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Organic Cambodia; good for health, great for local farmers

Bronwyn Sloan

The first thing most people notice about organically produced food is the taste. Rich red organic tomatoes which can scent whole salads with their fragrance, carrots so sweet they might have been dipped in honey, chicken which adds a depth to soups and stews that its larger steroid-laden counterparts could never match. Consumers notice the difference.

April 8, 2007 12th Annual Mekong River Swim

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The Mekong River Swim draws enthusiasts from around the world who make a pilgrimage to the Prek Leap Agricultural College just to conquer the mighty Mekong river. All in good fun but with plenty of prizes and a myriad of smiling faces, the Mekong River Swim has become increasingly popular since it's humble beginnings back in 1995.

The 12th Annual Mekong River Swim will be held on Sunday, April 8th at the Prek Leap Agricultural College.

Opening an Office in Phnom Penh

Kevin Britten

The Secretary

So you've been working off your laptop in bars and hotel rooms for long enough now, and you've decided to take the plunge and open an office in Phnom Penh to help your business grow. Your company registration is coming along and all your paperwork is in order so it's off to the estate agent.

Ronan Keating to stage a concert in Cambodia

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Cambodia is to stage its biggest ever international music event with a concert by world-wide singing sensation Ronan Keating.

Ronan (30) - famous for number 1 selling songs 'If Tomorrow Never Comes', 'Life's a Rollercoaster' and 'When You Say Nothing At All' as well as his work with platinum selling boy band Boyzone - will perform at a special concert to be held at the Indoor Arena at the Olympic Stadium on May 9th 2007. The performance is expected to start at 7.30pm (1930).

Tourist Plane Crash

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A PMT Air chartered flight traveling from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville has crashed near Kirrirom. 22 people are feared dead.
EAS presents the latest news from wire services....

Korean State News Agency Yonhap is reporting a PMT Air chartered flight carrying 22 people including 13 South Koreans, three Cambodians and crew, has crashed.

The plane went missing at around 11 am after taking off from Siem Reap Airport early Monday, news reports said.

Japan's Kyodo News Agency said the plane crashed near Kirirom Mountain, 130 kilometers west of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh Picnic

Bronwyn Sloan

As the afternoon draws on, just before the traffic on the Japanese Bridge reaches its crazy peak, the sun starts to throw long shadows from a grove of sugar palms and boys begin to bring their cattle back from an afternoon grazing to wash and drink at the edge of the wetlands.

Around the world in one weekend - without leaving Phnom Penh

Kathryn Michie

The sheer variety of restaurants available in Phnom Penh continues to supply me (and everyone else lucky enough to call this city home) with a beguiling array of choices every evening. Missing the culinary specialties of your home country? There's a good chance that you'll be able to find a version of your favourite dish somewhere in this city.
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"Om Tuk" Cambodia's Water Festival

Cat Barton

Most people who have lived in Phnom Penh more than a year and have thus experienced an Om Tuk, flee the capital. The migrational patterns of the Khmer dictates all cities empty during Khmer New Year as dutiful urban-migrant offspring return to the paddy field from whence they sprang. At Om Tuk, all people, of all ages, from all provinces across the Kingdom descend upon Phnom Penh.

How making shoes saved Phnom Penh's master cobbler I.C. Chaney's life and made him the darling of fashion lovers from around the world.

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Foreigners crowding into I.C. Chaney's Beautiful Shoes shop on Street 143 revel in the prices of his handmade shoes - who could believe a custom-made leather sandal could cost just $15?

But Chaney's story of survival since he took over the family business in 1981 is even more remarkable

"My family has had a shoe business here for many years - through the Lon Nol period, and Sangkum Reastre Niyum. We had many famous customers like Kong Sam Oeun," Chaney says, referring to the great Khmer actor and male heart throb of the 1960's and 70's.

Phnom Penh Will Be Short About 20 Megawatts Of Electricity During This Hot Season

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Phnom Penh: When the hot season arrives, Phnom Penh and Takhmao [Kandal] are facing a lack of electricity, which is a heavy burden that has not yet been solved. It causes some areas in these two cities to have frequent power cut-offs, especially during the day, affecting the daily lives of the citizens.

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