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The most important day of the term for most students will be the last one. That’s the day when they take the final exam and get to see whether they’ve learned the skills necessary to progress to the next level.

For the teacher, however, …

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Restaurant La Tour
French and Asian food

33, Street 108, Phnom Penh
Ph: 023 996 409 Ph: 012 559 101

During an average Monday evening’?s drunken mayhem of sweet sherry mixed with babysham slammers the editor of this august E-zine tells me that a new …

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Rasmay Sorya Restaurant
Khmer food

11, Street 108 – Near Norodom Boulevard
Phnom Penh

Having not had any rice or noodles for a day or so, Lady Playboy and I decided to go out to a Khmer restaurant for a change, a swift phone call to the editor …

I confess.  After living in the country for almost two years, I really have committed myself to and fallen in love with Cambodia.  But let us stand back and at least partially examine this emotion through the medium of that ubiquitous and unique Cambodian …

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There’s nothing to it. For a minimum few thousand bucks you can join the swelling ranks of Phnom Penh bar owners. All you need is customers and you’re set. Some local bars do a great business, so why not yours?

The expat community is growing …

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The scale of achievement at Angkor Wat is certainly something – for a few centuries it was the centre of an impressive empire, and a population of over a million lived there at a time when London had a twentieth the number; close-up however, …

Here”s a rare song from the famous pre Khmer Rouge chanteuse Ros Sereysothea.

The song is called “Old Sour and Sweet” and was recorded in 1972.

Ros Sereysothea was a particular favourite of King Norodom Sihanouk who honoured her with the royal title, “Preah …

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In no particular order or relevance.

Early on New Years Eve morning the editor of this august E-zine phones me in a tizzy, ”Playboy?” he barks in between bites of his breakfast Bloody Mary Bubble Tea, ”Where is this weeks column?” Through my own pre-caffeinated mind-fog I vaguely remembered promising to do a year end …

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Having just arrived back in England after a crazy two and a half months in Cambodia, I have had time to reflect on how I managed to splurge so much money in so little time. I have come to the conclusion that I am …

For a walk down memory lane, it’s worth checking this evocative portrait of a long gone Phnom Penh circa 1965. Phnom Penh was a truly beautiful city – no laundry hanging from balconies (it was illegal) – no cars parked on sidewalks, few cars even (but check the Citroen 2CVs) and it”s easy to …