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  • The Incredible Rarity of Being Common

    Darren Gall

    Passion is the mob of the man that commits a riot upon his reason.
    ~ William Penn ~

    The Common Tiger restaurant in new Phnom Penh dining precinct, Street 294 is anything but common, love stories rarely are.

  • Elegantly Wasted - the St Regis Bangkok Wine Buffet

    Foodie Farang

    There are few things we Brits enjoy more than an all-you-can-eat buffet. Even for those of us born long after the end of World War 2, the spectre of rationing remains as a terrifying vestigial folk memory, and those of us who grew up listening to our grandparents telling frightening tales of queuing up for whale meat & powdered egg go slightly giddy when presented with a groaning counter of meat, seafood & dessert & invited to eat our fill.

  • The Whole Duck

    Darren Gall

    Last year, Villa Maria Estate celebrated its 50th vintage; its first vintage, back in 1962 was off a single acre of grapes, vinified in a small shed in suburban Auckland.

  • Bar.sito: You Know What They Say About Little Bars...

    Sheila Paylan

    Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, I walked into theirs, and found the watering hole of my dreams. Tucked away at the end of an alleyway off of Phnom Penh’s trendy Street 240, Bar.sito is the “little bar” that could. And still does. Spectacularly.

  • Market Update: What's happening in the world's financial markets?

    Infinity Financial Solutions

    This past month has seen a great deal of volatility on the world’s equity markets. First the Japanese stock market rose and fell and then the global equities took a hit on the announcement from US Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke

  • Chinese Cambodian community: the swing of the pendulum

    Jean-Michel Filippi

    Contrary to what is implied by general concepts like “Overseas Chinese” or "Chinese immigration" the Chinese Cambodian community can’t be simply analysed according to a general model of Chinese expatriation or in analogy with the other Chinese communities in neighbouring countries. In fact, the distinctive features of a Chinese Khmer community have to be searched for in a three-centuries-old history. Even if it is tempting and maybe useful to refer to such concepts as “Chinese identity in Cambodia” or “Chinese Khmer identity”,

  • Snow - City of Ghosts Revisited

    Bronwyn Sloan

    As expats living in Phnom Penh, many of us learn to separate the artificial from the authentic.

    For better or worse, there's something about Cambodia that strips away artifice, and exposes raw character.


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