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Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

A photo taken by John Burgess of a Phnom Penh barbershop in 1980. John Burgess
Fri, 24 February 2017

Capturing everyday life in the chaos of post-1979 Cambodia

In one of John Burgess’s photos, of a row of homes in the centre of Battambang, what grabs the attention is what is not in the frame. On the streets there is nothing but the shadows cast by coconut trees and rusted utility poles.

Fri, 24 February 2017

Players get ‘Wyrd’ in Macbeth parody

The Phnom Penh Players theatre troupe is back this Friday with a stage adaptation of Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett’s 1988 parodic reimagining of Macbeth.

Fri, 24 February 2017

An abstract remembrance of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng

The beauty of the photographs hanging on the otherwise bare walls of the school-turned-prison-turned-museum stands in stark contrast to the pain they depict.

Fri, 24 February 2017

Siem Reap hotel is aiming for solar sustainability

The Templation Hotel, located just north of Siem Reap town, claims to be the first in the Kingdom to try to supply the majority of its electricity from solar power, and is testing a model

Fri, 24 February 2017

MY PHNOM PENH: Moeng Meta, Art Manager

Moeng Meta, 31, is a freelance art manager and assistant to the internationally acclaimed Cambodian visual artist Sopheap Pich, while also working as co

Inside one of the pens at the farm, where egg cartons are used as artificial nests for the crickets.
Fri, 24 February 2017

Farm to market: a cricket’s tale

In Cambodia, crickets are commonly eaten as snacks.

Fri, 24 February 2017

How Cambodian tile makers have put a local touch on a colonial craft

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe. But with local masters ageing, who will take over?

Fri, 24 February 2017

At La Chronique, tasty coffee is served alongside a healthy dose of nostalgia

At 22, Oeng Raksmeypich makes for an unexpected owner of Russian Market’s latest swanky café.