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Submissions have opened for the fifth annual Chaktomuk Short Film Festival set for November 4 through 6 in Phnom Penh.

Vattanac Capital, the most iconic building of Phnom Penh’s recent past, is a shopping haven for lovers of luxury goods.
Fri, 1 July 2016

Rise of luxury retail right in the heart of the capital

If it is high-end retail therapy that you seek, Phnom Penh won’t disappoint. The city has been playing host to an increasing number of global luxury brands.

Cambodian-American pop singer Laura Mam has put her support behind Mission Muoy Roy to raise funds for the education of underprivileged Cambodian children.
Tue, 7 June 2016

Making a big difference with small money

An innovative fundraising campaign inspired by the Parisian Hospital Foundation’s annual Operation Pieces Jaunes (Operation Yellow Coins) is set to raise a lot for underprivileged Cambodian children’s education by asking only a litt

French-Khmer filmmaker Davy Chou’s feature Diamond Island, which stars first-time actor Nuon Sobon (left) as Bora, has won the Critics’ Week SACD prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo supplied
Mon, 23 May 2016

Chou’s Diamond Island wins prize in Cannes

French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou’s feature Diamond Island has won the SACD prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week sidebar.

Diamond Island actors Cheanick Nov, Sobon Nuon and Madeza Chhem, artistic director Kanitha Tith and filmmaker Davy Chou attend the film’s premiere in Cannes, France, on Friday. Photo supplied
Mon, 16 May 2016

Cambodian pride was on display in Cannes

Hearing Rithy Panh talk about his nerves before the screening of his latest film at the Cannes Film Festival in France, it’s hard to believe how frequently his work has been shown on the Croisette.

In his exhibition, I Want to Get Married, opening tonight at Java, Battambang artist Srey Bandaul recreates famous paintings such as Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory using Cambodian settings and features. Photo supplied
Wed, 11 May 2016

Exhibit explores injustice in Kingdom

Renowned Battambang artist Srey Bandaul’s newest exhibition – opening tonight at Java Café and Gallery – parodies familiar European works of art in a critique of Cambodia’s past and present, and extends the conversation in performan

The proprietor of expat institution Sharky Bar, Michael ‘Big Mike’ Hsu, died on Sunday.
Tue, 10 May 2016

Cambodia loses an institution

Michael “Big Mike” Hsu, the longtime owner of Sharky Bar on Phnom Penh’s Street 130, died suddenly at his workplace on Sunday. He was 68. Hsu was found in his office. Friends believe he suffered a heart attack although an official cause of death has not been determined.

King Norodom Sihamoni and the Queen Mother show their appreciation during the concert, which included compositions by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. US Embassy
Tue, 10 May 2016

A recreated concert fit for King and Queen Mother

On May 9, 1956, in a display of bi-national friendship, a band from the United States Air Force played a concert on the front lawn of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to an audience of the royal family and thousands of Cambodians.

Buntha, a Kampong Cham woman, lives in China after a marriage was brokered with a single Chinese man with whom she now has a son. Yan Cong
Tue, 3 May 2016

A glimpse of China’s migrant marriages

A travelling photo exhibition opening today in Phnom Penh focuses on the life of a Cambodian bride in China, featuring images taken over the course of nearly two years by Chinese documentary photographer Yan Cong.

In Davy Chou’s upcoming feature Diamond Island, actor Nuon Sobon (left) plays Bora, a village boy who gets work in construction on Koh Pich, while actress Khim Samnang is a middle-class girl and the object of Bora’s affections. Photo supplied
Tue, 19 April 2016

Davy Chou's Diamond Island to screen at Cannes

French-Cambodian filmmaker Davy Chou’s upcoming feature film Diamond Island is set to be screened at France’s prestigious Cannes film festival in May this year.