Geeks in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com Geeks in Cambodia Mon, 17 May 2021 06:52:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Cambodian Superstars Get in Character for First of its Kind MLBB 515 eParty Music Video http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodian-superstars-get-in-character-for-first-of-its-kind-mlbb-515-eparty-music-video/ http://geeksincambodia.com/cambodian-superstars-get-in-character-for-first-of-its-kind-mlbb-515-eparty-music-video/#comments Mon, 17 May 2021 04:27:08 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24480 An international version of the music video has already launched and ... More]]> Three of the country’s top pop idols, G-Devith, Oun and Henaa have teamed up to form the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 515 virtual group S.T.U.N. for Cambodia, and bringing the anthemic song “Together” to life in a Khmer music video released on May 16.

An international version of the music video has already launched and now different countries across the region are releasing their own customised versions.

S.T.U.N., an edgy, post-cyberpunk virtual group, along with all-new skins for the main characters, are just some of the special features for this year’s Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 515 eParty and the three Khmer superstars are in no doubt the right guys for the job.

S.T.U.N.’s, Chou, is a rapper, skateboarder dancer and passionate gamer and is played in the video by Cambodia’s very own G-Devith.

“The similarities between the character Chou and I is that we are both very handsome and attractive, shared with a laugh by G-Devith during the filming of the music video. “But I can’t really fight – I only know how to take care. I believe that everybody knows me as a video game livestreamer and I always livestream Mobile Legends: Bang Bang,” added G-Devith.

Chou’s sidekick, Brody, is played by Oun, and happens to be Oun’s favourite character in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

“The character Brody looks a bit more serious and stronger than me, but we both look quite similar in appearance. I used to play the hero Brody in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, so what an amazing coincidence that Mobile Legends: Bang Bang selected me to play Brody in their campaign,” said Oun.

The third character, Selena, is played in the music video by Henaa, a rising star in both music and gaming, who says she shares Selena’s slightly tough edge.

“I am very happy and excited to be selected to play the character Selena. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of my favorite games, and this has been a dream project for me. The character Selena looks mean and so am I, a little. Selena’s also very pretty and I love channeling her,” shares Henaa with a smile on the set of the music video.

The launch of S.T.U.N., along with exciting new skins for the characters, is just part of the 3rd annual Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 515 eParty which will unite gamers from across Cambodia and southeast Asia to take part in this epic virtual event.

Under the tagline “Together We Achieve More” the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 515 eParty is encouraging the region’s gamers to stay positive and united despite the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic which has led to lockdowns and curfews across Cambodia.

For the latest news stay updated through Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’s official Cambodia Facebook page and Landing page, and Pleng to listen to Cambodia’s version of “Together”. You won’t want to miss the must-watch 22 May Funmatch livestream featuring G-Devith, Henaa, Brody and Cambodia’s top Mobile Legends: Bang Bang KOLs.

With 2.5 million monthly active users in Cambodia, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is one of the most popular mobile games played in Cambodia, so the 515 eParty is sure to bring excitement and colour during difficult times.

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes

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New regional partnership to support the fintech ecosystem in Cambodia http://geeksincambodia.com/new-regional-partnership-to-support-the-fintech-ecosystem-in-cambodia/ http://geeksincambodia.com/new-regional-partnership-to-support-the-fintech-ecosystem-in-cambodia/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2021 04:47:38 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24475 On April 28, the Cambodian Association of Finance and Technology (CAFT) signed an MoU with Singapore’s ASEAN Financial Innovation Network which will give Cambodia’s fintech entrepreneurs access to collaborative tools and knowledge sharing through the APIX ... More]]> Cambodia’s key financial technology players are taking a major step in accelerating innovation within the country’s dynamic fintech ecosystem.

On April 28, the Cambodian Association of Finance and Technology (CAFT) signed an MoU with Singapore’s ASEAN Financial Innovation Network which will give Cambodia’s fintech entrepreneurs access to collaborative tools and knowledge sharing through the APIX exchange.

“This MoU will provide an opportunity to address concerns regarding activities, local compliance, standards and cross border compatibility to support the enhancement of regional innovation for ASEAN market integration as well as strengthening collaboration between CAFT and AFIN to promote the development of innovation in Cambodia and Singapore,” said Her Excellency Chea Serey, assistant Governor & Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia, during the MoU signing virtual event. The National Bank, along with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, are supporting the MoU.

The new partnership will expand opportunities for regional collaboration and open access for Cambodian fintech entrepreneurs to APIX, a cross-border, open architecture API marketplace and platform for collaboration between FinTechs and financial institutions, to integrate and test fintech solutions together.

