Man About Town: 4 May 2012

Man About Town: 4 May 2012

EU FILM FESTIVAL
The EU Delegation to Cambodia and the Embassies of EU Member States, in collaboration with the Institute Français of Cambodia, will organise a three-week EU Film Festival in Phnom Penh from May 7-31, and a shorter version in Siem Reap.

The films will be dubbed into the Khmer language for the Siem Reap screenings at the Baray Andet movie theatre from May21-31.

Travel is the main theme of this year’s festival which will highlight the diversity and dynamism of European cinematic production with films from all over the European Union.

For further information, contact Mrs Pok Poun,  [email protected]

GOLFING MEA CULPA
The FCC Nations Cup golfing tournament has been postponed form May5-6 to June 2-3.

Why? Well, FCC Angkor has been devastatingly honest and announced, “Main reason being of miss communication and miss planning from our end which we truly regret.”

The tournament will be held on the rolling greens of the Angkor Golf Resort, and FCC Angkor has two golf and weekend accommodation packages: one priced at $255, the other at $295.

NEW GENERAL MANAGER NEWS
A new general manager on the scene is Tim Blondeel who last month was named as general manager of the world green 5 star  Royal Angkor Resort, which is Khmer owned. He started with the hotel 3 months ago as deputy gm.

Blondeel began his career in Siem Reap a little under four years ago when he signed on as general manager of the Red Piano. He then signed as assistant gm of the Thai-owned 4 star Tara Angkor Hotel, before making the switch to Royal.

In between career building, Blondeel found time to get married, wedding Sophearith Plok, now of course Sopearith Blondeel, the Siem Reap bureau marketing executive of this illustrious newspaper.

And a welcome back to town to Darryl Hissey, founding partner and managing director of INUNISSION Group, the owning company of the swank new Angkor Sayana Hotel.

Darryl, who served in the recent past as gm of Prince D’Angkor Hotel and the Angkor Miracle Resort, also serves as gm of the new hotel.

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