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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.

Friends-International Receives Internationally Recognized Award from the Skoll Foundation

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

Friends-International has just been presented with the prestigious Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship at a ceremony in Oxford. The award comes with a three-year, $1,015,000 funding grant which will allow Friends- International to strengthen and extend its services to provide direct quality services to at least 500,000 more street children by reinforcing and expanding its projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Honduras, as well as developing new projects in Vietnam, Yunnan (China), Malaysia, Mexico and countries in the Caribbean and Africa.

Dengue fever hitting record highs

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

For Cambodians, dengue fever is a serious childhood disease, although, if they survive, most will have been exposed to all four strains of the virus by adulthood and have developed some degree of immunity. For most foreigners the mosquito-borne disease remains a risk throughout life. Because there are so many strains, a previous infection with the virus does not guarantee immunity and in some cases a second infection with a different strain can prove more serious than the first.

Ronan Live: It's almost a newspaper headline

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

One of the world's most wholesome men visits Cambodia and caught up with Bronwyn Sloan

Ronan Keating, all round good guy, philanthropist, happily married man and father of three wants to share his record breaking string of Number One European hits with Cambodia tonight, and he promises to throw in a few new songs just for luck.

Jobs in Cambodia

By: Rhiannon Williamson Posted: January-01-2006 in
Rhiannon Williamson

Cambodia is becoming a popular destination with Western travellers because it has a stunning and diverse natural landscape, it has friendly people, it has enjoyed a rich and varied history and offers up a whole host of exciting and fantastic experiences to enjoy.

Many of those who visit Cambodia for an extended period of time fall in love with the country and its people and are determined to work to help the nation and either settle down or later return to work in Cambodia.

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
Expat Advisory

Opening 6 - 9 pm, Wednesday, June 6

At Java Café & Gallery

Drawings by Valentina DuBasky since 1994

Artist talk to be announced...

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