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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 …

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By: Mac Hathaway

Returning to the town, we went back to the restaurant where we’d gone before and again pestered the proprietors for travel tips. There’d been discussion in our absence, and new ideas had emerged.

This time, we were led to a neighbour’s …

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Just a short drive toward Kompong Cham stands the tall, red archway to the entrance to Wat Kiribobaram.

An ornate naga bridge, with the dragon’s undulating body as the railings that lead from this first gate to the inner one, leads to inside the …

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On Friday, Cambodia’s National Assembly approved a bill which would criminalize adultery. If passed in the Senate and signed by the King, the new law would impose a penalty of up to a year in prison and a fine of up to one million …

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By: Mac Hathaway

Without a guidebook to point out the way, my plump Khmer ex and I embarked on some genuine countryside exploration last year, pestering shopkeepers, accosting motodops, and sniffing out leads to any out of the way little places that might justify a …

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Pair work and tandem writing are classroom activities that can be successful and effective teaching techniques. They can also fall flat on their face – there are few rhymes or reasons that can serve as guidelines for a successful lesson. I’ve often found the …

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The Details are Sketchy blog carried an article a couple of days ago commentating on the murder, at his home, of British bar owner David Mitchell. Mitchell’s girlfriend, Jane Nye, who nearly died herself in the attack, has expressed uncertainty that the police …