ON THE COVER

Fright Night

Raising Hell in one of the city’s most haunted houses Any other day, you wouldn’t notice. You know: the sort of thing that ordinarily melts into the urban maelstrom, cause for little more than perhaps a micro-pause and a snigger. But today, just hours before a midnigh...

BEST OF PHNOM PENH 2014

Voting now closed

READY FOR TAKE-OFF! The votes are in. The city has spoken. Results will be published Nov 6. …..  
Posted On Aug 06, 2014
, By

THE LATEST

Monkeys In Space

Friday 31/1 | Hanuman Spaceman, a new ‘rock opera’ by the Cambodian Space Project, is an ambitious piece of multimedia music theatre. It’s the tale of a space monkey that finds Soviet-era space junk in Cambodia and begins a quest to be the first monkey on the moon. The concept...
Posted On Oct 31, 2014
, By

Rockefeller Report

The Cambodia National Rescue Party, the country’s official political opposition, claims 50 of its youth members and supporters are ready to join the coalition fight against Isis. In return they are seeking US military help in taking back an island held by Vietnam. When...

Fright Night

Raising Hell in one of the city’s most haunted houses Any other day, you wouldn’t notice. You know: the sort of thing that ordinarily melts into the urban maelstrom, cause for little more than perhaps a micro-pause and a snigger. But today, just hours before a midnigh...

The Joy Of Art

Their beatific smiles are almost identical. One, little more than the sweep of a black-dipped paintbrush across canvas, conveys the inner peace of a Buddhist monk in repose. Rendered in almost childlike cartoon fashion, his simple features – eyes closed in serenity, fingers...
Posted On Oct 29, 2014
, By

Dish: Laws Of Attraction

In Japan, they call it nikuman. In China, baozi. Here, you know them as num paw. You know what I’m talking about: those delicious peach-shaped spongy buns filled with tender, savoury pork. You find them inside big steel steamers all around the city and I simply love them....

Prints, Time Portals & Surf Pop

Glitz. Glamour. Groovy rock ‘n’ roll. Psychedelic surf pop. It can only be the latest homage to the much-mourned Cambodia of the 1960s, those (largely) dizzying pre-Pol Pot days in which the achingly hip city of Phnom Penh – then a hothouse of creativity – was the envy of even...

Rockefeller Report

Rockefeller Without Borders attended the recent 20th-anniversary celebrations of Cambodia’s famed Brigade 70 military unit. OK, we weren’t actually invited per se, but we did have a really good view into the celebrations after our favourite popcorn-cart lady let us stand on the...

Zeitgeist: Taco Truck

If you know anything about tacos served from a truck, then the only thing you really care about is where to find Annabella’s Hot Tacos (currently on Street 282 & 51; there’s a schedule on Facebook). If you haven’t heard, the history of the taco truck stretches back to late...
Posted On Oct 27, 2014
, By

Guilty Pleasures

Time to get your fun-pants laundered, as the latest international comedy extravaganza from the smash-hit producers of the Pacific Solution gets set to touch down in wee Cambodia. Fresh from a sold-out tour of guano-groovy Nauru, the Australian Asylum Seeker Policy theatre company...

Wolves On The Tracks

Twenty years ago this month, the bodies of three backpackers murdered by the Khmer Rouge were recovered from the hills of Kampot. Wayne McCallum explores their story and how the fatuity of our youth can go tragically wrong. Guatemala, September 1993: ‘Beep’ ‘Bang’ ‘Shit! Was that...

The Surreality Of Xilitla

There is a place, in the Mexican town of Xilitla, where a man – English surrealist Edward James – gave birth to his irrational architectural dream. This impossible city lies hidden in the forest, with mysterious towers, unfinished stairways, gigantic concrete flowers, waterfalls,...

Dish: Never Mind The Paella…

Entering Gasolina’s well-groomed garden, the smell of cooking paella – woody and saline – invades my nostrils and evokes memories of lazy Sunday afternoons in laid-back Andalusia. Indeed, the scene unfolding before me could very well be in southern Spain: Francisco, the spirited...

Zeitgeist: The New Black

From the ‘60s-era deco villa to the Italian architects to the house-made ricotta, Black Bambu, the new gleaming-white upmarket eatery on Street 228, marks the latest entry into the capital’s upscale dining echelons. The restaurant is the latest endeavour of the chefs behind The...
Posted On Oct 21, 2014
, By

Rockefeller Report

The increased popularity of reality television in Cambodia is rather alarming. Not because Rockefeller dislikes reality TV. Not at all. In fact I love, among a long list of other things, watching people sing and dance their way to success. But labelling a show ‘reality’ is giving...

Guilty Pleasures

My kid brother spat on me the other day. While I briefly contemplated the curious legalities of thwacking a six-year-old sibling, whether it might be considered actual quote ‘child abuse’ or simply my Flying Spaghetti Monster-given right to fraternal roughhousing, the grubby...

Lust For Life

Crazy Dutch artist Peter Klashorst on mud, black magic & the madness of the human condition He was a protagonist of the New Wild Ones, the arts movement that swept Europe in the 1980s and was described by the New York Times as ‘A bunch of crazy Dutch guys’; he was accused of...

The Advisor VIP Card

VIP-Web-Ad-Lo

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: