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A feature film shot in Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kep, Kampot and Sihanoukville, billed as a ‘poetic road trip, coming-of-age story,’ is now in post-production in Temple Town.

The gang’s all here: the cast of circus show Sokha.​
Fri, 12 September 2014

Circus show revisits khmer rouge horrors

Things have taken a dark turn at Phare, The Cambodian Circus, with a Siem Reap run of Sokha, the story of a girl who is haunted by her memories of the Khmer Rouge but finds the strength to overcome her fears and become an inspiratio

Fri, 12 September 2014

Man about town: 12 September 2014

BORING BROUHAHA OVER WORK PERMITS

Photographer Anna Betts at Ta Nei.
Fri, 12 September 2014

Guided photo walk tours kick off on Sunday

Anna Betts’ first guided photo walk in Siem Reap will be held on Sunday, with a tour that takes keen amateur and professional snappers along the town’s riverside, through markets, pagodas and the Royal Gardens.

Jean-Loïc Tixier-Vignancour and Michel Protchoukhanoff, owners of Sky River.
Fri, 12 September 2014

New rooftop venue soon to open

Panoramic views across the whole of Siem Reap town, two bars, two food outlets, a grand, sweeping staircase, a swishy external elevator, live bands and DJs are all part of the exotic plan being cooked up at Siem Reap’s first dedicat

Chep  Leeing, owner of Por Cuisine Restaurant, sits beside her 77-year-old mother  Chhay Lee Eng who, together with her husband Chep Por, opened the  noodle soup diner more than 30 years ago.
Fri, 5 September 2014

Chep Por’s noodle soup shop still packs them in

Siem Reap noodle shop, Chep Por Restaurant, has been in operation since 1983 and is now a famous landmark for Khmer noodle soup lovers.

Paul Harris buff up at the Angkor Muscle Gym.​
Fri, 5 September 2014

Barang bodybuilder buffs up

On a rainy morning at Angkor Muscle Gym, the air is thick with humidity, sweat and the grunts of splendidly chiselled young Khmer men – plus Paul Harris, the lone Englishman who will compete tomorrow in this year’s Mr Angkor competi

Fri, 5 September 2014

Linga Bar moves to new smaller site

Last Saturday, due to a lease non-renewal, Linga Bar danced its last dance at the site where it’s operated for almost ten years, the site that has seen it through Pub Street’s early quiet years, through open sewers being dug in fron

Miranda Glasser (second from left) playing dress-up, Khmer bride style, with her friends.
Fri, 5 September 2014

Leaving Siem Reap with a baby on board

When I first arrived in Siem Reap for a six month stint teaching English with my husband, little did I know that three years later I’d be leaving with two years as a journalist under my belt, a couple of Cambodian cats and a baby bu

Thu, 4 September 2014

Man about town: 05 September 2014

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