My Very First Trip To Cambodia

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, August 9, 2010 | Published in


Hi everyone! I'm back! How are you all?

After spending 6 days in Cambodia and 3 days in Redang and 1 day in Kuala Terengganu, I was longing to return to my home sweet home.

I had an awesome time in Cambodia and in Redang as well. But I will not be blogging about this trip yet as I have decided to complete all my China posts first.

But here are just some photos I took from my Cambodia trip.

Giant face sculpture at Bayon Temple.

Beautiful wall carvings inside Angkor Wat

Wall sculptures at Terrace of Elephants

The trees growing out of the ruins at Ta Prohm Temple, the location of Tomb Raider, the Hollywood movie starring Angelina Jolie.

Floating Catholic Church in Floating Village at Tonle Sap Lake.

A skillful worker hard at work at Artisans d'Angkor

Spiders as big as your fist for snacking at Kampung Thom.

The eerie Tuol Sleng (aka S-21) Genocide Museum at Phnom Penh which left a deep impact on me.

The infamous Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Many unexpected events happened during my trip in Cambodia and I have so many stories and photos to share! But they will have to wait until I finish blogging about my China trip last year.

In my next post, I shall announce the 3 winners of The Top 3 Commenters Contest and also winners of the Lucky Draw. All commenters for my last 2 posts and THIS POST will be entered into the Lucky Draw so if you have been a silent reader all this while, you might want to start commenting here : )

There will be 3 winners in the Lucky Draw Contest which closes at 11pm sharp on 10th August 2010. All prizes will be revealed in the next post, so stay tuned!


(81) Comments

  1. [SK] said...


    August 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM
  2. [SK] said...

    wow, first time i'm able to be the FC in your blog leh.. so rare!! wooohooo~~

    August 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM
  3. [SK] said...

    welcome back, home sweet home!! aiyah, so anxiously waiting for you to announce the winners for the commenting contest lah..

    August 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM
  4. [SK] said...

    wow, you are very generous!! 3 winners and also another 3 lucky draw winners??

    August 9, 2010 at 4:19 PM
  5. [SK] said...

    so did you buy a luggageful of souvenirs back to giveaway to your readers?? :p

    August 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  6. [SK] said...

    the photos #5 till #8 are all in Phnom Penh?? cos looks so new to me as i didn't go Phnom Penh during my visit to Cambodia..

    August 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM
  7. [SK] said...

    the spiders looks very very scary and eerie.. did you eat them?? :D

    August 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM
  8. [SK] said...

    ok ok, looking forward to see what are the prizes.. hopefully i'm able to get one this round also~~ :D

    August 9, 2010 at 4:21 PM
  9. Merryn said...

    ish SK!

    August 9, 2010 at 4:28 PM
  10. HappySurfer said...

    Welcome back, Foong! Unexpected events? Sounds mysterious. Why 'the infamous Royal Palace'? Looking forward to your stories. Will have to wait until after the China chronicles? :(

    August 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM
  11. Merryn said...

    I'm not a silent reader... nor am I a loud reader... I'm just... a reader :P

    I comment.. and I sigh at ppl like SK for Chopping when I should be the one up there! :P

    You have a nice life there Foong.. ENVY! :D

    August 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM
  12. Che-Cheh said...

    Quickly blog about your China trip coz I wanna read your Cambodia & Redang trips. :)

    August 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
  13. Caroline said...

    love those sculptures! :D

    August 9, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  14. Caroline said...

    wow so nice!! first time see floating church!

    August 9, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  15. Caroline said...

    the spiders YUCKS!! euw!! scary too!!

    August 9, 2010 at 4:37 PM
  16. mNhL said...

    Wow..very nice photos you took in Cambodia.

    The spiders really eerie..... Did you try?

    August 9, 2010 at 4:40 PM
  17. Reanaclaire said...

    welcome back to blogging world, Foong.. so many places you go to one shot.. anyway, looking forward to reading your eerie happenings during the trip... :)

    August 9, 2010 at 4:43 PM
  18. Taufulou said...

    wah lan! the spider seriously so big...
    like Resident evil eh...

    August 9, 2010 at 4:47 PM
  19. iamthewitch said...

    The trees and the roots are very interesting!! Nice temples too!! But Cambodia doesn't seem to be a place I'd wanna go... hmm..

    August 9, 2010 at 5:57 PM
  20. wenn said...

    welcome back from a wonderful trip!

    August 9, 2010 at 6:07 PM
  21. Anonymous

    Did you snack on those spiders? thanks.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I know you are back when I see your tweet yesterday. :D

    August 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM
  23. Tekkaus said... altogether you spent 10 days on vacation. have a good job bro. How many days of off every year?

