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  • MWTK Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

    Anyone got any must-do/see attractions for Kuala Lumpur, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh? Heading over with wifey. We haven't really planned mush to do (very unlike her), and I'm not great at doing nothing on holidays. I can do that at home for free...

    Heading to KL tomorrow for a few days, then SR for a few days, then travelling down to PP to help build houses for poor Cambodian families in an outer lying village, which is the reason for the trip.

    -Al

  • #2
    Tuol Sleng Prison.

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    • #3
      Just been through all that area.

      PM sent - call me ASAP if you want SIM cards - I've got two for each of Cambodia and KL.

      Phnom Penh: Killing Fields (ie Choeung Ek) and Toul Sleng
      Siem Reap: the nightlife there will surprise you. Find a dinner/Cambodian dance show.

      KL: Petronas Towers - was there a couple of days ago and still can't believe that I was so stunned by "just" a building. The problem is that you need to buy tickets in advance. We got lucky, and one of the staff pulled some strings. Half the tickets are sold via web site, so see if you can buy some.
      One owner. Only driven gently on Sundays. Sold to best offer. First to see will buy. Reward offered for safe return. Coming soon to a cinema near you. Available for a limited time only.

      My waterbed broke this morning. Oh, I don't have a waterbed. Bugger.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the PM Phildo. We are leaving Siem Reap this morning, traveling by bus to Phnom Penh. We did Angkor yesterday. Saw most of the main stuff. All of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Thommanon, Ta Promh. Incredible. Would love to come back and do the rest. I think it's great that tourists are given the chance to get really up close and personal with the buildings, but the I kinda cringed when I saw tourists climbing up the walls and generally behaving like disrespectful idiots.

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        • #5
          Yeah the usual Angkor stuff is good in Siem Riep, pub street and the main tourist strip is surprisingly good too. Some nice places to chill on the river.

          As far as Phnom Penh goes, S-22 and the killing fields are a must do - if you haven't done much reading on Pol Pot and the Cambodian Genocide then have a quick look on the net - crazy stuff. The royal palace/museum is nice enough during the day - and there are a few good spots by the river to grab some food/drink too.

          If you get the chance, head on down to Sihanoukville for a few days. Nice tropical beaches and chilled out place.

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          • #6
            Just got back today - been a busy couple of weeks. We were in Phnom Penh for the last 5 days, as part of humanitarian effort to build houses for the poorest Cambodian families. It was organised through the Tabitha Foundation, and it included all the must-do things like visiting the Tabitha headquarters (all the staff have been rescued from the streets and prostitution), Tuol Sleng, the Killing Fields and Sunrise Childrens Village.

            The people had to save USD$25 to be part of the program, a feat in itself. We went and built 13 new houses in this village, for 13 families, with 56 children. They're high up off the ground because their current homes get destroyed during any kind of monsoon/flooding. So the parents can't go to work, so the kids can't go to school. Only 14% of children finish primary school, and when they've got a Tabitha house it jumps up to 86% or something like that.

            Really was an eye-opener for us, and to see the looks on the families faces when we finished was just priceless. All worth it.

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            • #7
              The towers in KL are cool, and also some awesome water parks.

              I was too excited about going to sepang for the gp to really take much interest in KL the week before lol
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              • #8
                Originally posted by MrP View Post
                Really was an eye-opener for us, and to see the looks on the families faces when we finished was just priceless. All worth it.
                You actually did something useful. I was just being the usual moron tourist (except for my lengthy lecture to a tuk-tuk driver about how he should buy his own tuk-tuk).

                Post photos. Shitloads of 'em.
                One owner. Only driven gently on Sundays. Sold to best offer. First to see will buy. Reward offered for safe return. Coming soon to a cinema near you. Available for a limited time only.

                My waterbed broke this morning. Oh, I don't have a waterbed. Bugger.

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                • #9
                  When I was in Cambodia we always shopped using our 'plastic' as our currency negotiation advantage.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Phildo View Post
                    You actually did something useful. I was just being the usual moron tourist (except for my lengthy lecture to a tuk-tuk driver about how he should buy his own tuk-tuk).

                    Post photos. Shitloads of 'em.
                    Photos arent great quality, taken with an iPhone 5 and cheap Lumix point+click.


                    View of Petronas Towers from KL Tower


                    Ducati Shop inside the Pavilion Mall


                    Siem Reap - Pub Street


                    Angkor Wat


                    The moat around Angkor Wat is 1.5km x 1.3km rectangle and 190 metres wide the whole way around.


                    Inside Angkor Wat


                    Inside Angkor Wat



                    Moat Around Angkor Thom, 3km x 3km square.


                    Angkor Thom South Gate


                    Bayon


                    Baphuon. They started restoring the temple in the 60s. The Khmer Rouge destroyed all documents showing how the temple should be re-assembled. Hence all the pieces of stone laid about.


                    Ta Promh - hasn't been restored so you can see where nature has taken over


                    Ta Promh


                    Ta Promh


                    Then the bad. S-21 Tuol Sleng in Phnom Penh. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


                    School classrooms turned into tiny cells, the openings offset so they couldn't see each other. Doorways cut through the walls. The balconys outside are covered in barbed wire so prisoners couldn't commit suicide.


                    One of many torture rooms. Yeah, blood stains on the floor.


                    Killing Fields at Choeung Ek. Killing Fields - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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                    • #11
                      And why we went at all. To help build houses for the Cambodians.





                      One of the finished houses.


                      The families lining up to get the keys (actually a handmade quilt from Tabitha)




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                      • #12
                        Awesome. Especially the photos of the temples.
                        Originally posted by Ferris
                        I love how PSB has turned into "Dear Martha"

                        Figure shit out yourselves, retards.

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                        • #13
                          The highlight of my Cambodia trip was firing an RPG into Phnom Phen mountain. Best $150 usd ive spent in asia!

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