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Sketches and waxwork depict the plights of lost communities

Publication date 14 January 2019 | 11:30 | ICT

Cambodian conceptual artist Sao Sreymao’s latest solo exhibition, Under the Water, documents villages once full of life, but now submerged in water and deserted by their inhabitants as a consequence of the construction of hydroelectric



  • Indonesian fighters wield whips in traditional duels

    Publication date 08 January 2019 | 11:34 | ICT

    Dressed in bright colours and lunging at each other with long, looping whips, martial arts fighters in Indonesia were cheered by spectators as they dueled during a traditional festival on Sunday.

  • So good it must be fake: ‘King of Painting’ draws admiration

    Publication date 07 January 2019 | 12:26 | ICT

    Gifted with the ability to paint hyper-realistic oil paintings – so good some have doubted their authenticity – the enigmatic Khmer artist known only as the ‘King of Painting’ has risen in recent years to become one of the Kingdom’s most celebrated up-and-coming artists.

  • Artist earns big from rubbish

    Publication date 02 January 2019 | 09:23 | ICT

    Artist Riem Mony Silong dropped out of school in grade-four aged nine. Born into an impoverished family in Siem Reap, they could not afford to send him to public school, let alone provide him with art lessons.

  • Craftsman’s palm tree products in Pursat province a huge success

    Publication date 01 January 2019 | 11:27 | ICT

    In front of a handicraft workshop in Pursat province, hundreds of sugar palm tree products are displayed on long tables, their uniqueness attracting curiosity from those passing by.

  • Chinese silk lanterns dazzle in ancient French town

    Publication date 01 January 2019 | 11:26 | ICT

    AS DARKNESS falls each winter night in the little French town of Gaillac, the glow of dusk is replaced with another – that of a thousand colourful Chinese silk lanterns.

  • Asean year begins with a blessing in Thai capital

    Publication date 31 December 2018 | 17:05 | ICT

    WITH Thailand chairing Asean throughout 2019, the Culture Ministry is fostering unity among the bloc’s 10 members by bringing to Bangkok relics and statues of the Buddha from across Asia to be ritually blessed.

  • Sand models are creating joy in capital

    Publication date 25 December 2018 | 11:36 | ICT

    Sitting behind bowls of coloured sand, a man carefully manipulates a slim steel funnel through the narrow opening of a small glass bottle, creating a picture of dolphins swimming playfully in the sea.

  • Music – a propaganda promoting the Khmer Rouge socialist identity

    Publication date 24 December 2018 | 11:56 | ICT

    Shortly after their rise to power in April 1975, the Khmer Rouge sought to change the social identity of the Khmer people.

  • Traditional Khmer kite flying festival returns in Svay Rieng

    Publication date 20 December 2018 | 12:59 | ICT

    Now Cambodia has entered December, the coldest month of the year. The cool and windy weather is the perfect time for flying kites, an ancient Khmer tradition that many in the Kingdom are striving to keep alive.

  • Best photojournalism arrives in Siem Reap

    Publication date 18 December 2018 | 14:20 | ICT

    More than 100 striking images celebrating this year’s best in photojournalism opened in Siem Reap this week as part of a travelling exhibition showcasing images from around the world.