    August 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM
  24. Tekkaus said...

    Giant smiling face. I wonder since when it was built. :D

    August 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM
  25. Tekkaus said...

    But we can't see the carving bro. Did you managed to capture the closer, intricate look?

    August 9, 2010 at 7:11 PM
  26. Tekkaus said...

    The tree roots are really amazing. :D In a way it is mysterious.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:12 PM
  27. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...they eat spiders at Combodia? Poor spider. Makes me wonder what else they eat at there.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:12 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Genocide museum? Why? What happened bro? :( Did you snap lots of photos to let us see what happened inside? :(

    August 9, 2010 at 7:13 PM
  29. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! You are so slow ler. How come till today still haven't finish blog about your China trip? :p

    August 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    haha :D I don't think this time around I can be your top 3 commenter anymore. Anyway I am not here to win anything. :)

    August 9, 2010 at 7:14 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    Have a good rest bro. :D

    August 9, 2010 at 7:15 PM
  32. Mariuca said...

    welcome back! :D

    August 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM
  33. Mariuca said...

    Just don reply my FB invitasi la Foong!

    August 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM
  34. Mariuca said...

    Am I entered into the lucky draw or not? he he... if yes, I hope I win! Woot!

    August 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM
  35. Mariuca said...

    Back to back vakasi la some ppl, wow...enuff edi vaklasis this year, wait for next year for ur next one okay? Ha ha!

    August 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM
  36. Mariuca said...

    ooops vakasis.... not vaklasis LMAO!

    August 9, 2010 at 7:22 PM
  37. lina said...

    So good, get long holiday. :)

    August 9, 2010 at 8:05 PM
  38. lina said...

    Yikes! Spider as snacks! o.O

    August 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM
  39. lina said...

    I like the photo of the corridor.

    August 9, 2010 at 8:06 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    SK, congrats! First time you are FC here! Haha!

    So anxious to wait for me to announce the winners? Haha! I think you are more anxious to know the prizes right? Coming right up! : )

    Actually I didn't buy a lot of souvenirs this time, so sme of the prizes would have nothing to do with my Cambodia trip.

    Photo #5 were taken at Tonle Sap Lake between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Photo #6 were taken at Artisans d'Angkor in Siem Reap. Photos #7 (spiders) were taken along the journey from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. And photos #8 and #9 were taken in Phnom Penh.

    No I did not eat the spiders. I could not bring myself to eat them and besides I did not want to risk tummy upset : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha! Better luck at chopping next time!

    Don't envy me - you can go for holidays too! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, haha. Will reveal about the unexpected events when I blog about my Cambodia trip soon. Sorry you have to wait for all my China posts to end as I do not want to delay them any longer. My China trip was one year ago! LOL!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:27 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, OK, I will try to finish up my China posts ASAP! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  44. foongpc said...

    caroline, yeah I love the sculptures too! It's also my first time seeing a floating church! Oh, I did not dare eat those spiders! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:29 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    mNhL, thanks! No I did not try the spiders! Can't stomach them! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:31 PM
  46. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, thanks! What eerie happenings? LOL!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:32 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    taufulou, the spiders like Resident Evil? LOL!!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, Cambodia doesn't seem to be a place you'd wanna go? Hello, you just came back from Melbourne!! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    wenn, thanks! : )

    August 9, 2010 at 10:34 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    mei teng, no I could not eat those spiders - I would puke! Haha!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:40 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, more details of the sculptures and carvings in my future posts.

    Yes, the tree roots are amazing. Oh, they eat other insects besides spiders - will reveal more about this in my future post : )

    The genocide in Cambodia was horrible. Will post more about this incident in future post.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:48 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    mariuca, thanks! I miss Malaysia and my home! : )

    What FB invitation??

    Yes, you will be entered into the Lucky Draw. Good Luck!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:50 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    lina, long holiday? Actually your holiday in Japan also very long! Haha!

    You like the photo of the eerie corridor? I got goose bumps when I was there!

    August 9, 2010 at 10:51 PM
  54. fufu said...

    walao... spider!!!!!! :) anyway i miss angkor wat!!! i dont have good impression over phnom penh ><

    August 10, 2010 at 8:13 AM
  55. khengsiong said...

    Oh, you went to Redang right after returning from Cambodia?

