Art Talk: Lomorpich Rithy

Lomorpich Rithy, aka YoKi Cöcö, is a graduate from the Department of Media and Communication (DMC), at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and is currently an independent filmmaker and a director/founder of Plerng Kob (meaning campfire), a collaboration community, a dynamic young group of individuals passionate about the arts. She was a former producer/director at BBC Media Action Cambodia. She is currently working on a fundraising for Sovannaphum Arts Association, which association found in 1994 by Mann Kosal to revive Sbek Thom shadow puppetry, an art form lost during the Khmer Rouge regime. She also share hands on her … Art Talk: Lomorpich Rithy

The best app for art lovers and museum goers

Want to explore arts and culture? There is a smarter way to do it now. With your iPhone! Google has just launched its awesome app, Arts & Culture. With your smartphone or tablet, you can easily delve into artworks, artifacts and more from over 1000 museums, archives, and other organizations worldwide. Some fantastic features include: – Zoom in to view artworks in extraordinary detail – Save your favorites, plus organize them into Collections for easy viewing and sharing – Take 360 degree panoramic tours of hundreds of museums, heritage sites, and landmarks – Learn about iconic artworks, plus discover hidden … The best app for art lovers and museum goers

New data resource on hydropower: Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 20 July 2016 — Open Development Cambodia (ODC) has published a new online resource detailing Cambodia’s hydropower in both Khmer and English. Together with the website’s map explorer tool, the profile page aims to provide the up-to-date information on the country’s “hydropower dams, reservoirs, substations and transmission lines,” and present a clear picture using data visualizations. The page can be accessed via: https://cambodia.opendevelopmentmekong.net/profiles/hydropower-dams/ The hydropower profile page aims to illuminate the present status of hydropower, with a temporal range from 1993 to 2014. ODC’s dataset highlights the hydropower profile page into four separate spreadsheets: 73 dams, 12 reservoirs, … New data resource on hydropower: Cambodia

Pokémon GO in Cambodia?

Updated: Pokemon GO Release Status – Asia SATURDAY – 23/07/2016 (GMT+8) (23/07/16) – 02:00PM, UPDATE – Japanese Pokemon Go servers are holding up very well, game runs smooth (23/07/16) – 12:00PM, NEWS – Nepal player reporting they were able to play Pokemon Go until geo-block was switched on yesterday night (23/07/16) – 10:00AM, NEWS – Places Where Pokémon Go Can Be Played Using APK File In Asia LINK (23/07/16) – 09:30AM, NEWS – Official apology Video by Pokemon Go creators to Japan Players for delay VIDEO (23/07/16) – 09:00AM, NEWS – Please DO NOT post anymore rumors by fake twitter … Pokémon GO in Cambodia?

How to travel well with Google Earth

New satellites photograph 700 trillion pixels of your planet has been updated by Google since 2013 Google says: “To put that in perspective, 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe.” Improved view of New York City, details like skyscrapers, building shadows, and baseball and softball fields in Central Park shine through. You can use Google Earth to help inform travel planning assess conditions on the ground with far more information see the location, density, … How to travel well with Google Earth

Is Phnom Penh really the least livable city in East Asia?

A graphic designer and web developer, who lived in Saigon for three months and traveled through Viet Nam for five months, asked this thought-provoking question: Which of these cities is the least livable – Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Yangon or Manila? In a post on Quora, poster Tony Kuehn commented that: Phnom Penh is the worst. No transit, no infrastructure, dirty, very little to see and do, relatively lawless (the police are a model of corruption and laziness) and just generally depressing. It’s cheap, and there are nice people, but it’s just not … Is Phnom Penh really the least livable city in East Asia?

Global Witness’s report widely discussed in mainstream media

July 8, 2016: Prime Minister’s Children Accuse Media Of Colluding With NGO: The Cambodia Daily Hun siblings slam Global Witness report as ‘conspiracy’ July 7, 2016: In The Cambodia Daily, the news story today about the Global Witness’s latest report is titled: Report Details First Family’s Business Empire. In “Hostile Takeover,” released today, the London-based rights group warns current and prospective foreign investors of the risks of making bedfellows of the companies—some of them accused of abusing the law with impunity—in a highly corrupt environment under Mr. Hun Sen’s virtually unchecked control. The other English-language paper has a more comprehensive … Global Witness’s report widely discussed in mainstream media