thrivingsmalltown

Whilst expats proudly let slip how long they’ve been living in Cambodia, they most likely mean the capital city, and there’s a whole country out there, not just to be explored on away breaks or pointed to on maps and wondered about, but realistic …

rubber

Part Four: The End of the Road in Kompong Cham

After riding through old rubber plantations, hiking up sacred mountains, and wandering around ancient temples, all I could think about was a big, juicy hamburger. We headed to Mekong Crossing, Kompong Cham’s only Western bar …

xxlfr

XXL -227 Sisowath Quay , Phnomn Penh

I went to XXL with a growling stomach, following up on a tip. Any recommendation I always consider carefully, whether for a bar, a beach, a bird and most definitely for an eatery. A wide-boy plumber, a way …

police blotter new

Why is that, according to the Phnom Penh Post, almost every violent encounter ends with someone being “axed” or “chopped?” If I had never been to Cambodia, I would picture it as a country full of maniacal lumberjacks.

Anyway, some of this week”s …

thai thug

My close encounter with death took place in Thailand. I was with my Thai girlfriend of the time celebrating my recent re-arrival in the country in an obscure Thai-owned dance and dine joint in Pratunam on the outskirts of Bangkok.

After a few …

hunSen1

Those of us who are keen observers of the great Asian soap-opera that is Khmer politics have had an interesting month or so to say the least.

A chain reaction of events, some moving so swiftly and fluidly that it was almost difficult to …

thieves

To the profound sadness of many expatriates such a rare incident took place last week when a much liked foreign resident was murdered in his own apartment during what seems to be a botched robbery.

Following this tragedy, expatriate residents of Phnom Penh pooled and …

ferry

It took me more than two years of living in Phnom Penh before I discovered the funky ferry that crosses the Tonle Sap from Sisowath Quay. It’s a great five minute, 500 riel, cool, breezy glide across the river.

It?s sometimes hard to tell …

fudget

As most of the readers of 440 will be aware David was murdered on Tuesday evening in what appears to be a robbery gone wrong. I would like to offer my warmest sympathies to David’s family and all of his friends at this very …

mcqueen5_1

An American man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing at least six girls in Cambodia, police said Saturday.

The 50-year-old unidentified American was detained Friday night in the capital Phnom Penh after trying to avoid arrest by ramming his motorcycle into a police barricade …