Travel tales : Cambodia

Some little notes on my recent travel to Cambodia

– Our room in Siem Reap is USD6 per night. in Phnom Penh it is USD8 per night. (per pax).

-We were duped (sort of) for USD10 by boarding a so called express bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. it took us bloody 8 hours to get to our destination. whereas it’d cost us about the same had we take the minivan, with a much faster pace.


You make me ass numb.


Typical wooden house. We can spot this similar type of house in Malaysia and Thailand.


-Finding halal food in Cambodia is not that difficult. However, taste wise, I reserve my comments there. Alternatively one could resort to Indian food as it is halal and aplenty. And oh, foods aint cheap there. Expect a single serving of fried rice to cost about USD3.50.


Fried rice


Don’t be fooled by the pretty face

-As most of the time you’d be travelling on a tuktuk, bring a face mask. The road is very dusty.


Improvise, people



How on earth did we manage to fit 5 people in one tuktuk..

-Try local desserts at Central Market / Psar Thmei in Phnom Penh. Tasty and cheap treats.

-In Phnom Penh it is advisable to go to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and then Choeung Ek Killing Field. You’ll better understand the torture & sufferings of the people during the Khmer Rouge regime.

Photo Jan 13, 9 46 04 PM

Not for the faint at heart : : Skulls inside the memorial stupa at the Killing Field ::

-Khmer language is very similar to Thai. Although they are not the same but they ‘sound’ similar.

-Had there been more time left to our vacation, we’d definitely head to Sihanoukville. dive baby diveeeee! Phnom Penh is situated in between Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, although it is nearer to the latter.







Travel Plan in 2013

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”

Is there such thing as a perfect plan? Nevertheless plan is all I have right now. And plane tickets.

May 1-7 – Gold Coast, Australia

May end – Palembang, Indonesia

Those are the planned trips in the near months. Apart from Cambodia trip in January, I have also Sandakan trip somewhere in 2013 (can’t remember as it was my bro who purchased the tickets).

Here is the list of places that I definitely want to go before I die (not in any order) :

Machu Picchu, Peru
Raja Ampat island, West Papua
Luang Prabang, Laos
Borobodur & Prambanan temple, Yogjakarta
Beijing, China
Goa, Sri Lanka
North Korea
Holy City of Mecca

andddd more….this list is not exhaustive!

Then there’s diving. I have no plan yet this year. Most probably will go somewhere local. Maybe the furthest overseas trip that I can afford is Koh Lipe in Thailand or Pulau Weh in  Indonesia. Fingers crossed!








Welcoming 2013

I dont mean to be lazy in updating. I thought that this should somehow consists of my daily writing feat. There are tonnes of ideas and thoughts in my mind, if only I have the will to write them all. Writing should be honest, but if I were to be honest then I have to be careful with my words. Then it wont come out as honest anymore. Geddit? Haha

To start of, we welcomed 2013 by going on a trip to Cambodia. To Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with Angkor Wat as the main place of interest.

I’ll spare the details for the next entries. But for now, the pictures!



Siem Reap province


Sunrise at Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat


jangan jadi jumud

orang lain quote Nietzsche dalam penulisan mereka. gunakan philosophy keluhan Nietzsche dan aplikasikan dalam kehidupan mereka. good for them. at least they have something, someone to look up to. ada kebanyakan hidup berlandaskan Al-Qur’an dan by the book they say. good for them, they are the believers and the faithful ones. the world is greying, filled with dusts of sins never been thwarted. we do need the righteous ones in this world, i think. there are people plastering blasphemy accusations onto others, raging over muslims befriending and calling for christmas merriment with their christian neighbours. Haram katanya. jangan minum kopi ini, haram, jangan bagi anak minum milo, masyaallah haram.

jihad! aku harus jihad! berkatalah benar walaupun pahit! seorang muslim wajib menegur rakan muslimnya. itu wajib!

all of them, they’re mortals, sinners. dan yang obvious (mungkin tidak pada mereka), they’re trollers and labelists. internet trollers tanpa nama, berani berkata menggunakan papan kekunci tetapi tidak di mulut tidak berpedang.

jangan jadi jumud.

i am sleepy.