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Is this the end of Kampong Cham's iconic bamboo bridge?

For decades, Kampong Cham residents have been constructing a bamboo bridge each year when the Mekong becomes too shallow for the fer

Fri, 5 May 2017 Keo Ratana, Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
Lake snails on the grill, waith frog and pork ribs behind.

At Bei Chomneanh, putting the spice back in snails

To many Westerners - save the French - snails are considered inedible, but Soy Virak, the owner of Bei Chomneanh restaurant in Chamkarmon district, sees them as the staple of a successful business concept.

Fri, 5 May 2017 Rinith Taing
The bamboo bridge connecting Kampong Cham town to Koh Paen has been built every dry season for decades, but with the construction of a modern bridge downstream, this year might be its last.

The end of the road for Kampong Cham’s iconic bamboo bridge?

Kampong Cham’s bamboo bridge is one of the province’s most popular attractions and a sustainable feat of engineering. But with a modern government-funded bridge being built up the river, this could be its last year

Fri, 5 May 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Rinith Taing
An image from Neak Sophal’s Flower series. Photo supplied

New photo exhibition takes on Cambodian gender double standards

Up-and-coming Cambodian conceptual photographer Neak Sophal’s new exhibition, Flower, is quietly subversive as it challenges traditional notions of female beauty. The series, which was the product of six months work, is based on a Khmer saying that compares women to white paper and men to gold. If gold were dropped in the mud, the saying goes, it could be polished and cleaned and will never tarnish. White paper, meanwhile, gets permanently stained and, once considered dirty, no longer has value.

Fri, 5 May 2017 Anna Koo
Aneth, Sna’s wife, tends the bar this week as patrons crowd around the tuk tuk and onto the sidewalk.

First ‘tuk-tuk’ bar brings a hint of Pub Street to the capital – without the noise

Parked in the evenings at the intersection between streets 51 and 288 is a tuk-tuk, but this one is different from the many others parked along the road.

Fri, 5 May 2017 Anna Koo

Cosy, casual cooking and craft beer

The understated appearance of Seabird’s Place – a cosy bar-restaurant that has taken shape over several months on a quiet Tuol Tom Poung side street – belies the quality that the husband-wife team who run it have put into the venue.

Fri, 28 April 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Dam to bring power, pain

The Lower Sesan II dam will provide a signifcant boon to the country’s electricity supply, lower costs and spur development.

Fri, 28 April 2017 Cristina Maza, Phak Seangly

‘Healthy’ vibes: the capital’s first vegan restaurant

Phnom Penh’s growing “health foods” scene has another entrant, its first entirely vegan restaurant and another wholesome outpost from Emma Fountain, the former owner of ARTillery and current h

Fri, 28 April 2017 Rinith Taing

New volume tackles a changing Kingdom

“Where does one begin?” academic editors Katherine Brickell and Simon Springer ask, in the first words of a gargantuan new anthology of articles on modern Cambodia. For the two scholars, it’s with matters close to the heart.

Fri, 28 April 2017 Erin Handley