Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

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 ...

The Blue Lime, Phnom Penh

  Right smack in the city center, in an alleyway. Whenever I travel to a new city I try to find accommodation that is close to the city center so that everywhere is walking distance and convenient for food hunting. ...

Cruise The Mekong River in Phnom Penh

When is the best time to go.  Cruising on the river is one of my favorite modes of transportation in any country and I try to make it a point to experience it at least once. Phnom Penh city has ...

8 Traditional Markets To Visit In Phnom Penh

 Happy October everyone! After spending the weekends with family and friends who came to visit us in Phnom Penh, we forgot to go to our weekly market to get our groceries (yikes!). Phnom Penh has a good range of markets ...

14 Places To Go On Street 178 & 19 Phnom Penh

Living here in Phnom Penh for the past 5 months gave us a lot of chances to get to know the neighborhood and recommend them to families and friends who came to visit. We live around Street 19 and Street 178 ...

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

Close to 3 hours ride out of Phnom Penh.  The journey to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre was a long one and since Kevin was here for a holiday, we decided to share a tuk tuk together (among the 3 ...

Walking the Riverside In My Swimming Suit

  I was in my swimming suit. First of all, it’s not what you think. Well it was actually but you’ll just need to read to know why I did such a thing. The weekend arrived and since there’s no plan to ...

How I Spent Ramadan In Phnom Penh

  Sitting in front of the TV waiting for the Ramadan announcement on TV1 had me thinking about this moment where it would be my first time fasting abroad, without the presence family and friends back home. I felt a tinge of homesickness ...

Phnom Penh Royal Palace in the Kingdom of Wonder

  The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is so golden and majestic that it’s quite impossible to miss out when you’re on the Riverside area. Actually it is so huge that I had forgotten where the main entrance to the ...

Trivia In The Garden: Night Out in Phnom Penh

  Trivia in the Garden happens every Wednesday night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Willow Boutique hotel near the Independence Monument. The one hour event is centered around a series of trivia questions which would be asked by the ...

Wat Phnom: The Central Point of Phnom Penh

  Wat Phnom is located on a hill near the Riverside area and it is also known as the central point of Phnom Penh. It is also known as a religious sanctuary for prayers and offerings since 1373. The park ...

Cambodia Chameleon: Oudong Mountain

  Once upon a time in a Royal town My colleagues invited me for a trip down to Oudung Mountain one weekend and unfortunately I could not join them then. The following week, Bart, myself and our tuk-tuk man Lucky ...

Cambodia Chameleon: Road Trip to Kean Svay Kroe

  Spending the weekend at a local resort. When our friends told us that they were going to take us to a local resort to enjoy the weekend, my first impression was that we needed to bring swim wear, extra ...

Cambodia Chameleon: Road Trip To The Killing Fields

  May history never repeat itself again. This post will be slightly depressing if not heart-wrenching because of the stories and the visuals so bear with me as you read some facts from my second visit to the Choeng Ek ...

The Artist Guesthouse (St 178) Phnom Penh

  Easy location.   There are plenty of hotels in Phnom Penh ranging from backpackers inn to 6-star accommodations and it is important to know which is your preferred type before making that booking. The Artist Guesthouse (St 178), Phnom Penh ...

Cambodia Chameleon: The Types Of Tuk Tuk Drivers You’ll Meet

From the first day we came here we have met with different types of tuk tuk driver who have been fetching tourists and locals to their destinations daily. Even until today we’re still struggling a bit with our current tuk tuk guy who ...

Cambodia Chameleon: Getting Acquainted

  Everything had happened so fast that before I knew it, the big day came for me to say goodbye to my homeland, Malaysia. It was a tough few weeks but I was relieved that things were settled before I ...