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Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Phnom Penh's Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all, from Kep crab to a new shrimp dish created by the market's owners.

Fri, 20 January 2017

SIK GAEK Korean Cuisine: “The Taste is Memories and Nostalgia”

Korean cuisine is fast taking over the upmarket restaurant scene, from the Americas and Europe to Southeast Asia, with the World Health Organization praising it as a model of balance, harmony and taste.

King Norodom Sihamoni gives flowers to Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Jolie’s new film First They Killed My Father on Saturday in Siem Reap. Str/Afp
Mon, 20 February 2017

Jolie unveils new film First They Killed My Father in Siem Reap

After the ministers, dignitaries and survivors of the Khmer Rouge had filed in Saturday evening, and Angelina Jolie had greeted the arrival of King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath, the lights in the ruins of the

Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie sits between two members of the First They Killed My Father cast, ‬Sareum Srey Moch and Mun Kimhak, as they speak to the press before the movie's premiere.
Sun, 19 February 2017

At Jolie film premiere, survivors and royalty re-witness Khmer Rouge horrors

As the sun set last night over the Terrace of the Elephants amid the ruins of Angkor Thom, nearly 1,000 people – from ministers and the royal family to survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime – took their seats for the world premiere of

Dancers perform Monkul Lokey, an interpretation of the Song of Songs from the Hebrew Bible.
Mon, 13 February 2017

An elevated evening of dance

The Helipad of Phnom Penh’s Canadia Tower was converted into a dance stage on Thursday night for a first-of-its-kind performance by the Sophiline Arts Ensemble.

A still from Rithy Panh’s Exile, which will make its local debut at the Cambodia International Film Festival. Photo supplied
Wed, 1 February 2017

Rithy Panh’s Exile to headline Cambodia's international film fest

The organizers of the Cambodia International Film Festival have unveiled the preliminary schedule for the seventh edition of the event, to be held from March 4-9 in venues around the capital.

Mon, 23 January 2017

A moving show on forced marriage

Conveying the complexities – emotional and historical – of forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge through art is no easy task.

Co-producer Rithy Panh (left), translator Phichith Rithea and Angelina Jolie Pitt. Courtesy of Pax Jolie Pitt
Thu, 12 January 2017

Jolie’s film set for Siem Reap debut

The world premiere of Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated film First They Killed my Father is set for February 18 in Siem Reap, seven months before its release on Netflix.

Rabbi Bentzion Butman poses inside the Chabad House facilities earlier this month. Cristina Maza
Thu, 29 December 2016

Bringing Judaism to the Kingdom

While a highly commercialised and religious version of Christmas is slowly achieving a higher profile, in Buddhist-majority Cambodia Hanukkah remains an understandably low-key affair.