Phnom Climb: Phnom Penh

Want to climb the mountain? Phnom means mountain. If you’re looking for a bouldering space and our top rope walls for fun and exercise, Phnom Penh is probably the first indoor rock climbing facility in the Kingdom of Cambodia. At Phnom Climb, you can enjoy bouldering, top rope climbing and lead climbing. You can even hang out at the climbing hall. The location is good. It’s near the …

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How to be the best Airbnb host in Cambodia

I’ve been a part-time Airbnb host since late 2016. So this blog post is my experience as a first time Airbnb host in Phnom Penh. During that period, for about 6 months, I learned a great deal to be a better host. Airbnb, what? For starters, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. In Cambodia, especially in …

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Chapei Dang Veng musical tradition now on UNESCO Intangible Heritage

To conclude 2016, let’s congratulate our own Cambodia’s Chapei Dang Veng on being listed as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO announced 17 hours ago that Cambodia will receive financial support for the urgent safeguarding of Chapei Dang Veng musical tradition. This Khmer musical tradition associated with the life, customs and beliefs of Cambodian people. Chapei dang veng features the chapei (a lute often played at …

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Sbaek Thom: over a decade on

Today in 2005, Cambodia was very proud to have Sbek Thom registered as a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Today this year, the country celebrates this anniversary with joy. At Bopha Center, you can enjoy watching 3 documentaries dedicated to Sbek Thom: The Battle to Rebuild Sbek Thom” (by Cambodian Living Arts, 2006, 12min, Khmer with English subtitles) “Sbek Thom in Siem Reap” …

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Gift guide 2016

It’s this time of the year again that you want to buy some of the best Christmas gifts for your family members and friends. This guide will give you gift ideas as well as shops you can buy them in Phnom Penh. It’s Christmas in Cambodia in just several weeks. Sweet Memory Store:  Sometimes on a fine day the best thing to do is curl up with a …

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Cambodia Public Holidays 2017

Holidays in Cambodia This is a complete list of Cambodia’s national public holidays for 2017. The day(s) off is/are meant for government officials, although businesses have to observe these national holidays. In 2017, Cambodians enjoy 27 days of public holidays, the highest number of public holidays in the world. So to say that India, Colombia, or Philippines are the countries with the most public holidays is absolutely wrong. 01 January International …

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Google Project Fi: Cambodia

Google Project Fi makes it easy to connect to Wi-Fi for your calls and data use. You travel a lot and want to use your phone outside of the United States, Google Project Fi could be the ideal plan for you if you’re coming to Cambodia for a short stay. Project Fi lets you use your phones data normally in more than 100+ different countries. Believe it or …

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Dawn Scent Candle shop

Dawn Scent Candle shop is a good place where you can buy good candle to light up your day. There are times when you need non-toxic scented candles, made from vegetable wax. These candles are perfect for your home or even gifts at wedding reception. Where can you can get them in Phnom Penh? This is one of the locally-run shops that wants to bring some of the …

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BioLab Café Siem Reap

Following the opening of Brown Coffee’s first store in Siem Reap, there is this new, elegant BioLab Café. The cafe is located on house #0418, Wat Bo Street, in Sala Kamraeuk Commune. While most cafes are where people hang out to have conversations with friends and business partners, BioLab Café brands itself as a place for coffee and work. Or is there such as thing as: eat, work, …

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Khmer Pronouncing Dictionary

Khmer Pronouncing Dictionary is new guide to enunciating both formal and informal Khmer language. The work is a joint-effort of Mr. Filippi and Mr. Chan Vicheth. The dictionary is a compilation of standard Khmer and Phnom Penh dialect. What’s standard Khmer? This refers to the way Khmer is or should be spoken in a formal environment such as universities, schools, administration, and even the media outlets. The dictionary …

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Cambodia's tech startups: challenges and opportunities

Jesse Orndorff is an author of Startup Cambodia. In a recent email interview, he told me that “Over the last five years we’ve seen a major shift in how Cambodians use technology. In the urban areas, the smartphone penetration rate is very high with the under 35 age group, and we’re seeing a major shift into how this new generation consumes content, makes purchases, and engages with businesses.” …

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Footprints International School (FIS): Review

Footprints International School (FIS) opened its door in 2007. This school is an extraordinary example of how a small, local school has grown to become an internationally-recognised institution. In 2016, FIS has 4 branches in major parts of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh: Tumnub Teuk I & II, Toul Tom Poung, Beoung Keng Kang, and Tuol Kork district. Footprints International School offers both English and Khmer languages to the pupils …

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The world's best Android smartphone? Google Pixel

Where can you buy Google’s newest smartphone, the Pixel phone, in Cambodia? Let’s find out that in the later part of this post with the latest update. In a recent review by Forbes’s contributor, Ewan Spence wrote that “The Internet Falls In Love With Google’s Android iPhone.” On Wired, David Pierce said “Google Pixel is the Best on the Planet.” Really? Why? Is it really an iPhone running …

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BIG news today: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Xi Jinping in Cambodia

Liveblog: Prem Assumes Regency Over Thailand’s Empty Throne https://t.co/0PuGlptqKS via @KhaosodEnglish — Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) October 14, 2016 Black clad mourners shade under colourful umbrellas as they wait for the late #ThaiKing's procession pic.twitter.com/XnCoG3Az5y — Will Jackson (@willjackson) October 14, 2016 This is the most compelling document I've seen surrounding the #Thai king's death this week. (via @zenjournalist) https://t.co/8b8hAqxfUp — Julia Wallace (@julia_wallace) October 14, 2016 Reuters: #ThaiJunta …

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