Post Weekend

Band leader Phon Chanleakhena stands before nine members of the 18-strong Phnom Penh Marching Band, which managed to outlive the NGO-funded project that spawned it.
Fri, 11 August 2017

Despite a funding scare, Phnom Penh’s youth brass band marches on

Every Sunday afternoon the sound of trumpets echoes across Kolab Primary School in the capital’s Daun Penh district as a group of young people congregate to play as a band.

The mee kork spread, with the signature handmade noodles.
Fri, 11 August 2017

At Mee Kork Orussey, noodles are a family affair

Just about the only thing that has changed in the last decade at Mee Kork Orussey is the wait time.

Fri, 11 August 2017

Art meets revelry at new Boeung Kak container market

The capital now has its second large-scale container market, this time in the Boeung Kak neighbourhood.

Seak Sethkathiya (right) spars with a partner at practice as master Narak Neakak looks on.
Fri, 4 August 2017

An ancient and mystical Khmer martial art claws its way back

Under a billowing mulberry tree on the grounds of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, around 30 martial artists undergo their daily training under the instruction of a master.

Chris Brown (left) and his wife Ahya Chan (right) at The Meat Shop.
Fri, 4 August 2017

A Cambodian take on classic British meats

While petite Phnom Penh native Ahya Chan may not look like your average British butcher, she has done her homework.

A consumer browses the Jaikon TV app, which is a project from Westec Media in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 28 July 2017

Filmmakers hope new streaming platforms can boost local industry

While movies may be considered a democratic medium in much of the world, in developing countries – Cambodia included – they largely remain the domain of privileged city dwellers.

Sebastian Rodriguez (left) and Adrien Adi at the bar, which opened earlier this month.
Fri, 28 July 2017

At La Pétanque, having a ball à la Francaise

On Tuesday this week, Adrien Adi was putting the final touches on the bar he co-owns and just opened – a hangout spot dedicated to the French game of pétanque.

The ‘kaya’, or coconut jam, toast along with a side of eggs and the restaurant’s Singapore-style coffee.
Fri, 28 July 2017

The Lion City’s take on toast

While Singaporean cuisine may be known for its spicy curries and noodle dishes, it has another, more subtle, staple: toast.