A Civet Cat

This story was told by Tanaly at Khone Keo Village on 12 October 2014. It explains the origin of sing mong, or sing ngaen mong, or a civet cat. Kmhmu people in some communities also title the story “Grandmo Tid Tieng.” Tid Tieng means someone stuck with a bed.

Long time ago, there lived a boy and a girl. They loved each other very much and promised to get married. Unfortunately, however, the boy, Pho Ja Rang, had to serve as a volunteer in a three-year —> —> read more

Ai Chung Brang

This story was told by Tanaly at Khonkeo Village. Ai Chung Brang is a name of the main character of this story. It is a comedy which is similar to Xiengmieng tales among Lao people.

The story is long and has a number of episodes, including that of Ai Chung Brang cheating his grandmother, villagers, Hor merchants, and a girl to become his wife, as well as that of him cheating to eat a tiger’s testicles and leading villagers to swim in fog. —> read more

Herbal medicine to remove fever

Malaria and other fevers are a common disease in northeastern provinces of Cambodia. Indigenous Peoples, including the Bunong, who live near the jungle are most vulnerable to malaria. So, they plant herb trees at home.

They put phonleay leaf, orange leaf, and treang khet leaf in a pot and boil them together. Some add lemon grass, too. Patients with high fever take it in boiled water 3 to 4 times a day. Within a few days, the symptoms become better. —> read more