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Best 5 Must Read Books About Cambodia - Review

Hello everyone! Welcome to our new video today. We're going to discuss about the top five best books for you to read about Cambodia today. This is based on my personal and public opinion. In the list will point out the value, useful content/information specifically for the readers. 

There are many things you will discover about Cambodia including the daily lifestyle, the situation and many more things you can find out prior visiting the country which is listed in the description below. Getting to know the people and the tourist attraction in Cambodia is no longer difficulty where you can just subscribe to the channel or leave your comment or question below. 

And why you should wait! Ok, so let's start at number 5 we have 

Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples  

This is one of the best travel guide book for people who really wish to go deeper about the culture of this nation and its people especially the value temple of Angkor Wat one of the wonder of the world. Yes, it is a thick and heavy book to dive into the culture and history. It is even much more useful when you spend time in Siem Reap, the book will guide you through almost everything when, where and what to do. So much information that the author trying to offer ranging from restaurant, hotel both in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh the capital city of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Grab this book, so you won't miss any places when you are here. 

Want the amazing guide, this book will help you to get to understand the country very quick and with step by step tour guide with information about the temple excellent for solo traveler or someone who do not wish to spend more money for tourguide. Yes, that's everything you need to know about Angkor Wat! 

Move on to number 4 


This book became very popular since after Angelina Jolie turn the story written in here into a great movie in 2016 - First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. It is very important that you will have to read the narrative to understand why and how did it happen. 

The darkest time has been over for more than 40 years, the story of a little girl of 5 years old name Leoung Ung. It is a corner of memory, a horror to reflect the history of the society in those times. It's a fearful experience for a child who speak the historic fact. Imagine this 5 years old girl later became the great author to reveal the truth that happen at that time as she knew nothing about conflict or war at this age. Just suddenly the happy moment was over yet filled with sadness to horror without any warning sign to create the nervous in brain and couldn't understand it. Yeah, this was what could happen in one part of the world. 

The next one to read with number 3 in the list. 

Cambodia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture



The book is one of the easy to read and the guidebook that you will enjoy the most. It speaks greatly about the business culture of the country. Understanding one's nation culture and their tradition is how you could connect very well for either short time visit or long time investment in the country with its people. The brief history describing the glory day and the fallen of the Angkor empire was mentioned. Particularly it is good for those who plan to move to Cambodia living and working here. Most people could benefit from it with the tip written to help you for survival in another culture. 

This book is very informative where you will be able to touch in different aspect about the country. Of course, great read prior traveling to Cambodia! 

Close to the top of the list with number 2

In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel 



It is a novel book, a heart-breaking story of a royal family. The writer has a very gifted to illustrate it simple way, so readers can learn about the context very easily. Something that you could not imagine, something that you could learn. The hardship that you couldn't understand. The discussion explains great value of the rich and the lower class. Life condition and struggling yet moving toward successful in wisdom!

Above all is number 1 - speak for both local and expats! 


Move to Cambodia: A guide to living and working in the Kingdom of Wonder contain so much information which is very useful for daily routine, and you will know exactly what to do with the guidance as written in the book connecting from one chapter to another. It is a recommended book for everyone who already settle in Cambodia and for those who are new as well. 

There are a lot of information contain in this book. The author is just very smart giving a brief introduction about the country which is good enough to understand the culture, tradition and the people of this country. Then give excellent suggestion for further reading into different topics. There are plenty of useful resources that one won't miss it at all. 

It breaks everything from the least one to the most needed and rare one. Even health care, insurance and what to do or what to invest in term of business in Cambodia! Eating, traveling and entertainment is definitely you want to know in basic term. 

Last, I hope you will enjoy the list and benefit from it. You can just check out from the link below to the 5 books as I mentioned here! Just let me know if you want to know thing else by giving your comment below. Do not forget to subscribe! Have a great day my friend! 

Best Lunch Box Delivery in Phnom Penh

Looking for what to eat or what to drink could be very challenging when you set limit budget for you daily expenses especially among people who work full-time or run their own business. It is because you don't have time to cook. That's why you will struggle everyday looking for different type of foods to eat or you will end up eating the same type of food at a certain restaurant or street food.

