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Pov Sophal: Coach, Mechanic, Inspiration Cambodia

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

This is the first in a series of personal profiles of CNVLD Athletes, whose dedication to their sport make them true Cambodian Heroes.

Pov Sophal, one of the top coaches in the CNVLD Racing Wheelchair programme is also one of its most colourful characters.

After joining the Cambodian Army aged just 18 in Svay Rieng Province, close to the border of Vietnam, Sophal lost both legs five years later in a landmine accident on 8th April 1991 aged just 23 years old.

I AM THE EGG MAN

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

It's like walking on eggshells - the debate continues in the Cambodia Daily letters pages about loudspeaker-equipped egg vending carts. Are they too loud? Are foreigners too sensitive? Just what kinds of eggs are being sold anyway?

Expat-Advisory's intrepid Investigative Team hit the streets to get some perspective straight from the source.

What is your name?

'Barang'.

What do they call this kind of egg?

'Pong Mouen Ang Psoum Kreung Piseh' [Grilled chicken egg with special ingredients.]

How long have you been selling eggs?

One year.

How much does one egg cost?

Taylor & Khoo - a social cause in action

By: Andy Brouwer Posted: January-01-2006 in
Andy Brouwer

If you've visited my website, you'll know that I've been a friend of the Sunrise Children's Village for many years. Its a fantastic orphanage located outside Phnom Penh and is the result of the incredible dedication to Cambodia's orphans by the larger-than-life character Geraldine Cox. Find out more here.

History's Horrors Inspired Literary Beauty

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

Award-winning author Geoff Ryman, 56, was born in Canada but has lived most of his life in England. He is an author and has written numerous award-winning fiction, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His most recent short story about Cambodia 'Pol Pot's Beautiful Daughter,' has just been nominated for a 2007 Hugo Award given annually for science fiction and fantasy. Past Hugo winners include Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke.

The Cambodian Journa

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Opening 6 - 9 pm, Wednesday, June 6

At Java Café & Gallery

Drawings by Valentina DuBasky since 1994

Artist talk to be announced...

'Sophisticated Physiodermie' - Nata Spa Review

By: EAS staff Posted: January-01-2006 in
EAS staff

Nata is an elegant alternative for the urbanite who knows her way around a spa. While the spa offers the usual range of services -- from aromatherapy to traditional Asian bodywork--its specialized treatments are what set the facility apart from the rest of Phnom Penh's offerings. Nata's signature body and facial treatments employ the "Methode Physiodermie," a Swiss brand of spa care that uses lymphatic drainage techniques and prescriptive, aromatic blends to promote detoxification and improve circulation.

Circa

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

CIRCA!
Sunday June 3:11 am - 4 pm
Women's Vintage Clothing at Rubies Wine Bar
Corner of Streets 19 and 240

Circa Photo Gallery

Had your fill of the markets? Couldn't face the possibility of haggling over one more dollar?

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

Ready to kill the next vendor who says "Sir, you buy trouser"? That's okay, we've all been there, too, and help is at hand. If you're in desperate need of a shot of crass western consumerism, try one of these places.

Art2Healing:

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

EAS talks to Lydia Tan, Australian-based founder of the project.

In a nutshell, what is the Art2Healing Project?

Art2Healing was established in 2005 to assist in empowering and providing individuals at risk, with psychological and emotional support through the healing arts. The project employs tools and resources of the creative process to facilitate transformation, self-awareness, empowerment and healing.

Ronan Keating to stage a concert in Cambodia

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
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Cambodia is to stage its biggest ever international music event with a concert by world-wide singing sensation Ronan Keating.

Ronan (30) - famous for number 1 selling songs 'If Tomorrow Never Comes', 'Life's a Rollercoaster' and 'When You Say Nothing At All' as well as his work with platinum selling boy band Boyzone - will perform at a special concert to be held at the Indoor Arena at the Olympic Stadium on May 9th 2007. The performance is expected to start at 7.30pm (1930).

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