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Cambodia, November 2013. Situated off the south western coast of Cambodia, Koh Thonsay is also known as the Rabbit Island due to its distinctive shape. 4.6 km south of Kep, this 2 square kilometer island is frequently visited by Cambodian and tourists for it’s beaches and rustic environment. With just 3 to 4 hours of electricity at night and accommodation in bamboo houses, visitors can reach the island via boats. One has to be prepared to have their feet wet during disembarkation as the island offered no boat pier.

On the morning of departure back to Kep, I woke up especially early to catch a glimpse of the locals daily routine. At the beach, boatmen will preparing their boats to return to Kep. Instead of staying whining for food or toys, this kid was helping his family setting up their little restaurant, and helping the boatman get ready.

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Written by J J Lim

I am 26 and still finding grounds in my life. I am born and raised into a conservative Chinese family. As I grew, I was inducted into a city-state where a competitive modern society has made achievements and money become a call of life. I have a job in one of the most awarded airport in the world. I think and I see endless possibilities. To learn about things that are greater than myself, my kin and kith, my job, and my country, travelling afforded me the chance to discover everything and anything. I appreciate the amazing people I have met and those individuals I have had the honor to lunch with. I recount the smiles of locals with whom I greeted and thanked in their native languages. I opened my ears and let them talk so they could teach me. My experiences gave me an ability to see beyond the vanishing point. I show people how right and wrong they were about a particular country. In a modern society where scepticism is ingrained in us and after realizing our inability to appreciate, I am humbled by the trust that strangers have so genuinely afforded me. I believe there is power in knowledge and reaching out to people, and I urge that you do the same. My camera is to me what cigarettes are to smokers. Along with aircrafts, I consider it one of the greatest invention in modern times. Photographs are frozen memories and when you look into them hard enough, they each tell a story. They are filled with feelings and full of life. This website captures stories I found and I treasure. After all, the business of life is the acquisition of memories.

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