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Glamping @ The Jungloo, The Kabiki, Phnom Penh

Hey πŸ‘‹πŸ» What’s glamping❓⁉️

It means for glamorous camping πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ•β›ΊοΈ, aka camping β›ΊοΈπŸ•in glamorous style πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ€©

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has participated for the Jungloo project at The Kabiki hotel 🏒 during her holidays at Phnom Penh, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ earlier. It was her 1️⃣st glamping πŸ•β›ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ€©, awesome stayπŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»β€ΌοΈπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

A nice πŸ‘πŸ» experience being welcome by its friendly staff named Mr. Pisey πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ & he was very politely & patiently explain the tourist destinationsπŸ“πŸ“, what to do/ explore around The Kabiki (Where she has opted for her glamping stay) with a map πŸ—Ί

Do reading πŸ“– till the end as she πŸ‘©πŸ» also sharing about her stay with The Kabiki 🏒 in a Superior Double room with private terrace. She πŸ‘©πŸ» also will share her enjoyable complimentary πŸ†“ sunset πŸŒ… cruise β›΄ with Le Tonle wooden boat from her stay with beautiful 😍 sunset πŸŒ… of the day 😊

Also the 1️⃣st Jungloo which currently located πŸ“in the gardens 🌿🌱🌳 of The Kabiki 🏒, the next one will be soon available at TemplationπŸ˜€

Not just that, it will be also available at Mekong Bungalows – FloatationπŸ˜€

If you wish to enjoy a Jungle Igloo stay, more choices soon available within Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ with MAADs Asia ya πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

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 πŸŒžπŸ”† & humid weather settings. The Jungloos are quick to deploy & eco-friendly πŸ’š 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 πŸ’š approach to hospitality development for areasπŸ“πŸ“previously considered unthinkable / inaccessible πŸ€—

It’s built with natural materials i.e. bambooπŸŽπŸŽ‹, wood πŸšͺ& rope as well as with natural colour scheme. Brown, orange 🧑 & green πŸ’š colours are used to complement the nature & then to add to the jungle 🌳🌳 nature feel for this modern & glamping-style accommodation πŸ›Œ

Do check out the below clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ to learn more about the Jungloo structure concept 😍🀩

 

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» really loves πŸ’— & had an amazing stay πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ with The Jungloo, an eco-glamping πŸ’šπŸ•β›ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ€© Really cooling to sleep πŸ›ŒπŸ˜΄πŸ’€ in this pioneering, bio-climatic tent with air-conditioning as well as air-flow control πŸŒ¬πŸ’¨, 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 πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» nature πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸ’š quiet 🀫 #glamping 🏑🏑 with @thejungloo in @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia . . Swipe left ➑️ to enjoy this whole photo album πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ of her likes β€οΈπŸ’— from this #thejungloo #junglooproject #maadsglamping 😁 . . βœ… Complimentary πŸ†“ breakfastπŸΉβ˜•οΈπŸ³at her private poolside πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ of her jungloo stay . . βœ… Rain β˜”οΈπŸŒ§ drops on her jungloo which very much similar like #camping πŸ• in the jungle 🌳🌳 . . Full vBlog πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ up later today at #WordPress, #blog link at profile for your reading πŸ“– pleasure ya πŸ€—πŸ˜ . . Definitely worth a #glamorous camping stay πŸ˜΄πŸ’€to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ from your hectic #lifestyle during #travelling to @visit__cambodia @capturing_cambodia @tourismcambodiaasia . . @tourismcambodia #Cambodia #CambodiaTourism #tourismcambodia #solotravel #backpacker #phnompenhtrip #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers #BluincIWD2019

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She πŸ‘©πŸ» also have a private pool πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ by herself & right in front of her Jungloo β›ΊοΈπŸ•πŸ˜πŸ€©, she has enjoyed her morning πŸ”…πŸ”† & evening πŸ™ swims πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈ as well as quiet 🀫 reading πŸ“– by the pool side πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’§

