Thursday, 6 November 2014

Siem Reap Part 2: Artisans at Work

For my first ever trip to Siem Reap with my  fellow travelers from Fairview International School, my first pit-stop was a cruise on Tonle Sap, which ended just before lunch time. Our last meal before that was on the 6am flight from Kuala Lumpur.

After being fed (packed halal food for the Muslims at the hotel, and non-halal at an outside restaurant for the rest), we got on the bus again and were taken to two Artisans d’Angkor sites where unschooled rural youth are trained by the Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle to produce silk, paintings and sculptures for sale at the centres.

This was the visit to the silk place:

And then on to the painting and sculpture place:

After the two actvities, which were very informative and enlightening, we finally got to check-in at a hotel and have dinner. The kids from Fairview Subang Jaya got to meet their schoolmates from the Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru campuses.

After more briefings, the group including yours truly were sent off to bed as we had an early start the next day. The teachers stayed on in the dining area for further preparations. You might want to check out my article on this trip if you haven't already :)
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