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    Done Cambodia 2 years back; Am itching for Laos/Vietnam next, so if there's such trips planned, I'll be interested.

    Organiser : please make sure your group are all experienced riders who have at least biked from Singapore to Thailand at least once before. NEVER allow anyone who's just gotten their licence just recently and worse still, just bought a new bike just prior to the trip to join.

    Singapore to Thai Border is an easy but boring leg, so anyone with a decent bike should be able to make it. From Huahin to Bangkok, the traffic gets pretty wild especially with the heavy vehicles even way into the night, so do becareful. After Bangkok, the traffic should have thinned out and gets easier.
    Entering Cambodia is where you have to be fresh & alert. Roads leading to Siem Reap just gets from bad to worse (unless they finally resurfaced it). Beware of broken bridges; you should be able to tell - local vehicles (if any is around) will just divert from the main road. Besides, you probably won't be speeding on these 'roads'. I only managed to go as fast as 3rd gear but only very briefly.
    Once you reach Siem Reap, you're already an experienced rider, so I'll leave you to experience the other surprises on you own.

    Things to note for your photographic equipment - Plenty of damping is needed; not a joke. You might want to have a cheap compact around to take photos while on the road. The dust takes way too long to settle and passing vehicles will just stir up a whole lot more dust.
    One very important thing - Coffee drinkers. Pack enough coffee to last for the whole of Cambodia leg. You'll find it very difficult to find shops that sell coffee.
    Last edited by nikonrus; 28th February 2007 at 11:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    Done Cambodia 2 years back; Am itching for Laos/Vietnam next, so if there's such trips planned, I'll be interested.

    Organiser : please make sure your group are all experienced riders who have at least biked from Singapore to Thailand at least once before. NEVER allow anyone who's just gotten their licence just recently and worse still, just bought a new bike just prior to the trip to join.

    Singapore to Thai Border is an easy but boring leg, so anyone with a decent bike should be able to make it. From Huahin to Bangkok, the traffic gets pretty wild especially with the heavy vehicles even way into the night, so do becareful. After Bangkok, the traffic should have thinned out and gets easier.
    Entering Cambodia is where you have to be fresh & alert. Roads leading to Siem Reap just gets from bad to worse (unless they finally resurfaced it). Beware of broken bridges; you should be able to tell - local vehicles (if any is around) will just divert from the main road. Besides, you probably won't be speeding on these 'roads'. I only managed to go as fast as 3rd gear but only very briefly.
    Once you reach Siem Reap, you're already an experienced rider, so I'll leave you to experience the other surprises on you own.

    Things to note for your photographic equipment - Plenty of damping is needed; not a joke. You might want to have a cheap compact around to take photos while on the road. The dust takes way too long to settle and passing vehicles will just stir up a whole lot more dust.
    One very important thing - Coffee drinkers. Pack enough coffee to last for the whole of Cambodia leg. You'll find it very difficult to find shops that sell coffee.

    vietnam prohibits bikes above 175cc to enter, unless u want to do that journey with a small bike. i may be doing a phnom penh - kratie - ban lung - sen monorum - phnom penh - can tho - saigon, probably in May, depending on schedule.

    this coming december & january, i hope to do a north viet and north laos trip. will provide more details when I have done my research.

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    Hi Pauche, there i m not a very season rider but ever ride up to mae hon son 4 time.. was planning to ride up to Lao or Cambodia by the end of 2007, may be Dec / Jan .Hope can venture with u, if time is right ...Happen to read your fourm in sg.biker/G.T rider.

    John kwa

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    the 1864 curves in MHS is a great ride indeed!
    cheers!

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    kow tow to you again.......for posting at Singapore bikes......chio me next time you ride....do you think honda dommie nx650 can be ridden on phnom penh - kratie - ban lung - sen monorum - phnom penh - can tho - saigon??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauche View Post
    vietnam prohibits bikes above 175cc to enter, unless u want to do that journey with a small bike. i may be doing a phnom penh - kratie - ban lung - sen monorum - phnom penh - can tho - saigon, probably in May, depending on schedule.
    The 175cc bike rule is on/off/on/offf, depending on the moods of the Viet govenment; During a short period when it was off, my friends (about 6 bike iirc, mostly africa twins) managed to get in - legally. Unfortunately work was a high priority then so I couldn't join them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauche View Post
    My Completed Trip Report:
    www.pauche.blogspot.com
    Well done, you survive one of the toughest journey.
    India next?
    You went up here or not? The best view from the top at siem reap, only accessible by bike.



