Mark Bibby Jackson

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Phnom Penh Gets the Vibe

Phnom Penh hosts the Vibe Music Fest this month showcasing some of Cambodia’s finest talents when at Doors. The 10-day musical medley runs from Aug. 16 to 25 and features music as diverse as reggae, jazz, acoustic, pop and chapel music, the popular festival. Dub Addiction and VJ/ DJ Roberto kick off the festival at […]

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Blog: Slow News

The first Gulf War changed news reporting forever. CNN correspondents reported live from Baghdad as scud missiles exploded all around them. Everything was immediate, fresh and vibrant. News was exciting. Twenty years on and now the revolution in news reporting will not be televised. In increasing numbers, we turn to the Internet for our latest […]

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Palace Hotel Tokyo Package Aids Earthquake Relief Art Exhibit

While the Palace Hotel Tokyo hosts an art exhibit Aug. 7 – 16 to support recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the hotel is offering a package that will be available over the same dates. The package includes: •          Admission to the 2013 Entertainment Art Exhibition •          Exhibition souvenir book •          ‘The Art of […]

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ICTP Friends up with Cambodian NGO

Friends International (FI) has joined with the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) in a new partnership to boost the street-children NGOs efforts across Cambodia. The collaboration follows discussions at the recent World Economic Forum in Myanmar between ICTP president Professor Geoffrey Lipman and Friends International director Sebastien Marot. “This collaboration with ICTP is so […]

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Fit for a King

On his first visit to Tokyo, Mark Bibby Jackson finds the Palace Hotel a right royal place to rest a couple of nights. Few hotels reflect the changing nature of Tokyo better than the Palace Hotel, which re-opened in May this year. The hotel stands on the same site as the Hotel Teiko, a state-owned […]

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Spirit of the Game

Tired of the over-commercialisation of sport, Mark Bibby Jackson visits a tournament in Pailin, Cambodia that shows that the beautiful game retains its power to do good. As an instructor from the Cambodian Ministry of Education passes the ball to his colleague, a young boy sets off in hot pursuit. His task is hopeless, the […]

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Con Dao: Vietnam’s Best Kept Secret

For some time now Phu Quoc has developed a reputation as the island of choice for those looking to escape from Ho Chi Minh City. However, as Mark Bibby Jackson discovers, the less contentiously Vietnamese island of Con Dao has a lot more to offer intrepid travellers from Cambodia. Additional material from AsiaLIFE HCMC.  Until […]

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One Year of a Crime Wave

Following on from his initial interview with Tom Vater in AsiaLIFE Thailand, Mark Bibby Jackson catches up with Crime Wave Press publisher one year on. Tom, how has the year gone? Our first year in business has been a hell of a ride and Hans Kemp and I are hugely surprised by the positive reaction […]

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Bangkok Craft Beer Festival

Thailand’s leading craft beer importers have joined together to create the Thailand Craft Beer Community. Today, the Community announced its plans for the Craft Beer Festival, Thailand’s first party boasting the best variety of craft beer offered in any single event in Thai history. Hosted by Apoteka on Soi 11, the party will be on […]

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