A RECENT visitor to Cambodia from Burma notes that the most popular selling legal
drugs in the country are Prosac and Viagra. It's unclear if both drugs are being
bought by the same customers.
If you are worried about not looking manly enough, check out a bottle of Srah Krahom
Reup Keilaka, or Wrestler Red Wine. Only Riels 2,500 a go. Label on back says "After
having taste you will get good health and full of strength".
If Britain has cornered the market on football holligans, the Kingdom recently witnessed
its own basketball version.
After losing 30-34 in a closely-contested match against the team from Wat Koh Secondary
School, a group of about 30 Preah Sisowath Secondary School players and fans decided
to vent their dissatisfaction with the result by showing up at Wat Koh bright and
early on Feb 13 armed with bats, clubs and rocks in search of a rougher re-match.
In the 20-minute melee that followed, Wat Koh students and teachers fought off the
attackers with rocks and sticks until the Sisowath gang beat a hasty retreat.
Final score: one Physics teacher and five students beaten and injured, and a commune
chief's car seriously damaged. Time out, sports fans.
Quote of the week: "All you're doing is stepping into the cooking pot and then
one day they will eat you," said an expatriate investor after last week's Third
Government-Private Sector Forum who deftly sheltered his disgruntlement in a cloak
If you mention Chea Sophara's name in a paint store, the owner's eyes light up like
a roman candle, and will happily point out which two brands of yellow are selling
like hot cakes.