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Eng Aisha sells her artwork at a stall in Siem Reap’s Night Market.

Siem Reap artist goes against the grain

Fri, 17 November 2017

Wearing a pink hijab, Eng Aisha works away at a newly commissioned painting inside her bamboo home in Sambuor commune, on the outskirts of Siem Reap.

Romcheik 5 collective artist Bo Hak works with wood in his outdoor workspace behind the gallery.

The flower on the Sangke River: Tracing the history of creativity in Battambang

Fri, 17 November 2017

For well over a century, Battambang has stood out in Cambodia as a cradle of culture, producing renowned artists, writers, poets, musicians and thinkers.

An interior view of the newly opened Museum Cafe in Phnom Penh.

Odd collections a draw at Museum Cafe

Thu, 16 November 2017

“You can call me the crazy man of Cambodia,” laughs Lee Peng Heng, sitting among around 100 of his vintage coffee grinders, dozens of teapots and a phonograph from 1888, at a table fashioned from a recycled garment factory sewing ma

Cross Transit performers rehearse for their show today at the Department of Performing Arts.

Amrita team up for a cross-cultural performance

Thu, 16 November 2017

A mix of the traditional and contemporary, and photography and dance, will be on the stage for two performances tonight and Friday, in a unique collaboration between Japanese choreographer Akiko Kitamura, photographer Kim Hak and lo

Author Kenneth T So holds copies of his books chronicling the history of Khmer civilisation.

A scientist’s love of history

Fri, 10 November 2017

On April 17, 1975, Kenneth T So – born So Khong Thay – saw the breaking news that Phnom Penh had fallen to the Khmer Rouge on a television in the canteen of the University of Tennessee, where he was studying chemical engineering.

‘Eclectic unity’ is served up at Intégrité café

Thu, 9 November 2017

Over the last five months, Sabrina Wong and Paul Sitai have been building a stylish and eclectic new café, restaurant and bar with a key component as its foundation – integrity.

From left: Thathiny Tep, Kimseng Suon and Soliday Yon at the Liger Learning Centre.

Liger students show White Building projects

Thu, 9 November 2017

The White Building may have been torn down months ago, but its story is not over yet.

Seavling Lim (left) and Theanchhay Bun, co-winners of the Emerging Writers Competition.

Traditional, modern very much on the mind at Kampot literary fest

Mon, 6 November 2017

Theanchhay Bun is only 21 years old, but he has always been attracted to things from a bygone era.

Spectators attend the Kampot Readers and Writers kick-off event hosted last night at Chinese House restaurant in Phnom Penh.

Writers fest ready to kick off in Kampot

Thu, 2 November 2017

Serey Vicheka, a 19-year-old student of foreign languages at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, had no regrets about not winning the young writer’s contest that marked the launch of the Kampot Readers and Writers Festival last nigh

After working at fine dining restaurants in South Africa, Inès Samaai has taken over as executive chef at Chinese House.

Meeting the new chef taking risks at Chinese House

Wed, 1 November 2017

It's clear from the opening salvo that Inès Samaai has decided to take some chances on her new menu when a savoury squid-ink macaron with basil cured trout, chive and lemon crème fraiche, topped with caviar, hits the table.