Archive for the 'Phnom Penh' Category

Apr 21 2011

The best supermarkets in Phnom Penh

Published by under Food

One of the most surprising things about Phnom Penh is the quality of its supermarkets — unlike in many Asian capital cities there are a number of large centrally-located grocers that carry a wide range of both Western and Asian brands at reasonable prices. Lucky – City Mall Lucky is the largest supermarket chain in … read the full post

Apr 19 2011

Tepui at Chinese House: South American and Mediterranean flavours

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Bringing a bit of South America to Phnom Penh, a team of Venezuelans have opened a new restaurant and bar at the Chinese House on Sisowath Quay. Antonio Lopez de Haro, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, first visited Phnom Penh while he was living in Singapore. He liked it so much he kept coming back, and … read the full post

Apr 08 2011

More vegetarian options in Phnom Penh

Published by under Vegetarian

Once you start looking, vegetarian options are all over Phnom Penh. Recently, I wrote about The Vegetarian and Fate Blessing Buddha. Here are a few more places that serve delicious vegetarian and vegan options in Phnom Penh. Vego Salad Bar The first time I walked into Vego Salad Bar I immediately walked back outside to … read the full post

Apr 01 2011

Seatbelts for tuk tuks in Cambodia

Published by under Transport

From the “Only in Cambodia file” the PhnomPenhPost reports on a surprising new law to hit the streets in Cambodia, seat belts for tuk tuks — and who are the cops going to target? tourists. The story quotes transport minister Tram In Tek as saying: “The public transport in Cambodia is quite primitive and the … read the full post

Mar 21 2011

Phnom Penh institution Snow’s to close

Published by under Events

The sign on the outside says Maxine’s, but the local expats that love it call it Snow’s or Snowy’s, after the charismatic Australian owner, Ian “Snow” Woodford. Last Friday Woodford was told that he would have to clear out, and this weekend is set to be the last in the long, storied history of a … read the full post

Feb 17 2011

Getting around Phnom Penh by tuk tuk

Published by under Transport

There’s no public transport in Phnom Penh so those who aren’t brave enough to drive themselves or sweat it out on foot are stuck with three main options: motos, taxis and tuk tuks. Most visitors and quite a few expats choose to travel by tuk tuk. It’s a great way to ride in style and … read the full post

Feb 11 2011

Shore leave: Party at Pontoon

Published by under Bars & nightlife

The Phnom Penh club scene can leave one feeling a bit like Goldilocks looking for a bowl of porridge — this club’s too small, that club’s too sleazy … but finally there’s a nightclub in Phnom Penh that is just right. Pontoon was one of the most popular clubs in town until it mysteriously disappeared … read the full post

Feb 03 2011

Fruity 3: Like a house party except not

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Tomorrow night sees the third installment of Fruity, a monthly club night that started in December and promises some of the best tunage in town. Dan Beck, formerly of Pontoon, will be DJing along with Cynthia Herman, aka Cyncity. This time they’ve got a special guest also on deck, Patrick Parco, who will be playing … read the full post

Jan 31 2011

Travel Tribe Phnom Penh

Published by under Events

This Thursday evening, travel professionals and enthusiasts will be meeting up to “share stories, ideas and drinks.” Travel Tribe was originally conceived in Sydney as a way for travel site owners to meet up and network. There are now Travel Tribe events in cities on three continents where travel writers, bloggers, start-ups, enthusiasts and expats … read the full post

Jan 24 2011

Celebrate the Scots at Garage

Published by under Bars & nightlife

Scotland’s favourite son, the Ploughman’s Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire, Robden of Solway Firth, Rabbie Burns … all names for the illustrious Robert Burns, also known as “Scotland’s bard” and the lyricist of classic New Year’s Eve jam Auld Lang Syne. Tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan 25) is the anniversary of Burns’ birth in 1759 and lest … read the full post

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