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PMC x AirAsia ~ S.E.A. Pride Clothing Collaboration

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has recently witnessed the launch 🎉🎊 between AirAsia ❤️✈️ and Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC) 👕👚collaboration 🤝

‘PMC x AirAsia: S.E.A. Pride’

It’s an exclusive capsule collection with the theme of celebrating & championing Southeast Asia 🗺 🌍, its culture & its people 👫👭👬

This collection aims to spark conversations 🗣👥👤👥 as the designers were given full creative freedom in expressing the essence of Southeast Asia 🗺🌍 through their eyes 👀 , ultimately showcasing to the world 🌍 what Southeast Asian artists have to offer

Designed by 7️⃣ different Southeast Asian designers from;

  • Malaysia 🇲🇾 (Pestle & Mortar Clothing)

  • Vietnam 🇻🇳 (Headless)

Ho Chi Minh City-based Quang Minh founded Headless in 2015 when he could not find the clothes. ⁠Boasting a distinctive unisex ⁠style inspired by anime, Headless has since grown into one of Vietnam 🇻🇳 ’s most unique streetwear brands

  •  Cambodia 🇰🇭 (Lisa Mam & Peap Tarr)

Peap Tarr has his roots in graffiti art culture, later combining his New Zealand 🇳🇿 & Cambodian 🇰🇭 heritage to create a unique form of ⁠street art that has caught the attention of art lovers around the world with its signature sinister yet tranquil imagery

Lisa Mam is a young, up-and-coming urban artist from Phnom Penh who embodies the city’s new 🆕 energy. As the 1️⃣st official female ⁠street artist in Cambodia 🇰🇭 , she has been perfecting her unique style since 2010 & has been featured in several collaborative ⁠exhibitions throughout Asean

  • Thailand 🇹🇭 (Mamablues)

One of Thailand 🇹🇭 ’s most sought-after street artists, Fawalai Sirisomphol, 1️⃣st made a name for herself as an illustrator & mural artist. With a background in interior architecture, she is best ⁠known for creating larger-than-life pieces featuring characters & slice-of-life imagery

  • Philippines 🇵🇭 (Don’t Blame The Kids)

This clothing brand centered on youth culture, one that thrives on hard work, passion & the unconventional. It’s designed to instill a strong sense of purpose, positivity & community among kids 👶🏻👧🏻🧒🏻👦🏻🧑🏻 & the kids-at-heart the world 🌍 over

  • Singapore 🇸🇬 (Sam Lo)

Known as the ‘Sticker Lady’ following a run-in with the law several years ago, artist Sam Lo blends Eastern & Western influences to ⁠create uniquely Singaporean 🇸🇬 work, which include the iconic design of the Nike Singapore flagship store in Jewel Changi Airport 🛩

Launched by Head of Brand, AirAsia Group Rudy Khaw, and Pestle & Mortar Clothing CEO & Co-Founder Hugh Koh at REXKL, the line features 7️⃣ clothing & accessory items e.g. 3️⃣ unisex t-shirts, 1️⃣ 5-panel cap, 1️⃣ luggage tag, 1️⃣ bum bag & 1️⃣ set of 3 pins

Head of Brand, AirAsia Group Rudy Khaw said, “We are pleased to join forces with another successful homegrown brand, Pestle & Mortar Clothing 👚👕, to elevate the presence of Southeast Asian brands in our lifestyle offerings. This partnership 🤝 has opened up opportunities for regional artists & designers to collaborate 🤝 & showcase their work on our extensive network as well as online & we hope this will encourage more young designers in Asean to find new 🆕 ways to express themselves & their rich heritage.”

Pestle & Mortar Clothing CEO & Co-Founder Hugh Koh said, “We are a storytelling company 1️⃣st & a clothing 👚👕 brand 2️⃣nd. We at Pestle & Mortar Clothing 👕👚 use our apparel as a canvas for stories & we aim to spark conversations through our designs & ultimately show the world 🌍 what Southeast Asia is capable of. This collaboration 🤝 with AirAsia ❤️✈️ is extremely special to us as we kick off our year long 🔟th Anniversary Campaign with them & at the same time we get to highlight Southeast Asia region 🗺🌍 through the eyes of 7️⃣ different storytelling artists.”

