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Famous Thai artist displays portraits of Asian people

Publication date 21 February 2019 | 14:13 | ICT

SPECIAL portraits lurking in romantic and poetic symbols and patterns by Thai artist Vichit Nongnual are on display at an exhibition which kicked off on Tuesday in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

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  • Frontier photographer revives archaic art form

    Publication date 21 February 2019 | 12:46 | ICT

    EDWARD Kaprov makes a final adjustment to the oversized, traditional-style camera perched on a heavy tripod aimed at an Israeli military jeep near the Gaza border.

  • Cambodia’s blockchain social media app rewards creativity

    Publication date 20 February 2019 | 10:15 | ICT

    Eleven years ago, at roughly this time of the year, Dutch-Cambodian man Lim Chhay Lem took a leap of faith, leaving his home in the Netherlands for his ancestral homeland in Cambodia, a country of which he had virtually no experienc

  • AYLA – Cambodia aims to empower and give a voice to Kingdom’s youth

    Publication date 19 February 2019 | 14:12 | ICT

    Sitting in a humble work space in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Tompoung II is Ky Veasna – his youthful looks, dyed auburn hair and smart-casual attire may fool you into assuming his junior status in the office.

  • Handmade shoes from Zimbabwe a global hit

    Publication date 19 February 2019 | 12:23 | ICT

    IN A tiny factory producing handmade boots and shoes in southwestern Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda is on another hectic shift as he tries to keep up with soaring global demand.

  • Olive trees breathe new life into Spanish village

    Publication date 18 February 2019 | 16:07 | ICT

    ‘THEY’RE over 500 years old,” says Sira Plana proudly as she points to Oliete’s olive groves, many of which are thriving now thanks to an adoption scheme that has prevented this northeastern Spanish village from dying out.

  • India hosts first ‘yoga on a pole’ world championships

    Publication date 18 February 2019 | 13:03 | ICT

    WEARING only underpants, Pavel Kalina twists his body up a wooden pole before performing a handstand at the top in the first world championships of an ancient Indian sport.

  • Street mural pays homage to the Khmer Empire’s great king

    Publication date 18 February 2019 | 11:34 | ICT

    At a small street near the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, a mural of the great Khmer King Jayavarman VII of an ancient bygone era has appeared surrounded by a bright circle of traditional flower patterns, attracting passersby with its

  • Russians enjoy Indonesia’s coffee

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:55 | ICT

    RUSSIA is famous for its vodka and many other local varieties of alcohol, with its people regarded as among the highest consumers of alcohol in the world. When it comes to coffee, however, many Russians enjoy an Indonesian product – Torabika Cappuccino.

  • The art and science of Japan’s famed cherry blossom forecast

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:51 | ICT

    JAPAN’S Sakura or cherry blossom season is feverishly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Many tourists plan their entire trips around the blooms, and Japanese flock to parks in their millions to enjoy the seasonal spectacle.

  • Feminist festivals: Women, art and empowerment in Phnom Penh

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:05 | ICT

    Organised by a group of local and expat women, this weekend Cambodia will host its first feminist arts festival, as the three day Phnom Fem Fest (PFF) begins on Friday celebrating and empowering women, and creating positive discours