The interior of FCC Riverside, which will remain open over Khmer New Year and host a performance by singer Miss Sarawan on Friday.

Our 2018 guide to spending Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh

Publication date 13 April 2018 | 16:17 | ICT

Khmer New Year festivities are upon us. For the next few days, travellers will be making their way to their home provinces to eat, celebrate, play traditional games and visit a pagoda with offerings.



  • An aerial view of the Himalayan mountains, some of 200 kilometres west of Kathamndu. Prakash Mathema/AFP

    Asia’s first handicap accessible trail opens in Nepal

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 12:02 | ICT

    Asia’s first handicap accessible trail has begun formal operation in Pokhara, Nepal. The Deurali-Naudanda trail, spanning 1.3 kilometres in length, was inaugurated by Nepalese Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari amid a program in Pokhara on Saturday.

  • Stones and rocks covered with moss take on a deep blue hue. Duong Duc/Viet Nam News

    Photographers flock to capture the rocks of this Vietnamese beach

    Publication date 03 April 2018 | 11:52 | ICT

    When travelling to the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan, tourists often head for the well-known resorts, beaches and sand dunes in the Mui Ne area of Phan Thiet city.

  • Sophea, played by Khat Sombath Ketya, in the film Kampoul Neak Selfie, which is out in local theatres. Photo supplied

    Dark comedy takes on selfies

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 07:16 | ICT

    One evening in 2016, British filmmaker Matthew Robinson was drinking a cappuccino in an upscale Phnom Penh coffee shop when he realised something: everybody around him, even the servers, were taking selfies.

  • A promotional poster for Missionaries, Mercenaries and Monsters, which is showing this weekend. Photo supplied

    Phnom Penh Players’ new show holds mirror to expat life

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 07:17 | ICT

    It's human nature to want to see your life reflected back as art. It’s exactly this kind of harmless narcissism that wins awards for movies about movie-making – think The Disaster Artist or La La Land.

  • A print of She Stored Their Quirks, a depiction of American writer Carson McCullers. Photo supplied

    Artist brings psychedelic approach to Siem Reap

    Publication date 28 March 2018 | 09:40 | ICT

    UK-based artist Grande Dame (aka Tiff McGinnis) just can’t stick to one medium. Her trippy visuals take the form of animations, GIFs, pop prints, ceramics and textiles so saturated with neon they almost make your teeth ache.

  • Medha performs during REPFest at Krousar Thmey Exhibition Hall in Siem Reap in October. Colin Grafton

    Female drum troupe defies gender norms

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 09:28 | ICT

    At Wat Reach Bo in Siem Reap, the sound of monks giving their afternoon prayer duels with the nearby pounding of drums.

  • A portrait of singer Kak Channthy taken this year, which will be on display at Meta House. Steve Porte

    Fundraiser to help Cambodian Space Project singer Kak Channthy’s son

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 09:31 | ICT

    A fundraising effort for the 13-year-old son of Cambodian singer Kak Channthy, who was killed this week in a tra

  • Singer and entrepreneur Laura Mam, who was honoured on Tuesday. Photo supplied

    Singer Laura Mam wins culture award

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:37 | ICT

    Cambodian-American singer and songwriter Laura Mam has been awarded this year’s Arts and Culture prize from the Women of the Future Awards South East Asia.

  • Cambodian Space Project singer Kak Channthy, the soaring voice of the Khmer rock revival, dies at 38

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 07:53 | ICT

    Tributes poured in Tuesday for Cambodian Space Project lead singer Kak Channthy, with friends and fans bidding farewell to her vibrant spirit and unforgettable voice after the singer was killed in a traffic accident in the early hours of the morning.

  • Cambodian Buddhist monks walk at Preah Vihear temple, near the Thai border in Preah Vihear province, on July 21, 2008. A new museum was set to open near the temple on Tuesday. Tang Chin Sothy/AFP

    Museum in Preah Vihear ready to open after 10 years preparing

    Publication date 20 March 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

    A new museum near Preah Vihear temple will be inaugurated on Tuesday, 10 years after the project began. The Samdech Techo Hun Sen Eco-Global Museum consists of 11 buildings on a 177-hectare plot of land in Choam Ksan district.