Travel Thru’ The Lens: Cambodia (Invitation)

Part of my business at WilzWorkz is to plan corporate photography training and outings for Community Clubs, Social Clubs and  Corporate clients’ Staff and Recreational Clubs (SRC) and Travel Thru’ The Lens series is an extension of the activities I planned for the clubs.

Those who have followed me has known my series since the time I went to Nepal in 2008. And it slowly grown to include Tasik Kenyir in Malaysia, Malacca, Ipoh, Alaska and Western Australia.

In the upcoming months there will be Kuala Lumpur with 4 Wheel Drive, Bangkok Dangerous: Experiencing the unknown Bangkok, Thailand Harvest Festival, Penang-Langkawi Food and Beach trip (5D4N) and Atas Bangkok for the Ladies (in conjunction with NTU Alumni Club).

In the works are also Thailand Hot Air Balloon Festival, Bangkok Motorhead (in conjunction with the Bangkok International Car Show) and the New Zealand Trip in February over the CNY Holidays.  There’s a lot in store!

But first of all, I am starting to invite members and followers of my blog on the trip to Cambodia: Ang Kor Wat.  I personally have not been there so it will be something new for me as well. Sometimes the key part about learning for travel photography is not what to take, but also how to react to new environment and new situation.  What to do with information given by the tour guide and apply into one’s own photographic archive.  If you are interested, do read on.

Travel Thru’ The Lens: Cambodia

Cambodia. This land of history Angkor is the capital city of the ancient Khmer Kingdom that lasts from AD 802 to 1295. Also called the City of God-Kings, Angkor Wat is also called Mount Meru where in Hindu mythology, is the City of Gods and Kings. The modern city of Siem Reap is our base of travel has modern creature comforts for the traveller too! Join us as we step through time and experience the mystery and beauty of the land we call Cambodia.

Proposed Itinerary:

Option 1: 4 Days  Cambodia Photography Group

Day 1: Arrival
  • Siem Reap (D)
  • Upon arrival pick up and transfer to hotel check in.
  • Visit Khmer Ceramic Center and leather art carving center in Bakhong.
  • Dinner at local Restaurant.
 
Day 2: Kompong
  • Pluk floating village (B/L/D)
  • Morning drive to Kompong Pluk where you take the nicest photos of long pillar houses, floating houses, rice paddy and take a small boat to see the water forest.
  • Take ox cart on the way and have local meal for lunch.
 
Day 3: Angkor
  • Wat & Banteay Srey ( B/L/D)
  • Early morning set out to Ang Kor Wat to take sunrise shot. We will then visit Neak Pean, Terrace of elephant, Baphoun, Bayon and South gate. Following that, lunch at Srah Srang. Afternoon visit Banteay Srey lady temple in pink color, Banteay Chmar, Ta prom. 
  • Back to hotel.
 
Day 4: Departure. 
Breakfast. Free & Easy until departure.


Option 2: 6 Days Cambodia Photography Group

Day 1: Arrival
  • Siem Reap (D)
  • Upon arrival pick up and transfer to hotel check in.
  • Visit Khmer Ceramic Center and leather art carving center in Bakhong.
  • Dinner at local Restaurant.
 
Day 2: Kompong
  • Pluk floating village (B/L/D)
  • Morning drive to Kompong Pluk where you take the nicest photos of long pillar houses, floating houses, rice paddy and take a small boat to see the water forest.
  • Take ox cart on the way and have local meal for lunch.
 
Day 3: Angkor
  • Wat & Banteay Srey ( B/L/D)
  • Early morning set out to Ang Kor Wat to take sunrise shot. We will then visit Neak Pean, Terrace of elephant, Baphoun, Bayon and South gate. Following that, lunch at Srah Srang. Afternoon visit Banteay Srey lady temple in pink color, Banteay Chmar, Ta prom. 
  • Back to hotel.
 
