Man about town: 13 Dec 2012

Man about town: 13 Dec 2012


You’ve read her articles: now you can see her live, performing in the Christmas panto, Snow White and the Beatles, at Hotel 1961 at 7.30pm tonight.

Intrepid Insider reporter Miranda Glasser is just one of the new talents performing in this spectacular show, produced by the new expat theatre group Temple Town Theatre, with proceeds going to Epic Arts Foundation, an arts charity supporting disabled youth.

Tickets, priced at $6 or $3 for children and Khmer, are available from Hotel 1961. The one hour panto will include the usual audience participation, innuendo and sweets thrown at the audience, but there will be one or two differences as well as a few nods to Cambodia, says playwright and director Carrie Twine.  

“We have the unique opportunity to work with an international cast,” says Twine. “The Beatles come from three different countries; England, US and Australia. The Prince has an Irish accent, while his mother is American. Our accents just add to the topsy-turvy fun of this very silly rendition of a classic fairy tale.”

There will be three performances: one evening show tonight at 7.30pm, a matinee tomorrow afternoon at 3pm, and another show tomorrow night at 7.30pm.


Siem Reap’s next hash run will kick off on December 22 at 4pm from the Victoria Angkor hotel.

This promises to be a biggie as it’s a combination of the annual Christmas Run and the (almost) Full Moon Run.​ Indeed, this occasion will be more of a pub crawl than a run, and Christmas-themed attire is required.

Organisers stress that there will be “extra down-downs for anyone dressing as Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer.”

‘Down-downs’ is hasher talk for… well, I guess you have to be there.​Fee for the run is, as usual $5, and includes the crawl, booze, Christmas cookies, mulled wine, and dinner, which organisers point out is “probably not turkey” inclusive.


Check into the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum and check out the new exhibition that is part of the ‘Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam,’ UNESCO/Japan FIT project.

The exhibition will run right through to July next year, and highlights the vast and rich interconnections between the related and associated UNESCO World Heritage sites and populations, according to Ly Vanna, director of the museum.

He told reporter Thik Kaliyann that, “It is the first time for such a sub-regional exhibition and it explores the world heritage sites of Cambodia, Laos, and, Vietnam.”

The exhibition focuses in two common themes – nature and myth, and trade and exchange, and a further special theme is on the "Historical Events behind the 274 Buddhist statues from the temple of Banteay Kdei in Angkor."

The exhibition features historical and archaeological collections or artifacts from nine world heritage site museums: Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum, Angkor National Museum, Eco-Global Museum of Preah Vihear, National Museum of Cambodia, Conservation Center for Ho Citadel, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, My Son World Heritage Management Board, Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center (Viet Nam) and Wat Phou Site Museum (Laos).