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Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Expat life inside a Cambodian prison

Planet Asia interviews an ex-convict just released from Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar Prison, widely regarded as one of the most brutal in the world. Learn about life on the inside. In addition, learn the struggles convicts face on the mean streets of Cambodia once they are released.

Asia’s beaches and the raw sewage problem

Many have suspected that raw sewage gets pumped into the sea around beach resorts. Across Asia this is proving to be true. This report contains proof of the sewage problem from Cambodia, with related issues from some of Asia's most popular beach destinations. Beware!

Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) may come as a shock. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail.
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Hunkering down for the apocalypse in Cambodia

Stuck in Cambodia because of COVID-19? Here are two solid options for long-term emergency stays in Cambodia. First, check out a long-stay discount on Sok San beach. Then, learn how to set up your own apocalypse bunker in Phnom Penh.
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Pileated gibbons roaming Phnom Penh city streets

The gibbons of southeast Asia sing melodious duets at dawn and dusk. In Cambodia, habit loss and illegal poaching has decimated their populations. Some people keep gibbons as pets. One showed up at our reporter's door. Learn about Cambodia's pileated gibbons, then watch a video of a gibbon singing his song.

How to tap into your innate mystical powers

There are eight mystical powers that every human is born with. Distracted by daily life, we lose touch with these powers. Discover how meditation, mantras or yoga can help. Then, do the work needed to tap into the eight Siddhis of power.

Hungry ghosts in Asian mythology and also in the real world

Hungry ghosts exists as spirits in many Asian cultures. They also exist as people in our lives. Learn how they haunt their own existence while losing touch with reality in the present.

Making money online as a digital nomad in 2020

Digital marketing is appealing for freedom seekers for two key reasons. First, the barrier of entry is low — anyone can launch a project...