This collection will be available for purchase 🛒🛍 starting 10am, 15 Feb 2020 on selected AirAsia flights, Major Drop Sunway Pyramid & Major Drop Midvalley

Online shopping platforms 🌐🛒🛍 via

🌐 https://pestlemortarclothing.com/collections/pmc-x-airasia

🌐 https://www.ourshop.com/en/MYR/brand/pmc-x-airasia

You may also enjoy your reading via her Medium blog 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing/southeast-asian-pride-showcased-through-airasia-pestle-mortar-clothing-collaboration-20e8a97147a2

More of SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ‘s stories via 🌐 https://medium.com/@siennylovesdrawing

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Glamping @ The Jungloo, The Kabiki, Phnom Penh

Hey 👋🏻 What’s glamping❓⁉️

It means for glamorous camping 😍🤩🏕⛺️, aka camping ⛺️🏕in glamorous style 💗😍🤩

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has participated for the Jungloo project at The Kabiki hotel 🏢 during her holidays at Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭 earlier. It was her 1️⃣st glamping 🏕⛺️😍🤩, awesome stay👍🏻✌🏻‼️😃😁

A nice 👍🏻 experience being welcome by its friendly staff named Mr. Pisey 🙋🏻‍♂️ & he was very politely & patiently explain the tourist destinations📍📍, what to do/ explore around The Kabiki (Where she has opted for her glamping stay) with a map 🗺

Do reading 📖 till the end as she 👩🏻 also sharing about her stay with The Kabiki 🏢 in a Superior Double room with private terrace. She 👩🏻 also will share her enjoyable complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛴ with Le Tonle wooden boat from her stay with beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 of the day 😊

Also the 1️⃣st Jungloo which currently located 📍in the gardens 🌿🌱🌳 of The Kabiki 🏢, the next one will be soon available at Templation😀

Not just that, it will be also available at Mekong Bungalows – Floatation😀

If you wish to enjoy a Jungle Igloo stay, more choices soon available within Cambodia 🇰🇭 with MAADs Asia ya 👍🏻😃

What’s the Jungloo❓⁉️

It means the Jungle Igloos which are being designed specially for the tropical environments of South East Asia (SEA) 🌎 Jungloo with their shape & structure aims as an advanced natural climate control solution for very hot 🌞🔆 & humid weather settings. The Jungloos are quick to deploy & eco-friendly 💚 i.e. in line with the glamping travel style which currently trending & high ⬆️ demanding across the SEA region 🌎

 

It’s an option being created for semi temporary & at remote sites, the Jungloos are with low ⬇️ investment, low ⬇️ impact, easy to install & mobile around. This definitely a secure & sustainable 💚 approach to hospitality development for areas📍📍previously considered unthinkable / inaccessible 🤗

It’s built with natural materials i.e. bamboo🎍🎋, wood 🚪& rope as well as with natural colour scheme. Brown, orange 🧡 & green 💚 colours are used to complement the nature & then to add to the jungle 🌳🌳 nature feel for this modern & glamping-style accommodation 🛌

Do check out the below clip 📹🎥 to learn more about the Jungloo structure concept 😍🤩

 

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves 💗 & had an amazing stay 👍🏻🛌🚿🚽😴💤 with The Jungloo, an eco-glamping 💚🏕⛺️😍🤩 Really cooling to sleep 🛌😴💤 in this pioneering, bio-climatic tent with air-conditioning as well as air-flow control 🌬💨, ceiling fan & bathroom 🚽🚿

Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‼️ #throwback #PhnomPenh trip, @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🤫 #glamping 🏡🏡 with @thejungloo in @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia . . Swipe left ➡️ to enjoy this whole photo album 📸📸 of her likes ❤️💗 from this #thejungloo #junglooproject #maadsglamping 😁 . . ✅ Complimentary 🆓 breakfast🍹☕️🍳at her private poolside 🏊🏻‍♀️ of her jungloo stay . . ✅ Rain ☔️🌧 drops on her jungloo which very much similar like #camping 🏕 in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . Full vBlog 🎥📹 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 up later today at #WordPress, #blog link at profile for your reading 📖 pleasure ya 🤗😁 . . Definitely worth a #glamorous camping stay 😴💤to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise 👩🏻😃 from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . @tourismcambodia #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenhtrip #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #BluincIWD2019 @officialtravel360

