Archive for the tag 'floods'

Sep 18 2012

Siem Reap rainy season 2012

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This is what the beginning of trouble looks like, and my dog was not one bit happy about it - taken September 2011

The rainy season in Cambodia starts in June and runs until November, bringing 75% of the kingdom’s annual rainfall and temperatures that can drop as low as 22 degrees Celsius. Future politicians take note — this sentence is a prime example of how a statement can be both absolutely true and quite misleading all at … read the full post

Apr 01 2012

Siem Reap’s north riverside evictions…

A few weeks ago, I described a short walk on the north riverside of Siem Reap, and attempted to paint a picture of a lively slice of of the town, one that you won’t see around Pub Street or wandering through the temples. It’s a part of ordinary, everyday Cambodia, full of bustle and barking, … read the full post

Jan 18 2012

Corporate social responsibility in Siem Reap

It will surprise many of Siem Reap’s visitors to know that, despite the enormous amount of money spent by all two million of you each year, Siem Reap province remains the third poorest of Cambodia’s 23 provinces. This is a devastating statistic, and indicates that very little of the money that you spend here is … read the full post

Nov 19 2011

Whipper-snappers: Young photographers at the Angkor Photo Festival

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The seventh Angkor Photo Festival is not just a showcase of amazing photography from all over the world. It’s also a local event that strives to promote and train young Cambodian photographers and support disadvantaged children from Siem Reap. They do this through a series of dedicated, free workshops for young photographers led by top … read the full post

Oct 25 2011

Recovery after the Siem Reap floods: How to help

Following on from the post about organisations working to provide flood relief to hundreds of people in and around Siem Reap, I can provide a little more information on what these organisations are doing and how you can help them; you don’t even need to get wet to do it, as local staff from NGOs … read the full post

Oct 21 2011

Siem Reap flood update: October 21, 2011

Published by under Floods

Driving around Siem Reap on Friday afternoon felt almost like a journey along Memory Lane, so long it seems since you used to reach your destinations with eyeballs swimming in dust. Throughout most of town, the floods that have plagued Siem Reap for six long weeks have almost entirely subsided, and the watery streets are … read the full post

Oct 18 2011

Amid floods, Siem Reap needs your help

Published by under Floods

Amid the hullaballoo about floods in Thailand (and them slowly moving toward the capital, Bangkok), Cambodia is suffering from widespread floods as well. Five weeks of flooding, 17 out of 24 of Cambodia’s provinces under water, 200,000 hectares of agricultural land washed out, 34,000 households evacuated and 247 people already dead. The scale of what … read the full post

Oct 14 2011

Cambodia’s Water Festival cancelled

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In view of recent events, the government has just taken the probably very sensible decision to cancel this year’s Water Festival which was due to kick off on November 9. The Water Festival is one of the highlights of the Cambodian calendar, a spectacle that is enormously looked forward to by Cambodians and is a … read the full post

Sep 29 2011

Flooding in Phnom Penh

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Cambodia has been hard hit by flooding this year with many cities and provinces experiencing high water levels and associated fatalities. Phnom Penh is poised to be next, with the swollen Tonle Sap river threatening to flood. The flooding in Cambodia has already affected over 90,000 families in 14 provinces. Earlier this week tourists had … read the full post

Sep 28 2011

Siem Reap floods

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So I guess it’s oopsadaisy if you came to Siem Reap in the last few weeks. Well, it is rainy season and you knew that. Though it’s not likely that many of the guide books would have warned you about the rising tides you may have seen outside your hotel or guesthouse and, to be … read the full post

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