· November, 2005

Stories about Cambodia from November, 2005

Cambodia: Euthanasia Websites, Water Festival, and More

  22 November 2005

Euthanasia Websites An American citizen who owned websites advocating ‘euthanasia tourism’ in Kampot, a French-era beach town, has been sued by Kampot Province's governor for false information and defamation. “You are going to die anyway, so why not in Cambodia?” said one of the sites, which also offered a rationale...

Cambodia Water Festival Highlights

19 November 2005

The Water Festival (“Bon Om Tuk”), the most exuberant festival in Cambodia, took place on November 15-17th. According to Jinja, the Festival marks the start of the dry season and of Bon Kathan (a Buddhist practice done yearly where new robes are offered to monks). Up to a million people...

Cambodia: Shopping Spree

15 November 2005

Lux Mean reveals where to go shopping for second-hand goods in Phnom Penh. Jinja covers a more ominous kind of sale: the no-bid transfers of public land to private bidders, which has already put the lands under the National University of Fine Arts and the National Theatre in private hands.

Cambodian Kids with Swords, Guns, and Poems

  9 November 2005

Last month Jinja captured this photo of these two Cambodian boys playing with toy guns in the streets of Phnom Penh. Even though Jinja played with guns as child, he thought these scenes were a little disturbing because the guns looked so real! A few days ago, Chlim01 is Bored...

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Killers Captured, Khmer-language Software and Phnom Penhers

9 November 2005

Khmer Rouge killers have been captured after three foreign tourists were murdered a decade ago. Tan and Trev wrote that “an Englishman, and Australian and a Frenchman board a train… Before political correctness took hold, some jokes might start with a set-up involving three nationalities. However in 1994, this circumstance...

Cambodia: Comics Spread

8 November 2005

At webbed feet, web log, jinja assembles a collection of links about the growing hipness of Cambodian comics.

The Poetic Side of the Cambodian Blogosphere

  4 November 2005

Poem in Cambodian language by Seserak Several Cambodian bloggers have been sharing their poetry online. The poem above, entitled Autumn in English, is by Seserak, a Cambodian college student studying in Japan and probably experiencing quite a different fall than in his homeland. The poem is translated into English in...

Cambodia: Genocide in Song

3 November 2005

The Khmer Rouge in a song? Jinja of webbed feet, web log touches on the free use of the Cambodian genocide in Western popular culture in a post about Western music and Cambodia.

Cambodia: SMS Use

1 November 2005

Lux Mean at Cambodia Blog reports that short message service or SMS, a.k.a. text, is catching on in Cambodia — as long as the texts don't discuss politics.