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She 👩🏻 also have a private pool 🏊🏻‍♀️ by herself & right in front of her Jungloo ⛺️🏕😍🤩, she has enjoyed her morning 🔅🔆 & evening 🏙 swims 🏊🏻‍♀️ as well as quiet 🤫 reading 📖 by the pool side 🏊🏻‍♀️💦💧

Just so so relaxing 😌 , definitely a money 💰 can’t buy me time moments 👍🏻✌🏻

Guess what❓⁉️

She 👩🏻 rarely left the Jungloo once checked-in 🔐 except for lunch & dinner 🍽🍴

She 👩🏻 spent her time enjoyed the nature surrounding 💚🌳🌳 as well as comfy interior of the Jungloo ⛺️🏕😍🤩

 

Do enjoy her vlog 📹🎥📝 captured from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s 1️⃣st glamping stay 🛌🚿😌🏕⛺️😍🤩 at The Jungloo with a short testimonial shared as below,

Highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻& you have to experience glamping 🏕⛺️😍🤩once too, do exploring for your discovery stay ya 🛌🚿🚽😴💤

Website🌐: https://maads.asia/jungloo

FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheJungloo/

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 also had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🤫 stay 🏡🏡 in a Deluxe Double room with The Kabiki 🏢, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

The Kabiki 🏢 is a family-friendly garden 🌳🌳hotel 🏢 located 📍 in a quiet corner of Phnom Penh’s historical district. It’s within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance to the Royal 👑 Palace, Wat Botum ⛩, the Riverside 💦💧etc.
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It’s in a historic colonial house 🏡 on Oknha Peich Street & with 3.5k sqm of a landscape grounds & with approximately 500 trees 🌳🌳being planted around this hotel🏢 Many of the trees 🌳🌳are being labelled with descriptive tags to help all its guests 👫👭👬 to identify & learnt more about the greens 💚
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Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing 👩🏻 had a great 👍🏻 nature 💚🌳🌿🌱🍃🌳💚 quiet 🤫 stay 🏡🏡 with @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia @mytefl_teachntravel . . Swipe left ➡️ to enjoy this whole photo album 📸📸 of her likes ❤️💗 from this short stay 😁 @girlslovetravel . . ✅ Located at a historic district with its well maintained restored properties 👍🏻📍 . . ✅ With a security guard house outside the street lane to ensure privacy & safety . . ✅ Planted with more than 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ trees 🌳🌳🌳at its surroundings. Definitely a secret mini forest 🌳🌳 within Phnom Penh City 🌆🏙 Spot the little red ❤️ elephant 🐘❓⁉️ . . ✅ Complimentary breakfast 🍹☕️🍳at poolside 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻‍♂️ & next to the Kabiki tree 🌳 . . ✅ Antique lovers can opt for airport transfer with its Jaguar with a fee . . Full vBlog 🎥📹 via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝 soon up at #WordPress, #blog link at profile . . Definitely worth a stay 😴💤to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise 👩🏻😃 from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #WaterFestival #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenh #phnompenhtrip #trip #travel #travels #bloggers #blogger #influencer #influencers @officialtravel360

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Once in a while, she 👩🏻 loves 💗 to opt for a quiet 🤫 comfy 😌 stay during her travels to re-energise, having good rest 👍🏻😴💤 & great me time 😃😁

Do enjoy her vblog 📹🎥📝 captured from SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻’s comfy relaxing 😌 stay 🛌😴💤 as shared below,

Wow 😲‼️ During her stay, she got to know about the Aquagym @ The Kabiki 🏢, it happens every Monday & Thursday to rejuvenate in the pool 🏊🏻‍♀️🏊🏻 with the trained instructors 👍🏻

Ohh ya…From 1️⃣ Jan 2018, The Kabiki guests 👬👫👭 are entitled for a complimentary 🆓 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛴ (With a voucher 🔖 upon your hotel 🏢 check-in 🔐). The guests 👬👭👫 will board to Le Tonle, a wooden traditional rice boat to cross over to Floatation Lounge & to enjoythe nice breezesss 🌬💨, the beautiful sunset 🌅 view, an experience of enjoying drink 🥂🍻🍷 & snacks 🥜🌰 (With fee 💳💰) while cruising ⛴ / having a dinner 🍽🍴 right where the Tonle Sap & Mekong Rivers join their majestic flows 💦💧during the beautiful sunset 🌅 moment 😍😁