In order to help you saving your energy, time and money I am listing down few great food delivery service in Phnom Penh for you as below:

1- Lunch Box Catering Service 

There are several discs for you to choose from everyday so you will feel refresh in the midst of your busy day. What you need to do is to just make a phone call and book them few hours before you daily meal and the delivery person will drop it for you.

Lunch Box Menu can be reach at:
Phone: 010 88 77 56, 012 694 624
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lunchboxcam
Address: House No.28, St. 528, Sangkat Beoung Kak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh

2- Mekong BBQ 

The restaurant owner and the cook make very special food for you to enjoy. After tasting once, I bet you will come back again for more. There are variety of lunch and dinner mix with Asian, the western and European foods.

Make sure the restaurant know your place where they can drop your order at the right time. Yes, healthy body start with eating the right food. Oh, I forgot to mention they serve both the lunch service daily and monthly. The lunch box also include a dessert as well. So enjoy it!

Phone: 016 472 021/ 012 706 031
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dina.sar.1
Location: Few location in Phnom Penh city

Cambodia Investment - Construction Plan Start in 2017

According to Business Cambodia, a big investment is starting in Kampot to bring this city to another level and attract more people here.

In April 2017, the construction project is going to start and will be able to provide 25,000 job opportunity to the people during this period. In the future it will be more people after the opening. Check it out below!

Credit: Business-Cambodia

Photo of Banteay Meanchey Province: Beautiful Nature in Malai District

The journey to Malai district in Banteay Meanchey province was such a great opportunity to discover the hidden beauty of the countryside from this part of the country. It is once in a life time that you do not want to miss it.

The whole trip starting from Phnom Penh at 7am and we are reaching to Serey Sophoin in Banteay Meanchey around 3pm then making no stop straight to to the location by arrival around 4:30pm.

By the time the sunset, I didn't have chance to take any photo though as we were on our way back and fourth to visit the project location until the sky was getting dark.

Somehow, on the way back we were caught by the flock of bird spending their mid day to search for food and enjoying by the tree after the harvest season. Here how it looks like:

There were estimate around 100 birds flying which made the scene white. So we stop the car and taking out the camera to point into those flying animal. Somehow, many of them fly away when seeing human approaching them.

20 Best Photos of Phnom Penh City on Cambodia Boat Racing (Water Festival) of 2008

Boat racing is a big time when people from everywhere across the country and from every walk of life coming to the city at the same time. The main purpose is to enjoy the crowd, the promotion of the product and especially seeing the racing boat during the day.

I got some great memory from the last experience that I came to see the boat racing or known as water festival in Cambodia back in 2008. Here is some highlight photos.

1- The Light Up of Ministry of Commerce 

Ministry of Commerce this year had very attractive decoration which draw million of people eyes and everyone of them want to take photo of this boat. The connection is traveling to different country surrounded the map of Cambodia as in the picture and the national flag of the Kingdom is at the tail of the dragon.

2- Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fishing

With such a beautiful light of the ministry logo with 3 national flag on each side.

3- Ministry of Land Management

The golden color and the reflection in the water create awesome vignette around it.

4- National Bank of Cambodia

Showing the treasure and the development of the Kingdom of Cambodia through the defined by its decoration.

5- Phnom Penh City

Look like there are plenty of rice in the middle of the boat. The two dragon get their tails together while looking forward to the different direction.

6- Water Festival Greeting!

The white written text hanging across the street is the welcoming sign to all the visitor who visited this beautiful event in 2008.

7- Visitors Walk

On the road people can only walk, no vehicles allow which make it green and wonderful moment to enjoy Phnom Penh city.

8- Foreigner Guests

At each year festival not just the local people who want to come and see the boat racing but also attract thousands of foreigners to this cheerful event.

9- Security Guards

Police and security guard were scatter in different location during this time to help make way and help to ease traffic. Thanks to our hard working police offers!

10- Traditional Offering

During the big festival like this also have people to interest to offer the offering that's why this man sell these stuffs. The little banana tree with some kinds of made combination of what people believe to offer.

11- Tour the Surrounding

This is the best time of the year that million of people can walk together as citizen of the country.

