Cambodia Part 3 – Tonle Sap
Long long ago, on a lake far far away, there are some Vietnamese who live on water. They call it the floating village of Tonle Sap.
Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia. These people live on floating houses and they catches fish to make a living.
They move their houses from place to place according to the water level of the lake during different season.
We went for a tour around the floating village and it was undoubtedly, “eye-opening”.
These people do everything from eating to sleeping on their small little floating house.
Yes everything. From washing clothes…
… to preparing food.
And you might be thinking, how bout, you know, doing “business”?
Well, you guess it right. It’s on the floating house too! And into the same water where they use it to wash clothes and prepare food!
Eye-opening isn’t it?
Without basic amenities, these people still have to find their way to live their life.
Life is difficult. After seeing this, I promise I won’t complaint about my air-cond not cold enough anymore.
But wait, their situation wasn’t the worst afterall. Although they do not have the basic amenities, but they have other things, like a floating restaurant.
And also floating grocery store!
And guess what, they have floating school as well!
Not bad at all right? But I think they are lacking of something important, which is entertainment.
Only if they can have a floating night club, I gaurantee it will become one of the tourist attractions in no time.