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Our trip to Cambodia

Happy Summer! School is out, Summer is in! My family and I started our vacation in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

At the airport, the lines were long. Also, surprisingly, they mostly took USD when you paid for things. Even the banks gave USD! Our hotel had a nice pool, and our room was big, with two bathrooms, and 3 beds. A separate room with two desks, a shelf, the fridge/freezer, and a dining table were included too! We all enjoyed our first night in the hotel.

The second day, we went to visit the temples. We went to see Angkor Tom, Bayon, and lots more.  

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We even saw a temple that was broken apart and held together by tree roots! By the time we were finished with the first two, we were all templed out. The last temple we saw was the great ANGKOR WAT! We learned it was dedicated to VISHNU, a god of Hinduism. When we all got home, we were amazed, but all tired.

On the third day, we went zip-lining, it was really fun! We went to various heights, and some very high points! There were two courses, one with 8 trees, and one with 15 trees. We did the 15 tree course, and it was definitely worth the spend! We all loved it!

The fourth day was a hangout day, except for the evening. We went to a Cambodian Circus called Phare. I loved it! We got to sit in the front rows, in section A! It was a total amazement!

On the last day, we went to the wet market, early in the morning, to eat breakfast. A tour guide showed us around the wet market. My brother and I found it gross. He also showed us how to make rice noodles, mango paper, and much more! Then it was back to Singapore!

We definitely spent our time well, doing stuff we recommend! We hope your start to Summer was as spectacular as ours was!

 

 

 

Our City Tour of Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday, we arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was an hour flight from Singapore. Today (our first full day), we went on a tour of the city.

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The guide was also the driver. The first stop on our tour was the Muzium Negara. It was about the history of Malaysia.

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This boat sunk in the ocean with lots of Malaysian treasures that have never been found again.

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This is an old rickshaw.

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Here are some kids in school. Kids in Malaysia start school at the age of seven.

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Here are some traditional clothes.

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Our driver said that Malaysia is made up of 10% Indians, 30% Chinese and mostly Malay people.

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Malaysia was first owned by the Dutch. Then it was owned by the British. Then it became independent.

Our second stop was the King’s Palace! We couldn’t go inside but we saw some guards.

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This king used to be the youngest king. Then other kings took their turns. Now he is the king again and is the oldest king.

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When the yellow flag is up, that means the king is still in the palace.

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Our third stop was the National Monument.

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Our fourth stop was a pewter factory. It was very interesting. We went through the factory. I loved it!

Our last stop was at the best place to take photos of the Petronas Twin Towers.

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Today was super fun! I wonder what we are doing tomorrow?