Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-metre (3,600-foot) long version of the country’s popular krama scarf. From Straits Times: PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s longest hand-woven scarf, or krama in Khmer language, was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest scarf in the world on Sunday […]
The Oh My Buddha restaurant had to change their name due to relocating close to Wat Ounalom. For the monks, using the name ‘Buddha’ in a business and on a sign was a no-no. Wanting to keep the custom they had built up from their previous location at Lakeside, they just added the ‘Formerly Oh […]
When Thul Rithy first moved to Phnom Penh as a young man he lived in a simple pagoda with monks and exercised his keen thirst for knowledge. “I read a lot of books. I went to a university and in a year I read nearly every book in the library,” he said. This was back […]
THere’s been a cold snap in Cambodia for the last week or so. Save Elephant Foundation used these colorful creations from volunteers of the international group Blankets for Baby Rhinos to keep the elephants warm. Save Elephant Foundation rescues animals from the logging and trekking industries and rehabilitates them. These colorful creations are the work of volunteers from the international […]
This was the default Google search page doodle for the day. November 9th is the anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from the French in 1953. Cambodia was a French protectorate within French Indochina — a collection of Southeast Asian protectorates within the French Colonial Empire. Read more about the history here.
Due to the increase in accidents and the fact that “ambulance drivers don’t respect other drivers”, it is now necessary to have a valid Driver’s License in the Kingdom. From the BBC: Cambodia’s government has issued a stern warning to its health services, telling them that they need to shape up and ensure that their […]