Clear lessons for the Kingdom as curtain falls on 2017 SEA Games

As several members of the Asean community raised the spectre of host nations enjoying unfair advantage by changing, chopping and introducing events to serve their own strengths, Malaysia’s phenomenal success in the just-concluded 29th SEA Games may drive the debate over tailored programmes in a totally different direction. It is a well-known secret that that the host nations of the biennial Games are bestowed with a degree of latitude in the choice of events that can give the hosts a distinct...
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Edamame: easy budget Japanese

Edamame
There is a right way to eat edamame – with beer or sake, on a warm summer’s night – at least, so says Kenji Tamura, 32, one of the owners of the recently opened Japanese restaurant Edamame. Having opened in mid-June the casual izakaya-style diner serves up typical Japanese fare, such as ramen, sushi and rice. Although its namesake, edamame – immature soybeans in the pod that are boiled and then salted – is what Kenji and his partners hope will bring customers in the door and introduce them to...
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Discovering the fact among the fiction in Roland Meyer’s ‘Khmer Dancer’

Khmer Dance
An intimate look at life behind the scenes at the Royal Palace in the early 20th century, Saramani: Danseuse Khmer has been pored over by historians. New details are emerging about the protagonist, and about the man who portrayed her In February of 1904, after 43 years on the throne, Cambodia’s first King Norodom was celebrating his 70th – and, unexpectedly, last – birthday at the Royal Palace. To mark the auspicious occasion, a huge stage was erected outside, offering the public a rare oppor...
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Cambodia introduces marine tax

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PHNOM PENH, 24 August 2017: Sihanoukville authorities confirmed, this week, they will introduce a new tax on tourists claiming it will help to protect the environment. News of the new environment tax surfaced earlier in the month. In its latest update to travel partners, Asian Trails, a leading tour operator in Cambodia, confirmed the tax would be levied on all tourists using boat transport for an overnight stay or a full-day excursion to off-shore islands. Tourists will be charged a U...
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