This boat ⛴ departs twice a day i.e. 5️⃣pm & 7️⃣pm from the Phnom Penh main passenger port ⚓️ However, guests 👭👬👫 are required to be at the Jetty ⚓️ for it on own expense, ❌ no pick up or shuttle 🚐🚖 from The Kabiki ya 🏢

Do enjoy her vblog 🎥📹📝 captured from her beautiful 😍 sunset 🌅 cruise ⛴ with Le Tonle as shared below,

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Website🌐: https://maads.asia/kabiki

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KabikiPhnomPenh/

Hmm…If you’re planning to travel to Cambodia 🇰🇭 , do planning to have your comfy stay 👍🏻🛌😴💤 experience with MAADs Asia via 🌐 https://maads.asia/

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews about the Cambodia 🇰🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

#TheJungloo #MaadsHotels #JunglooProject #Maads #MaadsGlamping #Cambodia #KabikiPhnomPenh #LivingCambodia #PhnomPenh #hotel #stayvacation #holiday #holidays #metime #accommodation #luxurycamps #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #siennylovesdrawing #influencer #influencers #travel #travels #travelling #Asia #SEA #SouthEastAsia #travelogue #sunset #MAADsAsia #LeTonle #HandcraftingHospitality

Impressive Bon Om Touk ~ Cambodian Water Festival 2018

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna sharing 👩🏻‍💻📝 here about her impressive 🤩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💦💧 Festival 🎉🎊, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

So, it was all started with a short queue to get her 👩🏻 cheap ⬇️ flight ticket ✈️ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❤️ in Sept (as shown in the short clip 📹🎥below). It was with only a limited choice of destinations📍📍available

She 👩🏻 has chosen ✅ for Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 under Lane B with a very 1️⃣st intention to meet & visit 1️⃣ of her girlfriend 🙋🏻‍♀️ who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend 🙋🏻‍♀️ wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 during her travel dates 🗓 Sigh…From a friend visit👭, then she had it as 1️⃣ of her annual solo travelsss 🎒🧢🕶👟

💗 ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ 💗

Also initially she 👩🏻 did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia 🇲🇾 that she 👩🏻 has always supporting 💪🏻✌🏻the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia 🇲🇾

Guess what❓⁉️

Her trip is gonna be during the annual Cambodian 🇰🇭 Water 💦💧 Festival 🎉🎊 named Bon Om Touk in local Khmer language 🇰🇭 from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 😃😁 It also known as The Pirogue 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ Racing Festival 🎉🎊 or Water 💦💧 & Moon 🌑 Festival 🎉🎊 & Boat Racing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

http://cambodia-tourism.org/plan-your-trip/events/cambodian-water-festival/

It was really a coincident‼️ Once she 👩🏻 has decided ✅ to stay with this solo travel 🎒🕶🧢👟 due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈️ Also this gonna be her 1️⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

This biggest celebration marks a 12th century naval victory with boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ racing along the Sisowath Quay 💦💧 with the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre 🇰🇭

Many hostels 🏡🏘, hotels 🏢, restaurants 🍽🍴 & bars 🥂🍻🍸around this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors 👫👭👬

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In the morning 🔅🔆 & before the race 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ starts during this 3️⃣-day festival 🎉🎀, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around 🔟am, the huge crowd 👭👬👫 at the riverside will be observed 😃👏🏻🙌🏻

However, in 2015 this celebration 🎉🎊 was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇️ water level 💦💧

Hurray‼️ She 👩🏻 always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels ✈️🎒🕶🧢👟 This is just so a lovely 💓 coincidence 😉

So, what’s this water 💦💧 festival 🎊🎉 all about❓⁉️

It’s a 3️⃣ days non-religious celebration 🎉🎊 & symbolised as an ancient appreciation 🙏🏻 for centuries to the river 💦💧for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers 👨🏻‍🌾👩🏻‍🌾 & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 thanksgiving 🙏 celebration 🎉🎊

The Cambodian boat crews 🇰🇭🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ were face forward. Many of the boat crews 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀️at the prow dancing to the beat of the drums 🥁🥁

However, from her observation, majority of the boats now don’t really practising this tradition though. Hmm…From her 2️⃣ days visits to the festival, she only noticed for 2️⃣ boats with a colorfully-costumed lady 💁🏻‍♀️ at the front of the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

For the 1️⃣st 2️⃣ days, races 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ are run with 2️⃣ boats 🛶🛶 each, with the big race 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♂️ happening on the last day, when all the boats 🛶🛶 take to the river 💦💧 to compete 😃

There were carnival, rides, traditional music 🎼🎶🎵 performances, dances 💃🏻🕺🏼👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🕴🏻etc. in the evening 🏙🌃🌌

There were many stall vendors, definitely food 🍛🍲🥘🍽🍴& drink 🥤🍻🍷🥂🍸🍹overflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands 🎼🎹🎧🎶🎵entertaining the crowds 👭👬👫 etc.

