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Blog Newsletter Siem Reap  - July 9, 2017

The SR Monthly #9: the best of Siem Reap

The SR Monthly is a hand-crafted e-mail round-up of the latest goings-on in Siem Reap and at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, as well as news from Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, curated by our passionate team and delivered to your inbox once a month – all designed to make your next trip to Siem Reap extra-special.

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Plastic-Free July in Siem Reap, Cambodia - image by Plastic-Free Cambodia
Go Green! Baby Elephant joins Plastic Free July

Being green is a big part of the Baby Elephant mission, and we’re making good progress with our monthly initiatives to reduce the hotel’s footprint, become more eco-friendly, and contribute in a positive way to our local community. This July, we’re joining forces with other socially conscious Siem Reap businesses to ditch plastic packaging and reduce the amount of waste produced in temple town. Take a look at our new blog post to discover more of what we’re doing as part of this planet-friendly drive.
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Real Food Real Weightloss Retreat at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia - image by Real Food Real Weightloss Retreat
Real Food Real Weightloss Retreat

The Baby Elephant team will be supporting Real Food Real Weightloss with our personnel, faciltiies and beautiful rooms for the RFRW Retreat this September. The RFRW Retreat is one of the best retreats in Southeast Asia with some of the most experienced facilitators available. If you invest in transformative travel, you will not want to miss this!

Baby Elephant is getting a lot of attention from the wellness travel community lately for our exceptionally wholesome food, relaxing facilities and wellness services. With a spa, an active yoga community and some of Siem Reap’s best teachers we can offer amazing support to retreat leaders to deliver transformational travel for your clients.
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Muslim communities and food in Siem Reap, Cambodia - photo by Adib Wahab
Discover Muslim communities and food in Siem Reap

Ramadan and Eid might have just passed, but it’s not too late to learn something new about the pockets of Muslim culture and communities right here in Siem Reap! While Cambodia’s premier tourist town might be best known for the Buddhist-Hindu temples in the Angkor Wat complex, Siem Reap – and the country more widely – are also home to numerous Muslim communities. Our new blog post gives you the inside track on these communities and how to find out more about them and, just because we’re incurable foodies, where to dig into some of their delicious culinary influences on our little town.
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Angkor Empire Marathon in Siem Reap, Cambodia - photo via Angkor Empire Marathon
Run for your life in a Siem Reap marathon!

Calling all marathon junkies! Siem Reap is home to its fair share of challenging and charitable runs, and there are more on the way. Taking part in a marathon in Cambodia’s temple town is the perfect way to check out the city’s bucket-list-worthy sights, and end shopping and eating possibilities, while accomplishing the latest rung in your fitness journey. Best of all, before and after your run, the Baby Elephant team is here to pamper you with fabulous spa treatments, delicious meals in our restaurant, rejuvenating pool time, and of course luxurious bedrooms for that all-important rest and relaxation. Read our new blog post to find out more about Siem Reap’s upcoming marathons and our great-value packages.
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Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia - photo by Alessandro Vannucci for Lemongrass Garden at Baby Elephant
Lemongrass Garden Spa opens at Baby Elephant with a bang

At the start of June, we hosted a stylish launch for our brand-new Lemongrass Garden Spa at Baby Elephant, in conjunction with Siem Reap’s leading independent day spa. Take a look at all the photos from this happening evening of fun and festivities, then come down and see us for a rewarding, energising and all-natural treatment in the surrounds of our luxurious spa.
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Cocktail of the month - dragon fruit gin fizz at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cocktail of the Month
Dragonfruit Gin Fizz ($4.00 or 2-4-1 during Happy Hour!)

It’s no secret that we’re fans of gin cocktails and opportunities to create new flavours with a focus on botanicals. This month’s cocktail is a gin fizz, with a house-made dragonfruit syrup made by our assistant manager Seyha. The Dragonfruit Gin Fizz combines Gordon’s gin, lime juice, soda water and a dash of dragonfruit syrup. Dragonfruit is tipped as the next superfood loaded with antioxidants and other healthy stuff, so what better opportunity? Follow us on Instagram for other holiday inspiration!
Enjoy for $4.00 or 2-4-1 during Happy Hour every day from 5-7PM!

News Bites

New babies at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
A belated congratulations to manager of Baby Elephant Ravy and the directors of Lemongrass Garden Spa on the birth of their healthy babies! We’re all in love here at Baby Elephant.

In My Name silver at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
We are pleased to welcome In My Name Silver to Baby Elephant! Founder and silversmith Claire has moved in with her apprentice Srey Neap. Sliver-making workshops and silver jewellery now available at Baby Elephant. Watch this space for more detail!

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel's DJ Adam Scott at The Republic in Siem Reap, Cambodia
See you at new Siem Reap hot spot The Republic this Friday night? Baby Elephant’s very own Adam Scott will be DJing from 8PM.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel front desk supervisor Kim
Congratulations also to front desk supervisor Kim on presenting her thesis last week! All set to graduate from SE Asia University with a Bachelor of Hospitality Management. We’re really proud of you.

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Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
About Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

Baby Elephant is an evolving independent boutique hotel in Siem Reap, providing premium budget and affordable luxury accommodation alongside all the facilities and services of an international hotel. We are proud to be a 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice hotel.

We are an inclusive, family-friendly and LGBT-welcoming property offering a dynamic, creative and nourishing space for guests. Our sustainable and ethical business model is focused on opportunities for our team of Cambodian staff, while creating rewarding and memorable experiences for our valued guests. Read more here.

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