Jumping the Line in Cambodia

Cambodia is larded with queuejumpers and they are never the source of much merriment amongst the expat community: white knuckles, clenched fists and gritted teeth are my usual response as the local man, and it’s always a man, muscles his arrogant way to the way to the front of the…

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Khmer New Year Number 3

After having crossed the calm river on the passenger ferry, and having ridden the dirt tracks past hay houses, slim cows and countryside pagodas we arrive at my partner’s family house in Lovea Aim District, Kandal Province. It is my third Khmer New Year trip here.

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Chhim Sothy Exhibition

The painter Chhim Sothy is undoubtedly one of the most prominent artists in Cambodia. His work has been exhibited on numerous occasions in Europe, the United States, Japan He was especially selected to represent Cambodia at the margins of exposure ASEAN Summit and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The artist has…

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Festival PhotoPhnomPenh

The Institut Français of Cambodia is organizing the fourth edition of the Festival PhotoPhnomPenh from 26 November to 2 December 2011. 8 Cambodian and 16 international photographers (France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Estonia, India, China, Korea) will present their latest work in nearly twenty places partners, while five…

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Bassac Theater

The latest casualty in the government’s drive to sell off important parts of Cambodia’s heritage is the impending loss of the Bassac Theater. It was designed by Mann Molyvann, Cambodia’s most renowned modern architect. The building, damaged by fire in 1994, is none-the- less currently being used as rehearsal space,…

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