Just so so relaxing 😌 , definitely a money πŸ’° can’t buy me time moments πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»

Guess what❓⁉️

She πŸ‘©πŸ» rarely left the Jungloo once checked-in πŸ” except for lunch & dinner 🍽🍴

She πŸ‘©πŸ» spent her time enjoyed the nature surrounding πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒ³ as well as comfy interior of the Jungloo β›ΊοΈπŸ•πŸ˜πŸ€©

 

Do enjoy her vlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ captured from SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»’s 1️⃣st glamping stay πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸ˜ŒπŸ•β›ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ€© at The Jungloo with a short testimonial shared as below,

Highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»& you have to experience glamping πŸ•β›ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ€©once too, do exploring for your discovery stay ya πŸ›ŒπŸšΏπŸš½πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

Website🌐: https://maads.asia/jungloo

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

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» also had a great πŸ‘πŸ» nature πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸ’š quiet 🀫 stay 🏑🏑 in a Deluxe Double room with The Kabiki 🏒, Phnom Penh, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

The Kabiki 🏒 is a family-friendly garden 🌳🌳hotel 🏒 located πŸ“ in a quiet corner of Phnom Penh’s historical district. It’s within walking πŸšΆπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸšΆπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ distance to the Royal πŸ‘‘ Palace, Wat Botum β›©, the Riverside πŸ’¦πŸ’§etc.
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It’s in aΒ historic colonial house 🏑 on Oknha Peich Street & with 3.5k sqm of a landscape grounds & with approximately 500Β trees 🌳🌳being planted around this hotel🏒 Many of the trees 🌳🌳are being labelled with descriptive tags to help all its guests πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ to identify & learnt more about the greens πŸ’š
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Do click in for her IG photos album to enjoy more beautiful photos ya 😍

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Yeah‼️ @siennylovesdrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» had a great πŸ‘πŸ» nature πŸ’šπŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸ’š quiet 🀫 stay 🏑🏑 with @kabikiphnompenh by @maadshotels #kabikiphnompenh #maads #asia @mytefl_teachntravel . . Swipe left ➑️ to enjoy this whole photo album πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ of her likes β€οΈπŸ’— from this short stay 😁 @girlslovetravel . . βœ… Located at a historic district with its well maintained restored properties πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ“ . . βœ… With a security guard house outside the street lane to ensure privacy & safety . . βœ… Planted with more than 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ trees 🌳🌳🌳at its surroundings. Definitely a secret mini forest 🌳🌳 within Phnom Penh City πŸŒ†πŸ™ Spot the little red ❀️ elephant πŸ˜β“β‰οΈ . . βœ… Complimentary breakfast πŸΉβ˜•οΈπŸ³at poolside πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ & next to the Kabiki tree 🌳 . . βœ… Antique lovers can opt for airport transfer with its Jaguar with a fee . . Full vBlog πŸŽ₯πŸ“Ή via her YouTube channel named #siennylovesdrawing & #blogging πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ soon up at #WordPress, #blog link at profile . . Definitely worth a stay πŸ˜΄πŸ’€to #livingcambodia & enjoy #metime & reenergise πŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ 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

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Once in a while, she πŸ‘©πŸ» loves πŸ’— to opt for a quiet 🀫 comfy 😌 stay during her travels to re-energise, having good rest πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜΄πŸ’€ & great me time πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜

Do enjoy her vblog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯πŸ“ captured from SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ»’s comfy relaxing 😌 stay πŸ›ŒπŸ˜΄πŸ’€ as shared below,

Wow πŸ˜²β€ΌοΈ During her stay, she got to know about the Aquagym @ The Kabiki 🏒, it happens every Monday & Thursday to rejuvenate in the pool πŸŠπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŠπŸ» with the trained instructors πŸ‘πŸ»

