Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 55

Thread: Photo Trip: Cambodia

  1. #21
    Member ileaf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Reservoir
    Posts
    465

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by aperture
    Christmas period will be more expensive leh...also more crowded. I will prefer the week of Nov 7 or Nov 14, cause my gf not in Singapore
    haahaa, no wonder so happy! 3 cheers to freedom!

    i feel like joining as well.
    Last edited by ileaf; 17th October 2005 at 09:24 PM.

  2. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Hougang
    Posts
    1,398

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by aperture
    Christmas period will be more expensive leh...also more crowded. I will prefer the week of Nov 7 or Nov 14, cause my gf not in Singapore
    Aiyoh, then y go Cambodia, should go more happening place!

  3. #23

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by ileaf
    haahaa, no wonder so happy! 3 cheers to freedom!

    i feel like joining as well.
    Mai Tu Liao....

  4. #24

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by clicknick
    Aiyoh, then y go Cambodia, should go more happening place!
    ClickNick you are very...

  5. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    860

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    I call Silkair, they say 428 (at least 2 to go) is only airfare. if include hotal and tax, should be around 890-920/per person.

    add some money, i can go to Hawaii or Italy liao.

  6. #26

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking
    I call Silkair, they say 428 (at least 2 to go) is only airfare. if include hotal and tax, should be around 890-920/per person.

    add some money, i can go to Hawaii or Italy liao.
    Silkair is the only direct flight from SIN to Siem Reap ... so it's sort of a monopoly there. But i think you can get better rates for hotels or lodges (if you do not mind). As for Angkor complex, the entrance is determined by the Cambodian government ... so cannot get away from it.

    For cheaper tours, get a guidebook and get a motocycle guide to drive you around the area ... they will even go as far out as Bantey Serei (the pink sandstone temple) so not a problem with them at all. Most of them speak some English so you should not have a being understood ... local food is cheap also.

    It need not be an expensive trip at all.


    RGDs

  7. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Lower Seletar Reservoir
    Posts
    1,048

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking
    I call Silkair, they say 428 (at least 2 to go) is only airfare. if include hotal and tax, should be around 890-920/per person.

    add some money, i can go to Hawaii or Italy liao.
    No no, I paid S$428 for air tickets and 4*hotel 4day3night, and an additonal of $91 for taxes. Think you need to book thru an agency for the lowest rate.

    Anyone joining? This Friday.

  8. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    860

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Xing
    No no, I paid S$428 for air tickets and 4*hotel 4day3night, and an additonal of $91 for taxes. Think you need to book thru an agency for the lowest rate.

    Anyone joining? This Friday.

    Hi, Xing, nice info, which agency gave u such a good deal? u have any contact number or name of them? I think lots of CSer here interested in this issue. Silkair really made me confused.

  9. #29

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishking
    I call Silkair, they say 428 (at least 2 to go) is only airfare. if include hotal and tax, should be around 890-920/per person.

    add some money, i can go to Hawaii or Italy liao.
    Nobody said Cambodia was going to be cheap don't mistake proximity for affordability. Angkor is something you have to see at least once in your lifetime: I wanted to but couldn't afford it, so I took the road and spent <$200 on it.

    I wish Cambodia's industry could open up and be as cheap to visit as Thailand.. but for now I'm kinda glad I don't have to deal with package-tour-Singaporeans while I'm there.

  10. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Land of the woods........
    Posts
    1,360

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    1) Fly cheap cheap to BKK.
    2) Take a bus to Aranyapathet, Thailand.
    3) Take a tuk tuk to the border immigration.
    4) Clear your customs and walk over to Poipet, Cambodia.
    5) Clear your customs again.
    6) You are now in Cambodia.
    7) Take a pick-up ride to Siem Reap. (Ride of your life !!!)

    Do the reverse during return.

    Anyway, you don't need hotels in Siem Reap.
    You can get decent double rooms at guesthouse for USD$5/night.

    Total cost should be less than $250 for at least 4 nights stay in Siem Reap, with budget return airfares to BKK and bus,pick-up rides.
    Last edited by Ah_Seng; 20th October 2005 at 04:49 AM.

  11. #31

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Seng
    1) Fly cheap cheap to BKK.
    2) Take a bus to Aranyapathet, Thailand.
    3) Take a tuk tuk to the border immigration.
    4) Clear your customs and walk over to Poipet, Cambodia.
    5) Clear your customs again.
    6) You are now in Cambodia.
    7) Take a pick-up ride to Siem Reap. (Ride of your life !!!)

    Do the reverse during return.

    Anyway, you don't need hotels in Siem Reap.
    You can get decent double rooms at guesthouse for USD$5/night.

    Total cost should be less than $250 for at least 4 nights stay in Siem Reap, with budget return airfares to BKK and bus,pick-up rides.