    Quote Originally Posted by stimbijik View Post
    kow tow to you again.......for posting at Singapore bikes......chio me next time you ride....do you think honda dommie nx650 can be ridden on phnom penh - kratie - ban lung - sen monorum - phnom penh - can tho - saigon??
    Honda dominator? Where ever you wants to go!

    Are you riding one too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    Interesting adventure photos you got there, but seems like too little for the whole trip?

    2 years ago, 2 of my friends rode their dominator from SG to France and covered 40,000km+ over 8 months, great spirit!
    WA! dominator! 8 months of adventure & no working!!?? how come yr biker friends all so richie rich?!
    Boss say:"Now i shall downgrade u all2 $90 flat for OT!"
    I say:"better ask blanga do..." :bsmilie:

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterlucky View Post
    WA! dominator! 8 months of adventure & no working!!?? how come yr biker friends all so richie rich?!
    a lot of OT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post

    Honda dominator? Where ever you wants to go!

    Are you riding one too?

    yeah riding one ....but this bike is much more happier on the highway....and heavy for trailing...IMO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stimbijik View Post
    kow tow to you again.......for posting at Singapore bikes......chio me next time you ride....do you think honda dommie nx650 can be ridden on phnom penh - kratie - ban lung - sen monorum - phnom penh - can tho - saigon??
    i cant comment much as i have not travelled on that route before, but heard that the paths and river crossings there are not easy to travel with a big/heavy bike. i guess a 250 will be the best bet. can rent them for about US$10-15 in PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    The 175cc bike rule is on/off/on/offf, depending on the moods of the Viet govenment; During a short period when it was off, my friends (about 6 bike iirc, mostly africa twins) managed to get in - legally. Unfortunately work was a high priority then so I couldn't join them.
    yes i agree.... the rules are on/off all the time.
    same for the friendship bridge crossing into Laos.... do check out GT riders as the lao-jiaos there are the best people you can check with....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    Well done, you survive one of the toughest journey.
    India next?
    You went up here or not? The best view from the top at siem reap, only accessible by bike.
    nope.... didnt get to know of this hill.
    where issit at Siem Reap?

    have u been to Preah Vihar? If so, care to share your experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stimbijik View Post
    yeah riding one ....but this bike is much more happier on the highway....and heavy for trailing...IMO....
    mine is a super boring ride on the highways, but best utilised on Route 5 & 6 in Cambodia from Poipet to Siem Reap. Those are the worst 'roads' I've ever travelled in my life!!! heard that some airline company paid them not to rebuild that section so that more pple will travel by air from Bangkok to Siem Reap instead of using the overland route. (btw, that road is the main gateway for Cambodia's tourism economy, sending many tourists from Bangkok to Angkor Wat. if most roads around Phnom Penh are nicely paved with tarmac, why isn't that road? There are also about 5-6 very nicely-built casinos situated at the Poipet/Aranyaprathet border.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stimbijik View Post
    yeah riding one ....but this bike is much more happier on the highway....and heavy for trailing...IMO....
    That's grik highway you are in that photo?
    Hard for me to see a fellow dommie rider on the road, not to say even someone on this photography forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauche View Post
    nope.... didnt get to know of this hill.
    where issit at Siem Reap?
    have u been to Preah Vihar? If so, care to share your experiences?
    Yup the hill is just a tonle sap area, towards the end at the fisherman village. You took your boat ride somewhere there right?
    This hill... had a fall when going up. super rocky.

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    Hey Pauche
    just wondering, when you were at the Angkor temples, did u manage to catch a glimsp of the old man (caretaker who sweeps the old ruins everyday) who got featured on the Lonely Planet's Cambodia front cover?
    When I was there about 3 years ago, he was still around, but the locals were making use of his 'popularity' to sell crap to visitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominator View Post
    That's grik highway you are in that photo?
    Hard for me to see a fellow dommie rider on the road, not to say even someone on this photography forum.


    Yup the hill is just a tonle sap area, towards the end at the fisherman village. You took your boat ride somewhere there right?
    This hill... had a fall when going up. super rocky.

    oic... i'm not aware of that hill. i didnt take a boat ride at the floating village, i just went there to look see look see. it smells terrible!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonrus View Post
    Hey Pauche
    just wondering, when you were at the Angkor temples, did u manage to catch a glimsp of the old man (caretaker who sweeps the old ruins everyday) who got featured on the Lonely Planet's Cambodia front cover?
    When I was there about 3 years ago, he was still around, but the locals were making use of his 'popularity' to sell crap to visitors.
    oh yeah.... i 'know' this old man on the lonely planet book!!! but i didnt see him there. maybe he is now a super star liao, got a schedule for photography session daily!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauche View Post
    My Completed Trip Report:
    www.pauche.blogspot.com
    Really envy you!

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