Ohh ya…From 1️⃣ Jan 2018, The Kabiki guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ are entitled for a complimentary πŸ†“ sunset πŸŒ… cruise β›΄ (With a voucher πŸ”– upon your hotel 🏒 check-in πŸ”). The guests πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸ‘« will board to Le Tonle, a wooden traditional rice boat to cross over to Floatation Lounge & to enjoythe nice breezesss πŸŒ¬πŸ’¨, the beautiful sunset πŸŒ… view, an experience of enjoying drink πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸ· & snacks πŸ₯œπŸŒ° (With fee πŸ’³πŸ’°) while cruising β›΄ / having a dinner 🍽🍴 right where the Tonle Sap & Mekong Rivers join their majestic flows πŸ’¦πŸ’§during the beautiful sunset πŸŒ… moment 😍😁

This boat β›΄ departs twice a day i.e. 5️⃣pm & 7️⃣pm from the Phnom Penh main passenger port βš“οΈ However, guests πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« are required to be at the Jetty βš“οΈ for it on own expense, ❌ no pick up or shuttle πŸšπŸš– from The Kabiki ya 🏒

Do enjoy her vblog πŸŽ₯πŸ“ΉπŸ“ captured from her beautiful 😍 sunset πŸŒ… cruise β›΄ 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 πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ , do planning to have your comfy stay πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ›ŒπŸ˜΄πŸ’€ experience with MAADs Asia via 🌐 https://maads.asia/

Also welcomeΒ πŸ€—Β to check out SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β β€™s top contributorΒ πŸ‘†πŸ»Β account via 🌐 https://www.tripadvisor.com.my/members/siennylovesdrawingΒ forΒ her recent reviews about the Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­Β β€™s tourist attractions, food & accommodation stay yaΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“

#TheJunglooΒ #MaadsHotelsΒ #JunglooProject #MaadsΒ #MaadsGlamping #Cambodia #KabikiPhnomPenh #LivingCambodiaΒ #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‼️ SiennyLovesDrawingΒ πŸ‘©πŸ»Β is gonna sharing πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ“ here about her impressive 🀩 & unforgettable experience gained from the annualΒ CambodianΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

So, it was all started withΒ a short queue to get her πŸ‘©πŸ» cheap ⬇️ flight ticket ✈️ during the AirAsia BIG Xchange & BIG Fest event ❀️ in Sept (as shown in the short clip πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯below). It was with only a limited choice of destinationsπŸ“πŸ“available

She πŸ‘©πŸ» has chosen βœ… for Phnom PenhΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ under Lane B with a very 1️⃣st intention to meet & visit 1️⃣ of her girlfriend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ who is working there as an expatriate currently. However, sadly 😟 that her friend πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ wasn’t around ❌ Phnom Penh πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ during her travel dates πŸ—“ Sigh…From a friend visitπŸ‘­, then she had it as 1️⃣ of her annual solo travelsss πŸŽ’πŸ§’πŸ•ΆπŸ‘Ÿ

πŸ’— ~ Everything Happens For A Reason ~ πŸ’—

Also initially she πŸ‘©πŸ» did plan to let go this solo trip because of a clash to a tourism event ~ MITA Sarawak, Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ that she πŸ‘©πŸ» has always supporting πŸ’ͺ🏻✌🏻the tourism authority 😊 in Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡ΎοΈ

Guess what❓⁉️

Her trip is gonna be during the annualΒ Cambodian πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠΒ named Bon Om ToukΒ in local Khmer language πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ from 21 Nov to 23 Nov 2018 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ It also known as The Pirogue πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Racing Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠΒ or Water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ & Moon πŸŒ‘ Festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ & Boat Racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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

It was really a coincident‼️ Once she πŸ‘©πŸ»Β has decided βœ… to stay with this solo travel πŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘Ÿ due to the complicated & difficult flight change 😟✈️ Also this gonna be her 1️⃣st visit to Phnom Penh, CambodiaΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

