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  • When a Picture is not Worth 1000 Words

    EAS Staff

    A picture of the dead body of a young female traffic accident victim lying on the street. Is this an image from one of Cambodia's infamously graphic local newspapers? No, it is page 5 of the November 16 English-language Phnom Penh Post, and the editorial decision to use it has outraged many in the expatriate community.

  • ARFI Women's Rugby Tournament Set for Phnom Penh on Saturday Oct. 6

    Expat Advisory

    PHNOM PENH (Oct 6) : Women's international rugby makes its debut this Saturday, October 6, when the Cambodian Federation of Rugby (CFR) hosts the first ever Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Women's Rugby 7's at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium.

    The one day tournament, which kicks off at 8 :30 am and runs until 5 pm, features women's rugby teams from Singapore, Laos, Thailand, South Korea, and Cambodia.

  • Cambodian Company Signs Potentially Lucrative Chinese Silk Deal

    Bronwyn Sloan

    Companies based in Phnom Penh and the Chinese municipality of Chongqing have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the produce of Cambodian silk worms being exported to China in commercial quantities, local media reported this week.

    The MoU was signed between Cambodia's Tanimex Company Ltd and Chongqing Wintus (New Star) Trade Development Ltd, which lists Liangping Wintus Silk & Textile Ltd as its subsidiary partner, Khmer-language daily Rasmei Kampuchea reported in a front page story. Both Chinese companies are recognized by the China Chamber of Commerce.

  • Had your fill of the markets? Couldn't face the possibility of haggling over one more dollar?

    Expat Advisory

    Ready to kill the next vendor who says "Sir, you buy trouser"? That's okay, we've all been there, too, and help is at hand. If you're in desperate need of a shot of crass western consumerism, try one of these places.

  • Getting to know the modern work Generation M

    Expat Advisory

    Orange-robed monks are a dime-a-dozen on Phnom Penh's streets. According to Jordyan Edmiston and local monk Nhean Pov, they are always up for a good chat.

    Take a stroll around Phnom Penh on any given Sunday, and you are bound to encounter a pack of teenaged monks,hanging in the afternoon sun or cruising the museum scene. More likely than not, they will smile at you, ask you where you are from, and inquire if you like Cambodia. Embrace them in conversation and you'll come to learn that Khmers choose the cloth over the conventional for different reasons than young men and women in the west.

  • Yen Tu: Birthplace of Zen

    Expat Advisory

    On the quest for enlightenment, Oliver Martin finds higher ground on Vietnams Yen Tu.

    "Although you may practice Buddhism for 100 years, you cannot attain enlightenment without reaching the summit of Yen Tu," say the Vietnamese pilgrims who visit Dong Pagoda, Yen Tu mountain, 120 kilometers north-east of Hanoi.

    While the view may be beautiful and the breeze spiritual, it is the adventure of getting to the summit of this mountain in Quang Ninh Province where the fun is to be enjoyed.

  • The Cambodian Journa

    Expat Advisory

    Opening 6 - 9 pm, Wednesday, June 6

    At Java Café & Gallery

    Drawings by Valentina DuBasky since 1994

    Artist talk to be announced...

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