Thousands of Buddhist monks and mourners gathered here on Saturday evening in front of the Royal Palace at a praying ceremony for Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk.
Some 5,000 Buddhist monks from different pagodas throughout Phnom Penh capital city chanted and prayed for the soul of the Late King-Father, the father of independence, territorial integrity, and national unity.
The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to set Oct. 15 as the condolence day to mourn for the demise of the Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, according to a government’s directive issued this morning.
The directive advised all ministries, public and private institutions, overseas Cambodian embassies and consulates, as well as sub-national administrations at all levels and pagodas across the country to hold solemn traditional ceremonies on Oct. 15 with a tribute to the revered former King.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to cancel this year’s celebration of the Water Festival scheduled to be held from Nov. 27-29 in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
Irina Bokova, the Director General, of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO – called the public to “take a stand for teachers!” This is the motto for the World Teachers' Day which was celebrated on 5 October 2012:
Like most westerners who end up staying in Cambodia, I showed up with little to no plan of action, or much cash at all to speak of. If I wanted to experience life in the tropics of Asia, I was going to need to eventually find some work. Eventually was the key word when I first arrived. I had just left Korea after six years on the lam from post-university life responsibilities in the Korean ESL Machine. I was a well-seasoned classroom rodeo clown by the time I rolled into Phnom Penh. “If you can hack it in Korea, you can hack it anywhere,”
A lovely three bedroom villa is now available in Chroy Chongva, not far from the Japanese Friendship Bridge, and lies on the banks of the Tonle Sap River.
This lovely wooden villa is located in the pleasant district of Chroy Chongva. It features a two large deck areas on two levels that overlook the river traffic that ply their trade up and down the Tonle Sap River. There is an additional small frontal courtyard/garden that can accommodate a couple of vehicles.
There is now a two bedroom apartment available now on the riverside. Located in a boutique apartment complex this renovated French Colonial apartment is the epitome of Phnom Penh living.