This biggest celebrationΒ marks a 12th century naval victory with boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ racing along the Sisowath Quay πŸ’¦πŸ’§ with the boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ racing on the Tonle Sap River, in particular the area stretching from street 104 to street 178 of Phnom Penh city centre πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

Many hostels 🏑🏘, hotels 🏒, restaurants 🍽🍴 & bars πŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸΈaround this area ~ Very convenience for all visitors πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬

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In the morning πŸ”…πŸ”† & before the race πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ starts during this 3️⃣-day festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽ€, the riverside & streets were much more peaceful 😌

Once the race starts around πŸ”Ÿam, the huge crowd πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside will be observed πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

However, in 2015 this celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ was cancelled ❌ due to the low ⬇️ water level πŸ’¦πŸ’§

Hurray‼️ She πŸ‘©πŸ» always wanna appreciating & experiencing a country’s tradition culture during her travels βœˆοΈπŸŽ’πŸ•ΆπŸ§’πŸ‘ŸΒ This is just so a lovely πŸ’“ coincidenceΒ πŸ˜‰

So, what’s this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ all about❓⁉️

It’s a 3️⃣ days non-religious celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ & symbolised as an ancient appreciation πŸ™πŸ» for centuries to the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§for providing a source of livelihood to the farmers πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŒΎ & fishermen 🐟🎣

Hmm…It’s a kind of local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ thanksgiving πŸ™ celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

The Cambodian boat crews πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ were face forward. Many of the boat crews πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ were complemented with a colorfully-costumed lady πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈat the prow dancing to the beat of the drums πŸ₯πŸ₯

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 πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ at the front of the boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

For the 1️⃣st 2️⃣ days, races πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ are run with 2️⃣ boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά each, with the big race πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ happening on the last day, when all the boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά take to the river πŸ’¦πŸ’§ to compete πŸ˜ƒ

There were carnival, rides, traditional music 🎼🎢🎡 performances, dances πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ•΄πŸ»etc. in the evening πŸ™πŸŒƒπŸŒŒ

There were many stall vendors, definitely food πŸ›πŸ²πŸ₯˜πŸ½πŸ΄& drink πŸ₯€πŸ»πŸ·πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸΉoverflow on the streets, Khmer pop bands 🎼🎹🎧🎢🎡entertaining the crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« etc.

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Personally, she πŸ‘©πŸ» was impressed how the local vendors actually earn their living πŸ’°by selling drinks πŸ₯€& snacks πŸ₯‘🍰πŸ₯§πŸ₯ͺ to the huge crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside during the boat racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

There were approximately 300 boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά with 19k pax of boat rowers πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Wow!!

Hmm…πŸ€” How about the huge crowd πŸ‘­πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬attended for this 3️⃣-day festival celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ in Phnom Penh❓⁉️

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It was about 4.5million people πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« 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 πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ has handbuilt the world πŸŒπŸ—Ί ‘s longest rowing boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ at 87.3m long & 1.99m wide with cost of $60k. It was completed successfully πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» in Sept by more than 14k local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« in 192 days πŸ˜²πŸ˜ƒ

Guess what❓⁉️

Another Guinness World πŸŒπŸ—Ί Record πŸ† won (It’s the 5️⃣th one) by Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ as this long dragon boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ is capable of carrying 179 boat rowers πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ on it‼️ Wowβ€ΌοΈπŸ˜² This great πŸ‘πŸ» news was anounced on 12 Nov at Prey Veng province of Phnom Penh πŸ‡°πŸ‡­

From her own experience, a few points πŸ“ŒπŸ“Œ to note if you’re interested to be at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for this great πŸ‘πŸ» annual celebration πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Ohh ya…A pair of comfy shoes πŸ‘Ÿ is essentials βœ…Β because itΒ was vehicles free πŸ†“Β i.e. No public transport βŒπŸšŒπŸš•πŸš— 🚐 being available to theΒ festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ groundπŸ“, 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 πŸ‘£

