Category Archives: Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: The Vegetarian

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For vegetarians living in Cambodia, the standard fare of vegetable fried rice, stir fried greens or noodles with vegetables can become a little monotonous after a while. At many Asian-style restaurants, vegetarian options simply use vegetables or tofu as a…

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Hitching a Lift Through Sunday’s Protest with Sam Rainsy’s Wife

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Naomi Collett Ritz hitched a lift through Sundays’s mass CNRP protest with Sam Rainsy’s wife, and managed an exclusive interview in the process. Here’s her report for K440 Beginning Sunday morning tens of thousands of Cambodians descended on Freedom Park…

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A Classified Ad on Cambodia Parent Network

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Eagle-eyed K440 correspondent, Ned Kelly, spotted this strange-but-almost-true advertisement on the Cambodia Parent’s Network yahoo group and felt it deserved a wider audience. We concurred. Hi Everyone, My wife and I are moving to Haiti for reasons of economic hardship,…

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On the Proper Etiquette when Seeing an Ex-Bargirl with Her New Husband

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It’s a low-key Thursday night in Phnom Penh. The early evening rains have subsided, and you are meeting a friend for dinner at a respectable Western restaurant. As you walk in to the restaurant, you see a couple quietly eating…

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Comedy Club Cambodia at Pontoon: Tuesday 27th August

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The Comedy Club Cambodia bursts back onto the Phnom Penh scene with another outstanding night of stand up hilarity brought to you by Infinity Insurance and Bruntys Cider and in association with Monument Hotel, The Flicks Community Movie Houses and…

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Reflections of a Returning Expat

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There are a number of aspects of life in Phnom Penh that those living here may take for granted, but which are seen through new eyes once you have been away for a long time. Having recently moved back to…

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Regarding Escalators and Cambodia Expats: A Little Rejoinder for Gavinmac

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While in most respects Sovanna shopping mall seems to differ little from City mall or Soriya mall, there is at least one way that it does. Here, what I have in mind are the several occasions in which I encountered…

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Phnom Penh Punchliners #2 @ Equinox

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Locally mastered mirth returns to Equinox (No 3A, Street 278) on Tuesday July 23. Cambodia’s first open mic stand up comedy night, PP Punchliners, is back after its epic inaugural edition last month. Your good self and everyone else you…

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A Brief Guide to Moving into your Khmer Girlfriend’s Condo

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So, your girlfriend has been living with you for the past 6 months, ever since you seriously injured your knee in an unexpected and traumatic sleep walking accident. Aren’t they always unexpected and traumatic? Well, her condo is finally ready…

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Phnom Penh Restaurant Reviews: Duck

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Just like the etched design on the plate glass windows, this excellent new restaurant has all its ducks in a row. Less than a month after opening its doors in Phnom Penh, Duck is delivering an experience that’s hard to…

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