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Stepping up to a new stage

Cambodian film will celebrate its largest cinematic premiere since the days of Norodom Sihanouk when Cambodian Son debuts Jan 29 with a red-carpet gala affair at Major Cineplex. The film opens citywide Jan 30. Produced by Anida Yoeu Ali and directed by Japanese filmmaker Masahiro...

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Milky Way: only boozy

Milky Way, the self-professed “boozy milkshake bar” on Street 308, seems like a novelty made for Phnom Penh’s thirsty expat crowd. The location is idyllic, situated among a growing set of slick eateries just around the corner from Bassac Lane, which makes it a perfect dessert...
Posted On Jan 29, 2015
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Oh, the salad

Oh, the salad! The proverbial healthy, low-calorie food, and an essential part of my New Year’s resolution to eliminate that lumpiness under my T-shirt that appeared after December’s excesses. In fact, I have been eating salad for the whole of January. The results, however, are...

Stepping up to a new stage

Cambodian film will celebrate its largest cinematic premiere since the days of Norodom Sihanouk when Cambodian Son debuts Jan 29 with a red-carpet gala affair at Major Cineplex. The film opens citywide Jan 30. Produced by Anida Yoeu Ali and directed by Japanese filmmaker Masahiro...

Milky Way: only boozy

Milky Way, the self-professed “boozy milkshake bar” on Street 308, seems like a novelty made for Phnom Penh’s thirsty expat crowd. The location is idyllic, situated among a growing set of slick eateries just around the corner from Bassac Lane, which makes it a perfect dessert...
Posted On Jan 29, 2015
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Urban escapes

In his spare time between writing his novel, composing music, playing in his band and creating otherworldly paintings and drawings, artistic mastermind Conrad Keely has taken to curating. On Wednesday January 28, Keely opened his latest exhibition at Show Box, The City, featuring...

Holliday in Cambodia

THU 29 | David Holliday – shutterbug, photo artist and long-term capital resident – has finally gotten around to opening his own studio. Join him for a drink to celebrate. WHO: David Holliday WHAT: Art gallery opening (with free booze) WHERE: David Holliday’s Studio, #14 Street...
Posted On Jan 28, 2015
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PhotoPhnomPenh 2015

SAT 31 | Annual urban photography festival PhotoPhnomPenh is back. This year around 20 artists, Cambodian and international, will present their works in more than 10 venues across town. Opening on January 31 at the French Institute, PPP 2015 will once again feature the famous...
Posted On Jan 28, 2015
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Hashtag CambodianSon

TUE 3 | You know the central character, you’ve seen the movie (…right?), now the team behind Cambodian Son will share their own personal stories behind the making of the award-winning documentary at their special event #CambodianSon: From The Outside In. Scenes from the movie,...
Posted On Jan 28, 2015
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Guilty pleasure

This week the sweet, lispy trainee began his till tenure at the pointy end of my local Panda Mart, and I was his first customer. I was buying four chocolate-coated ice creams on sticks. You know how you’re compelled to tell your hairdresser or the taxi guy all sorts of shit that...

Rockefeller Report

January is a nice time to travel to the South Pacific nation of Nauru, the tiny island state famous for beach barbecues and refugee resettlement plans. You will be applauded for knowing that the name Nauru comes from the Nauruan word Anáoero, which means “I go to the beach.” Last...

From Tokyo with amor

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, a new Japanese restaurant opens and calls itself Tex-Mex

Che Culo: Sydney swagger

Che Culo is Italian for “Lucky Bastard,” say the lucky bastards behind Street 302’s newest purveyor of food and firewater. They are lucky because they own a bar in Phnom Penh (don’t snigger; it’s a sweet little spot that you’d covet, too). Bar tables are tall and designed for...
Posted On Jan 22, 2015
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Three to get ready

Amanda Bloom returns to the FCC Phnom Penh on Saturday to celebrate the release of her second album, Atlas: Journey of Truth. Bloom is an Australian composer and classically trained pianist whose songs contain elements of pop music inspired by artists such as Tori Amos and Alanis...

City folk

WED 28 | The City is a group art exhibit curated by Texas artist and musician Conrad Keely. It includes works by Peter Klashorst, David Holliday, Kosal Kiev, Bernadette Vincent and Keely, and the list continues to grow. The show was prompted by Keely’s reflections on the change...
Posted On Jan 22, 2015
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DJ Cut Killer

SAT 24 | One of rapper 50 Cent’s Shadyville turntablists, Cut Killer – possibly the most emblematic DJ in French hip hop – is back on Cambodian terra firma. More than 20 years have passed since this Morocco-born Paris-raised dude first took to the decks, inspired during the 1980s...
Posted On Jan 22, 2015
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The long, slow dance of the divine

Forever under siege, Khmer classical dance faces an uncertain future
Posted On Jan 22, 2015
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Guilty Pleasures

This week I draw your attention to my sister, that saintly progenitrix who slavishly tends the alarming coven of teenage ne’er-do-wells she insists on calling “the kiddiewinks.” I think a few weeks back I may have mentioned her – she won a snack ‘n’ sandwich toaster in an Extreme...

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