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For those with a taste for cultural confusion, a photo exhibition on two of Mexico’s most famous visual artists – supported by the country’s ambassador to Cambodia, who resides in Hanoi – will open next week in the gallery at Phnom

Chinese photographer Yan Cong documented the daily life of a Cambodian woman who went to China to marry a Chinese husband. Yan Cong
Fri, 1 July 2016

Jailing the China bride ‘traffickers’

Thirty-one migrant brides have been repatriated to Cambodia from China in the first six months of this year, including two who landed at Phnom Penh’s international airport last night.

Lumhor is running a competition to plan a revamp of the Post Office district.
Fri, 1 July 2016

Calls for entries in competition to design Post Office district revamp

Cambodian architecture and urbanism journal Lumhor is running a competition for Phnom Penh’s architecture students to develop a regeneration plan for Phnom Penh’s Post Office district in a bid to preserve the area’s heritage while d

Khmer shaved ice is traditionally served with a range of toppings, like red mung beans and various kinds of jellies.
Fri, 1 July 2016

Just desserts: Catering only for Khmer sweet tooths

At Teuk Skor, Phnom Penh’s first strictly Cambodian dessert shop, there’s not an ice cream, brownie or tiramisu to be found.

At a dog meat shop in Kandal province, at least one dog a day is killed by yanking it against the bars of its cage with a noose and then bashing it with a hammer.
Fri, 1 July 2016

Companions or cuisine? Dining out on dog meat

As the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in China draws outrage around the world, in Cambodia restaurants serve up canine meat on a smaller scale. But even here the dish does not come without controversy.

Bambu Stage’s shows are explorations and presentations focusing on Cambodia’s culture and history – for example, giant leather puppet-making. Photo supplied
Fri, 1 July 2016

Bambu Stage: Like a TED talk – only with much more eating and drinking

Bambu Stage has pitched its tent in Siem Reap’s Tangram Garden, where their natural creativity and curiosity is leading them down interesting paths.

Hazan Norawniakasy’s family shares a meal to break their daily Ramadan fast. Photo supplied
Fri, 1 July 2016

Cooking up something special to break Ramadan fast

“Iftar is more special than just a normal meal,” says Hazan “Kasy” Norawniakasy, who this week travelled from Phnom Penh, where he works as an English teacher, to his home in Pursat’s Kandieng district to celebrate Ramadan with his

Fri, 1 July 2016

New space launched to show off artisans’ work

The Artisans Association of Cambodia opened a new showroom this week, embarking on a new approach that places focus on the artisans rather than the products.

Simon Mahood, senior technical adviser for the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Fri, 1 July 2016

MY PHNOM PENH: Simon Mahood: Conservationist

For nearly five years, Simon Mahood, a senior technical adviser for the Wildlife Conservation Society, has worked across the Kingdom to protect native wildlife and natural habitats.

Fri, 24 June 2016

Plastic free July campaign continues

Sarah Rhodes began her one-woman crusade to rid Siem Reap of waste plastic last year. This year, her initiative Plastic Free July has expanded with the addition of 20 volunteers and now covers Cambodia’s three biggest cities.