Man about town

Man about town

Mekong on show
AN exhibition at the Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, Stories of the Mekong, opened last week to a warm reception.

In fact, the show has been so successful it is being used as the basis of a new project with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

The director general of Cultural Heritage, Ok Sophon, said, “We will research the story and culture of the people around the lake.”

Stories of the Mekong will run until February 28.

Buddha correction
LAST week, in an article published about the Buddha statue in front of Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum, it was stated the land for the site was donated to the benefactor Sulata Sarkar by the AEON 1% Club of Japan.

Madame Chau Sun Kérya, the director of the Department of Cultural Development, Museums and Heritage Norms for Apsara Authority, would like it noted that Apsara provided the land,  while the AEON 1% Club funded the building of the museum which also stands on the land. Furthermore, Apsara was also a contributor to the Buddha project by providing over $30,000 for the pedestal.

The granting of the land for the statue was steered by Professor Azedine Beschaouch, the permanent scientific secretary for UNESCO, via the president of Apsara, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, with support from the former Indian ambassador to Cambodia, Aloke Sen.

MOST VIEWED

  • US to ramp up sanctions after ‘flawed’ national polls

    At a press conference on Wednesday, the US State Department announced that it would expand visa sanctions on the Cambodian officials and individuals it deems responsible for “undermining democracy” in Cambodia. At the briefing, spokesperson Heather Nauert reiterated that the department regarded the July 29 elections

  • Final poll results confirm first single-party Assembly

    IN an unprecedented situation in Cambodian politics, the official results of the July 29 national elections have declared that the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will take all 125 seats in the National Assembly on the back of it receiving 76 per cent of the votes. The National

  • Kingdom is at a crossroads between East, West after poll

    It was dubbed a success by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen after the electoral victory of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), which is poised to take all seats in the National Assembly. But the July 29 national election has not been positively looked at by

  • Chinese influence to sweep Kingdom?

    Growing Cambodia-China ties have seen the latter’s influence sweep across the Kingdom through increased investments and tourism. The Asian giant has become the leading source of foreign funds in Cambodia, fuelling the construction sector with huge casino and hotel projects. Much of the growth