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Toul Tom Poung: Expat Dining Options Aplenty

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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…

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Golden Soriya, 4am Drunks and Addictive Arcade Games

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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…

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Fried Short Noodles and Friendly Sisters: a Recipe for a Good Market Lunch

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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…

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Khmers, Gore, Porn, Suicide and Facebook

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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…

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The Diseased Temple Dog and Me

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Vice and Slate writer Nathan Thompson encounters a disconcerting side of Khmer rural life: the treatment of stray animals The dog was a right old mess. Its patchy fur exposed grey skin gathered into folds and each eye was blood…

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Falafel Murders and other Tales: ‘Petra’ and ‘Turkish Delight’

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Jeff Mudrick reviews Phnom Penh’s two newest middle-eastern eateries. Random Prologue Little Armenia, where I resided before coming to Cambodia overlaps Thai Town in the east Hollywood district of Los Angeles. It can be a dangerous place, more particularly a…

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Comedy Cambodia at Club Red, Tuesday 18th February

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The Comedy Club Cambodia has been champing at the bit for more mirth-filled moments and gallops back for its first show in the Year of the Horse. Two comedy circuit heavyweights, Johnny Candon and Dave Johns, have been booked to…

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My Interactions with the ‘Russian Market Rice Cake Lady’

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Jenny Conrad meets a grouchy vendor of tasty vegetarian street food. On a day when I’m in a rush or feel like a cheap and easy lunch, heading into the rabbit warren of the Russian Market is my default option…

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Life in Brown Coffee and Bakery

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Nathan Thompson examines the customer demographic at Brown Coffee in Phnom Penh. I’m a coffee shop w*nker. I’m that guy sitting at his laptop rolling his eyes as you enter with your girlfriends trailing your excitable sprogs behind you. Even…

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The Cambodian Carnival

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Pedro tries and fails to enjoy all the fun of the provincial Khmer fair Provincial Cambodians have a different understanding of the Western concept of leisure time. A lack of disposable income and strong family ties mean that only the…

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