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I like to enjoy the view behind my house of the Bassac river. When I have a few moments to relax, I go to the river. When it’s not flooded, I grow organic vegetables.

An Indian man shows off a dress for sale at a Phnom Penh hostess bar. VICTORIA MØRCK MADSEN
Sat, 3 October 2015

In the capital, community of Indian travelling salesmen find their niche

In the neon-lit entranceway of a seedy “girly bar” at the end of Street 136 one night this week, the Indian travelling salesman laid out his wares.

A shot of a Phnom Penh barber interpreting the theme ‘Expressions of Phnom Penh’ won second prize in the open category last year. Arik S Mintorogo
Sat, 3 October 2015

Tips to get ahead of the pack

With more than 800 snappers registered to take part in tomorrow’s Canon PhotoMarathon, competition for the top prizes is going to be fierce.

Kimchean Koy recontextualised a common image from Phnom Penh’s streets on a wall in Lille.
Sat, 3 October 2015

In Lille teen Cambodian graffiti artists exhibiting alongside country's best

The work of Kimchean Koy and David Myers, both 17, has been put on display in France alongside some of Cambodia’s most famous artists

Yend Sereyroth was inspired by village lifestyles for her designs. VICTORIA MØRCK MADSEN
Sat, 3 October 2015

Designing a more comfortable future

Student architecture competition kicks off French Institute events series around urban living

Sat, 3 October 2015

Feeding both the stomach and the soul

Dutch expat’s monthly Pancart events see a diverse range of people get together to talk art and eat pancakes

Laura Mam is one of several Cambodian songwriters gaining steam on the local music scene. Photo supplied
Sat, 3 October 2015

Not the same old song

Popular music in Cambodia has long looked backwards to the pre-Khmer Rouge ‘Golden Age’ resulting in loads of covers and imitations.

Former child beggar Srey Nao Thorn is making a career out of turning pieces of brass into jewellery. Sam walker
Sat, 3 October 2015

A life transformed, like scrap metal into jewellery

Srey Nao Thorn bends over a small wooden desk, a blowtorch in hand, as she concentrates on transforming tiny pieces of brass into jewellery.

Senator Hong Sok Hour smiled for the cameras at court yesterday.
Sat, 3 October 2015

Facebook trial begins

The trial of Sam Rainsy Party Senator Hong Sok Hour over a Facebook post deemed treasonous by Prime Minister Hun Sen began yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, after another bail application for the lawmaker was rejected.

Co-owner Frederic Macewicz behind the bar.
Sat, 3 October 2015

Blue sky thinking: bootstrapping Cloud bar starts small, thinks big

Back in July, Cloud hosted its first event. It was, the organisers cautioned, “A Very Soft Opening” – the downstairs floor was still a construction site, there was no air conditioning and only minimal seating.

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