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Personally, she 👩🏻 was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living 💰by selling drinks 🥤& snacks 🥡🍰🥧🥪 to the huge crowds 👭👬👫 at the riverside during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️

There were approximately 300 boats 🛶🛶 with 19k pax of boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ Wow!!

Hmm…🤔 How about the huge crowd 👭👫👬attended for this 3️⃣-day festival celebration 🎉🎊 in Phnom Penh❓⁉️

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It was about 4.5million people 👭👬👫 including expatriates, foreign visitors, local Khmers from all provinces etc. as shared at the closing ceremony 😁

Ohh yeah‼️ This year, 2018 i.e. The 3rd great successfull year with Cambodia 🇰🇭 has handbuilt the world 🌍🗺 ‘s longest rowing boat 🚣🏻‍♀️ at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully 👍🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 in 192 days 😲😃

Guess what❓⁉️

Another Guinness World 🌍🗺 Record 🏆 won (It’s the 5️⃣th one) by Cambodia 🇰🇭 as this long dragon boat 🚣🏻‍♂️ is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️ on it‼️ Wow‼️😲 This great 👍🏻 news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh 🇰🇭

From her own experience, a few points 📌📌 to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great 👍🏻 annual celebration 🎊🎉

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes 👟 is essentials ✅ because it was vehicles free 🆓 i.e. No public transport ❌🚌🚕🚗 🚐 being available to the festival 🎉🎊 ground📍, more details via 🌐 https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50551697/city-hall-issues-vehicle-ban-for-water-festival/

In this connection, the only option would be just getting around by your own foot 👣

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 got her sun ☀️🌞 protection from the 🆕 Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50 ordered & purchased 👩🏻‍💻🛒 from Althea Korea 🇰🇷 You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella 🌂☂ (You may loan it from your hotel, it can be a weapon if needed)/ wear a cap 🧢

Do dress up in a light modest clothing 👚 to enjoy the boat 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ race cheerings with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👭👬👫 at the riverside under the hot sunny 😎☀️ day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water 💦💧 bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She 👩🏻 was with the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 on her 1️⃣st visit & then 2️⃣nd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia 🇰🇭 for the foreign tourists 👬👫👭 (Served with free 🆓 flow of drinks🥤🥤available)

The riversides 💦💧 were extremely packed & crowded 👬👫👭 with both the local Khmers 🇰🇭👫👭👬 & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❤️ boats🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️during the races, so suggest you to bring only the bare necessities & hold on tight to what you have. Also being alert with your surroundings too while in the huge crowd 👭👬👫

Why❓⁉️

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers 😈👿 whom may just roaming around the crowded festival 🎉🎊 riversides 💦💧& streets. So, even though this festival 🎉🎊 is a free 🆓 celebration 🎉🎊 , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds 👭👬👫

Always better be safe then sorry ya ☺️😉

There were several types of rowing 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She 👩🏻 is curious 🤔 how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning 🏆🎖 too❓⁉️

Perhaps logically the shortest time 🕛 of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2️⃣ red ❤️ boats 🚣🏻‍♀️🚣🏻‍♂️ as captured in the photo 📸 & vBlog 📹🎥below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing 🚣🏻‍♂️🚣🏻‍♀️, however in local Khmer 🇰🇭 language & ❌ no English translation. It would be good to have a live English announcement in the next year festival onwards ya 😊

The King Norodom Sihamoni 🤴🏻, Prime Minister Hun Sen 👨🏻‍💼& some senior officials 🙋🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♂️ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival 🎉🎊 She 👩🏻 has observed from the TV screen 📺 at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She 👩🏻 has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🤩 fireworks 🎆🎇 so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival 🎉🎊

Really amazing beautiful 😍🤩 & with the boats 🛶🛶 decorated with LED lighting💡💡screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water 💦💧 festival 🎊🎉 e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted 😉

