Tharum Bun musings from Cambodia

Tag / Phnom Penh

Some shots I took some years ago. Uploaded to Google Photos, the cloud-based software does its magic animation. Where: I was on the top roof of Sorya Shopping Center When: 19 Jun 2008 (Thu, 16:52) Camera: Nikon D60 More animations to come, so stay tuned by subscribing to the RSS site feed or follow me […]

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Facebook’s Internet.org coming to Cambodia Design social innovation session by Akira Morita at Impact Hub Phnom Penh Phnom Penh becoming a techy city

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Phnom Penh is undeniably Cambodia’s city of two tales. The two news stories (below) were published at about the same time, although in different media outlets. The first story takes on how a commercial, business-owned skyscraper, is doing well or not. The second story is about looking for more funding to erect a new iconic […]

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On a sunny Sunday morning, Phnom Penhers start the day with their favorite breakfast, Kuy Teav (Chinese noodle with soup). Captured on iPhone 5s

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Author’s note: this blog post was first published in ICTWorks.org. In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 report published by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) says that “Mobile phone access is near universal […]

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In this photograph taken in the mid 1980s, I can be spotted with my classmates in Chey Chumneah primary school in Phnom Penh. From left to right, bottom row, the fourth boy is me. Nostalgic to get this old picture from my old classmate.

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[alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”106920098056889916254″ ualb=”6000524336534298161″ imgl=”picasa” style=”gallery” row=”4″ grwidth=”800″ grheight=”600″ size=”512″ num=”20″ align=”center” max=”100″] Updated: April 24, 2014 After three weeks of visits, talks, panel discussions, meetings, and lectures in Washington D.C., New York, Georgia, Sacramento, and San Francisco [photo courtesy of Kenton] Updated: March 20, 2014 Washington D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Sacramento, and San […]

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During my stay in Amsterdam last year, I had a chance to visit Butterfly Work, a do-tank which combines design with finding sustainable answers to international social issues. I took the ferry behind Amsterdam Central station to the NDSM wharf before walking for about 5 minutes to get there. What impressed me is its open […]

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First published on Banyan Blog: http://www.banyanblog.com/4/post/2014/02/tharum-bun-32-blogger.html THARUM BUN, 32, BLOGGER Tharum Bun, 32, is an experienced voice in the Cambodian blogosphere and digital media space. Blogging since 2004, he’s been a contributing writer for the Phnom Penh Post, Asian Correspondents, The United Nations’s Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) and Global Voices online. He has worked […]

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February is a month for Google developers to run Dart Flight School, a community event to help developers learn Dart and Angular. The coding workshop is taking in Phnom Penh for the first time. Known as Dart Flight School, Google Developer Group Phnom Penh will hold the event to enable “Cambodia developers to start off […]

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