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Seng Sothea, the entrepreneurial chef behind Hot Stone Café and Palate Angkor, opened his new restaurant Mahob on July 15.

Bugs  co-owner Davy Blouzard, executive manager Chevly Man, general manager Marjolaine Blouzard and head chef Seiha Soeun.
Fri, 25 July 2014

Innovative insect haute cuisine comes to town, courtesy of Bugs Café

It’s not every morning one gets to chow down on crickets, silk worms and tarantula – and all before 11am. But it was bugs for breakfast when Insider visited the new Bugs Café, which opens tonight.

Fri, 25 July 2014

Man about town: 25 July 2014


A scene from the shooting of TV series  Roneat Snea in Siem Reap.​
Fri, 25 July 2014

Uptight spirits spook tv film crew

The producers of a new 60-episode Khmer musical TV series promoting traditional Khmer musical instruments claimed the crew and actors were bedeviled by spirits during the early part of shooting.

Fri, 18 July 2014

In the dark about dining

Eating unidentified food in pitch darkness with the very real possibility of knocking over your wine glass at any moment may not be everyone’s idea of a good time.

The crème de la crème of Siem Reap waiters do their race thing.
Fri, 18 July 2014

Inaugural waiters’ race deemed a success

Siem Reap’s inaugural waiters’ race got off to a flying start on Monday, in celebration of Bastille Day.

The Whiffenpoofs line-up for 2014.
Fri, 18 July 2014

Get a whiff of this cool act

They’ve entertained presidents, appeared on TV shows such as Saturday Night Live and Glee, and now America’s best-loved and oldest male collegiate acapella group is heading to Temple Town.

Fri, 18 July 2014

Man about town: 18 July 2014


The sick python photographed the day after its arrival at ACCB last Thursday.​
Fri, 18 July 2014

Sick python not the full monty

An ailing underweight but monstrous 5.15 metre python is recovering at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) after a villager found it in a rice paddy.

Expats Peter and Anne Kirchhoff in the limelight for "Pensioners Under​ Palm Trees".
Fri, 11 July 2014

German expats star in TV show

German expat couple Peter and Anne Kirchhoff were the stars of the small screen last month when they spent five days being followed around by a film crew for German TV show, Pensioners Under Palm Trees, which was filming in T