Monday, July 26, 2004

Cambodia..! Here we come!

My Adventure Begins....

During the Jun holiday period, I left for Cambodia for almost a month. I was there to do some voluntary work at a little village called Prey Klar.

Day 1: 15/06/2004

Eveything started off smoothly. Though there were glitches here and there, everyone's mood were rather high and filled with anticipation at Changi Airport. The flight to Phnom Penh (Capital of Cambodia) took only 2 hours.

At Phnom Penh International Airport, everything was a hustle. The custom queues were short but the wait so damn long. Everything seem to just slow down significantly. By then, I couldnt wait to go to the hotel!
Asia Hotel was our destination for the night. After going through the gates, we expected a big bus to be shuttling us to the hotel. Was a little surprise to see 3 small tiny vans waiting. Had a hard time trying to get everyone's backpack into a single van. We had so much luggage. So much that the van was over packed and some of the cargos had to be placed on top of the van. Was quite a funny sight actually.
When we finally arrived at the hotel, it was way pass our schedule. One good thing was the hotel wasnt as bad as expected as there was at least hot water. Phew!
Slept with Elizabeth and Regina that night.
Toul Sleng Museum

Lei, Me and Fang
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This is a shot of me, Qinglei and Huifang just outside Toul Sleng museum, Cambodia's most famous museum.
Quite a sad place actually. We see pictures of people being tortured and the terrible conditions they were subjected to, cant help but feel sad and heavy.

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