Sanjay Chakrabarty, CEO of Prudential Cambodia, which is sponsoring the MoU and the CAFT-AFIN partnership said the initiative is a great achievement for Cambodia’s financial technology sector. “This is a very important milestone as we onboard multiple fintech companies and APIs. We understand that for these young companies, there will be a paradigm shift in terms of how they access resources and global stage. It’s a Pan Asian platform that they will access and I’m sure they will learn how to leverage and benefit from it. I think that as a result, in Cambodia, we will see a growth in the fintech industry.”

The virtual MoU signing was streamed live on CAFT, Prudential Cambodia and Bakong Facebook pages.

The participants, including H.E. Chea Serey, Remi Pell, CAFT Secretary General Tomas Pokorny, Sopnendu Mohanty of MAS and Sanjay Chakrabarty, CEO of Prudential Cambodia, discussed future opportunities and collaboration and emphasized the need for quick technology adaptation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“For the past few years, we have discussed a great deal about the topic of 4.0 industrial revolution and the need for firms and countries to keep up with digital innovations. The pandemic of 2020 has put the world to the test bringing technology adoption much sooner than expected, particularly within the public sector and the SMEs. In the midst of the lockdown and recession, firms need to review their business models, banks in particular, standing at the hearts of the economies, need to be agile in adapting to the new environment, ” said Her Excellency Chea Serey.

“With Singapore’s status as a global financial hub and a fintech leader that has inspired the region, we are happy for this opportunity to access the great source of knowledge and finance through APIX. I am sure our Singaporean partners will have plenty to learn from some of our amazing fintech entrepreneurs in Cambodia as well,“ said Remi Pell, Chairman of CAFT, during the event.

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MOBILE LEGENDS: BANG BANG E-PARTY IS COMING TO CAMBODIA http://geeksincambodia.com/mobile-legends-bang-bang-e-party-is-coming-to-cambodia/ http://geeksincambodia.com/mobile-legends-bang-bang-e-party-is-coming-to-cambodia/#comments Wed, 28 Apr 2021 04:33:21 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24472 Under the tagline “Together We Achieve More” the MLBB 515 eParty will encourage the region’s ... More]]> Montoon, the developer of the wildly popular Mobile Legends: Bang Bang game, is finalising plans for its 3rd annual MLBB 515 eParty and is inviting gamers from across Cambodia and southeast Asia to take part in this epic virtual event.

Under the tagline “Together We Achieve More” the MLBB 515 eParty will encourage the region’s gamers to stay positive and united despite the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic which has led to lockdowns and curfews across Cambodia.

WIth 2. 5 million monthly active users in Cambodia, MLBB is one of the most popular mobile games played in Cambodia, so the 515 eParty is sure to bring excitement and colour during difficult times.

This year’s MLBB 515 campaign will see the launch of S.T.U.N., a virtual supergroup featuring three of MLBB’s most popular characters – Chou, Selena and Brody – all with exciting new ‘skins’ that bring an edgy, post-cyberpunk vibe to the 515 event.

In this newest skin line concept, the character Chou leads the S.T.U.N. trio as the rapper, dancer and skateboarder of the group, which will release an international music video on 8 May.

Different versions of the video will be launched across southeast Asia, including here in Cambodia where some of our leading artists will bring the characters of Chou, Selena and Brody to life in a special Khmer music video that will drop on May 16.

The music videos will inspire MLBB fans across the region with the idea that “Together We Achieve More”.

Montoon is not yet revealing who the three Cambodian stars will be – but says that fans can rest assured that they will be giving their all to make this the best MLBB 515 event ever.

The stars from the video will also be teaming up with some of Cambodia’s top MLBB players to take each other on in a live streamed Fun Match later this year, where they can test their skills against the very best.

We know our players and fans in Cambodia are going through some difficult times right now so we hope this MLBB 515 eParty can bring a bit of joy and some much-needed connections with friends across the Kingdom and across the region as the campaign gets rolling,” said Lillian Gao from Montoon.

“I think our players and fans are going to love the new skins and the music video being produced right now by three Cambodian superstars who really bring our S.T.U.N. heroes, Chou, Selena and Brody to life. Watch this space to find out more very soon” Lillian Gao said.

Fans will specially not want to miss any of the special 515 benefits and save the following dates
8-16 May – 515 Lucky Draw
15 May – All heroes will be available to enjoy. If you login on this day players will unlock a special 515 achievement
14-16 May – All players will be ranked and not lose any stars for three matches
15-17 May – Login to get an elite skin

For the latest information, stay updated through MLBB’s official Cambodia Facebook page and Landing page. One thing is for sure and that is this year’s MLBB 515 eParty will bring much joy and excitement to fans worldwide!

