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Mencari Jejakmu : Kisah Gereja Katolik Kamboja

Seorang imam yang tengah menjalani tahun sabatikal di Paris mendadak dipanggil pulang ke negerinya. Ia berkata kepada kawannya, "Aku pulang untuk mati." Ia adalah Pastor Joseph Chmar Salas yang ditahbiskan menjadi uskup koajutor atas Vikariat Apostolik Phnom Penh pada 14 April 1975, tiga hari sebelum Khmer Rouge menguasai dan mengosongkan Phnom Penh. Uskup sebelumnya, Mgr… Continue reading Mencari Jejakmu : Kisah Gereja Katolik Kamboja

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Wat Ek Phnom is In Danger

Wat Ek Phnom is a temple from 11th century, located 13 kms north of Battambang. I can say that it is in Danger!   Most part is collapsed and unstable. Some of the trees also getting removed to prevent the worse damage of the temple. I wish the government will do something to preserve this Angkorian temple.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Mary of The Inclusive Love

Maybe.. for some people this Our Lady of The Assumption church is not categorized as "must see place" in Battambang. But for me, this church is the first thing I know about Battambang since I read about the biography of Bishop Paul Tep Im. So when I traveled to Battambang, I visited this place as… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Mary of The Inclusive Love

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A Day With Ket

Ket adalah seorang tuk-tuk driver yang dipertemukan dengan saya di lobby Chhaya Hotel. Dia memang bermarkas disitu dan selalu stand by mengantar tamunya Chhaya keliling Battambang. Tadinya sih.. saya sempat ogah dengan driver tuk-tuk yang nongkrong di hostel, karena dalam benak saya mereka pasti pasang tarif lebih tinggi. Tapi apa daya.. ketika saya melangkah keluar… Continue reading A Day With Ket

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Tolong… Saya Bablas…

Setelah berulang kali saya terjaga dan terlelap sepanjang perjalanan ini, akhirnya kali ini saya benar-benar ON. Di luar sana langit hitam kelam telah berubah warna menjadi biru tua. Saya melirik jam tangan, sudah pukul 05.20. Hmm.. Mengapa van ini belum juga tiba di Battambang? Menurut statistika, rata-rata waktu tempuh Phnom Penh-Battambang adalah selama 6 jam. Harusnya… Continue reading Tolong… Saya Bablas…

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Phnom Sampov

When the sun has moved to the west and the dusk is coming, people usually stand looking to the sunset. And so do I.. But when I visited Phnom Sampov (Phnom Sampeu) in Battambang, I found the beauty on the opposite side of the sunset : the Shadow of Phnom Sampov, the wonderful landscape of east Battambang, and also… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Phnom Sampov

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Norry

Civil War in Cambodia during 1970s until 1990s made the railways in dilapidated state so all train services in Cambodia were suspended in 2009. But in Battambang, people has Repurposed the railway in early 1980s to be used by the bamboo train (norry/nori/lorry) to carry people, livestock, rice, and also motorcycle. This bamboo train inspired by… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Norry