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Artist and illustrator Tamara Venn.
Fri, 11 April 2014

Funky apsaras come to the fore

London artist and illustrator Tamara Venn was so inspired with Siem Reap after her arrival that she created a collection of Apsara drawings, based around the traditional Cambodian concept of ‘days of the week’ clothing colours.

Rabbis Betzalel Gopin (left) and Tzvi Freund.
Fri, 11 April 2014

Rabbis recruiting believers for Passover dinner

Next Monday sees two worlds collide: not only does April 14 mark the start of Khmer New Year but it is also the first day of the Jewish festival of Passover.

Business partners Michael Foidl and Zita Long
Fri, 11 April 2014

New sourdough bakery promises home delivery

Ever woken up with an empty fridge and an even emptier stomach, wishing someone would bring you breakfast?

Museum director Professor Charu Smita Gupta
Fri, 11 April 2014

New regional textiles museum opens in town

The Mekong-Ganga-Cooperation Asian Traditional Textiles Museum opened this week in Siem Reap and showcases different textiles and weaving techniques from the Mekong Ganga region – Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and India

Fri, 11 April 2014

Man about town: 11 April 2014

THE LOWDOWN ON TOUR GUIDES

Heritage Collection necklace and earrings by Madeline Green.
Fri, 11 April 2014

Bullet jewellery set to fire fashion passion

The Heritage Collection, a new range of handcrafted brass bullet jewellery, was launched last week at Heritage Suites Hotel.

Siem Reap residents expressed mass concern about reports that an avenue of trees would be lopped for a ride widening project – but the governor stepped in and saved the day.
Fri, 4 April 2014

Governor vows to save avenue of trees

The Siem Reap Provincial Authority is planning to construct a new bridge next to the existing Royal Residence Bridge and to widen the road from the bridge to crossroads next to Sokha Angkor Hotel to avoid further traffic jams in the

Some of the main players,(From left to right) : director D. Surya Prabaakar, actor Srikanth and actress Neelam.​
Fri, 4 April 2014

Lights, cameras, action: Bollywood comes to Angkor

The temples of Angkor were filled with Bollywood singing and dancing this week, as film stars Srikanth and Neelam performed for the cameras for Om Shanti Om, the first Indian film to be shot in Cambodia, according to members

Fri, 4 April 2014

Man about town: 04 April 2014

BAKONG TECH COLLEGE BUST UP

A mock-up of the giant cake to be featured at Angkor Wat.
Fri, 4 April 2014

World’s largest cake to star at Angkor Wat

Atwo-ton cake will be served to revellers at Angkor Wat this Khmer New Year.