Man About Town: 20 Apr 2012

Man About Town: 20 Apr 2012


{jathumbnail} SHINAWATRA SINGIN’ SHOW
The Red Shirt Singing Shinawatra Show certainly packed’em in and played to a full house over the Khmer New Year period. Subsequently there’s been lots of tutt tutting about the allegedly vast amounts of money the Cambodian government poured into the effort to keep the show afloat, and safe. And there’s been wholesale gnashing of the teeth because thousands of Thai Red Shirts were given free admission to Angkor Wat.

And fair enough. But at the same time the Red Shirt show was a great boon to the Siem Reap tourism machine, with people from all stratas profiting, from street vendors, tuk tuk drivers, through to upscale boutiques and hotels.

A GOOD SIGN

Sliming (Herb) Tea has surfaced on the shelves of some of Siem Reap’s better pharmacies.

The packet states: “Sliming: this herb is good for the over-weighted person who do not want to control food consuming and should be taken both male and female.”

DOUBLE DUTCH DAG DAY
Once again the big guys of the Hash Run give short shrift to the notion of the political correctness that frowns on alcoholism, or the celebration of it.

The next has run kicks off tomorrow at 3pm from the Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa parking lot.

The information hand out declares that the run fee is $5 and includes “booze (or soft drinks if you are not a real Hasher).”

Incidentally, tomorrow’s run is dubbed “The ‘Long live the Queen’ R*n.”

Man About’s royal knowledge is limited, but it seems highly likely that this dudious honour is directed at Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day, a Dutch holiday celebrated on April 30 or the 29th if the 30th is on a Sunday).

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