    Agree with Ah Seng's suggestion, no need to stay at hotel guesthouse is already good enough(big & comfortable). I went there 2 yrs ago, took bus from thai/CB border to Siem Reap but it was a long journey(few hours) because of the bone-tingling road trip, rainy day even worst. Go by flight is better but expensive(abt $500), go by road is much more cheaper.....Anyway, Siem Reap is really a god place for shooting, die die must go.

  12. #32

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Seng
    1)
    7) Take a pick-up ride to Siem Reap. (Ride of your life !!!)

    Anyway, you don't need hotels in Siem Reap.
    You can get decent double rooms at guesthouse for USD$5/night.

    Total cost should be less than $250 for at least 4 nights stay in Siem Reap, with budget return airfares to BKK and bus,pick-up rides.
    I second that esp. the 'ride of your life' bit.

    http://www.talesofasia.com/ for more instructions. I stayed at Gordon's guesthouse (the guy who runs this website) US$14, very nice and clean and comfy, A/C, bathroom. Thought it was luxury.

    Alternatively, can fly to Phnom Penh from Bangkok or KL (AirAsia flying there next month). THen go to Siem Reap by bus for US$4, very fast and comfortable road and buses. Then come back to thailand by road, that way you only take that 'ride of your life' once!

  13. #33

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by skinnylatte
    I second that esp. the 'ride of your life' bit.

    http://www.talesofasia.com/ for more instructions. I stayed at Gordon's guesthouse (the guy who runs this website) US$14, very nice and clean and comfy, A/C, bathroom. Thought it was luxury.

    Alternatively, can fly to Phnom Penh from Bangkok or KL (AirAsia flying there next month). THen go to Siem Reap by bus for US$4, very fast and comfortable road and buses. Then come back to thailand by road, that way you only take that 'ride of your life' once!

    How long is the bus trip from PP to SR?

  14. #34

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by aperture
    How long is the bus trip from PP to SR?
    about four to five hours.

  15. #35
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Land of the woods........
    Posts
    1,360

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by skinnylatte
    I stayed at Gordon's guesthouse (the guy who runs this website) US$14, very nice and clean and comfy, A/C, bathroom. Thought it was luxury.
    Damn! I thought mine at USD$5 was already luxury!

  16. #36

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Seng
    Damn! I thought mine at USD$5 was already luxury!
    Oh.. cos I'm not a backpacker. I'm a flashpacker who wants to travel cheap but live it good. And I needed a comfortable double bed.

    What hotel did you stay at ah?

  17. #37
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Land of the woods........
    Posts
    1,360

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Stayed at two different guesthouses: The Red Lodge & Green Garden Village GH.

    I like the Green Garden Village better. Great friendly staff who made my stay so pleasant.

    My apologies to weekh if it's going abit OT here....
    Last edited by Ah_Seng; 21st October 2005 at 12:09 AM.

  18. #38

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    OT: i stayed at Red lodge too! was about US$6 per night and they had this outdoor area where they had lonely planet guide books and etc for free reads.. the outdoor area had like deck chairs and a tiny raised pavilion that had mattresses where this two tourists were hanging out on.. they looked like they were high on 'something' though!

    well pretty friendly staff i say, value for money too.
    http://www.redlodgeangkor.com/

    did the bus/tuktuk/cab thru aran/poipet too. quite an experience! (take photos along the way!)

    really loved the trip! a lot a lot.. although i was having malaria thoughout (without even knowing)

    my photo journal in my signature has some shots from angkor.. good luck and have fun!

  19. #39
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Riddle Realms
    Posts
    5,688

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Word of advice if you are planning to go during this period.

    Its is the start of the rainy season so some be prepared to get rained out if you go during this period.

    Just so you dont get too disappointed if it does happen. Meanwhile, if you do decide to go ahead, then i wish you the best of luck and of course, a wonderful photographic journey.
    --
    "High Wired, Dream Sired"

  20. #40
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,305

    Default Re: Photo Trip: Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah_Seng
    1) Fly cheap cheap to BKK.
    2) Take a bus to Aranyapathet, Thailand.
    3) Take a tuk tuk to the border immigration.
    4) Clear your customs and walk over to Poipet, Cambodia.
    5) Clear your customs again.
    6) You are now in Cambodia.
    7) Take a pick-up ride to Siem Reap. (Ride of your life !!!)

    Do the reverse during return.

    Anyway, you don't need hotels in Siem Reap.
    You can get decent double rooms at guesthouse for USD$5/night.

    Total cost should be less than $250 for at least 4 nights stay in Siem Reap, with budget return airfares to BKK and bus,pick-up rides.

    This sounds like a doable trip, not because it is cheap, but I believe the journey (probably painful to some) is quite an experience, which is something money can't buy.

    thanks for sharing this... If I go, I need more info

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •