Hard work put into roadside snack favourite kralanh

Publication date 21 February 2018 | 09:22 | ICT

With its subtle flavour and compact packaging, kralanh seems like a simple but satisfying snack, but making it is a laborious process for those who stake their livelihoods on it.



  • Bokator Twins, featuring martial artist sisters Phany and Sophanin, is the feature painting at the exhibition. Photo supplied

    Paintings present an outsider's take on Cambodia

    Publication date 16 February 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

    Painter Julia Haw is unequivocal about her new exhibition: “This is the strongest body of work I’ve made,” she said Wednesday, just before bringing her collection of paintings from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.

  • A statue of a 13th-century seated Buddha at Tep Pranam, a terrace in Angkor Thom. Tun Puthpiseth

    Tracing the roots of Buddhism in Cambodia

    Publication date 12 February 2018 | 07:27 | ICT

    Theravada Buddhism has been the dominant religion in Cambodia since the 13th century, but exactly how it arrived in the Kingdom remains a burning question for researchers like Dr Tun Puthpiseth.

  • Sancha Bakery owner Marika Okuda at her new shop in Russian Market on Street 454.

    Baking with love is key to success at Sancha

    Publication date 09 February 2018 | 08:10 | ICT

    Around 7 in the morning, at the newly opened second branch of Bagel & Bakery Sancha in Russian Market, owner Mariko Okuda is behind the counter in a chef’s hat and apron alongside two of her local staff members.

  • Takakazu Yamada and Chhan Dina pose with paintings of market life to be on display beginning this evening at The Plantation, and running until March 19.

    Exhibition to showcase life in Cambodia’s markets

    Publication date 08 February 2018 | 08:27 | ICT

    Japanese painter Takakazu Yamada and local artist Chhan Dina unveil their new exhibition tonight – a series of paintings around the theme of Cambodian markets.

  • Toun Socheat earlier this week with a pair of dao, or Khmer swords. Socheat began making the decorative weapons three years ago for himself before deciding to turn his craftwork into a business.

    The 26-year-old bringing Cambodian history to life through swords

    Publication date 07 February 2018 | 08:18 | ICT

    Three years have passed since Toun Socheat got his degree in laboratory medicine. But these days, instead of analysing blood, he focuses on making and preserving weapons once used to shed it.

  • Cover of The Royal House of Cambodia, which launched on Friday at the Templation Hotel in Siem Reap.

    Updated edition provides insight into lives and lineage of Cambodia’s royals

    Publication date 05 February 2018 | 07:15 | ICT

    Fifteen years after the publication of the first edition of The Royal House of Cambodia, royal biographer Julio A Jeldres has released an update, revealing new details about the life of King Norodom Sihamoni, and a first lo

  • Neary Adeline Hay in Rotterdam earlier this month.

    Documentary follows a survivor’s attempt to reconcile with his past

    Publication date 02 February 2018 | 07:12 | ICT

    Neary Adeline Hay’s decision to study art in university was an act of defiance against her parents.

  • The 'Super Blue Blood Moon' pictured from Phnom Penh last night.

    ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ seen from Cambodia

    Publication date 01 February 2018 | 16:14 | ICT

    A 'Super Blue Blood Moon' was seen over Cambodia last night, with the Moon appearing brighter than usual and tinged a dusty brown colour.

  • A man guides his flock of ducks to safely across the road in Kampong Cham province earlier this month.

    Snapped something spectacular? We want to see

    Publication date 31 January 2018 | 17:14 | ICT

    Dear readers, Whether the wilds of Koh Kong, the temples of Angkor Wat or everyday street life in Phnom Penh, now is your chance to see your photography in print.

  • Men play ouk chaktrang in a cafe in Phnom Penh earlier this week.

    A key piece in Cambodian chess

    Publication date 31 January 2018 | 07:15 | ICT

    On a hot afternoon this week, more than 20 men sit in a nameless café in the Boeung Keng Kang III neighbourhood of the capital.