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If You Are Over 40 You Will Love This

By: Gene Davis Posted: December-03-2009 in
Gene Davis

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning...Uphill... barefoot...BOTH ways Yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

Ethnik Fashion Show

By: Kopnoi Posted: October-29-2009 in

More than 49 different ethnic groups can be found living in Laos. Most of these groups continue to dress in traditional costumes passed down by their ancestors.

To showcase these colorful creations, Kopnoi, Made in Laos, is presenting a series of live Ethnic Fashion Shows in Luang Prabang, an enchanting historical city nestled between the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. It is the former royal capital of Laos and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I Love You, You Pay My Rent

By: Tim Russell Posted: September-24-2009 in
Tim Russell

This Friday will be a sad day for Saigon’s nightlife scene when Cantina Central, the city’s only Mexican bar/restaurant, closes its doors after a successful two-year stint. I have particularly fond memories of the place having DJ’d there at several Saigon Soul Brothers nights with my fellow funkateer Mr Pete Murray (aka the Saigon Pieman). The food was always affordable and authentic, and the owner, the charismatic Othello Khanh, always on hand with generously poured margharitas.

Hot Salsa Nights

By: The Wires Posted: August-01-2009 in
The Wires

Hot Salsa Nights

With an iPod and a library of Latin jazz, DJ Jimmy Campbell is bringing the spirits of 1950s Havana to the new makeshift dance halls of modern Phnom Penh.


At Pacharan Tapas and Bodega, Phnom Penh's preeminent Spanish restaurant, eager couples have turned the dining room into a dance floor.

Along with the aromas of sizzling Spanish tapas, infectious Latin grooves waft through the restaurant's air, and the din of banging plates and clinking glasses join the melodious cacophony. Even the bartender is dancing.

What do famous stars like Angelina Jolie, Tiger Woods and Daniel Craig all have in common?

By: Expat Advisory Posted: July-07-2009 in
Expat Advisory

They have all travelled in Indochina with Hanuman

Greetings from Hanuman, one of the leading locally-owned, locally operated travel companies in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Hanuman has been at the forefront of tourism development in the Mekong region since 1990. That’s nearly 20 years. No-one knows the region quite like Hanuman, as no other company has explored in such depth to bring the best of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to the world.

Ten Toilets in Pee-Pee

By: Pontus Arthursson Posted: June-14-2009 in
Pontus Arthursson

Have you ever been out and had a really good meal followed by coffee and little sip of some strong-water without having to visit " The Room"?
I haven't.
With this informative list you should be able to rest your behind in the most fantastic atmospheres in the city.
Follow me, Pontus, as I enter "The Water Closet"


Tini Tinou 2008 Towers to Triumph

By: Charlotte Lancaster Posted: April-08-2008 in
Charlotte Lancaster

Opening with a spectacular parade and show in Phnom Penh, the organisers and performers did not fail to impress in the fifth annual circus festival held in Battambang, 3-6 April.

Attracting on average 1,000 spectators a day, Manuel Trindade, chief organiser of the festival, was pleased to see that, as usual, the festival appealed to large numbers of Cambodians and foreigners. Saturday night was the most popular evening with an estimation that up to 1,500 people bulked an amazed audience.

International circus festival hits Battambang, Phnom Penh

By: Dan Poynton and The Mekong Times Posted: March-26-2008 in
Dan Poynton and The Mekong Times

No one can remember the word for "circus" in Khmer these days so, as is often customary in Cambodia, the French word ("le cirque") will do. However, in the late 12th century bas-reliefs of the Bayon at Angkor, acrobats perform contortions and feats of balance, and tamers coax wild animals to dance and do tricks. Cambodian circus performers say this ancient form of circus, from the time of Jayavarman VII and before, was uniquely Khmer, and is quite different to the Western idea of the circus Cambodians mainly see today.

Festival Brings Famous Films to Cambodians

By: Soun Samnang and The Mekong Times Posted: March-10-2008 in
Soun Samnang and The Mekong Times

With International Francophone Day coming up Mar 20, the French Cultural Center (CCF) is presenting the Fifth CineMekong Film Festival Mar 15-21 in Phnom Penh. The films will be shown free of charge to Cambodians.

CCF Director Alain Arnaudet said the festival is being presented to show the culture, customs and traditions of all the Mekong River countries.

"The CCF wants to show the French as well as Asian film worlds to the [former] French-speaking Asian regions," he said.

Jam Packed Pan-Asian Festival of the Disabled Hits Phnom Penh

By: Dan Poynton and The Mekong Times Posted: February-22-2008 in
Dan Poynton and The Mekong Times

A unique festival extravaganza is coming to town this Saturday: Spotlight - "the first ever inclusive arts festival to be held in Cambodia." This jam packed festival, featuring professional performers from seven Asian countries, is "inclusive" because both disabled and able-bodied artists are participating together. The main thing in common to the over 200 Spotlight artists appears to be quality, making disability irrelevant and breaking down the barriers between "disabled" and "able".


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