I've been informed by a couple of people that Sambo the elephant has been seen back at her post at Wat Phnom recently, though walking home at rush-hour along Sisowath Quay has been suspended for the time being. The other Sambo, the rampaging bull elephant in Kompong Speu province, has been calmed down with tranquilizers pending the authorities deciding on what to do with him. Phnom Tamao Zoo looks the most likely location. While I'm on the topic of Wat Phnom, the inside of the pagoda on the top will be off-limits for a few months whilst renovation work takes place on the inside wall paintings and the outside roof tiles. They reckon it'll take six months from February. Just a pity they can't renovate and train the monkeys at the same time.