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The Curious Case of Robert Schmalohr


On Sunday evening, 11 Feb, a new user signed up to 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


  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


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


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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Cambodia Public Holidays 2018


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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What Can we Expect from the Southeast Asian Games in 2023?


We’ve written satire pieces about what could be included in the Khmer440 games in the past but now some serious games are coming to Cambodia. The country has been officially confirmed as the host of the 32nd Southeast Asian Games…

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Would the U.S. State Department cover up a bar fight involving an embassy staffer at Golden Sorya Mall?

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There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about press freedom in Cambodia and the troubling lack of transparency from Cambodia’s ruling elite. The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh recently issued a statement condemning Cambodian authorities for abruptly shutting…

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Midnight in Cambodia

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In a subterranean bunker in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, members of a secret government organization–Angkor–meet to discuss how the ruling regime can maintain their loosening grip on power with national elections on the horizon. At the same time, a major anti-immigration…

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Mekong Shadows


In 2012, a collection of short stories called ‘Phnom Penh Noir’ was released, edited by the highly talented Christopher G. Moore, author of the Vincent Calvino series of books (as well as some very cerebral essays on a number of…

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