Chow Kok Choy
KC Chow, or Cassy as he is known, is a Planting Director and Advisor for plantation operations and development. He’s been in the plantation industry for more than 40 years. Photography is one of his hobbies apart from gardening, golf and ballroom dancing. Although he’s been interested in photography since he was a young man, it was only about a year ago that his long latent interest has been rekindled. He likes to shoot portraiture and close-up photos of nature and plants.
Eastern Façade of Angkor Wat – Angkor Wat is the best preserved temple among the dozens of exquisite temples built during the 11th and 12th century by a succession of Khmer Kings. The temples were originally Hindu and were mostly dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme gods in the Hindu pantheon. During the 13th century, the last Hindu Khmer King Jayavarman, was overthrown by his son-in-law Srindravarman, who was a Buddhist monk. Srindravaman began the process of converting the Khmer Empire’s state religion from Hinduism to Theravada Buddhism and the temples of Angkor were gradually transformed to take on a more Buddhist like aura. It is not very clear why the temples were abandoned, but once neglected, the tropical forest quickly claimed the historic buildings. They were only restored in the early 20th century. Today, they have become a national treasure to Cambodia. Millions of visitors come to Cambodia because of these temples and the tourist dollars makes these ruins almost equivalent of a living oil field, with US25 per barrel, because that is the entry fee for a day long tourist pass to visit these temples.