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A sip of wine on The Moon in SR

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Patrons unwind to soft music while enjoying an array of food and drinks on the rooftop of The Moon Sky Bar in central Siem Reap province. Hong Menea

A sip of wine on The Moon in SR

As the sun goes down and the moon takes its turn, patrons flock to The Moon Sky Bar in Siem Reap, one of the main entertainment spots in town.

Apart from the ambience and array of food and drinks that see patrons spoilt for choice, its peacock decoration at the bar is breathtaking and very much the talk of those at the venue, especially first-time visitors.

The pink lights set at the peacock’s plumage reflect the green panting structure and draws patrons to the core column, where wine bottles are displayed as layers on the bar and guest tables were where one is attracted to sit and sip on cocktails.

The peacock tail which is built with iron from a Khmer designer is praised by guests for workman’s evident skill which has made the Sky Bar a unique addition to Siem Reap.

Tor Seyha who owns the establishment says: “The Khmer designer who lives in the area submitted a few styles for me to choose and I was interested in the peacock tail design for the Sky Bar.”

As he wanted the peacock tail design to be made out of iron, it required the workers to spend considerable time to fabricate it, and that too with tremendous patience.

Hence, Seyha had to be very patient himself. “This is what Khmer design is all about … it takes a lot of time and patience to achieve what is ultimately required. Everyone involved in this design is Khmer, so they fully understood what was needed to achieve perfection,” he says.

Seyha says that as the bar is located in the heart of Siem Reap town, “if the design is beautiful, it will also make the town beautiful too”.

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A staff member shows off a signature dish before serving customers at The Moon Sky Bar in Siem Reap as its peacock decoration is seen in the background. Hong Menea

The wide area of the bar is sectioned into three layered floors equipped with tall tables, low tables and armchairs. Guests are welcome to sit and listen to music and songs from singers who work the floor.

And surprisingly, the music from the resident artists are not a bother to the guests. Instead, they are a welcome respite for those who want to unwind to soft music at the end of a day.

The Moon Sky Bar has its own green coloured house cocktail called Pretty Moon. It costs $25 for three litres. Another beverage called Five Color Syringes sells at $8.

In fact, Sky Bar is home to a range of drinks and food from Khmer fare to Chinese and European which are cooked at its second-floor kitchen.

Seyha says: “Patrons love our Lamb Chop ($12.50). It’s reasonably priced and delectable.”

Located on the fourth floor of Asia Plaza, on Preah Sanga Reach Tepvong street in Siem Reap, The Moon Sky Bar is open from 5pm to 2am. For more details, please contact Seyha on 017999023.

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