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When the metal gates of the Walkabout Hotel on Street 51 were closed for the last time on April 21, it was one of the few times they had been shut in nearly 20 years.

Briton Ian Thomas has been in Cambodia since 2001, when he came to map land mines for the Halo Trust in Siem Reap.
Fri, 6 May 2016

MY PHNOM PENH: Ian Thomas, cartographer

Briton Ian Thomas has been in Cambodia since 2001, when he came to map land mines for the Halo Trust in Siem Reap. Now he maps water resources for his own research group, Mekong Consultants.

‘Golden age’ DJ Oro rocked Little Red Fox last month. Ros Sambol
Fri, 6 May 2016

Taking a musical step back in time

Little Red Fox’s second monthly Session is on next Friday night, hosting the Siem Reap leg of the Cambodia Rocks forums focusing on Cambodia’s

Cambodian soldiers rock out in an undated photo. Photo supplied
Fri, 6 May 2016

Talkin’ about Cambodia’s ‘golden age’

Tonight at The Exchange, a panel of musicians will gather to discuss Cambodia’s “golden age” of rock ‘n’ roll – a 1960s and 1970s period that produced national icons such as Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea – exploring how the sce

Journalist Philip Heijmans’s book documents both the beautiful and the crumbling and depressing. Philip Heijmans
Fri, 6 May 2016

Documenting the relics of a disappearing city

In many ways, Yangon and Phnom Penh are similar cities. They are both cultural and financial capitals. They both neighbour huge rivers.

Sasha Constable’s new gallery opened last Tuesday. Ros Sambol
Fri, 6 May 2016

New gallery space offers up a diversity of Siem Reap artists

A big turnout heralded the much-anticipated opening of Sasha Constable’s gallery, Constable Gallery at Large, last Tuesday evening in the centre of the hip Kandal Village neighbourhood, with an event that turned into a street party

A train fully laden with passengers snakes its way through the jungle on the route from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in 1998. AFP
Fri, 6 May 2016

All aboard: A history of Cambodia’s railways

Last Saturday in Phnom Penh, to a crowd of thrilled townsfolk and pushy photographers, Prime Minister Hun Sen boarded a refurbished train at the Royal Railway Station bound for Sihanoukville.

La Pergola’s new French chef applies some novel techniques to his cooking – including foams and jellies – to produce a range of colourful, unique dishes. Photo supplied
Fri, 6 May 2016

The science of the perfect meal

French chef Olivier Guillon recently took over at The Plantation’s restaurant La Pergola, introducing a bright and colourful new menu that draws on his science education and training as a pastry chef while incorporating local in

Filipino fashion designer Don Protasio is the creative director for the bi-annual Phnom Penh Designers’ Week.
Fri, 29 April 2016

MY PHNOM PENH: Don Protasio, fashion designer

Filipino fashion designer Don Protasio is the creative director for the bi-annual Phnom Penh Designers’ Week, which holds its menswear show next Thursday.

The cheese and deli platters and sandwiches highlight the produce available at the Providore.
Fri, 29 April 2016

Fully stocked pantry: Ingredients galore and more at the Providore

If you’re in need of French duck fat, look no further than the Providore.