Friday, 28 August 2015

My trip to Cambodia (Part 2) - Aeon Mall

Aeon Mall is Phnom Penh first ever mega mall. I would compare it to Singapore's Vivocity. It's only about 15 minutes walk from Nagaworld.

All your familiar brands are here like Mango, Zara, G2000 and even Daiso!
As Aeon Mall opened last year August 2014, it was celebrating its FIRST birthday! There were so many little and big model cakes with a 1 candle to celebrate their first birthday!
At the 3rd level, there is a cinema and arcade. The currency they use there is USD and if you're thinking of catching a cheap movie there, you would be surprised at the cost per ticket. It is about USD$10 depending on the day and if its 4D, yes, 4D! The seats actually move! The toilets are also very high-tech as Aeon mall is a Japanese Mall so you would expect the toilets to be very clean and complicated to use.
 You'll find a lot of familiar restaurants there too like Fish & co, Kenny Rogers etc.
We came across a Japanese Ice-cream stall and we decided to buy 1 each. I chose the melon flavour which cost about USD$5.
There's even Gong Cha there! Prices are actually slightly more expensive than in Singapore.
Restaurant meals in general cost almost the same as in Singapore. Prices all in USD. The restaurant we had lunch at is call The Works. 

Massages there are cheap though. We tried massage at a place called 'Lucky Eight'. Cost only USD$12(for 2 hours) however, you have to pay tip. Unless you're having massage at Nagaworld. A 3 hour massage in Nagaworld cost about USD$100. Almost 3-4 times more but of course you pay what you get as you can see from the below picture, it's quite high-class.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Trip to Cambodia (Part 1)

Just a few weeks back, i visited Phnom Penh for a study trip. Phnom Penh has really changed throughout the years with the new developments such as Aeon Mall launched last year, cafes just like your starbucks sprouting out and I even saw our very own Breadtalk which launched in Phnom Penh few months back. Right in the heart of their city, lies their independence monument which is their "Arch-De-Truimph".
The group of us stayed in Nagaworld which is a Casino Hotel. Even though I didn't gamble, there were a lot of other things to do in the hotel like massage, eating, clubbing and singing KTV. They're famous for their four-hands massage where you're treated like royalty as 2 people massage you at the same time. Love this picture of the money tree at the lobby! 
Nagaworld's decoration is abit thai style. 
Below are some of the pictures of the casino.
This picture was taken at 1am, yet there were still quite a number of people gambling! No wonder Shangri-La is moving in too! 
At night, we checked out their club. Had a blast there. There were dancers and music played were mainly english and chinese remix. I think they cater to the chinese there as quite a lot of chinese businessman are coming into Cambodia to start their business.
For one of our lunch, we tried out their Japanese restaurant in Nagaworld. As you can see, the standard is very good. If you don't know where to eat in Phnom Penh, you can have all your meals in Nagaworld as there are many restaurants of different cuisines like dim sums, western etc. 
Great view from the hotel room. We could actually see Dreamland which is their mini theme park and also night market.

Their night market as below. Unfortunately, most of the shops were closed when we went there. I think it closes about 11pm. 

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