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Fri, 20 January 2017

MY PHNOM PENH: Miss Sarawan Singer

Miss Sarawan Singer Mealea Lay is the front woman and swooning voice behind Miss Sarawan, the 1960s throwback musical act that has been performing around the country for nearly two years and will be recording their first studio

Fri, 20 January 2017

From Portugal to Phnom Penh, with love

The recently opened Tasca do Antonio offers the first taste of “traditional” Portuguese food in Phnom Penh.

Fri, 20 January 2017

Art meets agriculture at Bale & Paddy Festival

Now in its third year, the festival has moved from Banteay Meanchey to just outside Siem Reap. Designed to promote agro-tourism and good farming techniques, it’s as quirky as ever.

Fri, 20 January 2017

The Children of Angkar

A new book detailing the unique experience of children during the Khmer Rouge was released today, illustrating a regime that purposefully hijacked normal childhood development for its own “revolutionary” purposes.

Fri, 20 January 2017

A centre for the stressed to unwind

As the capital’s “wellness” scene continues to grow, VIPASSA targets a unique clientele – professionals needing to take a breath.

Fri, 20 January 2017

New café eyes a gaming revolution in the capital

Phnom Penh has its first home for board games a three-floor haven for amateur and expert gamers alike.

Fri, 20 January 2017

Stigma and misunderstanding barriers for Cambodia’s physios

Social stigma, lack of understanding and high costs are creating a shortage of physiotherapists just as demand for such therapy is expected to rise.

Cambodian police officials throw drugs onto a fire in Phnom Penh on June 26.
Fri, 20 January 2017

Drug crackdown pushes courts and prisons to breaking point

Nguyen Thy Yem and her husband, Bouy Thanh Men, have been using drugs since they married a decade ago. Together, they do meth and heroin in the backstreets of the capital. But Thanh Men insists that he and his wife are users, not dealers. Nonetheless, his wife now faces drug-dealing charges after being arrested on January 10. She and four others scooped up in the raid in Chbar Ampov district are just a few of the many recently snared in a new nationwide crackdown on drugs.

Fri, 20 January 2017

State Department program to boost students’ English skills

The English Access Micro-scholarship Program will provide underprivileged children daily access to two years of English-language education.

A work by 1234 Collective member Fujiwara Satsuki. Photo supplied
Fri, 13 January 2017

Neo-digital Japanese art comes to Siem Reap

A radical rejection of Japanese norms of culture and design, the 1234 Collective’s show offers a futuristic, and often comical, look at outsider culture.

This month 20 years ago...

1996-12-27 07:00
Officials: army cutting logs in Koh Kong
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1996-12-27 07:00
Extortion backfires on route 5
1996-12-27 07:00
Pot crop goes up in smoke
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1997-01-10 07:00
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