Happily Ever Afterlife (#48)

Two weeks ago, I attended the wake of a friend’s father, who had passed away at the ripe old age of 92 years old. In Chinese custom, living beyond 80 years old is a testament of… Continue reading

Pulai Waterfall (#47)

I made my way across some rocks to have a better look at the downstream waters from Pulai Waterfall. The path beside the stream that leads to the main waterfall is paved with huge rocks, rendering it inaccessible to the… Continue reading

Mount Pulai Revisited

Last weekend, my friend, H, called to find out if I was interested to go to Mount Pulai again. For those who read my post about my first hike there last year, you would know… Continue reading

2015 – Year of the Goat

Chinese all over the world celebrated Chinese New Year on 19 February 2015, ushering in the Wooden Goat. With the galloping away of the Horse, this New Year is expected to be much calmer; opening… Continue reading

Around Siem Reap in a Tuk-Tuk

Getting around Siem Reap is easy. The Big 3 temples in the archaeological park are within easy reach from each other, and if you are physically fit, you can rent a bicycle for about USD$3 – USD$5 per day. However, since… Continue reading

Ta Prohm – Beauty In Neglect (#46)

While it may seem as if Ta Prohm has become a victim of unfettered nature, this appearance of neglect is, in fact, deliberately maintained. Can you imagine that during its heyday, the walls were elaborately decorated with precious stones,… Continue reading

Banteay Srei – Hidden Gem

The charm of Banteay Srei lies in its well-preserved state, small size in relation to other Angkor temples and decorative wall carvings that showcase some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Indeed the highly intricate… Continue reading

Ta Prohm – Walking On Nature’s Green Carpet (#45)

Huge trees tower above Ta Prohm, their leaves filtering the sunlight, providing welcome shade and casting a greenish luminance over the carpet of lichens, moss and creeping plants.          

Ta Prohm – Whispers from Walls (#44)

Fig, banyan and kapok trees spread their gigantic roots over Ta Prohm, probing stone walls and terraces apart. Nevertheless, the haunted charm of this Jungle Temple never ceases to fascinate.