Fah Thai Magazine Nov-Dec 2018

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HAPPENINGS

CAMBODIA

PHNOM PENH / SIEM REAP / SONG SAA

SPOTLIGHT

Island Paradise

If you’re searching for a truly

private and luxurious escape,

then Song Saa Island may well

deliver the dream vacation you

so desperately crave. Located

in Cambodia’s southwest Koh

Rong archipelago, the two

islands that make up Song Saa

– Koh Ouen and Koh Bong offer

24 luxurious, environmentally

friendly villas.

A short flight away from

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh,

Song Saa is considered one of

Cambodia’s most exclusive

island getaways and hidden

secrets. The resort is inspired

by Cambodian fishing villages,

each of which come with sunset

views and their own private

pool. Guests can engage in a

wide variety of marine-based

activities or even conservation

and community initiatives

during their break. Song Saa

is accessible via a 30-minute

speed boat transfer from

Sihanoukville port. songsaa.com

CHIC COCKTAIL BAR

Ever since opening its doors a decade ago, Miss

Wong has built itself a reputation for being one

of Cambodia’s most sophisticated cocktail bars.

Embracing a 1930s old Shanghai speakeasy

theme, the intimate watering hole is located in a

small lane in the central bar and restaurant district

of Siem Reap.

Premium cocktails and spirits are the order

of the day at Miss Wong, and it is undoubtedly

something the outlet does rather well. So well in

fact that proprietor Dean Williams has opened a

second outlet, which exudes a Chinoiserie-style

motif, in the Sino-French heritage quarter of

Battambang. The menu at Miss Wong is occupied

by delectable and creative cocktails as well as

staple Chinese bites such as dim sum, hot pots,

duck pancakes and steamed pork buns, which

are perfect accompaniments for an evening of

drinking and socialising. The Lane, Siem Reap,

Cambodia, opens daily 6pm-1am, misswong.net

RECYCLING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Rehash Trash offers a unique and imaginative solution to Cambodia’s

plastic problem and it’s helping improve Cambodian lives too.

The social enterprise champions women’s empowerment and

skills-training whilst promoting recycling efforts as part of its

mission statement of ‘Recycling Rubbish & Renewing Lives’.

The green initiative employs disadvantaged Khmer women

to create products of value so they can support their families

and transform their lives. Sale proceeds of the items are then

channelled back providing a source of income for the women

in the programme. Tourists to Cambodia can choose to support

the efforts of Rehash Trash by not only purchasing products,

but to also engage in recycling workshops where they will learn

to turn trash into treasure. Sombai Road, Krong Siem Reap,

opens daily 8am-5pm, facebook.com/RehashTrash

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DELICIOUS START

The claim to fame for Khéma Pasteur

in Phnom Penh has always been its

free-flow breakfast. The sophisticated

international boutique restaurant

features an on-site gourmet café,

bakery and delicatessen with a wide

range of specially imported and housemade

delights to ensure you get the

right start to your day.

The restaurant welcomes diners as

early as 6am with a value-for-money

spread made up of western as well as

local fare. From eggs done any way you

like to traditional Cambodian breakfast

soups and rice dishes and freshly baked

pastries, Khéma undoubtedly rewards

those who rise and shine in time for its

luscious spread. The outlet also caters

to the lunch and dinner crowd, which

is perfect for those who prefer a later

start to the day. Arunreas Hotel Ground

Floor, Corner of Street 228 & Street 51,

Phnom Penh, opens daily 6am-11pm,

khema-restaurant.com

Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort & Spa offers the ultimate relaxation

and comfort on your Thai cultural journey.

Experience the tranquility of endless rice fields while exploring

the history of Thailand’s ancient civilisation.

www.sriwilaisukhothai.com

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