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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.

Turf Wars: Man and mammal

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

With rising food prices weighing heavily on the wallets of Cambodia's human population, decades of war and human encroachment have also left the revered Asian Elephant hungry for survival, and the two groups are struggling to find a balance. Charlotte Lancaster talks about human-elephant conflict in Cambodia.

At the Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap, the magnificent 11th century stone Elephant Terrace pays homage to Cambodia's long history of honoured reverence for this mighty mammal.

Out of Town Vang Vieng: Rollin' on a river

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

Matthew Spriggs grabs a mate, a drink and a tube in Laos.

Vang Vieng is a world away from work. Midway along the Vientiane to Luang Prabang road, Vang Vieng is a backpacker's paradise like few others in the region - a place devoted to hedonism where very little gets done and the atmosphere is pure holiday.

With the serene Nam Song river winding around it and towering limestone karsts on either side, Vang Vieng has become world famous amongst backpackers for its "slow river cruise" - an often drunken drift by inner tube down the picturesque waterway.

Tourist Plane Crash

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

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.

Writers Unblocked: Reviving Khmer literature

By: Andrew Johnson Posted: January-01-2006 in
Andrew Johnson

A proud history of literature in Cambodia came to an abrupt end when the Khmer Rouge arrived in 1975. Now peace has finally returned to the Kingdom, Cambodian literature is making a comeback. Only counterfeiting stands in its way.

If reading, writing, literature and publishing can be taken as a reliable indicator of the cultural wellbeing of a country, Cambodia is clearly a country in transition.

Plane Crash: Rescue Efforts Continue

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

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday he was traveling personally to where a PMT Air passenger flight had disappeared and was believed to have crashed as weather conditions worsened and hopes of finding survivors dwindled.

Hundreds of military were scouring the jungle about 40 kilometers north of Kampot town Tuesday, so far unsuccessfully, for traces of the wreckage in a search personally led by Cambodian army commander-in-chief Ke Kim Yan and National Disaster Management Committee deputy president Nhim Vanda.

Kampot lies about 150 kilometers south-west of the capital.

Yen Tu: Birthplace of Zen

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

On the quest for enlightenment, Oliver Martin finds higher ground on Vietnams Yen Tu.

"Although you may practice Buddhism for 100 years, you cannot attain enlightenment without reaching the summit of Yen Tu," say the Vietnamese pilgrims who visit Dong Pagoda, Yen Tu mountain, 120 kilometers north-east of Hanoi.

While the view may be beautiful and the breeze spiritual, it is the adventure of getting to the summit of this mountain in Quang Ninh Province where the fun is to be enjoyed.

Plane Crash Update

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

Rescuers on Wednesday said they had found the wreckage of a missing PMT Air flight and were now cutting their way through thick jungle towards it.

A break in the appauling weather conditions which had hampered the search since the plane disappeared Monday morning local time had enabled searchers to hack their way into the area the plane was last seen, they said.

However there appeared to be little hope of finding survivors. The Antonov AN-24 was carrying 13 South Korean tourists, three Czechs, a Russian pilot and six Cambodians when it went down.

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