Day 4: Angkor
Wat – 2nd Day (B/L/D)
  • Continue to discover the Angkor Wat & Bayon. Places that are less seen by tourists.
 
Day 5: Kulen
Waterfall ( B/L/D)
  • Morning drive to Kulen Mountain for the sightseeing of 1000 lingas under the water, scenery of mountain and jungle, waterfall , big reclining Buddha on the rock. 
  • Taste local food and relax at the booth. 
  • Late afternoon, return to Siem Reap.
Day 6: Day 5: Departure (B)
Breakfast. Free & Easy until departure.

Tour Cost

Costs (Land Tour)

Date of travel: 16 Aug – 19 Aug 2012

Option (1): 4D3N – $600/750 (twin share/single)

Date of travel: 16 Aug – 21 Aug 2012

Option (2): 6D5N – $700/900 (twin share/single)

Tour cost Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at 4 Star Tara Angkor

  • All airport transfers with land tour transportation as per itinerary (NB: Free airport transfer to Siem Reap airport will be given to the majority of those who choose to return early or stay.)

  • Well experienced English Speaking Guide

  • Entrance fee

  • Meals as per program

  • All local taxes & duties

  • All private tour

  • SPIN/WilzWorkz exclusive: Picture review for the day’s shoot and personal/group coaching at the end of the shooting day.

Tour cost excludes :

  • International & domestic air ticket

  • All drinks during meals

  • Camera fee at Angkor complex

  • Visa processing (if any)

  • Other personal expenses such telephone, laundry…

  • Gratitude to guide and driver – USD2 per day.

Suggested Airfare (Jetstar)


Airline Schedule:

Singapore-Siem Reap: Departure: 1445 | Arrival: 16:00

Siem Reap: Departure: 1645 | Arrival 21:15


Cost (good as on 21st May 2012):

Option (a) Return Sunday – $350.90

Option (b) Return Tuesday – $333.95

For comparison of photography land tour: http://dpmac.com/angkor/phototour.html

How to register


Step 1: Pay deposit of $200 to confirm intent with registration form.

The registration form can be accessed at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJ3U2sxLUJlN1RuOVdKZGxZSk1JMmc6MA#gid=0

Bank Account Details:

Bank: Standard Chartered Bank

Account Name: WilzWorkz

Branch Code: 001

Bank Code: 7144

Bank Account Number: 0102253919

Swift Code: SBLSGSGXXX

Under description: “Name”-AKW

For other payment methods please email for more information.

Step 2: Once there are 10 people (Max: 16), the trip will be confirmed otherwise will be step 2(b)

Step 2(b): Deposit money of $200 will be returned to all participants via Internet Banking.

Step 3: Please book air ticket(s) according to the option dates you have chosen. I will confirm the flight details for booking.

Step 4: Forward the Airline itinerary to Wilson and the monies dues to WilzWorkz via

cheque or Interbank GIRO.

Step 5: Meet at airport to start the tour.

Communication Channels

 Singapore Photography Interest Network:

 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Singapore.SPIN

Meet Up: http://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Photography-Interest-Network

Wilson Wong (Trip Planner)
Email: wilswong@wilzworkz.com
Mobile: 9150-2799

NOTE: RSVP via the system will not be recognised. Only registration with deposit will guarantee a place. The registration form will have a timestamp so it will be first come first served basis.

Only 10 places for the trip to go. 16 places maximum.

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One thought on “Travel Thru’ The Lens: Cambodia (Invitation)

  1. The province of Siem Reap is conveniently situated 314 km northwest of Phnom Penh, along National Road No 6. It can be reached all year round by National Road No 6 from Phnom Penh, Poipèt Border Checkpoint from Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham Province and Kampong Thom Province, and by National Road No 5 and 6 from Kampong Chhnang province, Pursat province and Battambang province.

    http://www.tourismcambodia.org/provincial_guide/index.php?view=detail&prv=21#comp

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