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It’s hard not to have high expectations when a new restaurant is the #1 rated venue on Trip Advisor, even understanding how much of a racket Trip Advisor can be. And taking a first look at the menu at Quitapenas it occurred to me that I’d never seen a menu in Phnom Penh with …

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Life out in the provinces can get pretty dull. Hot humdrum days follow long, hot nights, with only regular meals of rice and palm wine to break the dusty monotony. There’s also sleeping and bitching about the neighbours- two other popular pastimes.

Excitement only really …

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There’s a buzz about Toul Tom Poung these days. One by one, the often two-story timber artisan dwellings formerly housing wood workers or scooter dealers are being razed and replaced with lanky apartment buildings that are rapidly transforming the local skyline in a way reminiscent of Boung Keng Kong’s remodeling in the late noughties …

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Pedro heads into the dark underbelly of the nocturnal expat scene and chances upon a weirdly addictive computer fish game

Addiction is a right can of worms. Late last year, in a BBC Newsnight debate, the less cool, God bothering brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, …

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Jenny Conrad continues her search for budget vegetarian street food in Phnom Penh.

Having conquered my initial wariness of Cambodian street food in the Russian market – largely through an appreciation of the tasty nom kachay available – I slowly started to branch out to …

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After a twelve-month stint in-country, Nathan Thompson is leaving Cambodia and returning to the UK. In his final K440 article, he reflects on the uniqueness of the expat experience he’s leaving behind and lists ten things he’ll miss the most.

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A 10 x 10 m trilingual placard set up on the grounds of the Star Vegas Resort and Casino, advertising the merits of the new Star Paradise Hotel, has raised the hackles of Khmers for the following reasons:

1) The …

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Monday’s edition of the Phnom Penh Post included an article about Sebastian Reuiji, a Dutch convicted pedophile who was recently released from police custody in Siem Reap province. Apparently, Reuji will not be deported from Cambodia, because Cambodian authorities often inexplicably allow known convicted …

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Nathan Hansford, an Australian businessman working in Thailand who reportedly “disappeared” several months ago, has been found in Cambodia, according to a statement from his family. The Sydney Morning Herald reported last week that Hansford went missing from his Thai wife in Bangkok in …

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Cambodian’s use of Facebook is, like many Cambodian things, interesting. Naomi-Collett Ritz examines the phenomenon of Khmers and FB.

The other day on the internet a well-known photojournalist posted a photo of a family standing around an open coffin. The women were crying. The photo …