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A trip to Phú Quôc from Phnom Penh

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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…

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What is a ‘VoIP Scam’?

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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…

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2019 Public Holidays in Cambodia

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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…

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Le Broken Plate Falls Flat In Its New Location

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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…

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From the Archives: A Rare Insight Into Growing Up in Phnom Penh

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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…

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7 Reasons to Not Buy a Business in Cambodia

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

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Mini-Marts I Know and Love – Camko City

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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…

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Michelin Guide Reaches Bangkok

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

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The Curious Case of Robert Schmalohr

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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…

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American Shawn Daniel Sanchez Slits Woman’s Throat near Kep Crab Market

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  Around breakfast time on Wednesday, 28 Feb, police in Kep were actively searching for a foreign suspect in the gruesome murder of a Cambodian masseuse the night before at the crab market. At around 8 PM on 27 Feb,…

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