Author Archives: wpadmin

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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The Art Bar – Something New to Check Out

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I had been hearing a lot about The Art Bar’s Sip and Paint as my Facebook and Instagram feed had been consistently popping up with people who have been there, and seemingly really enjoying the experience. As a person who…

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Cam-Beer-Dia! A Look at Cambodia’s Beer Market

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It is an indisputable fact that Cambodians love their beer. Whether it’s a simple get-together between friends or a lavish wedding ceremony, it seems that there is always an occasion to crack a can, pour into an ice filled glass…

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Do American Embassy Staffers Patronize Cambodian Brothels For “Research” Purposes?

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Despite however much I would like to consider myself a Cambodian insider, having lived here for two years, studying the language, working, and generally trying to take it all in from $1 street side congee to decadent meals at the…

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A Return Trip to Le Broken Plate in Phnom Penh

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I had some friends visiting from out of town for a week, and they wanted to have a fun and different experience from our other nights out in Phnom Penh. It was an easy choice to settle on Le Broken…

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Cambodia Public Holidays 2018

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Getting ready to plan your beach holidays for 2018? Us too! The Royal Government of Cambodia Sub-Decree No. 202 sets out the Paid Public Holidays for 2018 for all Civil Servants, employees and workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia as:…

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The Jewel in the Crown: A History of Koh Pich (Diamond Island)

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From a semi-submerged sandbar rising from where the Bassac, Tonle sap and Mekong rivers converge, to the shining light triumphing Phnom Penh’s rapid development as an international city, Koh Pich, or Diamond Island, had a short, and often troubled history. Continue reading

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