Urban Space: new playground & cafe in Tuol Kork

I took Tom to visit this new playground in Phnom Penh called Urban Space Playground & Cafe. It’s a new, nice place for kids to indulge in their play time after school. Also, I can just have a good coffee latte. There is a new, clean swimming pool for small children. A sandbox with tiny Cambodian houses. Very good design architecture. This Urban Space Playground & Cafe is located in Tuol Kork district, just a few minutes from my home.

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The swimming pool for little children

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If you’ve been to Brown Coffee, you may find this place familiar.

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While kids have fun in the playground, you can still do some work.

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Climbing the wall is one of Tom’s favorites

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Next to the swimming pool, there is a large sandbox and small Khmer traditional house, which kids can go up there.

As the Urban Space Playground & Cafe is not yet officially opened, entry for the kids is still free. There’s a good discount for the drink as well.

Want to take your kids to this playground?
Urban Space Playground & Café Address:
68 St, 19 St 287, 12151, Phnom Penh +855
Phone: 087 556 695

Building bridge

Some note from the class: Bridges & Huts around the World

This week we looked at and learnt the names of different types of bridges (draw bridge, suspension bridge and arch bridge), as well as some of the most well known bridges around the world. The children decided that the draw bridge was their favourite!
We used clay, toothpicks and popsicle sticks to create our own bridges designing different styles and ways of making them stay up as well as adding lots of different features (drawbridge, doors, monsters)
The elephants experimented with 4 different bridges and tested their strength with stones – we talked about which bridges held the most and why, and how we could make the weaker bridges stronger

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Tom & Sophie

Sophie, nearly 2, visited Tom’s school this afternoon.

Sophie quickly had a new friend.

A new who wanted to be around with her.

Sophie enjoyed swinging.

A good time to visit The Giving Tree School when it’s snack time.

To Kratié with love

This is my very first one-on-one trip with Tom outside of Phnom Penh.

We went to Kratié, a Mekong river town in the Northeastern part of Cambodia for four nights.

At the riverside, just outside of the Mekong Dolphin Hotel

A visit to a villager on Koh Trong island

On Koh Trong, villagers grow this fruits and sell well.

How do we get to the island from the town? We took a ferry, not actually this boat.

We also climbed up Sambok mountain.

Legoland in Phnom Penh

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At Mith Samlanh, lots and lots of Lego toys made accessible to kids.

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Tom enjoyed his Lego leisure time on a Saturday morning.

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A Legoland in the Cambodian capital? Not yet. At least for now.

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It’s quite expensive to get a box of Lego in Phnom Penh.

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Tom keeps asking to go there again. 🙂

Taken with iPhone 5s on June 18, 2016