The floods were to biggest thing to hit Siem Reap in 2011, but with the Reap being the Reap, no sooner did the flood waters recede than domestic water restrictions were introduced, with the water supply being cut for several hours every day.
And one of the flood pics of the year was taken by Australian radio personality Zan from Triple J Mornings.
Zan had this to say at the time:
“Oh hai pals! Back from Cambodia where beautiful land, wonderful locals and incredible food sustained me for a week. And floods. Siem Reap suffered it's most intense wet season in living memory, resulting in stuff like this... a coupla crocs from a nearby farm escaping and paddling through the city streets. Believe.”
BIKES FOR TIKES
Michael Horton, chairman and founder of ConCERT, the NGO'’s NGO reports, “For several months, guests staying at the prestigious Victoria Hotel have been presented with the slightly quirky sight of a typical reconditioned bike of the type seen by the thousand on Cambodia’s streets and roads.” Accompanying the bike is a display explaining how a $35 second-hand bike can transform lives in Cambodia, and a collection box.“
The Victoria is a member of ConCERT, which designed the display, and provided the bike and collection box, all of which was paid for by the hotel.
Guest donations have now provided over 50 bikes since the display was installed.