    August 10, 2010 at 8:35 AM
  56. lina said...

    eerie? I guess so but that's the mystery about it. Imagine standing there alone and soaking up the atmosphere. :D

    Anyway, you know me and eerie stuff, rite? Although I'm not a ghost magnet like you! LOL

    August 10, 2010 at 8:54 AM
  57. Monica said...

    wah long vakasi..welcome back Foong! :D

    August 10, 2010 at 9:49 AM
  58. Monica said...

    yucks! the spiders...did u try?

    August 10, 2010 at 9:52 AM
  59. Monica said...

    i wanna see all the pics from Genocide Museum! :D

    August 10, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  60. eiling lim said...

    nice pictures and I went to all those places too! I guess all these tourists spots are a must in Siem Reap. nice hor?

    August 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  61. vialentino said...

    hope u enjoy ur cambodia trip ....i miss place and very nice place to travel indeed.

    August 10, 2010 at 10:15 AM
  62. bluecrystaldude said...

    Oh I love the architecture! :)

    August 10, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  63. bluecrystaldude said...

    Can't wait to read all the stories and photos from your trip! I am sure you enjoy your trip well :)

    Have a nice day Foongpc!

    August 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM
  64. Kelvin said...

    Is tat fried spiders?

    August 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM
  65. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Welcome back and will be hearing & seeing lots of good bad and ugly with ghostly stories in your future post. Found any interesting treasures that Jolie missed? Eeee fried spiders!!! pass pass pass..

    August 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM
  66. xin said...

    oh god! spiders! EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    August 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM
  67. Erika Toh said...

    Wow, I love Cambodia very much. Am planning to visit there in the near future. ^^ I love their architectual and mesmerising temples, simple way of life, culture, etc. XD

    And visiting Cambodia won't be complete if one did not pay a visit to their Genocide Museum to know the history and cruelty of the Khmer Rouge reign under a mad, iron fist leader named Pol Pot - I hate that guy very much! How can such people exists? >:(

    Did you manage to go to the killing fields and pay your respect to the dead? Thousands of innocent Cambodians especially women, children and even babies were tortured and killed there via various sadistic and inhumane's just too horrible to imagine it. It's really a sad sad story of Cambodia's dark past. :(

    I sure hope history would not repeat itself and such event would never ever happen anywhere in the future. I'm glad you did visit it at least once and experience it for yourself. The word 'freedom' has been given a new life and has never mean this much to you only after you've visited it, right?

    May God bless all those who have perished in the unfortunate event and may the future of Cambodians and all of us be as bright as it can possibly be. My prayer goes to them and all of us. Peace. :)

    August 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM
  68. Erika Toh said...

    By the way, I really love Angkor Wat very much. I wish to meditate with the monks there and get in touch with my inner and spiritual self. ^^ It's also one of the most beautiful places in the world. *Sigh...imagine watching the sunset at Angkor Wat - just breath-takingly, magnificently, beautiful! XD

    August 10, 2010 at 4:08 PM
  69. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    oh ! man you lucky if you there ! really very beautiful city ! i also wish to go there ? ..thanks for info

    August 10, 2010 at 7:11 PM
  70. Bengbeng said...

    this means there will be more n more beautiful pics n yr blog n i am looking forward to that

    August 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM
  71. Naomi said...

    haizzz.. lost to [SK] just because I forgot to read this post.... must be having hard time choosing which photo to upload 1st

    August 11, 2010 at 5:01 AM
  72. LifeRamblings said...

    did you actually eat those creepy crawlies? I admire your guts. :)

    August 11, 2010 at 8:17 AM
  73. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    Overpriced. Plan your own trip it will cost you at least a $1,000 less and you go where you want to go and do what you want to do. Tour agents over here will take you to the places you want to visit cheaper than organized tour.

    August 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM
  74. Suzanne said...

    Welcome back to your home sweet home. Thanks for the post and the nice photos.

    August 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM
  75. Carol said...

    Hey welcome back,the photos look good seems that you enjoyed a lot..Take care bye...

    August 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM
  76. Ayie said...

    woah...creepy spiders!

    the sculptures are amazing!

    welcome back foong!

    August 12, 2010 at 3:13 PM
  77. lechua said...

    siem reap.... brings back wonderful memories. really enjoyed my trip there

    August 16, 2010 at 4:22 PM
  78. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    Such a beautiful presentation! We also adopted from Cambodia. :) Also, beautiful song!

    August 25, 2010 at 11:57 AM
  79. handmade holiday gift ideas said...

    a very interesting blog, many places that I had never explored, and I take reference from your blog thanks

    September 1, 2010 at 4:46 PM
  80. Benivolent said...

    Paintings, carvings and temple are masterpices. Very nice piece..

    October 5, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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