Monday, March 5, 2018

D-1 Kuala Lumpur / Siem Reap, Cambodia - Feb 2018

D-1 Monday 26th Feb 2018 (11th Day of the Chinese Lunar New Year) 

1) Rapid KL LRT train ride from SS15, Subang Jaya to KL Sentral (Rm1.90 senior 50% off)

2) Sky bus ride from KL Sentral to KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2)

3) Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), Sepang & Chinese New Year décor & lion dance in KLIA2 - Flight AK 540 departing KLIA2 at 13.20 arriving Siem Reap 14.20. Chinese New Year celebration mood is still very much in my mind and hopefully I still feel the same when I arrive in Siem Reap ! 

4) Eating Time - early lunch at a Food Court in KLIA2 (fried rice, Thai style) 

5) Arriving Siem Reap International Airport - my 2nd visit ! Looking forward for an interesting & productive sightseeing visit ! 

6) Free tuk tuk airport pick-up arranged by The Siem Reap Hostel - who say there is no free meal if you travel smart ! 

7) Hostel Check-in Time- First 2 nights accommodation at The Siem Reap Hostel, 7 Makara Street (High School Road), Wat Damnak - US$9 dorm bed per night (6-beds room bathroom attached) + swimming pool, billiard table & a bar counter to chill etc. Another free meal for Boon who spent hours playing at the billiard table ! 

8) Evening walk at Pub Street & Art Center Night Market, Siem Reap. Both these places were packed with Europeans & China tourists - the Europeans enjoying a cool beer at a pub and the China tourists scouting for souvenirs & Khmer food & ice cream rolls to taste ! So bring a fistful of US dollars and the evening is yours ! 

9) Eating Time - Dinner at a local restaurant in Siem Reap - US$28 (4 Khmer food dishes + fruit juice drink + rice - a balance diet ! )

10) Planning your trip beyond Siem Reap ? - public transport is pretty efficient in Siem Reap if you book through your hostel. Free pick up from hostel to bus terminal ! Bus, minivan, taxi or boat ? Your choice ! 

Siem Reap > Phenom Penh - Bus or Taxi or Boat ? Your choice ! 
Siem Reap > Bangkok; Siem Reap > Pattaya; Siem Reap > Poipet 
Siem Reap > Ho Chi Minh; Siem Reap > Kampot / Kep
 Siem Reap > Battambang

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