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Last week, the unmistakable aroma of grilled meat wafted down Tuol Tompoung’s Street 450. It wasn’t coming from a street vendor, but Cambodia’s first Armenian-style barbecue, Arkun.

A 2012 UNICEF estimate suggests there are around 35,000 women working in Cambodia’s KTVs, with most in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 21 October 2016

Amid guns and groping, KTV workers learn the customer is not always right

Eirn Sokkhoeut was 20 years old when she moved to Phnom Penh from Banteay Meanchey province four years ago, seeking a degree in business management.

Kenneth’s Asylum is at once an eatery, workspace, bar and retail venue for shiny hoverboards.
Fri, 21 October 2016

Offbeat café plays up to ‘chill’ seekers

Carving out a unique niche among Phnom Penh’s growing set of upscale cafés and workspaces seems a difficult proposition.

In Cambodia, medical students don’t get hands-on experience until the last few years of their degree.
Fri, 21 October 2016

Building a medical system without a foundation?

Among Cambodia’s 11 registered medical schools, many lack basic resources for hands-on training – including cadavers. As a result, instructors, doctors and students worry about the future of the profession in a country already distrustful of its health care system.

Thirty contestants will walk the red carpet at the final gala. Photo supplied
Fri, 21 October 2016

Nationwide runway competition commences

A female designer is organising a modelling competition she says is focused on women’s empowerment, the first event of its kind and scale in Siem Reap.

In his original Siem Reap venture, the Canadian baker was an experimenter. Photo supplied
Fri, 21 October 2016

The prodigal baker returns, and he’s brought along some fresh ideas

Canadian Zita Long opened Zita’s Bakery in Siem Reap in 2014, and his perfectionism meant that he spent little time outside of the kitchen during the past two years.

Fri, 21 October 2016

Contest calls for songs about Khmer Rouge experiences

A songwriting contest launched earlier this month asks young lyricists to turn to a subject usually left out of Cambodia’s songs: suffering under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Kill Friar features swashbuckling ladies.
Fri, 21 October 2016

A radical reimagination of Romeo and Juliet

In their latest production – which premieres tonight – the Phnom Penh Players bring the bard to the masses. “[This is] Shakespeare for people that don’t like Shakespeare.

Love Soun is an activist and a member of the Ambassador’s Youth Council.
Fri, 21 October 2016

MY PHNOM PENH: Love Soun, Youth Activist

Love Soun is an activist and a member of the Ambassador’s Youth Council, which connects young Cambodians with the US ambassador to speak about the issues facing the Kingdom’s largest population.

French-Cambodian director Davy Chou. AFP
Fri, 21 October 2016

Davy Chou talks Diamond Island

When Davy Chou came to Phnom Penh in 2009 for the documentary Golden Slumbers, he thought it was the only film he’d make in Cambodia. But he returned.

This month 20 years ago...

1996-10-18 07:00
KR radio talkshow: Let's "die together"
1996-10-04 07:00
No food for Mekong islanders
1996-10-18 07:00
Kantha Bopha II... and the Beat goes on
1996-10-04 07:00
No escaping the PP Players
1996-10-04 07:00
Genocide researchers to put records on Net
1996-10-18 07:00
Chavalit and timber