Tag Archives: Phnom Penh


From Bagels to Bibimbap – Rattana and Sophea Branch Out In Phnom Penh

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When Rattana Gordon and Sophea Prim talked about opening a brick and mortar business, their first idea was to open a bagel shop in Phnom Penh. That was in 2009. Four years later, the two enterprising women not only make…

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Back to School, Past the River of Smell…

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After a pretty hectic December I now fall happily back into my happy, humdrum routine. It’s great to feel the warm but un-aggressive ‘cool season’ sun crawl up from behind during a 6am balcony coffee before embarking on a refreshingly…

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Royal Funeral Procession Route and Times

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Phnom Penh City Hall issued a statement on the 17th of January, 2013, regarding the date, time and route of the upcoming trial funeral procession for Norodom Sihanouk. Trial dates: (2 days) the 19th and 26th of January, 2013 Trial…

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January Comedy Club Cambodia Review

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Who said comedy was dead? Well, nobody actually. And certainly not the hordes that converged at Comedy Club Cambodia on Wednesday evening, literally queuing up for laughs. The tasty triple line-up of Jonathan Randall, Fakkah Fuzz, and Brendhan Lovegrove enticed…

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Comedy Club Cambodia @ Pontoon 8.30pm Wednesday 16th

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The Comedy Club Cambodia storms back to Pontoon Club on Wednesday January 16 to get the New Year off to a side-splitting start. Brought to you once again by Propaganda Events and Monument Hotel, this month’s show features an outstanding…

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Le Bistrot: A Rough Diamond Hidden Among Lady Bars

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I thought things were going to turn quite ugly for a second, and had visions of my iPhone being thrown on the floor and crushed under a weighty boot. I was sitting at a table at Le Bistrot de Paris,…

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Phnom Penh: It’s All About The River

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Phnom Penh is no gigantic metropolis, no sprawling mega-city, no endless urban expanse. Yet still it manages to be an incomprehensible orderly riot of humanity: ugly surprises, elegant demises, fitting fates for all sizes. No easy answers, no succinct demography,…

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Khmer 440 Meets Santel Phin AKA Khmerbird

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In the first of a series of features throwing the spotlight on the cream of Cambodia’s social networkers and bloggers, Marissa Carruthers speaks to the man behind the popular Khmerbird blog, Santel Phin. Time is precious for Khmer blogger Santel…

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Things To Do In Phnom Penh With Your Mum

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My mum’s tight grip on the pole of the tuk-tuk from the Pochentong airport was to be expected. I have seen it before with many a visitor and I remember my own first journey: sniffing the whiff of heat and…

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Boeung Keng Kong 1 Crime Wave Continues Unabated

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Phnom Penh – A man was seriously wounded when armed robbers fired 5 shots at him before making off with his 2013 125cc (Dream) moto. The shooting occurred in front of the Anh Chay Ly Spa* on Street 310, in…

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