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A visit to Cambodia that could change your life

Vanessa Vrdoljak

Let’s face it in many ways Cambodia seems disconnected from other parts of South East Asia. While the world marvels at the economic powerhouses of Singapore and Hong Kong and lauds the development leaps of Thailand and Malaysia, it often seems that Cambodia is being left behind.

Are high university tuition fees pricing Cambodia’s expat families out of the market?

Chas

In 2012/2013 applications to the UK’s Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS) dropped 6.3% year on year and it is expected that this trend will continue for 2013/2014 admissions. In actual terms, this means that there were 40,000 less applicants for university places in the UK which represents a significant fall.

How to beat inflation on your savings

Infinity Financial Services

Current bank interests are so risible that even money held in interest paying deposit accounts is losing value. The rate paid is not keeping pace with inflation so in real terms, people saving in these accounts are actually losing money.

Northbridge School in 24-Hour Challenge to Raise Money for Charity

Infinity Financial Services

Every year, the students at Phnom Penh’s Northbridge International School complete a 24-hour challenge to raise money for charity. Over the past few years, the students’ excellent efforts have led to thousands of dollars being raised for charities in Cambodia and Africa. At the same time, the event encourages the children to think about others less fortunate than themselves as well as engaging them to work together in a fun and healthy collaborative challenge.

Move to Cambodia: A guide to living and working in the Kingdom of Wonder

Robert Starkweather

People talk about it at the water cooler, or over drinks after work. They talk about tossing it all in and buying a one-way ticket to someplace else. Maybe somewhere overseas, to some rustic third-world capital where the living is cheap and the weather is always perfect.

The Rule of Law - an Example from China

Norbert Klein

Considering the many cases where there were contradicting opinions about what this wording “the Rule of Law” means, I would like to share an example from the Chinese eastern coastal Province of Zhejiang which borders on Shanghai to the north.

Spoilt for choice

Alison

You could of course make your own way over the Japanese Friendship Bridge to CBRE’s most recent enterprise, the 17-storey Mekong Gardens, located at the Preakleap area, Chrouy Changvar. After all, this twin tower apartment block can be found just 15 minutes’ away from the city.

Sabaidee Thai Massage & Spa

Leah Soldner

Nestled in the garden of Banyan Restaurant and Cafe lies the hidden sanctuary of Sabaidee Thai Massage and Spa. The owners, a unique Thai and Danish fusion, have spent years perfecting just the right masseurs and techniques to ensure for an unforgettable therapeutic experience.

Thousands of Monks and Mourners Pray for Late King-Father

SOKMOM Nimul

Thousands of Buddhist monks and mourners gathered here on Saturday evening in front of the Royal Palace at a praying ceremony for Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk.

Some 5,000 Buddhist monks from different pagodas throughout Phnom Penh capital city chanted and prayed for the soul of the Late King-Father, the father of independence, territorial integrity, and national unity.

Cambodia Sets Oct. 15 as the Condolence Day for Late King-Father

SOKMOM Nimul

The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to set Oct. 15 as the condolence day to mourn for the demise of the Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk, according to a government’s directive issued this morning.

The directive advised all ministries, public and private institutions, overseas Cambodian embassies and consulates, as well as sub-national administrations at all levels and pagodas across the country to hold solemn traditional ceremonies on Oct. 15 with a tribute to the revered former King.

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