We're planning a trip to Siem Reap this coming CNY (to set off on the night of the first day of CNY). IMO, we'll need to act fast to secure tickets, especially outgoing, because it is peak travelling season then. As such, I need the interested parties to commit to the dates below by 1500 hours, this coming Friday, 18th November 2005. Then we'll meet to swiftly book our train tickets to KL and outgoing air tickets to Phnom Penh, if not also the return. Call me KS if you will (my initials anyway, heehee), but better safe than sorry.
Here are those who have contacted me, in alphabetical order, so I don't get into trouble .
1. exhibitj (not confirmed)
2. icarus (confirmed)
3. kaywalk (confirmed)
4. Nisa (confirmed)
5. numzkull (confirmed)
6. skinnylatte (confirmed)
There are 6 on the list. Anybody else who is interested, please let me know soon. We will be capping the headcount at 8 people. Please PM me your real names, e-mail addresses and mobile phone numbers. Let me know if you'll be able to meet on Friday night, 18th November to book the tickets via the Internet together. If not, Monday or Tuesday night the following week. Meeting details coming later.
A new idea that was floated by icarus was to do a second week in Vietnam! I'd like to know the interest level for this. Sorry, no budgetary figure or logistical sketch for this yet.
1. Siem Reap/Angkor
Set-off date: late night of 29th January 2006, Sunday (first day of CNY). We'll take the night train to KL and sleep in it. The next day we fly to Phnom Penh via AirAsia.
Return date: 5th February 2006, Sunday. This is a change from before. I have decided that we fly from Phnom Penh back to KL via AirAsia, spend one night in KL and then head back to Singapore by land transport (bus).
Budget: At a glance, according to skinnylatte, it is possible to do everything for under S$500. I still haven't done a rough verification yet, please forgive me!
Brief: To move off from Phnom Penh to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh.
Return date: 11th (Saturday)/12th (Sunday) February. Somehow.
Sorry for the lack of detail. This is a new idea and the I/C(arus) has yet to work it out. However, it is more crucial to iron out the outgoing first, and fast, because that is the CNY peak period. OK, Tomb Raiders who are interested please fill in your nick in the list.
1. exhibitj (not confirmed) (OK/NOK for Vietnam)
2. icarus (confirmed) (OK for Vietnam)
3. kaywalk (confirmed) (OK for Vietnam)
4. Nisa (confirmed) (OK/NOK for Vietnam)
5. numzkull (confirmed) (OK/NOK for Vietnam)
6. skinnylatte (confirmed) (OK/NOK for Vietnam)
Edit: I would like to thank skinnylatte and icarus for their assistance so far.