Yeah‼️ SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» got her sun β˜€οΈπŸŒž protection from theΒ πŸ†•Β Petal Velvet SunawayΒ SPF50 ordered & purchased πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»πŸ›’ fromΒ Althea KoreaΒ πŸ‡°πŸ‡· You must remember to put up your sunscreen to avoid sunburn

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Next, do bring an umbrella πŸŒ‚β˜‚ (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 πŸ‘š to enjoy the boat πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ race cheerings with the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘« at the riverside under the hot sunny πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ day

Ohh ya…Do remember your refillable water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ bottle to avoid dehydration ya 😌

She πŸ‘©πŸ» was with the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ on her 1️⃣st visit & then 2️⃣nd visit the next day at the designated area by Tourism Cambodia πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ for the foreign tourists πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­Β (Served with free πŸ†“ flow of drinksπŸ₯€πŸ₯€available)

The riversides πŸ’¦πŸ’§ were extremely packed & crowded πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ with both the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬ & foreign tourists to cheering for their favorite ❀️ boatsπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ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 πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Why❓⁉️

Hmm…You never know whether you will be being targetted by any pick-pockets/ bag-snatchers πŸ˜ˆπŸ‘Ώ whom may just roaming around the crowded festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ riversides πŸ’¦πŸ’§& streets. So, even thoughΒ this festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ is a free πŸ†“ celebration πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ , however it can get really expensive if you make a mistake by carrying valuables into the crowds πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Always better be safe then sorry ya β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰

There were several types of rowing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ styles observed from her visits, i.e. sitting down & manual rowing, standing up & manual rowing, standing up & auto rowing etc. She πŸ‘©πŸ» is curious πŸ€” how the marks will be allocate within each different styles as well as the determining factors of winning πŸ†πŸŽ– too❓⁉️

Perhaps logically the shortest time πŸ•› of completion from the start till end time of each boat at the finishing line (The 2️⃣ red ❀️ boats πŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ as captured in the photo πŸ“Έ & vBlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯below)

There were live announcement during the boat racing πŸš£πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸš£πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, however in local Khmer πŸ‡°πŸ‡­ 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 πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό& some senior officials πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ have all attended the closing ceremony on the last day of this festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ She πŸ‘©πŸ» has observed from the TV screen πŸ“Ί at the foreign visitors designated booth

Ohh ya…She πŸ‘©πŸ» has enjoyed the longest & the pretty 😍🀩 fireworks πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ so far from the closing ceremony of this water festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Really amazing beautiful 😍🀩 & with the boats πŸ›ΆπŸ›Ά decorated with LED lightingπŸ’‘πŸ’‘screens represented by each relevant authorities of organising & managing this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ e.g. Tourism, Justice, Ministry of Art & Handicrafts etc. to name a few noted πŸ˜‰

SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» has captured a vBlog πŸ“ΉπŸŽ₯ for sharing here, do click in to enjoy it ya πŸ€—

Ohh ya…Some of the eateries 🍽🍴 & shops πŸ›’πŸ›may close ⛔️ during this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ (All 3️⃣ days) & resume their operation then πŸ€—

This festival πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰ also ended with lots of clean up & tidy up at the riverside by the local Khmers πŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬πŸ‘¬

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SiennyLovesDrawing πŸ‘©πŸ» was blessed πŸ˜‡ that she πŸ‘©πŸ» stay with her decision to continue with this solo travel & really enjoyed this water πŸ’¦πŸ’§ festival celebration 🎊 πŸŽ‰ & highly recommended πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘†πŸ»to all travellers that would like to appreciating & participating local heritage & cultures celebration. Definitely worth your time to learn the unique local KhmersπŸ‡°πŸ‡­πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­’ lifestyle better

More details,

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

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