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Rice Slice by 22 %

By: Nguon Sovan The Mekong Times Posted: April-01-2008 in
Nguon Sovan The Mekong Times

Phnom Penh Municipality officials claim rice prices in the city have fallen 22 percent due to the government's Mar 26 decision to release hundreds of tons of surplus rice onto the market. However, local rice traders say that, while prices have stabilized, they are yet to fall.

Evolution of Cambodian Media: Phnom Penh Post Facelift

By: Charlotte Lancaster Posted: March-19-2008 in
Charlotte Lancaster

Numbers swelled at the latest British Business Association of Cambodia's monthly meeting, 18th March 2008, as members and media representatives gathered to hear guest speaker Michel Dauguet talk of his visions for the evolving Phnom Penh Post. Titled 'A Murder in the Newsroom', the new Chief Executive Officer delivered a humorous synopsis of the changes of global media and its readers in recent years and the consequences of these transformation for the Post.

Taxi drivers protest over possible airport tuk-tuks

By: Suon Samnang The Mekong Times Posted: February-19-2008 in
Suon Samnang The Mekong Times

Around 30 taxi drivers who ply their trade at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday asked Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to reject the proposal that will be made by Lours Seiha, director of the Moto-Taxi Drivers' Association, to create a tuk-tuk association this Wednesday.

Pol Pot makes an eBay appearance

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Psst - want to buy a genocidal maniac's used car? Thanks to eBay, this rare claim to fame is now possible. For a mere 35,000 pounds ($72,000) minimum bid, Pol Pot's alleged former stretch limo could be yours.

"Currently on display at the famous French colonial Renakse hotel (Monireth Boulevard) - opposite the Kings' Royal Palace, the car was discovered by a previous editor of the Phnom Penh Post being used to transport water melon's to the Central Market (Psar Thmei) ... The current owner purchased the car in 2001 and has painstakingly restored it to its current glory.", eBay Says.

Best coffee in Cambodia?

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Isabel Calvert loses no sleep in her quest to find the finest brew in Phnom Penh.

Wow! Best Coffee? What an assignment! Considering the extraordinary number of coffee spots in the cities, picking out the best coffee is a mammoth task. Here are a few humble offerings found in Phnom Penh.

Catherine Théron: Weaving success in Cambodia

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Cambodian silk is back in the limelight. Kashaya Silk founder Catherine Théron tells Charlotte Lancaster how hand weaving techniques are giving Khmer artisans an edge.

Drugs and devastation: The environmental impact of Cambodia's drug trade

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Users may think ecstasy is a drug of peace and love, but every tablet they take plays a part in destroying Cambodia's pristine Cardamom mountains and puts the lives of those fighting for the environment at risk, reports Bronwyn Sloan..

Free Styling Boutique hopping...

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Every once in a while we find ourselves in a familiar location but looking at something we never noticed before writes Tanja Wessels. When it comes to clothing shops it is time to make the unfamiliar familiar...

From Spinning Chairs to Rollercoaster Rides

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

The smiles on the young Khmer faces were as wide and arching as Phnom Penh's Japanese Bridge. Although initially surprised by the arrival of a busload of Americans, the Cambodian students were now well and truly in their element. They graciously accepted gifts, posed for photographs and played games with their newfound friends.

Getting to know the modern work Generation M

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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.

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