It needs the courage to be a writer in Cambodia. I don’t pretend to be one. But I like writing. I am sick when I looked at the libraries around the world, I can find only books on the dark side of Cambodia such as killing fields, survivors, Khmer rouge etc.
I wish people could have something else to read about Cambodia such as contemporary stories, fictions etc.
That’s the main reason I started writing stories about my country. I posted my writing in any forum as soon as I find one.
Later on, thank to WordPress, I can have my own blog in 2008.
There are a lot of time I wanted to quit blogging. But I couldn’t. There’s a voice inside me. It keeps telling me to continue my writing. Even it won’t make me any money.
That’s the main reason you still can access to this page.
I blog about things that I find useful to people. I will keep writing and self-publishing my books. Even nobody is going to buy them. Just write and keep publishing.
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I’ll see on the inside.
What others say about us
Meet Santel. He runs a social media blog about Cambodia and always knows what’s going on in his country. If it happened, more than likely it’s on his blog. He’s smart, talented, determined and loves his country! – Tyan Y
Santel Phin is a well-educated, modern Cambodian with a deep love of his country and traditional Cambodian culture. – Rob Schneider
Santel has quickly made a name for himself as one of Cambodia’s first bloggers, inspiring many others to follow suit. – Marissa Carruthers
khmerbird.com have been selected amount the top 5 blogs to read by The Phnom Penh Post.
We have been featured and interviewed in many places, amount them are:
- The Guardian: Writing after the slaughter
- Global Voice: Cambodia: Freedom of Flying
- Cambodian Alliance For The Arts: Santel Phin – Creator of KhmerBird.com
- Visit Angkor Wat: Interview with Santel Phin, founder of KhmerBird
- Khmer 440 Meets Santel Phin AKA Khmerbird
- A Great Cambodian Blog: Khmerbird
- Lepetitjournal.com – MEDIAS SOCIAUX – Entretien avec Santel Phin