Category Archives: Phnom Penh


Drunken American NGO Staffer Drives SUV Into Sh*t Creek But Rescues His Booze

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….and then practices karate moves on bemused cops. Friday, 3rd January, 2014, 9:47 am Phnom Penh -A drunken American man drove his car into a 6 meter deep drainage canal, but managed to swim away with the help of an…

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7 Ways Cambodia Can Solve its Foreign Dude Problem

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Oh crap, it happened again. Just yesterday, Cambodian police announced that they are searching for a 48 year-old British man in connection with the presumed murder of a Cambodian woman. Apparently, the suspect fled his hotel in quite a haste…

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British Man Sought for Murder of Phnom Penh Woman

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Monday, 30 December 2013 2:42 pm Phnom Penh: The body of a Cambodian woman was discovered under the bed of a room at the Bolina Palace Hotel, located at 8 – 9 -10 B, Street 154, Psar Tmey 3 Commune,…

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Frenchman Bashed and Gashed with Beer Bottle in Street Robbery

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Phnom Penh -A Frenchman (បុរសជនជាតិបារាំង) returning home from a Panda Mart convenience store was badly injured when 2 thieves on a motorbike grabbed the beer he had purchased and used it as a weapon to rob him of his wallet….

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Shaven-headed Australian Expat Arrested in Phnom Penh

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Tuol Kork and Daun Penh military police arrested an Australian man, a មេខ្លោង (kingpin) known for supplying drugs to the expat community along the riverside in Phnom Penh. -The arrest was made at 10:00 am on the 20th December, 2013,…

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Waiting For Go…….

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The day is already hot, the air a humid mix of dust and engine fumes billowing from an array of mottos, 4 wheel drives, buses and ropey delivery trucks. They wait in the shadow of tall glass towers, squatting patiently,…

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Walking a Mile in a Sex Worker’s Shoes

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With Pchum Ben less than a week away I got a call from an unknown number on my cell phone. Usually picking up a mystery call results in my apologizing in Khmer for not speaking enough Khmer, and I eventually…

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Surviving Minor Motorbike Accidents in Phnom Penh

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If you regularly ride around Phnom Penh on a motorbike the unfortunate truth is that your likelihood of being involved in some form of accident at one point or another is reasonably high. However, there are a few simple ways…

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A Psycho-geography of BKK1, Phnom Penh

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Three kings and one dictator watch BKK1, Phnom Penh’s exclusive district. To the north, lies the late king Sihanouk with his effigy is rendered in concrete on a road island. The southern border is held in place by Sihanouk’s allay,…

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Leak, Bopha and Makara

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Naomi-Collett Ritz spends some quality time with a trio of Phnom Penh sex workers. I met Leak, Bopha, and Makara a few months ago. I ended up at their bar on Street 104 in Phnom Penh one night when I’d…

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