Apr 13, 2015

Siem Reap, Cambodia

10 (Fri) - 13 (Mon) Apr 2015

Lodging: Neth Socheata Hotel

It's been quite some time ago when we voiced our suggestions of traveling to Cambodia and visiting the grand Angkor Wat. Despite possessing the knowledge of Cambodia being warmer in April, still, the final decision was made late in March, when we finally get our flight tickets booked (7 of us).

It was Malaysia Airlines, the cheaper option with trade off of having one transit per trip, free food and luggage check in, we just need to pray harder.

Like Thailand, Cambodia (GMT+7) is an hour behind us (GMT+8). I only managed to recall and reset my camera's timezone on day 2.

Ta Prohm
Our flight details
10 Apr 2015 (Fri)
Changi Airport Terminal 2 - KLIA
Flight No: MH604
9:50AM ­- 10:50AM
KLIA - Siem Reap International Airport
Flight No: MH764
12:10AM ­- 1:15PM

13 Apr 2015 (Mon)
Siem Reap International Airport - KLIA
Flight No: MH765
2:15PM ­- 5:25PM
KLIA - Changi Airport Terminal 2
Flight No: MH607
7:25PM ­- 8:25PM

Average fare per person: S$250.90 (we booked through CheapTickets.sg and managed to get a $20 discount by paying via DBS/POSB credit card)

Day 1

First thing you need to know is, US dollar is transacted in Cambodia, or at least in Siem Reap. Cambodian riel is used for any value lower than US$1 (1,000 riels = US$0.25).

Get their local SIM card at $3 each, it comes with data and local calls for 5 days. This is definitely a life saver.
Hand them your phone and they'll install and activate the SIM card for you.

We were welcomed by the staffs from our hotel and 2 tuk-tuks were deployed to pick us up from the airport so we were able to unload our luggage at the hotel before taking the first step into our wondrous journey in Siem Reap.

Javin Tham MSc, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB, CQPA, CQIA, MSOE, MIPlantE Industrie 4.0 Consultant | Pop Piano Coach | YouTube Coverist