Archive for October, 2010

Mfone Vs Metfone

Mfone Vs Metfone

TWO of Cambodia’s largest mobile operators – Metfone and Mfone – have blocked calls between their networks this week over a disputed US$500,000 fee payment, an official said yesterday.


The Kingdom’s second- and third-largest mobile operators respectively, as measured by government data on subscriber numbers, have taken turns blocking services since Tuesday, according to Mfone Chief Financial Officer Naruemon Sriphan.

The dispute arose over more than $500,000 in interconnectivity charges which Mfone believes was owed to it by Vietnamese military-backed Metfone, she said.


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A Cambodian woman wearing a conical hat to kee...

Cambodia's rice field

MANILA, Philippines – Cambodia has offered to sell at least 100,000 tonnes of rice annually to Manila as it faces a supply surplus, but no deal has been reached yet, the head of the Philippines state grain agency said on Friday.

Angelito Banayo told Reuters Cambodia has a surplus of 1 to 1.2 million tonnes of paddy rice which it can sell to other countries.

He said the Philippines, the world’s biggest rice buyer, was open to possibly purchasing the grain from its Southeast Asian neighbour.


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The USC campus from above, prior to constructi...

University of the Sunshine Coast

THE Ministry of Tourism will receive assistance from Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast to improve education standards and sustainable planning for the domestic tourism industry.

The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding at the public university in the state of Queensland earlier this week.

The deal will see Cambodia benefit from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s expertise specifically in eco-tourism planning, as well as training tourism professionals, according to ministry Chief of Cabinet Kong Solyda.

“The agreement has the potential to strengthen and improve professional skills of employees in the tourism sector in order to attract more local and international tourists,” he said yesterday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Cambodia next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said in a statement Monday.

The statement said that Hillary Clinton will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to Cambodia on Nov. 1, and she will be received in Royal Audience by Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni, and will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hun Sen and to hold a bilateral meeting with Hor Namhong, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Cambodia.

Prior to her schedule in Phnom Penh, Hillary Clinton will visit Angkor temples in Siem Reap province for two days.

Clinton is planned to visit a series of Asian countries before coming to Cambodia including New Zealand and Malaysia.

The last U.S. secretary of state who had paid official visit to Cambodia was Warren Christopher in 1996 and followed by a working visit of Colin Power to ASEAN related meetings in Cambodia in 2003.

Source: according peopledaily.com

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Publisher: Bona group

Language: Khmer, English

Classification: Properties and invesments

Country: Cambodia

This magazine is published by Bona Group through E-mail marketing and now it’s available here as an E-magazine (you can either download or read Online).

this magazine is free you can download from website or get hard copy from real estate agency bona group, from restaurants, cafe and coffee shop in Cambodia.

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Entrance of Phnom Penh International Airport

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – Cambodian aviation authorites issued a vague apology Tuesday for confusion over flight disruptions, saying weather conditions did not force the closure of its two international airports as stated a day earlier.

“No flight disruption or weather-related delays (have) occurred. Any information stating differently is groundless,” the civil aviation authority and the airports‘ operator said in a joint statement.


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Digital Photo Contest !!!
Category 1: Scenery : Photos that represent the beauty of your hometown/ motherland or the area you are familiar with after living there for a while.
Category 3: Adventure: Photos that represent the essence of the area (landscape, cityscape, architecture or landmark.) Photos can be spectacular scenes encountered during holiday tours.


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FOREIGN tourist arrivals to Cambodia grew 15 percent in the first eight months of the year, compared to the same period of last year.

Tourism Ministry Director General Tith Chan Tha said the industry was returning to heights experienced before the financial crisis, as ministry statistics showed 1,630,068 tourists visited Cambodia from January to August 2010, from 1,422,003 for the same period of last year.


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An open, participatory tech conference held in Phnom Penh late last month provided Cambodian Internet users and tech lovers a chance to interact with those from outside Cambodia. I talked to regular participants to the annual conference of BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010, tech educator Preetam Rai and tech consultant Thomas Wanhoff (whose current base is in Vientiane, Laos).

Eduardo Jezierski, Chief Technology Office at InSTEDD

The BarCamp concept has matured and set its own footprint in Cambodia, it would be strange to imagine a year without it now.

I liked that there were many sessions in Khmer, and that the balance of male/female improved over last year’s (estimating). Also that there were many topics of technology discussed relevant to Cambodia, like modern models of starting your own business, Khmer text to speech, and technologies that are appropriate for local connectivity outside of Phnom Penh.


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These rats has been transported to sell at Chrey Thom border gate, Kandal province bordering Vietnam with the price of 4,000 riel (appr. US$1)per 1 Kilo.The Vietnamese people consider rat meat a delicious meal therefore they have been sold there.

when i was young i alway ask my parents can people eat mouse? and my mom alway told me, we don’t eat mouse because mouse alway live in the dirty place where a lot of germ and viruses. so if we eat them we will get a virus or get infected. and today when i browse through one of Cambodian website and i was so shocked, that Vietnamese import rats from Cambodia. that give me a question whether they take rat to cook at home or they do cook and sell them  with other foods like noodle and soup as well?

that really scared me though, if one day i’ll be traveling to Vietnam i’ll have to watch out with the food, what do you think? will you go around Vietnamese town and have any kind of foods comfortably after seeing this photo?

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