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Cambodian actor Savin Phillip quit a promising movie career in the 1990s to carve out a future in the burgeoning hospitality industry.

Angkor Hospital for Children  staff  busy training government healthcare professionals.
Fri, 15 August 2014

Hospital claims its first cancer kid treatment breakthrough

Last year Angkor Hospital for Children achieved its long-term goal of becoming a locally run Asian-based organisation, and in January management was officially handed over from US-based NGO Friends without a Border to the hospital’s

Eggshell lacquering is a painstaking process, and a young artisan from Krousar Thmey carefully applies the pieces.
Fri, 15 August 2014

Lacquer masters show their stuff

Tomorrow night sees the opening of the Sofitel Angkor’s s new exhibition, Master Lacquer and Textures Craft featuring the art of Eric and Thierry Stocker, who work with natural lacquer and traditional gilding techniques learnt in F

Fri, 15 August 2014

New art exhibition at Park Hyatt

After a six month break, the Gallery at Park Hyatt Siem Reap hosts a new exhibition, featuring sculptures by local artist Lim Muy Theam and paintings by Swiss contemporary artist Olivier Menge, exhibiting in Cambodia for the first t

Fri, 15 August 2014

Man about town: 15 August 2014


Fri, 8 August 2014

Man about town: 8 August 2014


School coordinator Frederic Breerette.
Fri, 8 August 2014

Art School now also holds music and dance classes

Siem Reap’s former Art School has reinvented itself as The Music and Art School of Siem Reap and, while previously specialising exclusively in music classes, the school will teach 20 different disciplines of music and dance, includi

This year’s hot team: from left to right: Chou Sophorn from Victoria Angkor, Rin Ream from Angkor Palace, Say Tumpho from Angkor Palace, Pol Kimsan from Angkor W Group, and team leader Men Chamnan from Borei Angkor.
Fri, 8 August 2014

Chefs chase gold cup in Pattaya

The Cambodia Chef Association team, riding high on the success of last year’s Pattaya City Culinary Cup where they took home silver, is determined this year to win gold at the competition, taking place from August 13-17.

Fri, 8 August 2014

Local stars in the making as online TV channel launches

A new online TV channel, Siem Reap TV, launched last week promising weekly five minute ‘webisodes’ exploring life in and around Temple Town.

Dog meat on sale on Sok San Road​​.​
Fri, 8 August 2014

Outrage over dog meat restaurant

Siem Reap expats are up in arms following reports that a missing pet dog may have ended up butchered in a local shop specialising in selling dog meat.