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The students at Ecole du Bayon
Sat, 28 March 2015

The sweet secret of Temple Town

At Ecole du Bayon, young women are taught the fine points of baking pastries fit for the Kingdom’s best hotels

Mane Key
Sat, 28 March 2015

New hotel takes guests on a historical journey

A decade of global travel, a passion for boutique hotels, and a desire to show guests that there is more to Cambodian history than the Angkor era and Khmer Rouge period inspired Cambodian businesswoman Mane Key to open the new Mane

Thai seafood
Sat, 21 March 2015

Guest chefs to provide a taste of top Thai food

Siem Reap is set to get a taste of – and lesson in – first rate Thai food when Bangkok chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and Dylan Jones host a series of “pop-up dinners” and a cooking class this week.

Joannès Rivière
Sat, 14 March 2015

Chef Rivière’s restaurant named best in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap was this week named Best Restaurant in Cambodia when it entered the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at number 50, the first time a Cambodian restaurant has been included on the list.

 Adam Rodwell And David Stirling
Sat, 7 March 2015

Kandal Village and the birth of cool

Not much to look at, yet home to some of Siem Reap’s most fashionable spots, a gritty backstreet has emerged as one of Temple Town’s most stylish destinations

Elizabeth Becker’s most recent work focuses on the dangers of tourism.
Sat, 7 February 2015

Taking preservation beyond platitudes

Award-winning American journalist and author Elizabeth Becker began her career in Cambodia in 1972 as a war correspondent.

The bubbling bowls of Muscovy duck soup are made for sharing with friends.
Sat, 7 February 2015

One hit wonder: the duck soup diner

It’s not often you come across a successful chef who cooks just one dish, but Sela Cham – a Siem Reap native and entrepreneur – has had a busy restaurant every night for the past three years.

Shinta Mani Club’s pillared   facade fronts 39 rooms.
Sat, 31 January 2015

Boutique hotel wins big online

Shinta Mani Club credits its ‘emotional software’ with securing a third-place spot in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards

The slick, garden-fronted restaurant is the latest addition to Kann Soann’s impressive local portfolio.
Sat, 31 January 2015

Pick and mix with fine French fusion

Kann Soann has had a busy few months. The Siem Reap-born entrepreneur opened Sokkhak Boutique Resort last September, and now his French fusion restaurant, Sokkhak River, is finally ready.  

This month 20 years ago...

1995-03-10 07:00
Khmer women take the long road to China
1995-03-10 07:00
NGO gives local clinic old medicine
1995-03-10 07:00
Demos in support of Hun Sen
1995-03-10 07:00
People's lot unchanged, says poll
1995-03-24 07:00
Denise Heywood On the town
1995-03-10 07:00
Hun Sen steals show at corruption forum