at work since we’re busy with year end events. ...

A 2014 Review – Highlights of Living in Phnom Penh.

  It is now close to 7 months since I first left Kuala Lumpur for a job abroad, in Phnom Penh city of Cambodia. There were many challenges that came with the move however there were also the parts that ...

My First Khmer Wedding Dinner Experience

The invitation. I’ve been seeing a lot of local weddings here in the city and secretly wanting the opportunity to attend one. So when my colleague placed a red invitation card on my desk I was excited and happy to ...