The ‘high school’ food nostalgia restaurant rekindling memories

Publication date 22 February 2019 | 15:45 | ICT

Soun Sovann was a student at Bak Touk High School in Phnom Penh during the 1990s, a public school in which classrooms were filled with 50 to 70 students sitting in several rows of long tables learning shoulder to shoulder.



  • Russians enjoy Indonesia’s coffee

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:55 | ICT

    RUSSIA is famous for its vodka and many other local varieties of alcohol, with its people regarded as among the highest consumers of alcohol in the world. When it comes to coffee, however, many Russians enjoy an Indonesian product – Torabika Cappuccino.

  • The art and science of Japan’s famed cherry blossom forecast

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:51 | ICT

    JAPAN’S Sakura or cherry blossom season is feverishly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Many tourists plan their entire trips around the blooms, and Japanese flock to parks in their millions to enjoy the seasonal spectacle.

  • Feminist festivals: Women, art and empowerment in Phnom Penh

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 14:05 | ICT

    Organised by a group of local and expat women, this weekend Cambodia will host its first feminist arts festival, as the three day Phnom Fem Fest (PFF) begins on Friday celebrating and empowering women, and creating positive discours

  • Lower the volume: WHO takes aim at risky phone use

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 15:46 | ICT

    MORE than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the UN warned on Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.

  • Cambodian animation racing towards world-class imagery

    Publication date 13 February 2019 | 09:47 | ICT

    In a studio in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune, a team of six aspiring young digital artists work diligently on their desktops while Yok Chivalry walks around observing, ready to give advice and technical support.

  • Tbong Khmum’s traditional fishing festival

    Publication date 12 February 2019 | 17:51 | ICT

    A return to cultural roots in Tbong Khmum’s traditional fishing festival. The festivities – lasting three days and two nights – are held each year after the crop harvest, and commemorate Cambodia’s proud fishing heritage.

  • Wrestling for glory at ‘Vat Cau’ festival

    Publication date 12 February 2019 | 17:21 | ICT

    Bare-chested men in brightly coloured belts grapple for possession of a giant wooden ball at a Vietnamese festival, tumbling from corner to corner as hundreds of excited spectators cheer them on.

  • The young Cambodian escaping poverty using the beautiful game

    Publication date 12 February 2019 | 14:41 | ICT

    Tucked away in a neglected slum area near Boeung Kak Lake, a young aspiring football coach is harnessing the power of sport for social empowerment and to improve the lives of some of the nation’s poorest children through his charita

  • A return to cultural roots in Tbong Khmum’s traditional fishing festival

    Publication date 12 February 2019 | 09:23 | ICT

    Waist-HIGH in muddy waters, Sam Phoeun plunges his woven bamboo trap into Boeung Krom Lake, before sticking his arm through the mouth of the basket with childlike glee in hopes of snagging a snakefish.

  • How graffiti artists are modernising Angkorian art

    Publication date 11 February 2019 | 18:53 | ICT

    The wall is graffiti artist Yi Kakada's canvas. The artist is on mission to bridge classical Khmer art with contemporary tastes.