Angkor Wat Trip summed up

When the kids were younger we used to go on every trip together, all four of us. Since 2011, the kids were too busy with school life and National Services so Yat Thong and I began to go on DIY trips without them. Four of us managed to grab sometimes together to go for a two and a half weeks Korea DIY Trip. Since then it was just impossible to schedule another two-three week trip when all four of us were able to make it.

Yat Thong and I missed going on trip together together with our kids, so this August I planned a short trip (4 days) that spanned across two public holidays and weekend. This trip satisfied many goals, it was somewhere near, somewhere that was a must-visit place in a lift time, somewhere where four days were sufficient and somewhere where we got to sightsee and had fun.

Day 1

  • Temple visit
Day 2

  •  Pottery Class
  •  Tonle Sap lake visit
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Day 4 – Going home Day 3

  • Laze around
  • PUB street
Cost of the Trip

The total cost of the trip came up to $2800 SGD (USD$2000), it included flights, insurance, meals, tickets, transport etc, etc..Below are some breakdown of the cost for the 4 days.

Details  Cost
Temple Entrance tickets (3 days) for 4 persons

  • 1st day – one day temple visit
  • 2nd day – sunrise visit
USD  $160.00
Happy Angkor Tour

  • pickup at airport
  • English speaking guide
  • aircon van & driver  for the whole day

 inclusive of trip back to hotel


  • USD $10.00
  • USD $35.00
  • USD $40.00
Pottery Class for 3 persons

inclusive of 2 way transfer (Tuk Tuk) to and from Hotel

USD   $60.00
Tonle Sap Lake Visit for persons

inclusive of 2 way transfer (Aircon van) to and from Hotel

USD  $144.00
 3 night Accommodation at Angkor’D Tresor Resort (Family room) SGD $ 400
Air tickets

  • 4 return tickets between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
  • 4 return tickets between Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap

  • SGD $363.40
  • SGD $633.50

Flying by budget airlines (AirAsia and AirAsia X ) was the best way for us to get from Singapore to Siem Reap after I evaluated several alternatives. The cost and the timing were ideal for us. It consisted of two separate sets of return air tickets. The first set was from AirAsia flying between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and the second set from AirAsiaX flying between Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap.

For our accommodation, I booked a Deluxe Family Suite (two bedrooms) at Angor ‘D Tresor Resort for three nights at a total price of SGD$399 (including all taxes). It came with breakfast for four every morning and two ways airport transfer. The hotel was truly as beautiful as it looked on the internet where I placed the reservation under It was a newly built resort and the hotel reviews were very good. Our conclusion after four days and three nights was that the hotel was private, cosy, spacious, personal, delicious (food), beautiful, luxurious and value for money.

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