I started KhmerBird in 2008, initially to share information about Cambodia. At that time there was a lack of updated information about the country.
I want to provide a real-time update via my blog to the world that Cambodia is not a scary country as it have been reported in the medias.
Time passed and we are now in the a good way of rebuilding the country.
My main goal for KhmerBird is to make it become a place where Cambodian local people can provide useful information such as travel guides, good places to visit or best things to do in the country etc.
There are a lot of people who look for an updated and accurate information about the country.
I am willing to hire Cambodian talent writers to produce good contents about the country. I hope this could be a part of my contribution to the people I love and to my country.
Here what other people said about me:
Tyan Young from Cambodian Alliance:
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!
Ben Kellas via comment:
Santel you are the Social Media King of Cambodia. Keep up the great work!
Peter Hogan from Khmer440:
Santel is a local rather than an expat but he richly deserves to be on any Cambodia twitter top ten.
Rob Schneider from Sihanoukville Cambodia Journal:
I’ve found more fascinating information about Cambodia and Cambodian culture on Khmerbird than I’ve found in one place anywhere else, either online or in print.
Me, KhmerBird, in various interviews
- The Guardian – Writing after the slaughter
- Global Voices – Cambodia: Freedom of Flying
- Cambodian Alliance for the Arts – Santel Phin- Creator of KhmerBird.com
- Le Petit Journal – MEDIAS SOCIAUX – Entretien avec Santel Phin, blogueur #1 au Cambodge (KhmerBird)
- BBC News – In pictures: Cambodia’s booming mobile phone market
- Interview with Santel Phin, founder of KhmerBird
- Khmer 440 Meets Santel Phin AKA Khmerbird
- Star bloggers: the top five
My name is Santel Phin. You can call me Santel. It’s my first name. I live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I am married to a beautiful wife and have a son.
I am not good in speaking but I am happy to share my experiences in any event as many as I can. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have a great event and need speaker about how to find information on the web, publish it and distribute it to the internet.
Here are some of fun activities as a blogger so far:
Panel discussion: Intelligent Use of Social Media – Me on the right
A Tour To USNS Mercy Ship – From left to right: Un Yarat (US Embassy), Princess Soma Norodom, Saoyuth Dara, Tharum Bun, Kounila Keo, Sovathary Bon, Chetra Chap and me.
Having a session on “How to Create a Useful Blog” at BarCamp Angkor – Siem Reap.
Receiving appreciation letter from US Embassy for providing blogging training at TechCamp Phnom Penh 2013.
Thank you for spending your time reading this page, I hope we can connect with each other in someway.
Founder of KhmerBird