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Discover homemade Laksa and other little gems of a Singapore Kitchen

Bronwyn Sloan

Tucked away on the southern section of Monivong Boulevard, this small and unassuming shop front restaurant represents real value for money and indeed offers "a taste of Singapore", yet with an atmosphere reminiscent of Sunday dinner with the family, Asian style.

Anlong Veng Lions join the National League

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Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) As part of the ongoing expansion of the National Volleyball League competition, the CNVLD is pleased to welcome the Anlong Veng Austcare Lions to the national volleyball family. Set at the foot of the Damrek Mountains on the Northern Cambodian - Thai border, Anlong Veng gained notoriety in the late 1990s as the impenetrable guerrilla base of Pol Pot and Ta Mok.

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.

Reflections of a Khmer Soul

Judy Ledgerwood

This new work, by a Khmer American woman born in April 1975, just as her country was plunged into the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime, is not another first person narrative of the events of that time. Rather, it is a narrative of a personal journey exploring the legacy of being ethnic Cambodian in the aftermath of Pol Pot, of living with the stories of war that live as a "disorderly chaos churning in my head." Ms. Phim is not the daughter of urban elites banished to the countryside as "new" people, as all of those to publish first person accounts have been to date.

Genuine Beijing dumplings go up market in downtown Phnom Penh

Bronwyn Sloan

Although there is no sign in English, the telltale bamboo steamer baskets in the pristine kitchen front of house immediately alert dim sum fans to the delicious possibility of steamed dumplings, and in fact Beijing Ta Thang Khouv serves little else.

This new dumpling establishment owned by true Beijing expatriates and staffed by Cambodians has been open just a few weeks, but it already has a dedicated clientele of Chinese according to staff, although they also admitted these devotees were not yet arriving in droves, but rather dribs and drabs.

Madonna, Britney, K-pop … and Pol Pot?

Bronwyn Sloan

Sandwiched between the smiling faces of Cambodian music icons Sin Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea, the lithe body of US evergreen Madonna and reams of K-pop from South Korea, a darker music has returned to the shelves of many of the capital's prolific bootleg CD shops.
Khmer Rouge propaganda anthems are back in vogue, and according to vendors they are selling well as the 56-million dollar joint UN-Cambodian trial of former leaders of the Khmer Rouge's Democratic Kampuchea regime prepares to get underway.

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.

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