Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam festival

Publication date 22 January 2019 | 16:09 | ICT

HUNDREDS of thousands of Malaysian Hindus, some piercing their skin with hooks and skewers to show their devotion, gathered in temples across the country on Monday to mark Thaipusam.



  • Traditional Khmer kite flying festival returns in Svay Rieng

    Publication date 20 December 2018 | 12:59 | ICT

    Now Cambodia has entered December, the coldest month of the year. The cool and windy weather is the perfect time for flying kites, an ancient Khmer tradition that many in the Kingdom are striving to keep alive.

  • Best photojournalism arrives in Siem Reap

    Publication date 18 December 2018 | 14:20 | ICT

    More than 100 striking images celebrating this year’s best in photojournalism opened in Siem Reap this week as part of a travelling exhibition showcasing images from around the world.

  • The Cambodian designer making Barbie dolls in traditional costume

    Publication date 14 December 2018 | 12:59 | ICT

    A Cambodian IT student has turned his back on the world of computers and set his sights on something far more unusual and creative – designing traditional Khmer outfits for Barbie dolls.

  • China’s bound feet women on display at AMMO Jewellery Workshops

    Publication date 12 December 2018 | 09:59 | ICT

    A moving photography exhibition displaying the ancient Chinese tradition of women with bound feet is being held in Siem Reap, as the city hosts the 10-day-long 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival.

  • Mural artists from far and wide set to reveal talent in the capital

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 10:14 | ICT

    Street art festival, Cambodia Urban Art, returns for its fourth edition this weekend, displaying street murals around Phnom Penh by talented young artists from around the world.

  • Leather artist struggles to pursue charity work

    Publication date 07 December 2018 | 15:41 | ICT

    FOR 16 years leather carving artist Nhek Sirey Rattana has been committed to helping orphaned children motivated by his childhood growing up in poor conditions with only his grandmother.

  • Cambodia’s ocean film festival highlights marine conservation

    Publication date 07 December 2018 | 09:54 | ICT

    Phnom penh hosted Cambodia’s first ocean themed film festival this week, with Siem Reap the next destination for the travelling film showcase.

  • Artist turns to watercolours to explore life

    Publication date 30 November 2018 | 14:23 | ICT

    Artist Channa Chhum displays a clear change in his method of expression in his new exhibition at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap town.

  • Japanese grannies cling to freediving fishing tradition

    Publication date 30 November 2018 | 13:49 | ICT

    A GROUP of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of “ama” – freediving fisherwomen.

  • Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for nearly $60M

    Publication date 28 November 2018 | 15:09 | ICT

    A NEARLY 1,000-year-old ink painting by one of China’s greatest literati masters Su Shi fetched $59.5 million at auction, Christie’s said on Monday.