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PCHUM BEN – THE ANCESTORS’ DAY

PCHUM BEN – THE ANCESTORS’ DAY

The cult of Ancestors is an important part of almost all religions and spiritual practices. From shamanism to Christianity. Each of them at least once a year has a day or days dedicated to honouring those who passed away. Probably the strongest belief in the Ancestors’ custody can be observed in Asian cultures, especially in Buddhism. In Cambodia, the Ancestors’…

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SAFE AND SECURE IN THE KINGDOM

SAFE AND SECURE IN THE KINGDOM

One of the most, if not the most important thing you must learn about country you are going to visit is how safe your visit will be. If you are a traveller or a backpacker, you probably don’t want to be robbed, spend your time at a police station, hospital or worse. South-Eastern Asia countries are considered as safe and…

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KHMER NEW YEAR – HOW IS IT CELEBRATED?

KHMER NEW YEAR – HOW IS IT CELEBRATED?

The New Years’ Eve is one of the most important celebrations in every culture. It can be celebrated on different dates, depending on a calendar used by a particular culture, but each of them honours the Eve in a big way. We can be familiar with international New Year’s Eve celebrated according to Gregorian calendar. Also famous is a Chinese…

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WHAT HAPPENED TO CAMBODIAN ROCK’N’ROLL?

WHAT HAPPENED TO CAMBODIAN ROCK’N’ROLL?

1950s and 1960s are decades of pop culture evolution. One of the most significant phenomenon was rock’n’roll. The genre evolved from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues, and country music in USA, and soon conquered the whole world and evolved into dozens of other styles. Rock musicians like Elvis Presley, The Beatles or…

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CAMBODIAN CRAFT BEER KINGDOM

CAMBODIAN CRAFT BEER KINGDOM

What are the first countries that come to your mind when you think of craft beer? Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium? Mostly central-west Europe. Unlike the common opinion, Asian countries are brewery retail elephants. In this part of the world beer is known since Sumerian times. As an industry it was established in the 19th Century, when European brewery technologies…

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