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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.

Floating Village at 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.

A black and white portrait of a kid.

They move their houses from place to place according to the water level of the lake during different season.

Ah Miao and Sophea.

We went for a tour around the floating village and it was undoubtedly, “eye-opening”.

Me sitting in-front of the boat while touring the Floating Village.

These people do everything from eating to sleeping on their small little floating house.

A floating house with kids playing around.

Yes everything. From washing clothes…

A lady washing clothes on a floating house.

… to preparing food.

A lady preparing food on a floating house

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!

A kid shitting on a floating house.

Eye-opening isn’t it?

Without basic amenities, these people still have to find their way to live their life.

Kids approaching tourists to beg for money.

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.

A floating restaurant.

And also floating grocery store!

A floating grocery store.

And guess what, they have floating school as well!

A floating school.

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.

Cambodia Series

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  1. Ted Ted

    yes, let’s open one there. so did you guys dine there? it would be mouth watering isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Dine there?! Crazy ar?! We can open 1 floating club in Putrajaya ๐Ÿ˜‰

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