12- River Front

To be honest it is very difficult to see the boat racing during this time, but people just like to walk together and moving toward the riverside area.

13- Small Business

While passing by you'd see variety of small business setup to serve the need of hungriness that people would meet in those time.

14- Sugarcane

The little young girl in red t-shirt was selling the sugarcane to tourist who visit the water festival day in front of Naga World resort.

15- Spiders & Crickets

Actually there are many types of insect or bugs that people eat like grasshopper, cricket, snake, snail, tarantula and more. The mango make everything look green, love it!

16- Product Promotion

Each year this is the big time for product promotion selling to estimate 2 to 3 million people to come to see the boat racing.

17-River Space for Racing

By the river bank where people can stand and see the boat. There are hundred of boats and the athletic on the surface of the water.

18- Beautiful Cambodian Flags

If you love taking photo then this is the time for you to come and you can get endless awesome photos.

19- What to do with hot weather?

Well if you know what i'm saying, here is the little hat that can protect you from getting sick.

20- Cooking for Fun

During the boat racing or water festival could be very boring days because of the crowded street and you don't want to get stuck on the road. So either trying to have some fun activities at home or arrange for a cooking class somewhere in the hotel or restaurants or could be just food day!

Love Letter Translation or Voice Over from English to Khmer

Just in case you want to practice your language before your next appointment, here I can help you to build up your Cambodian language skills. Of course, you are the best in this area so adding more talent into this is all about the local tongue.

Translation: I assumed you already have words to say or word list that you want to practice. So just send it to me and I can help you to get it done from either English to Khmer or Khmer to English. Sure enough if you aren't still sure about reading it then I can make it to a Romanization (Latin) where everybody can read.

Voice Over: This is going to be special part which will help you to get start saying the correct words and pronunciation. Leave us all what you want... Just sit down and relax the voice will be ready before you next appointment. Let me record it for you.

Thank you for choosing me as your translator and voice over talent!

Have a great day!

Translate Photography & Economics Apps from English to Khmer

Many of you might already have heard of the economics or photography apps where you can just take picture to make money. I'm glad that I could contribute to this project with my translation skills.

The aim is to translate all the text in the app from English into Khmer, so Cambodian users will feel at ease using the application and for photo submission.

Need help to expose your app to Cambodian users, please contact me at www.fiverr.com/pisethz

Top 9 Beautiful Camping Site Photos of Highlands Bible College (Rowling Center) Between Phnom Penh & Sihanoukville Province

Today, I am going to introduce you a beautiful camping site where usually Christian groups and organization like to bring people here for retreat or refreshing.

The location is located just a bit further from Pich Nil and it is known as elephant mountain. The former name was "Rowling Center" which later change the name to Highlands Bible College until today.

My recent visit joining a conference at this place and I had the opportunity to capture beautiful picture to show all of you. I hope you find it interesting and make a visit or contact them to organize your next Camping with your team.

Highlands Bible College (Rowling Center) 

This picture taken during the dry season in April, so it doesn't look so green. But as you can see, it just looks great surrounded by the mountain to make you fall in love after witnessing by your own eyes.

Unique type of Tree Grown in these huge garden 

It is a kind of palm tree which stand strong in every weather situation. At this dry season the tree still smile with its green leafs.

Mountain Reflection in Water 

The photo taken from the middle of the small bridge to pass through between the dormitory and the conference hall. In the early morning and evening before sunset, the reflection bring more beauty to this unique location.

Mountain at the Back 

Opposite the above, you could see the mountain range laid behind the school campus. A long this small river water flow to make the reflection look great by the tree and sleepy nature at the back.

Walking Way by the Fence 

If you have time before or after the seminar or workshop program, you can tour the location inside the school campus where you only can find it at Highlands Bible college.

Tips: Get up early so you can experience the sunrise and spend evening to enjoy the sunset.

Building vs Nature when the sun goes down 

Many people missed this golden hour. Since you knew it, so make it possible the next visit to gaze your eyes around by coming to his pond to stand behind this building.

Angry Sky 

The whether in the dry season didn't seem to be nice exposing the very strong sunlight and hot even before the sun went sleep.

Nightscape of Rowling 

Before going to bed in the dormitory house, sometime you could see great sky in the night surrounded by a very quiet moment where you only can hear insects calling out for one another.

