From the Archives: A Rare Insight Into Growing Up in Phnom Penh

Back in 2013 www.khmer440.com had a regular user, Khmerized, a young European that went to high school here in Phnom Penh at the Lycée Français Renée Descartes (LFRD). He posted a very rare insight into the school and the environment as a whole on our discussion forum at: http://www.khmer440.com/chat_forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29859&p=387338#p387338. Below are his…

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Mini-Marts I Know and Love – Camko City

Cambodia is changing. On the way out are the wretched, the desperate, the runaways, alkies and deathpats. They don’t suit the new ‘developed’ status that the country now is hell-bent on portraying, albeit fairly unsuccessfully. Out with the beer guts proudly displayed protruding from wife-beater vests! Out with the flip-flops/sandles/thongs!…

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The Curious Case of Robert Schmalohr

On Sunday evening, 11 Feb, a new user signed up to www.khmer440.com to post the following: “On Friday, Feb 9 Infamous con man and owner of Valentinos, an unsuccessful gay nightclub in Phnom Pehn, Robert Schmalohr was arrested by Khmer police on fraud charges stemming from his native Germany. He…

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