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Of all the parties in the year, Halloween is by far the one Siem Reap does best as half the town converts into a lurid B-Movie green room populated by divine monsters, deranged ghouls and demonic divas, plus one or two drunk people.

Fri, 17 October 2014

Flak over wood used for water festival

Some Siem Reap residents have criticised governor Khim Bun Song’s decision to use large amounts of wood to build platforms along the river for next month’s annual water festival.

Fri, 17 October 2014

Man about town: 17 October 2014


Fri, 17 October 2014

Exploring the therapeutic power of photography

Dreams are the focus of an exhibition of photography, drawings and a wishing tree opening at New Leaf Book Café this evening.

The work of Filipino artist Mano Gonzales will be exhibited on the night.
Fri, 17 October 2014

Saturday night rocks to cool Urban Beats

Urban Beats, which tomorrow night celebrates art, music, fashion and cocktails at 1961, features an exhibition by hotly-tipped Filipino artist, Mano Gonzales as the backdrop to the launch of a new jewellery line by Senhoa.

Dick Wong stands and extols the virtues of Martell cognac.
Fri, 17 October 2014

Top grog ambassador toasts the town

Siem Reap played host to an ambassador with a difference last Friday, in the form of the esteemed Thierry Giraud, ambassador for Martell cognac which celebrates its 300 year anniversary in 2015.

Chief executive of Phare Performing Social Enterprise, Huot Dara says Phare is seeking help to secure a permanent venue for the future security.
Fri, 10 October 2014

Circus desperately seeking new home

Soaring rents in downtown Siem Reap have caused several businesses to relocate, the latest among them being the town’s favourite – and one and only – circus.

Fri, 10 October 2014

Villagers may lose their homes to canal

Some 200 families in Kok Thlouk Leu commune in Chi Kraeng district are concerned about losing their homes and farmlands after the government announced plans to construct a canal at the end of this year.

Proud manager Srey Leap Oeurn welcomes guests to Khmer Touch.
Fri, 10 October 2014

New Khmer restaurant aims to be different

Khmer Touch, a high-design Cambodian restaurant, celebrates its grand opening tomorrow night and opens the doors on a traditional Khmer menu with some novel twists that are fit for a king.

Fri, 10 October 2014

Man about town: 10 October 2014