Mar 29 2012
I’ve never worked out whether Easter bunnies actually “lay” Easter eggs, or just hide them like fiends, and if it’s the latter then we really need to question the picture of doe-eyed innocence their PR agents have thus far been so successful in promoting. It seems odd I know, but I was unsure whether we actually have any rabbits in Cambodia, so I nervously Googled “Cambodia Rabbit”, more than a little afraid that I’d find myself swamped with images of “Asian babes” with bunny tails on. But all I got was a vegetarian restaurant and Rabbit Island, on which I’m reasonably sure there are no actual rabbits, or even Asian babes, not of the kind you’re likely to find on the internet anyway.
And yet, even though it would appear that there are no rabbits here, they still manage to send in special teams (SAS rabbits I imagine) to seek out Easter eggs and then hide them. The sods. In Siem Reap, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Rosy Guesthouse and Jungle Junction are all hosting special events on Easter Sunday, April 8, to foil those rascally rabbits’ plans, with Easter egg hunts, egg drawing competitions and other activities too.
For the morning at Raffles, there will be special Apsara dance classes from 09:30 to 10:30. This is followed by a cool down swim in the magnificent pool, and then the Easter Egg Treasure Hunt, with a special map, in Raffles’ beautiful gardens starting at 11:30. It’ll be $10 for all the morning activities. Lunch is also available at $20 for children and $33 for adults (plus tax and service).
In the afternoon, kids can take part in an egg drawing competition in the Conservatory, from 13:00 to 15:00, and/or an Easter cookie cooking class from 14:00 to 15:00 (complete with a special chef’s hat and Junior Raffles Chef apron), followed by a swim and snacks. There is a charge of $15 for the afternoon activities.
In the evening, a kids movie screening will be held in the Elephant Bar for $5, else complimentary for those that joined the cooking class.
Rosy’s Guesthouse is planning an Easter egg hunt, egg painting and an Easter-themed craft table for just $3, including a rabbit cookie. More details will be available on their Facebook page closer to the date.
At Jungle Junction, which has launched itself onto the top of the list written by kids of things to do with your kids, there’ll also be an Easter egg hunt (those damned rabbits will have been busy!), and the kids get to make their own collecting basket first. In the afternoon there’ll be a movie showing with free popcorn. Tickets for the day’s activities are $6, and it all kicks off at 09:00.
And the really good news is that all these places serve refreshments/psychological support for parents too, though cannot help with management of sugar-highs.
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
1 Vithea Charles de Gaulle, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 168
Rosy’s Guest House
# 0074, Phum Slor Kramm, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 059
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