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Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World Of Global Trade

By: Rachel Louise Snyder Posted: May-28-2008 in
Rachel Louise Snyder

"Smart and ambitious... Snyder's investigation is an essential read for those curious about fashion or the globe-spanning business that produces their clothes.: - Publishers Weekly

"A rare book on [globalization] that is neither boring nor preachy but a wise tale of what global trade really means.: -Elizabeth Becker, author of When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge

Cambodia Koupreys set for match against Laos

By: Expat Advisory Posted: May-28-2008 in
Expat Advisory

PHNOM PENH (May 28): The "Koupreys," the Cambodian Men's National Rugby Team, have completed their final preparations for Saturday's test match against Laos in Vientiane.

Kickoff for Saturday's match is slated for 3 p.m. at the National University of Laos. The teams will play again on July 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia during the HSBC Asian Five Nations Regional Tournament.

Although the Koupreys have won the last two meetings between the two nations (26-16 last year and 30-0 in 2006), Cambodia head coach Brian Thomas feels the past is pretty much irrelevant.

Cambodia Women's Rugby Team Selected

By: Expat Advisory Posted: May-28-2008 in
Expat Advisory

The Cambodian Federation of Rugby today announced the selection of players for the Cambodian Women's National Rugby Team, which will play Laos in an international rugby match in Vientiane on Saturday.

Kickoff for Saturday's match is slated for 2 p.m. at the National University of Laos. The men's match, also between Cambodia and Laos, follows at 3 p.m.

Laos defeated Cambodia, 15-0, in the Southeast Asian Games last December in Thailand to win the bronze medal in the women's rugby competition.

Fairmont, controlled by Kingdom Holding, sells 2 hotels in Cambodia for SR131 million

By: Expat Advisory Posted: May-27-2008 in
Expat Advisory

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International in which Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, holds a 58.1% controlling interest, has sold the Raffles Grand D' Angkor & Le Royal, Cambodia for a sale value SR131 million.

The Raffles Grand D' Angkor is a 131 room hotel in Siem Reap and Le Royal is a 170 room hotel located in Phnom Penh. These two hotels were acquired by Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI), a company also owned 54% by KHC and chaired by HRH.

Cambodian National Team Selections Announced

By: Cambodian Federation of Rugby Posted: May-21-2008 in
Cambodian Federation of Rugby

The 22 man Kouprey roster features 16 members from last year's squad, and also includes two foreign players, who are eligible under the International Rugby Board's three year expatriate residency requirement.

Now backpackers can bus direct from Ho Chi Minh to Angkor in luxury

By: EAS Staff Posted: May-06-2008 in
EAS Staff

Budget travelers no longer need to endure the bone shuddering roads from the Vietnam border to Phnom Penh, only to have to change buses for another six hour hike to Siem Reap and the Angkor temple complex.

From Monday, May 19, Vietnamese company Saigon Passenger Transport Company (Sapaco Tourist) is launching a new luxury bus service from the Vietnamese CITY Ho Chi Minh

And the best thing about the new direct nine-hour, 500-kilometre trip, besides the fact it cuts hours off former routes, is that a one-way ticket sets you back just $24.

Dr. Milton Osborne: Phnom Penh A Cultural and Literary History

By: Expat Advisory Posted: April-23-2008 in
Expat Advisory

Forever linked in the public mind with the Pol Pot tyranny, Phnom Penh only became Cambodia's permanent capital in 1866. Long neglected by Western travellers, in the sixteenth century it was home to Iberian missionaries and freebooters who briefly held Cambodia's fate in their hands.

'Don't be Worried,' says Gold Tower 42 Supremo

By: Sam Campbell Posted: April-23-2008 in
Sam Campbell

Rumors of the departure of one of the South Korean shareholders of Gold Tower 42 sparked a story in Khmer-language newspaper Chakraval Daily yesterday.

The newspaper alleged that the shareholder in question "carried money from the sales of apartment buildings and escaped to South Korea," writing that "the scandal really shocked and surprised customers."

However, the "sudden disappearance" of advertisement billboards cited in the publication does not indicate any problems with the project's investors, Teng Rithy, Gold Tower 42's senior manager, said by phone.

The ISF PricewaterhouseCoopers Cup

By: Expat Advisory Posted: March-24-2008 in
Expat Advisory

On the 5th of April the Old Stadium in Phnom Penh will host the first Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) under 14s football tournament. The event which starts at 12pm will see 8 of the best ISF sponsored teams competing in a 3 round knock out tournament.

Day and night I think of Alicia

By: David Landes Posted: March-18-2008 in
David Landes

A Swedish mother has offered $10,000 for information about the whereabouts of her 6-year-old daughter whom the woman believes was abducted by her estranged boyfriend. At a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 35-year-old Maria Elfversson from Gothenburg pleaded for help from the public and local media in the search for her missing daughter, Alicia.

"My despair is endless. Day and night I think of Alicia. My family and I have had constant contact with different authorities, international police, various embassies and more, but still nobody has been able to locate her," she said.

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