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It’s often said that the problem with the Angkor Wat complex is that there are too many tourists – more than 2 million pounded the stone steps of the ancient temples last year, and concern about degradation of the sites continues to

Sat, 10 January 2015

Ragamuffins come to Temple Town

Five years ago, there wasn’t much to say about the music scene in Siem Reap except that it was extremely quiet. Things have improved a little: now there are gigs each week and a locally based DJ collective.

The Phare circus troupe perform their new show, Sokha.
Sat, 27 December 2014

Prodigy’s soundtrack for the circus

Learning instruments by ear came easily to musician Ly Vanthan, so it’s no surprise that when he turned to composing the score for Phare’s new show Sokha, he produced something special

Raffles Siem Reap celebrates a past New Year’s Eve with fireworks.
Sat, 27 December 2014

Siem Reap’s hotspots set to put on a big show for New Year’s Eve

There’s a party practically every night in Siem Reap these days, but no party and no night are like New Year’s Eve.

Bambu Stage and New Cambodian Artists with Nick Coffill (second from left).
Sat, 20 December 2014

New stage set for creative alliance

Cultural awareness key as new company aims to bring history to life through theatre and dance

Sat, 20 December 2014

Monks call for noisy Siem Reap club to be shut down

Monks from Siem Reap’s Wat Damnak have complained to authorities about noise pollution coming from a nearby discotheque located behind the nightclub that burned down in the area last November.

Food tour guide Steven Halcrow with a selection of Cambodian charcuterie.
Sat, 20 December 2014

Foodie market tours seek to solve Cambodian cuisine’s image problem

Siem Reap couple out to teach tourists that Khmer food is not just derivative fish curries

Sat, 13 December 2014

Elegant interior design firm comes to Siem Reap

Beyond Interiors spruces up homes and hotels with stylish furniture and accessories

A fire department official examines the burned-out interior of Siem Reap’s Hip Hop Club.
Sat, 22 November 2014

Club fire a grim lesson in safety

Poor installation of electrical wiring and lack of exits remain widespread problems

Bridget Cordory, director, and Dani Chan, executive director, Grace House.
Fri, 7 November 2014

Grace House about to open its new centre

Local NGO Grace House will open its new residential disability centre for children in Kor Kranh Village on November 20.

This month 20 years ago...

1995-01-27 07:00
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1994-12-30 07:00
Child health among world's worst
1995-01-13 07:00
RAC brokers say "nothing fishy"
1995-01-13 07:00
PM thanks press for democracy work
1995-01-13 07:00
AIDS aid
1994-12-30 07:00
Financial plans for '95 on line