A recent Global Post article fell in love with our fair capital for its cheap coconuts, cheap housing and cheap beer. And while low-cost she may be, it’s quality, not price, that makes Phnom Penh more than just a cheap thrill.
For all hipsters in Laos, who don't know the background of the B-52 drink. The name refers to the US B-52 Stratofortress long-range bomber. This bomber was used in the Vietnam War for the release of incendiary bombs, which likely inspired today's flaming variant of the cocktail; another hypothesis centers on B-52 combat losses
VIENTIANE, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Some international organizations have initiated a program to help Laos to improve food security in the country, according to a press statement released to Xinhua on Monday.
The European Commission -- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (EC-FAO) Food Security Program facilitated a second multi-agency collaborative meeting on Sept. 22-23 in Vientiane to develop a linked risk and vulnerability survey to improve food security in Laos.
Once known as the Pearl of Asia, Phnom Penh is shedding its lascivious 'off the rails' reputation to reclaim the moniker
As the bus crosses the borderlands, I anticipate the Kingdom of Wonder, as it’s so often been branded. I’ve never been to Cambodia and the country’s reputation seems to have spiraled out of control in conversations I’ve heard among people across Southeast Asia.
Visited Bali before? Looking for something different to extend your thoughts beyond the swimming pool and the fantastic food? Here’s an idea: sample a little culture and community at VILLA HANSA in Canggu.
Spiritual souls with environmental leanings, an interest in community awareness and a thirst for local culture, will love this one-of-a-kind villa. Named after the Goddess of Knowledge, its design is gorgeous, but Villa Hansa is so much more than just another Balinese deluxe villa.
Julia Plevin waxes poetic about an invigorating street that allures to an era bygone. Photos by Francis Roux / Noi Pictures.
Tran Huy Lieu is far too easy to miss but definitely worth a visit. It snakes around Giang Vo Lake and connects two major thoroughfares – Kim Ma and Giang Vo.
Living in Phnom Penh is not always easy. Each of us at some point feels the need to take a break and get away from the hustle and bustle of this ever busy city. At times it can seem difficult to find a place to get away, with work constraints and tight deadlines for most of us, a five hour drive down to the coast or into the province can seem like an unwanted hassle. However, as the latest addition to the luxury accommodation scene in Phnom Penh, Riverwind can solve all you problems. Just a ten minute ferry ride across the Mekong this place can offer both a decadent retreat and also a chance to escape to the Cambodian countryside.
I promised before I'd write a few notes on my thoughts about the differences between Australia and Cambodia...the kinds of small things that only really hit you when you've just gone from one to the other, the things you take for granted, that kind of stuff.
Well, I've kind of been too busy doing catch ups to really do justice to this topic, but for what its worth, here a few things off the top of my head that have come to mind... (please bear in mind the point score is tongue-in-cheek...I love both places...promise!)
The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 678
“Local Unemployment urges more Khmer workers to migrate to find jobs in foreign countries, especially in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Siam [Thailand], and Taiwan. This makes many Khmer citizens to suffer from the exploitation of their labor, and lead to human rights abuses and forced labor, which make them to get sick and sometimes it leads to fatal sicknesses. In addition, sometimes Khmer workers who were domestic servants, have been mistreated and did not have sufficient nutrition, and the companies that sent them to work abroad, never cared about their living conditions.
The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 676
“Homeless and poor children and orphans in Phnom Penh do different things to earn their living. Some steal, as they are too poor and cannot find enough food to eat. Some beg to survive, though it affects the social atmosphere.