I recently took a trip to Cambodia with my family. Cambodia struck me as a very charming country from the moment I landed at Siem Reap Airport – the airport wasn’t yet another modern architecture marvel, but rather a small and simple building with a hint of tradition in its design. Driving out of the airport, one will observe that most of the buildings in Siem Reap are not more than 3 stories high, except for the hotels that litter the landscape. The locals are also generally friendly and hospitable, lending the town of Siem Reap a homely feel.

I had high hopes for taking beautiful pictures of the temples of Ang Kor, but the truth is that photography at Ang Kor is an absolute nightmare. The popularity of Cambodia as a tourist destination is rising, and the temples of Ang Kor are a definite must have on visiting tourists’ itinerary, which leads to overcrowding of the temple sites, especially at the more popular ones. Even waking up at 5AM is no deterrent to the many tour groups who wish to capture the magical moment of sunrise over the iconic Ang Kor Wat. Below are some of my best attempts.
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Silicon Valley Visit

I am in San Francisco right now as part of a week long IDA sponsored trip to Silicon Valley. I am already back in Singapore and have decided to do one big post with interesting highlights instead of separate daily recollections.

Welcome to San Francisco!

On the first day, we went to Autodesk, which was quite cool since their visitor gallery was filled with a myriad of products designed with their 3D modeling applications. Like these below:

Super Bee

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