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LET’S SELL ONLINE: A New Campaign to Digitalize Cambodia’s MSMEs http://geeksincambodia.com/lets-sell-online-a-new-campaign-to-digitalize-cambodias-msmes/ http://geeksincambodia.com/lets-sell-online-a-new-campaign-to-digitalize-cambodias-msmes/#comments Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:30:02 +0000 Alejandro Berger http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24467 The project, which is being called the Let’s Sell Online, aims to help micro, small, ... More]]> The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia, with support from the Australian Government launches an onboarding campaign to support micro, small and medium-enterprises (MSMEs) to move from offline to online in order to overcome the strains posed by COVID-19 crisis.

The project, which is being called the Let’s Sell Online, aims to help micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to counter the negative economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a series of interactive workshops and marketing training, as well as provide best practices guidance for existing e-marketplace platforms, to support those MSMEs to move online and improve their sales.

The onboarding support service will be provided during the workshops which are being planned for Battambang, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh. By teaming up with over 15 e-commerce platforms in the Retail, Food Delivery, Grocery Delivery, and Transportation sectors, these workshops will provide opportunities for local vendors and MSMEs to build their capacity to sell online in order to ease their business difficulties in both customer outreach and sale generation, by using the most convenient and efficient way through these digital platforms.

This project also includes those micro-businesses who are considered more vulnerable to the pandemic such as shop owners, local street vendors, and any informal self-employers which own the physical store at their home or even at the marketplace. Such micro businesses and informal vendors will be therefore given the chance to improve their digital and e-commerce knowledge to help them apply to business and possibly make a business thrive during the pandemic and extend their sales channel for more revenue and business sustainability.

MSMEs and informal vendors from sectors such as retail, food delivery, grocery delivery, and transportation are welcome to register to join the programme to access the following benefits:

  • Workshops and training per e-marketplace sector to understand online selling, and to onboard onto the local e-market platform which suit their businesses.
  • Content creation to market products and services across various digital platforms.

  • Measuring impact and understanding the importance of KPIs.

  • Tailored support and mentorship on digital marketing in between training sessions

  • Knowledge on how to increase sales and brand awareness through e-commerce applications and online platforms

All micro, small, or medium enterprises (MSMEs) are welcome to register to the project and can benefit from this initiative. Register by Clicking Here and be contacted for more information.

Want to learn more before you sign up? Join their informational Telegram group Here

For more information, please feel free to contact below:

Ms. Try Sina, Project Manager at UNDP, sina.try@undp.org

Mr. Alejandro Berger, Senior Account Manager at QED, Alejandro@qed.agency

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Facebook marks Khmer New Year with fun features to keep Cambodians connected while staying apart http://geeksincambodia.com/facebook-marks-khmer-new-year-with-fun-features-to-keep-cambodians-connected-while-staying-apart/ http://geeksincambodia.com/facebook-marks-khmer-new-year-with-fun-features-to-keep-cambodians-connected-while-staying-apart/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:50:53 +0000 Veronika Janouchova http://geeksincambodia.com/?p=24445 Khmer New Year is one of the most important celebrations in Cambodia, a time for fresh beginnings and good wishes, and a moment when families and friends come together to celebrate. ... More]]> Stay safe and enjoy Khmer New Year with the launch of brand-new AR filters, Facebook profile frames, and sticker packs for Facebook and Instagram.

Khmer New Year is one of the most important celebrations in Cambodia, a time for fresh beginnings and good wishes, and a moment when families and friends come together to celebrate.

To help people connect with whoever they want, whenever they want, and wherever they want. COVID-19 continues to impact everyone in Cambodia, we need to follow social distancing and limit travelling, but we can still celebrate this moment together online.

Facebook brings its support by helping people to connect with their loved ones and celebrate the joy through the launch of an array of #HappyKhmerNewYear (#អបអរពិធីបុណ្យចូល​ឆ្នាំ​ខ្មែរ) virtual features in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Kantapon ‘Gongkan’ Metheekul who translates his iconic teleport art to fun features made available on Facebook and Instagram for the new year celebration in Cambodia.

Here are some of the new fun ways to celebrate #HappyKhmerNewYear on Facebook and Instagram this year, while connecting with friends and loved ones becomes even more important.

Show off your inner Teleport artist with the new #HappyKhmerNewYear feature pack

Facebook profile frame & AR effect

FB Frame white background

filter_AR2

How to use these features?

– To change your Facebook profile frame, tap your profile picture, click on “Update profile picture, choose ‘Add Frame’, look for or type “KhmerNewYear” or ‘KhmerNewYear by Gongkan’ to change the frame.

– For AR effects/stickers, browse Effect Gallery on Instagram Stories or Stories giphy tray and search for the artist’s name “Gongkan”

– Or simply click Link: https://www.instagram.com/ar/2981494935459809

– Choose the effect you like or add your preferred sticker to your picture or video!

Don’t forget to add #HappyKhmerNewYear and tag your friends, family and loved ones and spread joy while staying safe this new year!

Happy Khmer New Year!

GIPHY KNY

#HappyKhmerNewYear sticker pack by Gongkan

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