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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 #trip #travel #travels #bloggers #influencers

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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://www.maads.asia/jungloo-project

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.
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 💚
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

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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/

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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

&

🌐 https://publicholidays.asia/cambodia/bon-om-touk/

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