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On the trail of S-22

No visitor could possibly leave Phnom Penh without having at least heard about S-21, aka Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, one of the country’s most famous historical landmarks and tourist destinations. S-22, however, is shrouded by a shady history, which continues to conceal it from...

Zeitgeist

Mad glam

Li Shishi is a revamped Little Italy with all the pomp and glamour and good Italian food, only in a bigger room with a red-carpet entryway and a disco ball hanging from the ceiling. And there’s a stage now, too. Small, for sure, but big with the promise of open mics, comedy shows...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Astronomy Class: Urban stargazing

Australian hip hop group Astronomy Class are back in the Kingdom to perform with singer Srey Channthy for the first time since the road trip that inspired the Khmer rock-infused 2014 album Mekong Delta Sunrise. After partaking in a bumpy, cross-country taxi ride from Phnom Penh...

Guilty Pleasures

This Khmer New Year you won’t see me ‘round the traps reenacting Beyonce’s Halo through my own unique brand of interpretive dance. I’m as disappointed as you are, but needs must, and this festive break I’m boarding the jazz clogs with my personal cobbler while me and Hubster head...

You say tomato, I say gazpacho

Hot season is upon us. Instead of sweating into your bobor, try cooling down with a bowl of chilled gazpacho, a tasty Spanish delicacy fit for an emperor (or, in this case, empress) As the author of the book World Food: Spain (Lonely Planet), I’m always on the lookout for things...

Hypnotic Hex

Binary coding and digital data storage doesn’t exactly evoke visions of dreamy soundscapes and innovative musical creation – except if you’re artist Cissi Tsang. ­Tsang, aka timeofhex, explains the technique and inspiration behind her original electronic creations. What if...

Mad glam

Li Shishi is a revamped Little Italy with all the pomp and glamour and good Italian food, only in a bigger room with a red-carpet entryway and a disco ball hanging from the ceiling. And there’s a stage now, too. Small, for sure, but big with the promise of open mics, comedy shows...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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On the trail of S-22

No visitor could possibly leave Phnom Penh without having at least heard about S-21, aka Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, one of the country’s most famous historical landmarks and tourist destinations. S-22, however, is shrouded by a shady history, which continues to conceal it from...

No silver lining

THU 9 | Robert Carmichael’s new book When Clouds Fell From The Sky spans five lives and five decades as it covers the causes and consequences of the Khmer Rouge’s catastrophic 1975-79 rule. Carmichael has worked for several international and local publications and written a book...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Best of the ‘Box

FRI 10 | After a positively silly time was had last year, Show Box is presenting its second annual Show Box Awards this Friday night. Hosted by the lovable and hilarious house MCs Thina and Morgan, you can expect thinly veiled insults (aka awards) to flow as freely as the drinks,...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Beach(-like) party

SAT 11 | Get your summer best on and you may even snag yourself a prize at Riverhouse’s beach party this weekend. Sure, there won’t be an actual beach present, but there will be a host of live international musicians and DJs churning out chilled, summer grooves all night long,...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Spud rockers

SAT 11 | The Aussie-grown Potato Stars hit Equinox this week with their blitzkrieg rock that’s lasted almost 20 years. Going stronger than ever, frontman Falcon Randwick assures that their upcoming gig will be utterly unlike anything audiences will have witnessed before: “This...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Wave Electronic Music Festival

TUE 14 | Now this is one party that is guaranteed to be 100% authentic beachside fun, occurring right on Sihanoukville’s Victory Beach itself. Sure, it means driving a few hours to get there, but with most city-dwellers fleeing the town over the Khmer New Year break anywa...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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Golden age hip hop

SAT 18 | Most of us will likely have heard of Aussie hip hoppers Astronomy Class through their 2014 hit Four Barang In A Tuk-Tuk, which justifiably took the piss out of tourists behaving badly in our fine city. The album from which the song was taken, Mekong Delta Sunrise, is a...
Posted On Apr 09, 2015
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House of sunshine

SAT 18 | It would be unfair, not to mention inaccurate, to simply refer to Sunshine Jones as a “house legend.” While an apt title to an extent, the music for which the San Franciscan DJ/producer is renowned combines sounds collected from his travels all over the world, creating a...
Posted On Apr 08, 2015
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He who stayed behind

TUE 21 | After a week or two of Khmer New Year partying, it’s time to settle down and sober up again, and what better way to do it than with an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh. French photographer Roland Neveu was one of the few foreigners...
Posted On Apr 08, 2015
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Guilty Pleasures

Although the extinct, car-sized salamanders whose vomit could melt your hair took my fancy for a few minutes this week, it were the Sparklemuffins what stole me heart. Until I found these incy wincy spiderlings crawling up my newsfeed I thought hats were the Devil’s work. I have...

Evrywhr & Anywhr

With a dope afro and a chilled out, humble demeanour, LA’s musical prodigy, EVRYWHR resonates with positive creativity

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