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Cheap, Cheap: 21 reasons love-struck writers should lay off the coconuts

By: Robert Starkweather Posted: May-02-2015 in
Robert Starkweather

A recent Global Post article fell in love with our fair capital for its cheap coconuts, cheap housing and cheap beer. And while low-cost she may be, it’s quality, not price, that makes Phnom Penh more than just a cheap thrill.

B-52 in Laos - the drink and the background

By: Thomas Wanhoff Posted: December-13-2011 in
Thomas Wanhoff

For all hipsters in Laos, who don't know the background of the B-52 drink. The name refers to the US B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber. This bomber was used in the Vietnam War for the release of incendiary bombs, which likely inspired today's flaming variant of the cocktail; another hypothesis centers on B-52 combat losses

Int'l agencies making effort to improve food security in Laos

By: Deng Shasha Posted: October-04-2011 in
Deng Shasha

VIENTIANE, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Some international organizations have initiated a program to help Laos to improve food security in the country, according to a press statement released to Xinhua on Monday.

The European Commission -- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (EC-FAO) Food Security Program facilitated a second multi-agency collaborative meeting on Sept. 22-23 in Vientiane to develop a linked risk and vulnerability survey to improve food security in Laos.

Phnom Penh Now

By: David Stout - Photos by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Posted: June-17-2011 in
David Stout - Photos by Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Once known as the Pearl of Asia, Phnom Penh is shedding its lascivious 'off the rails' reputation to reclaim the moniker

As the bus crosses the borderlands, I anticipate the Kingdom of Wonder, as it’s so often been branded. I’ve never been to Cambodia and the country’s reputation seems to have spiraled out of control in conversations I’ve heard among people across Southeast Asia.

Go Green in Bali

By: Expat Living Posted: June-01-2011 in
Expat Living

Visited Bali before? Looking for something different to extend your thoughts beyond the swimming pool and the fantastic food? Here’s an idea: sample a little culture and community at VILLA HANSA in Canggu.

Spiritual souls with environmental leanings, an interest in community awareness and a thirst for local culture, will love this one-of-a-kind villa. Named after the Goddess of Knowledge, its design is gorgeous, but Villa Hansa is so much more than just another Balinese deluxe villa.

Street Talk :Tran Huy Lieu

By: Julia Plevin Posted: September-24-2010 in
Julia Plevin

Julia Plevin waxes poetic about an invigorating street that allures to an era bygone. Photos by Francis Roux / Noi Pictures.

Tran Huy Lieu is far too easy to miss but definitely worth a visit. It snakes around Giang Vo Lake and connects two major thoroughfares – Kim Ma and Giang Vo.

Riverwind, A Mekong Hideaway

By: Naomi Goldsmith-Dixon Posted: September-01-2010 in
Naomi Goldsmith-Dixon

Living in Phnom Penh is not always easy. Each of us at some point feels the need to take a break and get away from the hustle and bustle of this ever busy city. At times it can seem difficult to find a place to get away, with work constraints and tight deadlines for most of us, a five hour drive down to the coast or into the province can seem like an unwanted hassle. However, as the latest addition to the luxury accommodation scene in Phnom Penh, Riverwind can solve all you problems. Just a ten minute ferry ride across the Mekong this place can offer both a decadent retreat and also a chance to escape to the Cambodian countryside.

Local Unemployment Pushes More Khmer Workers to Migrate

By: The Mirror Posted: August-19-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 678

“Local Unemployment urges more Khmer workers to migrate to find jobs in foreign countries, especially in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Siam [Thailand], and Taiwan. This makes many Khmer citizens to suffer from the exploitation of their labor, and lead to human rights abuses and forced labor, which make them to get sick and sometimes it leads to fatal sicknesses. In addition, sometimes Khmer workers who were domestic servants, have been mistreated and did not have sufficient nutrition, and the companies that sent them to work abroad, never cared about their living conditions.

Public Criticizes Authorities for Arresting Child Newspaper Sellers

By: The Mirror Posted: August-04-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 676

“Homeless and poor children and orphans in Phnom Penh do different things to earn their living. Some steal, as they are too poor and cannot find enough food to eat. Some beg to survive, though it affects the social atmosphere.

New Sub-Decree: Foreigners Can Own 70% of Condominiums

By: The Mirror Posted: July-21-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 674

“Construction development companies have received some information about a new sub-decree that allows foreigners to own about 70% of condominium buildings, in order to promote the real estate and the construction sectors in Cambodia.

“The sub-decree adopted by the Council of Ministers states that foreigners in Cambodia can have about 70% of ownership rights of houses.

“This figure is lower than that which had been proposed in the draft of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction which had determined that foreigners can own 80%. Nevertheless, this percentage is still higher than that had been proposed in the first draft about foreign ownership in 2009 which was only 49%.

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