Stories about Cambodia from May, 2006
Cambodia: Promotion Girl
Vutha in Cambodia looks at the life of Promotion Girls – girls hired to sell products in streetside cafes and markets.
Vietnam: Cultural Differences
Wanna, a Cambodian student in Vietnam visits his Vietnamese friend's house for dinner. Wanna makes some interesting observation on cultural difference between Cambodia and Vietnam.
Cambodia: Plea to ban 3G Phones
Vutha in Cambodia writes about this women's group that is trying get 3G phones banned. The group claims that such phones would harm the morals of the people. “We are all very concerned that bad people will use modern communication and information technology in the wrong direction and it will...
Cambodia: What caused Angkor's Fall?
Curzon at cominganarchy.com has a discussion on the latest thinking behind the collapse of the civilisation that built the Angkor monuments in Cambodia.
Cambodia: Phnom Penh Alleyways
Mythicaldude wanders into the alleyways of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian Capital city. “These long and sometimes winding alleys host entire communities that are normally invisible from the main streets and from traffic. You gotta go there to see what's up.”
Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Stan at Khmer440 looks at the layout and architecture of Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital city. “In addition to good design enhancing its livability, P P has other plusses in that regard. The first is that it’s a low-rise city. Far superior on the psyche; it is human scale. You...
The First Internet Party ever Held in Cambodia
A decade ago Cambodia connected to the world. During those years, not many people could spell and capture the term and the meaning of ‘the Internet’ well, except expatriates working in Phnom Penh offices and a few Cambodian staff in aid organizations. It was until recent years that more competitions...
Cambodia: Kindness of Strangers
Vutha encounters an accident and goes to help the injured person. This reminds blogger Vanna of a similar incident where he helped an injured stranger.
Cambodia: Is the world getting Flat?
Kalyan in Cambodia is reading Thomas Freidman's “The World is Flat“. Kalyan is asking the visitors to her blog “Do you believe that the world is or is going to be flat?”
Cambodia: Looking optimistic
Wanna, a Cambodian currently living in neighbouring Vietnam is pleased with the positive developments in his home country.
The Pride of Cambodia: Young Generation
A 15-year-old Cambodian girl has recently made news headline, following a gold medal award won by a 16-year-old boy. Among 196 candidates from 36 countries, Mom Charya is the winner of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Indonesia. The exams in the competition included theory, problem solving, and...
Cambodia: Wimax rollout
Blogger chlim01 in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is roporting that the city now has 90% of it's area covered with WiMax. WiMax stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access and this technology allows for high speed wireless internet connection over large distance. The technology is ideal for places like Cambodia...
Thai Filmmaker Apologizes to Cambodia for Fictional Story of Khmer Rouge
Recently released Thai movie ‘Ghost Game,’ modelled after a Khmer Rouge torture center, has attracted fair bit of public attention. The movie, entirely a work of fiction, tells the story of a reality TV show where the contestants spend time in a deserted jail. To win the game the contestants...