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Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia

I recently had the pleasure of spending several nights in Cambodia, hosted by the wonderful people at Shinta Mani. The jewel in the crown of their Cambodian properties is most certainly Shinta Mani Wild, a Bill Bensley-curated property nested in the verdant jungle lands in the Cambodian south. After a visit to Siem Reap, and their amazing Shinta Mani Angkor property, we were whisked to the wondrous lands of Wild, the week before their soft opening in December 2018. Here are some photos which I took as part of that journey, which really reinvigorated my passion to create exceptional lifestyle and hospitality imagery.

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A spectacular homage to the untouched beauty of Cambodia’s most fertile jungles, this tribute to sustainability made every moment there feel like breathing air for the first time. The shackles of urban life, melted away at this ode to glamping at its most opulent. I found myself thinking how much of this world can still amaze and tantalise. This was never more clear than when we trekked into the surrounding lands with Wildlife Alliance, on the trail of dangerous poachers and their crude traps. That juxtaposition really opened my eyes.

Shinta Mani Wild, captured exclusively by Justin Lim, December 2018

Shinta Mani Wild, captured exclusively by Justin Lim, December 2018

Thank you to Amanda Ho, Editor-in-Chief of Electrify Magazine, for organising this retreat into Wild, and for being the perfect travel companion. Amanda is someone whose experience in terms of how to approach ethical lifestyle travelling is beyond reproach, and I believe she always beneficially informs my own experience as a lifestyle and wedding photographer.

For details as to travel and luxury commissions, contact me at justin [at] thekandid.com.

TUVE

TUVE, Justin Lim Photography, 2015

TUVE, Justin Lim Photography, 2015

I was recently fortunate to be granted insider access to all the rooms at the spectacular TUVE Hotel. For a long time, Hong Kong has lacked a truly boutique design hotel experience. We needed a game changer for design buffs. This hotel is an incredible tribute to minimalist design and industrial aesthetics which has been missing from the local scene for quite a while. What a privilege to see all their rooms and take in some of their philosophy. I just loved the rustic greys, the attention to detail from the woods to the little iron bath hooks. Highly recommended to any visitors, I'll have to arrange my own staycation!