Map showing the crossing point of Ha Tien

Currently there are two main ways to get to Phú Quoc Island from Phnom Penh: fly via Saigon, or go overland through Hà Tiên, and then take a ferry.  Over water festival a few friends and I chose to go the latter route, driving down to the border, crossing by foot, grabbing a quick taxi, …

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Telephone fraud has been around a long time. The phone offers anonymity between shyster and mark, a separation which makes lies easier to tell and simpler to swallow.

Ever since the 1960’s hard sales techniques have been used by, if not conmen themselves, then those on …

holidays

As Water Festival has come to a close, and there remains only one lone holiday left in 2018 (at least it’s on a Monday!), it’s time to look forward to 2019 and the next 28 public holidays.

Public Holidays in Cambodia for the Year 2019

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Last year I visited Le Broken Plate a few times, and wrote this glowing review of a night there. The location on Street 13 was almost hidden, but once inside the small and trendy restaurant you were warmly welcomed by the chef. It was always …

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Last year K440 published an article bitching and moaning about the U.S. State Department’s stonewalling response to aFreedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request for documents about a bar fight involving an embassy staffer outside Golden Sorya Mall. Here is the update.

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Back in 2013 Khmer440.com had a regular user, Khmerized, a young European that went to high school here in Phnom Penh at the Lycée Français Renée Descartes (LFRD). He posted a very rare insight into the school and the environment as a whole on our discussion …

business for sale

Cambodia itself is detrimental to your health, and working in Cambodia is even more so. What could go wrong?

Camko

Cambodia is changing. On the way out are the wretched, the desperate, the runaways, alkies and deathpats. They don’t suit the new ‘developed’ status that the country now is hell-bent on portraying, albeit fairly unsuccessfully. Out with the beer guts proudly displayed protruding from wife-beater …

Michelin

Bangkok has finally been awarded with the prestigious Michelin stars. But there’s more to the guide than you might know.

robert

On Sunday evening, 11 Feb, a new user signed up to Khmer440.com to post the following: “On Friday, Feb 9 Infamous con man and owner of Valentinos, an unsuccessful gay nightclub in Phnom Pehn, Robert Schmalohr was arrested by Khmer police on fraud …