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Trude Jacobsen is a Professor at Northern Illinois University who claims to be an expert on Cambodian history and gender studies and sex trafficking and whatnot. Jacobsen teaches classes in women’s studies and portrays herself as an advocate for vulnerable and marginalized members of society. …

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Choosing your next vacation destination is not always the easiest task. There are so many choices and so many places that you may want to visit — all at once if possible. That may not be realistic, but one thing you must remember …

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Last week we celebrated Victory over Genocide Day, with 7 January, 1979 being the day that the Vietnamese military overthrew Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Phnom Penh. Here are some photos that we stumbled across, believed to have been taken by the Vietnamese Army Photographers….

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 …

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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 …

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