Tag Archives: Phnom Penh


Love And Shattered Dreams In SE Asia

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This is the second part of an interview with Bangkok Noir painter Chris Coles whose new exhibition Night Vision is at Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. Noir artist-witness Chris Coles has three pieces of advice for men looking…

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My Comedy Cambodia Crash Course

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I’m a comedy fan. I am drawn to it. When choosing something to watch or read, I immediately browse through the comedy sections first. What emotion can top happiness, especially when outwardly expressed with laughter? It’s positive; it’s food for…

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Khmer 440 Reviews USA Donut

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If you’ve ever enjoyed a serving of American Buffalo Wings, I can tell you where the wings sauce base came from – the curiously named USA Donut. For many years this small shop, run by a Khmer-American and now located…

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Bangkok’s Sex Industry – A Movie In Paintings

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This is the first part of an interview with Bangkok Noir painter Chris Coles whose new show Night Vision opens at 6pm on Friday at Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh. He will give a talk on “German Expressionism…

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K440 Expat Interviews: ‘Horace’

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After stumbling into Cambodia 15 years ago, long-term expat Horace has made the country his home. Marissa Carruthers talks to him about the highs and the lows and how Cambodia has changed over the years. “I much preferred the Cambodia…

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The Ashes

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The body of former king Norodom Sihanouk was cremated last Monday. It was quite a momentous occasion, and although a supposed one million people lined the streets when his body was repatriated from Beijing in October, the funeral procession attracted…

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Funeral Weekend Cabin Fever

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Sunday 3rd February marked four years since I landed in Phnom Penh. That first morning I woke to the crash of cymbals outside and went to stand out on the balcony, feeling the waves of tropical heat rise up from…

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K440 Reviews ‘Mike’s Burger House’

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K440 dispatched Jeff Mudrick, creator of Phnom Penh’s best known gourmet burger, to ‘Mike’s’ to review Phnom Penh’s best known generic burger. Dedication The conversation with the editor of this fine journal went something like this: K440: “You know hamburgers….

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K440 Meets Long-Time Cambodia Expat and US Army Veteran ‘Felgerkarb’

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From being caught in the vicious crossfire that once plagued Phnom Penh’s streets and stepping on a landmine to being the first person to move into historic Hotel Cambodiana, four-decade Cambodia expat Felgerkarb has seen it all since moving to…

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Phnom Penh Coffee Wars 2013

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‘War’ might not be the right term. More like ‘rock festival’, or ‘termite invasion’, or something that implies hoards descending upon a location. Over the last few months in the capital there’s been a rapid expansion of the existing big…

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