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2019年4月13日星期六

Tabitha Housebuilding Trip - Day 1

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In UWC, I joined a project called Tabitha that helps the locals in Cambodia to build houses. With a year of hard work, we raised more than 70,000 SGD. Our next step is to go to the small village in Cambodia and use the fund we raised to build houses for the locals there.

On the first day of our trip, all of our classmates in the project, more than 80 people, put on our uniform t-shirt. After saying "goodbyes" with our parents, we set off.

We arrived in Phnom Penh at about 2 o'clock in the afternoon and took a minibus, traveling through the streets. The first impression Cambodia gave me was that it was a dirty and chaotic place. On the two sides of the dusky street stood low, dilapidated houses. There were stalls that sold all sort of stuff under umbrellas, crowded together. There were also lots of motorbikes that brought strong smells of gasoline onto the raw chicken and pork on the roadside stores.

We had dinner at a western restaurant. We tasted some of the Cambodian specialties. Our hotel was called the Golden Bridge Hotel, which was just a small inn with air conditioning (lots of other hotels do not have AC). Although the condition of the hotel wasn't very good, we did not really care. We were looking forward to the house-building activities in the next few days.
    Tabitha是我在UWC参加的一个柬埔寨援建项目。经过一年的努力,我们募集到7万多新币,下一步就是亲身到柬埔寨,利用这些善款为当地人建造房子。

    活动的第一天,我们一行80多个同学穿上了统一的T恤,在学校与前来送行的父母话别后就出发了。

    坐飞机抵达金边后,我们乘着中巴穿过大街小巷。这里给我的第一印象就是脏、乱。灰蒙蒙的街道两旁是破旧、低矮的房屋,大伞底下的杂货店路边摊挤成一团,摩托车将浓浓的汽油味喷在路边的生鸡肉猪肉上。

    晚餐是在一个西餐厅吃的,也品尝到了一些柬埔寨的特色小吃。晚上住宿在“金桥大酒店”,相当于一个有空调的小客栈,条件虽然很一般,但是我们都不在意,对后续的援建活动非常期待!

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