Day 1: Phnom Penh arrival
Day 2 – 3: Phnom Penh – Project Site at primary school
Day 4 : Phnom Penh – Education tour – Departure
Day 01: Upon arrival Phnom Penh (L/D)
Upon your arrival will be met and transfer to your hotel for check in (early check in is depend on the room availability). Then we are heading to visit Wat Phnom is the symbol of Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia and Independence monument. The Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach) in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was built in 1958 for Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953. It stands on the intersection of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard in the centre of the city. It is in the form of a lotus-shaped stupa, of the style seen at the great Khmer temple at Angkor Wat and other Khmer historical sites.
In the afternoon will visit the National Museum of Cambodia, The museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer Art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. The Museum’s collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during, and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam. The Museum buildings, inspired by Khmer temple architecture, were constructed between 1917 and 1924; the museum was officially inaugurated in 1920, and renovated in 1968. Then the end of the day will enjoy walking along the Mekong River bank to enjoy the local life.
(Overnight at New York Hotel)
Day 02 – 03: Phnom Penh Project Site at primary school (B/L/D)
In the morning after having breakfast will proceed to the local school located outside of Phnom Penh known as for the service learning by split the group for doing the wall painting, learning song and playing game. Upon arrival will be greeting and welcome by the local principle, teachers and group of students. Our students group from Singapore will divide into 2 teams for exchange experiences.
– Group A: Follow to the local carpenter for doing the color painting to the wall of the school (for 2classrooms, interior and exterior of the classroom) as well as making the playground 2 swings, 1seesaw for the school.
Will follow the local carpenter to cut the woods, polishing, nailing, as well as painting for the 2full days of CIP.
(Please be note: (the group could make painting, polishing the wood only, the rest of the work will finish by our local carpenters as the group still young-age)
– Group B: Will follow to the local guide to assist for translation and learning some songs and playing game as well as making Hygiene Session. This group will work under the helping translation of 1 local English speaking guide. (You will have to try your best and your community skills to interact with local children without translators for sometime)
On day 02 afternoons will have enjoy with the local transportation for visiting the local family and bringing them the donation items. Return to the local school and having a party with having some beverage together such as coca cola, sprite or 7up, then say good bye to your Cambodian friends
(Overnight at New York Hotel)
Day 04: Phnom Penh – Educational Tour – Departure (B/L)
Today is the last day of the trip, after having breakfast at your hotel will follow by checking out then enjoy with the educational tour to see the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
The Royal Palace, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk. The Kings of Cambodia have occupied it since it was built in 1860’s, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The palace was constructed after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the mid-19th century. It was gradually built atop an old citadel called Banteay Kev. It faces towards the East and is situated at the Western bank of the cross division of the Tonle Sap River and the Mekong River called Chaktomuk (an allusion to Brahma).
The Silver Pagoda is a compound located on the South side of the palace complex. It features a royal temple officially called Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot but is commonly referred to as Wat Preah Keo. Its main building houses many national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues. Most notable is a small 17th century baccarat crystal Buddha (the “Emerald Buddha” of Cambodia) and a near-life-size, Maitreya Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds dressed in royal regalia commissioned by King Sisowath. During King Sihanouk’s pre-Khmer Rouge reign, the Silver Pagoda was inlaid with more than 5,000 silver tiles and some of its outer facade was remodeled with Italian marble.
After having lunch will enjoy for shopping at Central Market or Russian Market then transfer to the airport for departure flight back to Singapore. Trip End!