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has captured a vBlog 📹🎥 for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya 🤗

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍽🍴 & shops 🛒🛍may close ⛔️ during this water 💦💧 festival 🎉🎊 (All 3️⃣ days) & resume their operation then 🤗

This festival 🎊🎉 also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers 🇰🇭👬👬👬

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SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 was blessed 😇 that she 👩🏻 stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water 💦💧 festival celebration 🎊 🎉 & highly recommended 👍🏻👆🏻to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local Khmers🇰🇭👬👫👭’ lifestyle better

More details,

🌐 https://www.tourismcambodia.com/tripplanner/events-in-cambodia/water-and-moon-festival.htm?fbclid=IwAR32x21NsTrdH3CScoy8ayDq4oyS0T0bRYkXBh-TAOKoARcCXNc8d7_2P5k

Also welcome 🤗 to check out SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 ’s top contributor 👆🏻 account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawing for her recent reviews about the Cambodia 🇰🇭 ’s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay ya 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Zleep63 Hostel @ Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

Are you a frequent shopping 🛒🛍 fan to Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭 ❓⁉️

If yes ✅, you are gonna be delighted 😃 with this blogging 👩🏻‍💻📝

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Why?❓⁉️

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 is gonna recommending a comfy & cheap hostel 🏡 nearby Bangkok Don Mueang airport ✈️🛫🛬It’s really nearby‼️

Special thanks to the details received upon hostel booking confirmation & prompt useful reply to her queries about walking direction from the airport by the hostel staffJust a 🔟mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance (approximately 700m) from the airport ✈️🛫🛬

Ohh…It’s also nearby the Bangkok train 🚂🛤 station, right opposite the airport ✈️🛫🛬 with a connecting bridge 🌉

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Actually this hostel 🏡 also will be extremely favourable 👍🏻 to backpackers / travellers 🎒💼with late airport/ train arrival 🌃🌌 Most of the time, cheaper fare for late night, midnight / early morning flights 🛫🛬Hmm…She has booked a bed 🛏 & stay for a night 🌃🌌 recently in a mixed dorm. She has a late arrival 🛬 to Bangkok 🇹🇭 & she needed to check-in for a connecting flight 🛫 the next day to Nakhon Phanom province from the same airport ✈️

Initially she had a thought of having an overnight 😴💤 at the airport ✈️🛫🛬 (not her 1️⃣st time as a travel lover ❤️). Then, she got this recommendation from 🌐 Booking.com, it’s within short walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance & cheap ☺️ So, why not❓⁉️✅Moreover, no ❌ credit card 💳 details required for booking & free 🆓 cancellation with an informed dateline 🗓🕛 upon your booking confirmation✅ Awesome‼️😀

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Safe to walk 🚶🏻‍♀️at night 🌃🌌 from airport ✈️🛩❓⁉️

Sure, it’s actually pretty near after the direct connecting bridge / skywalk 🌉 from the airport ✈️🛫🛬

Anyway, safe precaution still require wherever & whenever we are. She walked 🚶🏻‍♀️slight quickly & be extra careful too. She was lucky 🍀 that the streets still busy & with bright lighting💡, there were many local residents around too👫👭👬 So she is not 💯% alone ✌🏻👌🏻

A small tips ~ Do book 👩🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻 your accommodation online under its travel & lifestyle through 🌐 https://www.airasiabig.com/ or its app 📲, then you will gain BIG points too, read 📖 more

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1️⃣st impression from her night arrival 🌃🏡

You may wonder still can check-in❓⁉️

Yes ✅, its with 24 hours front desk reception 🙋🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️

She loves ❤️ the home 🏡 feeling at arrival & felt welcome 🙏🏻 with the friendly hostel staff 💁🏻‍♀️named Ms Vanna (she is pretty 😍 ya)

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Yeah‼️ Her locker 🗄 for her backpack 🎒 You may use a small padlock 🔐 at the locker if prefer for an additional protection. SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 has used her small padlock 🔐 from her backpack 🎒 for it. Else the locker lock itself is sufficient tooA comfy bed 🛏 in a mixed dorm (she enjoys upper ⬆️ deck). Soft pillow ⬜️ , thin yet comfy blanket on a hard comfy mattress for her stay ✌🏻👍🏻😃

