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On The Box

CAMBODIA | Friday, 25 February 2005 | Views [1245]

I didn’t expect to find myself watching TV in Cambodia… but the daily siesta forced upon us by cloying weather and heat radiating off at a nuclear temperature from the concreted roads and buildings, has us scuttling indoors for a few hours of relief.

Cable TV is such a novelty to me – 66 channels of … well, I don’t really know. At least 40 of them are totally unintelligable but mostly contain karaoke sing-a-longs or a brand new series of Monkey Magic (obviously still big in Asia!, but yet to hit Aussie screens).

As for English language channels, it’s really just as strange. STC and I were in fits yesterday watching the ‘Great Outdoor Games’ as over eager Americans in catalogue-perfect oufits competed with each other in favourite western pastimes such as competitive fly-fishing, long jumping for dogs and hot-saw wood chopping.

How you make a 15 minute spot out of fly-fishing is a miracle of modern television production… amp it up with excessive statistics and flaming, swirling logos and voila, a recognisable sports segment. What on earth do the Cambodian’s make of all this?

Tags: Weird and crazy

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