Ta Mok’s Takeo House to Become a University

Takeo Province: As student numbers increase from year to year, Build Bright University Takeo Branch has expanded its facilities to meet the influx of students for the approaching school year (2012-2013). Renovations of the old Ta Mok house in Takeo Province are currently taking place as it is hastily being…

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Results for the 2nd ABBA Bodybuilding Competition

On Saturday, July 21st 2012 at the Angkor Century Hotel a very highly anticipated bodybuilding competition took place at Angkor Century Hotel marking a major milestone for Angkor Body Building Associationthis year. Attended by some 500 Cambodians and expats in Siem Reap, the event was very successfully concluded with the…

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Trouble at TEDxPP: Ray Leos Responds

Ray Leos, Dean, Faculty of Communications and Media Arts; Professor of Law and Communications at PUC gives his personal response to events at this year’s TEDxPP conference. I would like to thank K440 for giving me the opportunity to clear up any inaccurate information that continues to circulate in the…

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Trouble at TEDXPP

I assume there must be someone in Phnom Penh who hasn’t yet heard the troubled rumors emanating from yesterdays TEDXPP conference, In fact, for some time before conference a petty online spat between John Weeks (who had been prominent in previous conferences) and the current organizers had hung over proceeding…

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Killing Time in the Killing Fields

Fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh a Buddhist stupa sits in the middle of manicured lawns surrounded by heavily-trafficked dirt paths. Throngs of Western tourists, dressed in beachwear and earphones, walk around, treading lightly over the bones of Cambodian people that emerge from the dirt track after a heavy rain, and…

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‘Going Native’ in Cambodia

After living in Cambodia for a few years, it is considered quite normal for a foreigner to subconsciously take on many of the cultural traits of the indigenous host community in his or her adopted homeland. Indeed, some foreigners , over time, become totally assimilated into Khmer society and adopt…

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Terry Avon

Terry Avon, a fantastic writer for this website and a good friend to many of us, died earlier this week. Here is a tribute from Terry’s friend Tim Holland together with some photos from his funeral and wake. Terry would have wanted his wake to be joyous and full of…

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Quote of the Day

”Were the ex-bandits unreliable at night? Oh no it was not that. On the contrary they were very disciplined. Well then, what was it?….the tigers, perhaps? No it wasn’t the tigers either..but the fact was that after dark Angkor was a very bad place for the neak ta eysaur and…

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