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Each bed 🛏 is provided with a electric ⚡️ plug point 🔌 & clothes 👚👖👗hanging area respectivelyBottom ⬇️ deck is provided with cloth curtains for privacy purposes, just so thoughtful 💭 Her dorm is with a shared shower 🚿 & bathroom 🚽 Not to worry, very clean ✅👍🏻

The entrance of this hostel 🏡 that gave her a warm & home feeling 🤗

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The shoes 👞👟👠 rack for its hostel guests 👭👬👫 to remove & keep their shoes 👞👟👠 before entering

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Then, beautiful 😍 walkway to enter with beautiful wall mural 🎨🖌 contributed by 1️⃣ of its hostel guests, Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️ has invited SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 to do a wall mural 🎨🖌after checked on her FB page too 😊

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Sure, why not❓⁉️ Will be back & stay tuned yaOhh…No ❌ breakfast 🥞🍳☕️ will be provided at hostel 🏡, she has walked 🚶🏻‍♀️to a food stall nearby the hostel 🏡, next to 7-11 which located very near to the hostel 🏡 Minimal English speaking, but body language & speak slowly helps

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A good 👍🏻 breakfast recommendation ✅ from Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️, she enjoyed the mixed steamed chicken & fried chicken rice (must dip with the black homemade chili 🌶 sauce, yummy 😋🤤 ) with a cup of iced milk coffee 🥤 Just THB65 for all & her happy satisfied 😁 morning stomach afterIf walk 🚶🏻‍♀️slightly further, there are more restaurants, food street, stalls, shops, fresh market etc. Very convenience 👍🏻✌🏻

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Or you may use the hot ♨️ water 💦💧 facilities to make your own 3 in 1 coffee ☕️ & enjoy snacks 🍪🍩🍰🥪🌭🍞 as your simple breakfast 😋 too (can buy from the nearby 7-11)

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You may consult the hostel reception if you need for baggage 🎒💼👜 storage after your check out. If your flight 🛫 departure from Suvarnabhumi airport, do inform the hostel reception for a free 🆓 shuttle 🚌🚍 ya 😀

Its 2️⃣nd floor open air balcony as smoking 🚬 area

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It offers a terrace & a shared lounge for its hostel guests 👭👫👬 to relax 😌☺️She has enjoyed her reading 📖 (a book recommended by Ms Vanna 💁🏻‍♀️), doodling 🖋🖊🖌🎨 time & surf net📱(free 🆓 wifi 📶 available) after check-out & while waited for her next flight departure 🛫Overall, she truly glad 😃 that she has opted a night stay 🛏😴💤 here, really a quiet & peaceful stay, perhaps the keep quiet notices 📌 around the hostel 🏡 helps as reminders to its guests 👫👭👬 Ohh ya…Some of the attractions available & within walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance from this hostel 🏡

(i) Wat Don Mueang

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(ii) Fresh wet market 🛒

A good morning 🔅🔆 walk 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️before your breakfast 🍽🍴 to experience the local people’s daily life & culturesYou may pack your breakfast from this market & enjoy it at hostel 🏡 then

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Will be back to Zleep63 hostel 🏡 for her next Bangkok shopping 🛒🛍 tripsss for sure ✌🏻😃

Address📍: 17/128-129, Sonngprapa 1 Yeak 2, Donmuang, 10210 Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭

Website🌐: https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/zleep63.html

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Awesome Stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand 🇹🇭

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 would like to share her awesome Mekong riverside 💦💧stay @ Nakhon Phanom, Thailand 🇹🇭 during her recent Mekong Tourism media trip 😀

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It’s Fortune View Khong Hotel 🏢 strategically located📍in the center of Nakhon Phanom province, Thailand 🇹🇭 , along the beautiful 😍 Mekong riverside & with a 24 hours front desk 💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️

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In this connection, this hotel features its hotel rooms with a private balcony for its guests 👭👬👫 to enjoy the peaceful nice 😍 view of Mekong river 💦💧

SiennyLovesDrawing 👩🏻 really loves her room view so so much 😍 😍, definitely exciting wake ups every morning 🔅🔆 during her stay

Hmm…She 👩🏻 wasn’t really pleased 😌 with its overly cold air-conditioned ❄️💨☃️ stay in its Superior room (24 sqm), even though she hid in the blanket, even until almost covered her head 👩🏻 during her sleepsss 😴💤

