Post Weekend

Post Weekend

Re/Play begs the question: to dance or not to dance?

A group of dancers on stage freeze in various poses, several lying prone on the ground. As the music begins, some of them begin making subtle, slight gestures, while others break into large dynamic movements. A few remain still.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Anna Koo
Ok Ngoc (left), with Kea Meng (second from left) and two other congregants. All of them bemoaned the pressure from Tay Ninh.

The global fight for control of Phnom Penh’s Cao Dai temple

Tucked away in an alley off of Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in the capital’s Chamkarmon district is a small temple that in recent years has found itself at the centre of a struggle for the spiritual and political control of an obscure Vietnamese religion known as Caodaism. In the temple’s courtyard stands a wooden and glass gazebo on which an empty pedestal once held the statue of Pham Cong Tac, considered to be a prophet-like figure and founder of the temple, the first in Cambodia. The statue had been there since 2015 until authorities removed it in January this year, at the request of the head priest.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Rinith Taing

Polish Film Fest takes a punch at the far right

With 10 contemporary documentaries scheduled to screen at Meta House over two days, the second Polish Film Festival rolling out tonight and Saturday is more than a feast of film – it is a statement against right-wing politics in Pol

Fri, 24 March 2017 Anna Koo
A bowl of the crab soup, a delicacy from Kampot.

How Kraya Angkor is reviving Cambodia’s forgotten recipes

Ly San has an unusual mission for a law student: promoting authentic Khmer cuisine and studying its roots.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Rinith Taing

Carving out an ‘Urban Space’ for kids and parents

With outdoor space for children at a premium, Urban Space Playground offers an oasis in Tuol Kork and a lifeline to tired parents.

Fri, 24 March 2017 James Reddick

At Van’s Garden Café, same pedigree without the prices

One of the city’s high-end highlights since 2007, Van’s Restaurant in Post Office Square has branched out with a new outdoor café offering a more casual and affordable menu while still r

Fri, 17 March 2017 Rinith Taing
A pair of Pailin Peacock dancers perform on a 500 riel note.

Gaming company introduces augmented ‘riel’-ity

Sabay Osja has become the first gaming studio in Cambodia to employ augmented reality (AR) – the technology made famous mainly through Pokemon Go, which blends virtual images layered over the real world – through an eccentric smartp

Fri, 17 March 2017 Rinith Taing
Owners Hannah and Martin Bandalan say their Chicken Tenders waffle is a bestseller.

Waffle wizardry in Tuol Tompoung

Inspired by a trip to Belgium, Filipino couple Hannah and Martin Bandalan have brought the first waffle house to Phnom Penh.

Fri, 17 March 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

The Kampong Cham retreat blending bamboo and Buddhism

An eco-tourism project in a remote area near the provincial capital is incorporating unusual style, sustainable design and an opportunity for tourists to connect with the country’s Buddhist traditions. With the midday sun beating down, Vandong Thorn walks towards the edge of a plateau. To his left, a work crew is putting grout into the beams of an unusual building, made almost entirely from bamboo, whose flowing curves resemble a seashell.

Fri, 17 March 2017 James Reddick, Rinith Taing

A pop art prelude to a new musical

Julien Poulson’s new exhibition, Yesterday, Once More is an explosion of colour and style infused with 1960s and ’70s iconography, and hopefully the first step towards a musical with the same theme.

Fri, 10 March 2017 Anna Koo