Sound System at the Conference Hall 

The controller of a sound system is located at the back in the middle of everything, so a person can pay full attention to the speaker on the stage and take control of everything.

Translate Gaming Website from English to Khmer - Marketing & Review Topics

Translating website is fun in which I just did it couple days ago for a gaming website and review content. The original file given is in Ms. Word document with up to 6800 words.

Topics: Gaming and Review
Words: 6800 words
Target Language: Khmer
Delivery term: 2 days

 In need of someone to assist you in converting the text/content from English to Khmer? I am here to help you. Contact me at www.fiverr.com/pisethz

Latest English to Khmer Translation Project for BitKingdom Website

The newest website translation from English into Khmer would make be a full-time job for this weekend. There are 1470 words project to get it done within 24 hours. Usually, I do not delay in working to satisfy my clients.

Regularly, I receive this type of project to be done online. On BitKingdom again, I have to deliver the work on the customer's website.

Are you in need of any assistant to fix your language issues, I can be a person to make those barriers for you.

Impact Hub Phnom Penh Review

It was my first time attempted to visit Impact Hub Phnom Penh for a very useful topic in doing fund raising, "Happy Hour: How to create a successful crowdfunding campaign By: Impact Hub Phnom Penh" held on 21st March 2016, at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

I registered for the event in the last minute as the ticket was still available and right away after that I got the confirmation in my mailbox from eventbrite.

I saw few events in the past with very interesting topics somehow there were no chances at all as I had to catch up with my important tasks. Just this time which I made it and I couldn't wait to hear from the speaker.

Journey Start! 

After work around 5:30pm, I left from a place nearby Olympic market heading to attend the workshop. I finally made it to the location as spot in the map.

As shown in the picture, the spot is on street 17 which is exactly what I have seen on the map. While I was there, I look around searching for Impact Hub Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, I made it to the wrong place. Then, I started thinking what did I do... is the map is correct?

Quickly, I started browsing the internet on my smartphone to search for location again and the map tell exactly where I was at that point. I couldn't believe it, so I tried to find the address...oh gosh, it is not on street 17. It should be house #17 and street 306 between st. 51 and Norodom blvd.

I didn't wait any longer because it was already 5:50pm and the workshop start at 6:30pm, so I had to rush on my motorbike.

At Impact Hub Phnom Penh

Yeah, finally I made it. Yes, I mad it. But it was quiet in front of the location. I only see some motorbike and three men (1 young man and 2 middle age between 50 years old).

I asked, is this Impact Hub Phnom Penh?
An old man didn't answer my question and he just looked at me.
I throw him another question, is there anyone taking care of the bike here? I was trying to look for someone to take care of my bike.
The man said, "No, no one here taking care of your bikes." The guard already left at 6:00pm. There was no one appointed anyone to look after this place, the man added. At this time it was about 6:13pm I looked at my watch.

Then I look around checking while sitting on my motorbike expecting someone to come and take care of my belonging. I went on and on for about 10 to 15 minutes, then there were several foreigners came a lady with her bike and men with motorbike parked and then just went up through that small entry with logo Impact Hub Phnom Penh.

It seems like nobody care about leaving their bikes without card and without ticket... hah, they were so brave.

By this time, I heard an old man whispering to a young man...but I couldn't hear quite clear...something like..., "it's such a difficult when he ask for someone to take care of motorbike..." maybe he mentioned about me as I was there for around 15 minutes already.

Oh man, It was so annoying and shameful while waiting on the bike for almost 20 minutes but no one there when I told everyone that I come for a workshop. It was my first time without good experience at all. So I just made a final decision leaving the place after I was trying to ask for phone number to contact the office and searching Impact Hub PP's website but there is no contact at all except to email. But I didn't want to email them. Maybe I should try next time again. It was a just a bad dreaming for me today this evening.

How to Contact? 

I guess they should have phone to contact to make it easy for first time visitor like me and without someone guard my belonging I couldn't make it in as well. I didn't want to loose my bike just because entering a $5 workshop.

Thank you, but please organize the crowdfunding workshop again by providing clear contact information so I can call. ;)