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The room with a flat-screen cable TV 📺 , a fridge & an en suite bathroom 🚽 🛁🚿 with free 🆓 toiletries provided 😊

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Ohh….The water heater 🚿💦💧not really working for her room during her 1⃣st night 🌃🌌 stay, she nearly caught a cool 😪 from her night cold shower ❄️💨☃️🚿💦💧 though. However, after informed the hotel reception💁🏻‍♂️💁🏻‍♀️, the water heater 🚿💦💧slightly warmer then

Free 🆓 wifi 📶 available during her stay, really convenience for her to catch up her works 👩🏻‍💻📝 before/ after the forum at night 🌃🌌, as well as early morning 🔅🔆

It offers a laundry 👕👚 service, in-room dining 🍽/ room service, karaoke 🎤 🎼, massage 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♂️ services etc.

Breakfast 🍳🥪 is provided for all its hotel guests 👭👬👫, starts 6am daily🔅🔆

You may opt to dine 🍽️🍴 either inside / outside its restaurant to enjoy the beautiful peaceful 😍 Mekong river view 💦💧during breakfast 🍳🥪

She loves the local cooking style omelette 🍳 served at breakfast, she made her own egg sandwiches 🥪😋

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Guess what⁉️

During her 1⃣st night stay 🌃🌌 here, she had an awesome 😋 Thai cuisine dinner 🍽️🍴at its View Khong restaurant with her new friends met for MTF2018 👭👬

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Hmm…A great meal 🍽️🍴😋 paired with Thai beer 🍻🍺 & great accompany for the night, cheers‼

There was a beer promotion with 3️⃣️ big bottles 🍻🍺of THB250 during her dining

It’s a comfy dining ambiance, as well as to enjoy the nice winds 🌬️🌊 from the Mekong river while dining 🍽️🍴

Hmm…What were the dishes ordered⁉️

According to her personal dining 🍽️🍴preference, anyway she loved & enjoyed them all😋

  • ✅ Deep fried whisker sheatfish 🐟 with garlic, must dip with its homemade spicy 🌶️ sauce, yummy‼😋
  • ✅ Deep fried minced pork 🐖🐷🐽with spicy 🌶️, very crispy yummy‼😋 Definitely a good pair with beer 🍻🍺
  • ✅ Pancake with oysters, eggs🥚& vegetables 🥗 served in hot plate
  • ✅ Hot spicy 🌶️ & sour clear fresh fish 🐟 soup 🍲 with chilies 🌶️ , mushrooms 🍄, lemongrass & lime juice 🍋

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Website🌐: http://fortunehotelgroup.com/index.php?route=page_home

FB: https://www.facebook.com/fortuneviewkhong

Ohh…She really missed her beautiful Mekong riverside walking🚶🏻‍♀️of the early morningsss 🔆🔅 during her stay 😄 Hmm…Lazy to walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️❓⁉ You may hire a bicycle 🚲 (with a minimal rent )from the hotel for a ride around the town

Do remember to enjoy some fresh breath in the morning 🔅🔆 at the Garden of Honour 🏞, yes ✅, definitely a refreshing morning 🔅🔆 walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

A 5️⃣mins walking 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️ distance to visit the Wat Maha That ⛩ (can be visited🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️at night 🌃🌌 after dinner 🍽️🍴) & Indo-China Market 🛒🛍

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Actually plenty of temples/ wats ⛩ ⛩ available for visit by slow walking🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️along the Mekong riverside. Quite a good exercise with nice sightseeing too

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Hmm…Just that most of the temples/ wats ⛩ ⛩ are not with English signages/ tourist information, including the name of each temple/ wat. So far, from her personal visiting experiences, she noted only Wat Maha That ⛩ & Wat Okat ⛩ are available in English. The rest are all with Thai/ Laos languages only 😔 Wish all can be enhanced by adding the English information soon for the benefits of foreign tourists 👫👭👬

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You can still walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️further to the famous Paya Sri Satta Nakarat ⛩🐉🐲, Chinese temple, as well as the weekend night market 🛒🛍 aka street walk🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️It starts Fri to Sun, 3️⃣️pm to 9️⃣️pm

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Ohh ya…You may ride a bicycle 🚲 to reach to Thai-Laos 3rd Friendship Bridge 🌉

She has missed her chance to visit the famous Wat That Phanom, will keep it for her next Nakhon Phanom visit then

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