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From battlefield to sport arena: the rebirth of bokator

By: Cat Barton Posted: January-01-2006 in
Cat Barton

Experts of the ancient martial art of bokator competed in the first modern championship last month.

Grand Master San Kim Sean conjures up images of King Jayavarman VII, the Buddhist ruler who united a war-torn Cambodia in the 12th century.

Sean says Jayavarman was an expert of the ancient Khmer martial art of bokator, and like Jayavarman, he is using bokator to make Cambodia great.

The day the vegetarians didn't have to ditch the dumplings

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

t's never easy being a vegetarian in a foreign country. Even if you learn to say "Knom ot che nam sach tee" in your first week, the concept of avoiding meat (and especially fish!) sometimes require a little explanation. Fortunately, Phnom Penh's range of restaurants means that the meat-phobic among us can still have a social life and enjoy some of the amazing food that this country has to offer (just don't try to ask whether anything is made out of fish sauce... it's just easier to be in denial until you get home).

Bar & Restaurant of the Year Awards 2006

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Congratulations to Pop Cafe, Green Vespa, Angkor Palm and Funky Munky, the four main winners of our 2006 Bar & Restaurant of the Year competition.

From a field of 60 contestants, and with over 5000 ballots cast, these four businesses were voted the winners by their customers. Congratulations also to the category winners: Pacharan, The shop, Freebird, Equinox, Talkin To A Stranger, Salt Lounge, Viroth's, La Residence d'Angkor, Curry Walla, Linga, Banana Leaf and The Warehouse.

Anlong Veng Lions join the National League

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) As part of the ongoing expansion of the National Volleyball League competition, the CNVLD is pleased to welcome the Anlong Veng Austcare Lions to the national volleyball family. Set at the foot of the Damrek Mountains on the Northern Cambodian - Thai border, Anlong Veng gained notoriety in the late 1990s as the impenetrable guerrilla base of Pol Pot and Ta Mok.

Off-road motor biking

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Know your capabilities. Know your limits. Know the market.
What do you want it for?

If it's around town - swallow your pride and get a small scooter. If it's off roading in the provinces - it's a dirt bike.

If you are going for a popular item like an AX-1 or a small scooter- expect that it will be stolen. Reason is these are closer to the ground than the slightly larger other off road motorbikes.

April 8, 2007 12th Annual Mekong River Swim

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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The Mekong River Swim draws enthusiasts from around the world who make a pilgrimage to the Prek Leap Agricultural College just to conquer the mighty Mekong river. All in good fun but with plenty of prizes and a myriad of smiling faces, the Mekong River Swim has become increasingly popular since it's humble beginnings back in 1995.

The 12th Annual Mekong River Swim will be held on Sunday, April 8th at the Prek Leap Agricultural College.

"Om Tuk" Cambodia's Water Festival

By: Cat Barton Posted: January-01-2006 in
Cat Barton

Most people who have lived in Phnom Penh more than a year and have thus experienced an Om Tuk, flee the capital. The migrational patterns of the Khmer dictates all cities empty during Khmer New Year as dutiful urban-migrant offspring return to the paddy field from whence they sprang. At Om Tuk, all people, of all ages, from all provinces across the Kingdom descend upon Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh Will Be Short About 20 Megawatts Of Electricity During This Hot Season

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Phnom Penh: When the hot season arrives, Phnom Penh and Takhmao [Kandal] are facing a lack of electricity, which is a heavy burden that has not yet been solved. It causes some areas in these two cities to have frequent power cut-offs, especially during the day, affecting the daily lives of the citizens.

The Idiot's guide to motorcycles, from the Chief Eedjit.

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Okay, with your guide to stupidity ruling the roost, what does the family ride?

Well, like most of Phnom Penh, the Child-bride's first bike was a Daelim Citi 100. But not just any Citi, this was a Chosen Ilbo. Any Korean speakers out there want to tell me what that means? It was bought off a mate so he'd have some cash to return to the UK with and was sold when we needed some cash for the baby's clinic bills (Luckily all of yours truly's bikes were already in varying states of disassembly and therefore unsaleable!) It was a semi-auto 4-speed with a front drum brake and a motodop's oblong seat, like every other Daelim.

Move over Milan, Phnom Penh style making a splash

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Think world cities of style, think Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo... Phnom Penh? Well, in the hairstyle stakes, Cambodia just put itself on the map, taking two gold medals at the 11th Hair Olympics in Japan this month.

Sun Heang, a 27-year-old mother of one and proprietor of Christina's, captured the attention of judges in Tokyo at the Asia Pacific Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Association (APHCA) Hair Olympics, taking out the best show cut and best hair cut categories.

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