Today we arrive Siem Reap.
I came to Siem Reap eight years ago to feng shui Marcel's house.
And I got to know of an orphanage nearby. Since then I have been sending money buying them rice every year.
They must have grown much taller.
It's time for me to pay them a visit.
Mr Nigel Chua and his son Isaac join me because they would like to see the children too.
Prince Tesso Sisowath is very kind to fly in from Phnom Penh to join us.
We are all staying in Marcel bungalow tonight.
In the evening, we visited the orphanage, Snadai Khmer.
The principal, Measu Hiroko, from Japan, gives her life to these Cambodian children.
And they were brought up to be polite and happy. They make their own food, clean up the place, repair the furniture. They speak and write Khmer, English and Japanese.
The children I met eight years ago are graduating from high school, some are going to the university.
Nigel Chua knows how to pamper children, the coke and chocolates are from him.
I added more meat dishes for their dinner tonight.
The man is Boudoin and his wife is Charlotte. They are french. The father of Charlotte is Vincent. Who is a old friend of my good friend Marcel Bertaud.
More than twenty years ago Marcel came to Siem Reap and get to know of a monastery at Bayon. Bayon is at the Angkor.
The head monk was very ill and dying. The monastery has been teaching some 38 to 40 poor children from around and gave them education.
Marcel decided to build a school for the children so that their education will not be broken.
Two months later, the head monk passed away.
Bayon school was started.
Bayon school was started.
Marcel has been raising money from friends to fund the school. And the school has grown. In students number, in its curriculum and its popularity.
Now The Bayon has a primary school, a secondary school and a pastry school.
The reason to build a pastry school, only for the girls, is because the society still do not believe in giving much education to girls.
But without education, girls will be left with little alternative, might be thrown out to the streets, or even become prostitutes.
The pastries school only accept girls so that they may have the option in finding a job in hotels, cafeterias and restaurants.
Vincent (friend of Marcel who started and built Bayun together), is now retired in France. His daughter, Charlotte is married to Boudoin, a french noble family. They have a good job and a wonder prospect.
But they took one year leave. They brought along their new young children to Siem Reap. They offer their service to help build this school.
Marcel brought me to visit them.
Going back to Singapore.
We sent Prince Tesso back to Phnom Penh this morning.
It's now our turn to bid good bye to Siem Reap.
The past civilisation has turned into ruin, how to rebuild the civilisation from ruin?
The best way to rebuild the civilization from a ruin is to build the people.
Probably, it's the only way.
——云龙子大师 (Master Yun Long Zi)，5 September 2017