“Hi, I’m Anh. You can call me Na. I’m from Vietnam. I work for a youth organization.” The most innocent, memorable question ever asked: “Where did you raise your chicken?” #IVLP
In Amsterdam, coffee is cult A Starbucks Coffee outlet in Thailand This Starbucks Coffee Drive Thru store is located in between Bangkok and Phetchaburi province, Thailand Convenience is a key Inside Stockholm Arlanda Airport Starbucks Coffee has recently opened its very first store in Vietnam. Cambodia next?
Via @EthanZ, who tweeted: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/EthanZ/status/314359186832113664″] Excerpt: CS in VN The introduction of computer science in the Vietnamese education system is relatively recent. It appears to have arrived at all levels simultaneously a few years ago. One temporary consequence of this is that when I visited a university, I wasn’t impressed at all with what they […]
Via The Cambodia Daily: Government Order May Close Many of City’s Internet Cafes
A circular sent to government offices from Telecommunications Minister So Khun on November 12 prohibits the use of Internet cafes by students and people under the age of 18 and outlines numerous dangers that the Internet poses, such as terrorism, economic crimes and the distribution of pornography.
VIA Southeast Asia Globe: E-learning sky-rockets
Three Southeast Asian nations are ranked within the top ten countries in the world in terms of high-growth in electronic-learning revenues over the next few years, according to the US-based market research firm Ambient Insight. Vietnam and Malaysia top the chart, with a projected growth rate in e-learning of 44.3% and 39.4% respectively. The Philippines came in seventh place, with an estimated growth rate of between 30% and 35%. Ambient Insight said that in Asia, the market for e-learning and training programmes will reach $11.5 billion by 2016.
ÉCRIT PAR CÉLINE NGI Published: http://www.lepetitjournal.com/cambodge/126812-medias-sociaux-sommet-geek-cambodge-rencontre-organisateurs-blogfest-asia-2012.html Le BlogFest Asia, c’est un peu le sommet geek des pays de l’ASEAN. Après Hong Kong et Penang en Malaisie, cet événement, qui vise à rassembler un maximum de blogueurs de la région, se tiendra à Siem Reap du 1er au 5 novembre. Rencontre avec les organisateurs, quatre jeunes […]
For a couple years my home Internet connection has been served well by Metfone, an Internet Service Provider owned by Hanoi-based Viettel. Back in 2010, its home Internet subscription plan was one of the cheapest ever provided. It’s a little over $20 per month to have an ADSL connection at speed of 512kbs with unlimited […]
In a recent blog post, Global Voices Online’s East-Asia editor Mong Palatino takes a look at the current trend of online censorship across Asia, from Cambodia to Singapore to Vietnam (not to mention Malaysia and the Philippines). Here’s an excerpt: In Cambodia, the government is enforcing a circular drafted earlier this year which requires internet […]
One of Cambodia’s anonymous blogs, DetailsAreSketchy.WordPress.Com, has left the blogosphere. In September last year I interviewed DAS the blogger behind this prominent, most read blog among expatriates living in Cambodia. “The good thing about a blog is that it can be anonymous and you still can be contacted,” says Gary Kawaguchi, a digital media trainer […]
I was having difficult access to social networking site Facebook this morning. It took me some little time to pass by this unannounced problem. First, using a web proxy service, HideMyAss.Com, I could load Facebook site on my browser. Yet, I couldn’t sign in. It said cookies required. I then recalled this issue was also […]
So the Khmer Rouge took us from a place called Pursat to Koh Tîev, which is across the border from Vietnam,” recounted Sophal Ear, the first speaker of Cambodian ancestry to take the stage for a TED talk, in July of last year. “There, they had a detention camp where alleged Vietnamese would be tested […]