‘Vishna Strai Kr’mao’ is a feel good movie; a rags to riches tale of good luck, good sense and good looking girls. A romantic comedy Khmer story that seems to have a bit of a Cinderella theme.

The trailer can be viewed here: …

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I’ve just returned home to Cambodia from my annual trek to America. Being one who prefers being on the ground I generally go overland to Bangkok, not to mention that, at least until recently, it’s been quite a bit cheaper to fly from there.

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Dusting off an old archaeological survey of Takeo I found some time ago, I headed down to the provincial capital recently in search of several obscure pre-Angkorean temples. Even with specific place names, it’s not always easy to find these sites. Most people you …

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Cambodia is a mass grave, a shallow hole in the ground, blood-soaked, bone-filled, holding the rotten corpses of the millions slaughtered by Pol Pot’s psychotic, genocidal Khmer Rouge regime.

Ironically, though, it is this brutal, bloody history that is helping Cambodia rise phoenix-like, Lazarus-like, …

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The editor of this august E-zine phoned me the other morning from his weekend yurt in Sampov Meas village, Kompong Thom province; even over a Mobitel comms line I could smell the Bacardi Korma he was slurping for breakfast. “Playboy” he croaks through the …

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In this new column, each week Dave Finch will review one of the DVDs that arrive on the shelves of Phnom Penh’s Russian Market at around the time they hit the big screens in the USA.

If you like the title you’ll love it and …

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By Chhay Vet

January 13th was the day my family was liberated by the Vietnamese but the fighting carried on for many weeks afterwards. Many Khmer Rouge soldiers were desperate and decided to fight on until their deaths.

Kropeu means crocodile and Kropeu Village …

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Inertia sits quite well with me as a few years living in Cambodia has, over time, given me an enormous appetite for doing very little as often as I possibly can. So imagine having to wake up and go to work three hours before …

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The northern route out to Ek Phnom will take you along the river road with the normally benign and muddy stream of brown water weaving its way to your left of Battambang old town.

This route has recently been sealed for most of way out …

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By Chhay Vet

Even though I was only nine years old, I will never forget the 13th of January 1979 as that was the day I saw the Khmer Rouge run away from the village of K’dau at the base of Phnom K’dau where …