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The Berlin Wall may have fallen 25 years ago, but nostalgia for East Germany lives on in the hearts of the thousands of Cambodians who took refuge in the communist state during the civil war of the 1980s.

Fri, 30 May 2014

Classic cinema: Silver screen legends in town for festival of film heritage

International stars of cinema, from the French actress Catherine Deneuve to the award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, will open the second annual Memory International Film Heritage Festival this weekend.

UNESCO’s Anne LeMaistre and APSARA’s conservator for Koh Ker, Sueng Kong.
Fri, 23 May 2014

The relics of Koh Ker

When archaeologists chose to dig around two stone pedestals at the western entrance of Prasat Chen in Koh Ker temple complex in August 2012, it was a turning point in Cambodia’s search for its lost antiquities.

Lighting glares above the tables.
Fri, 23 May 2014

‘Fine dining’ doesn’t fulfil its promise

Phnom Penh has no shortage of Italian food: there is the cosy, deli-style Piccolo Italia da Luigi; the crispy pizzas at Limoncello and the fabulous gnocchi at Opera Café, washed down with red wine and jazz.

‘We’ll break even after two years and make a profit after three’: Eileen McCormick and Chhoy Nareth are confident that beekeeping will bring cash.
Fri, 23 May 2014

7 Questions with Eileen McCormick and Chhoy Nareth

Royal University of Phnom Penh Masters of Development students Eileen McCormick, 27, and Chhoy Nareth, 31, want to set up Phnom Penh’s first commercial box beekeeping operation.

The ‘water art’ project gave children cameras to create their own art about water.
Fri, 23 May 2014

Water-themed art proves thirsty work

The sun beat down on the thirsty Spaniards as they pedalled their mountain bikes through dusty Banteay Meancheay province.

Calf for a Laugh.
Fri, 23 May 2014

Artist makes mishmash of idols, despots

Aptly named Odds Bobs, Hammer and Tongs, long-term expat and Kiwi Max Rex Fox’s new exhibition at Chinese House is a bit of a mishmash.

Razor wire and riot barriers surround Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.
Fri, 23 May 2014

No man’s land

The landmark in the north of the city is synonymous with opposition protests, but away from the political stage are some moving human stories. Will Jackson reports on the homeless community whose lives have been uprooted by the authorities’ ban on public gatherings.

Fri, 23 May 2014

Phnom Penh picks: The capital’s most scrumptious cupcakes put to the test

Planning a party? Need to get into someone’s good books? These treats will keep any sweet tooth happy

Developer Neil Stewart visited Cambodia to meet the people who would end up using his app.
Fri, 23 May 2014

App designed by Scottish student set to help farmers in Cambodia

What do farmers in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear have in common with a 21-year-old computing student in Scotland? On first glance, not much.

This month 20 years ago...

1994-07-29 07:00
Asean sidelines Cambodia
1994-07-29 07:00
Kirby is upbeat on rights
1994-07-01 07:00
CPP rejects role for KR
1994-07-01 07:00
Recruits dry up at center for ex-KR
1994-07-01 07:00
Kieth keen on road plan AKP
1994-07-29 07:00
Diplomats given KID's classes