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Continuing our series on the region’s rarest weird and wonderful species, a tribute to the conservation work of British author Douglas Adams, meet a jungle VIP plus a very peculiar reptile, who one conservationist believes could hold the key to evolutionary history The missing...

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Requiem

WEDNESDAY 30 | Between the French Indochina war of the ‘50s and the fall of Phnom Penn and Saigon in 1975, 134 photographers from different nations were killed. Horst Faas, two-times Pulitzer Prize winner and chief photographer for The Associated Press in Saigon at the height of...
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Requiem

WEDNESDAY 30 | Between the French Indochina war of the ‘50s and the fall of Phnom Penn and Saigon in 1975, 134 photographers from different nations were killed. Horst Faas, two-times Pulitzer Prize winner and chief photographer for The Associated Press in Saigon at the height of...
Posted On Jul 24, 2014
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Here & there

SUNDAY 27 | Rates of Exchange, Uncompared: Contemporary Art in Bangkok and Phnom Penh is a series of exhibitions curated by Roger Nelson and Brian Curtin. It presents four perspectives on contemporary art in Bangkok, renowned for its creative community. Taking the floor first are...
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1960s gold

SATURDAY 26 | The Underdogs specialise in time travel – specifically travel to the much-mourned ’60s, Cambodia’s ‘Golden Era’ of rock ‘n’ roll. “Everyone knows Chnam Aun Dop Pram Moi (‘I’m 16’) and Svar Rom (‘Monkey Dance’), but there are many more songs that we play that are...
Posted On Jul 24, 2014
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Breast is best

SATURDAY 26 | Thailand’s Khao Nom Sao is named after them. Fierce Amazonian women, legend has it, would slice one off to improve their aim with bow and arrow. And scientists at New Zealand’s University of Wellington in 2009 finally proved that they’re what men look at first....
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Panda jokes

FRIDAY 25 | Known in certain circles as ‘the guy with the panda joke’, Graham Wooding (UK) quit performing arts college in order to chauffeur comedians to gigs before himself seizing the stage and, shortly thereafter, a coveted award for best new act. He’s since survived five...
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Unstoppa-ball

FRIDAY 25 | Paralysed from the waist down since she caught a bullet in her spine at the age of 11, Sokchan – a feisty mother who’s quick with a smile and even quicker at shooting hoops – today coaches Cambodia’s National Volleyball League for the Disabled. Having overcome...
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Guilty pleasures

If you’re an office potato who spends all day looking for weird shit on Google Maps or setting up a Facebook page for your loris, you know you need to get out more. Sooner or later you probably won’t be living in tropical CharmingVille. You’ll be shacked up in some freezing cul...

Dish: K-food from the Seoul

Having written about South Korean music and waxed about its cinema, it was finally time to take the plunge and explore the neon-Kingdom’s cuisine, while seeking an answer to that immortal question: is there more to K-food than kimchi? Before going further, a little context: at...

Last chance to see X

Continuing our series on the region’s rarest weird and wonderful species, a tribute to the conservation work of British author Douglas Adams, meet one of the only plants ever to make Sir David Attenborough blush. Freudian flower: Amorphophallus titanum “In the 1880s, when the...

K-pop u don’t stop

In 1281, Kublai Khan set his sights on conquering Japan. His Mongol army had already made it to the gates of Vienna, occupying China, Korea and much of central Asia along the way. Mobilising a massive fleet Kublai set sail for Fukuoka, in southern Japan, vowing to defeat the...
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Zeitgeist: Shiny, happy

The Khmer Rouge would have a conniption: Aeon Mall is everything the battle-hardened snake-eaters wanted to obliterate from the homeland. It’s a $200-million temple to cold, hard commercialism. The Aeon Food Court, on the first floor just inside the main entrance, serves as a...
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Keyed in

TUESDAY 22 | He’s tinkled the ivories for former US President Bill Clinton; performed in the home of Quincy Jones and shared the stage with King Crimson drummer Ian Wallace. Tonight, Scandinavian master pianist Mathias Aspelin – a University of Oxford philosopher with a taste for...
Posted On Jul 17, 2014
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Hitler on ice

TUESDAY 22 | Adolf Hitler ingested it daily in a cocktail of more than 80 drugs, turning him from an egomaniac into a sadistic mass murderer. Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg and the Beatles warned against it during the late ’60s as flower power gave way to rampant consumerism. And...
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Guilty pleasures

If you’re ever 12 hours deep into a rice wine slizzerfest on the banks of a rain-swollen Mekong with a rowdy clowder of shitfaced mates, and a cobra swims past minding its own business, and y’all decide it’s a good idea to catch the bugger so you can sell it later at the market...

Dish: Red heaven

Sometimes you find great little restaurants in out-of-the-way places and that’s precisely the case with The Spot, a new eatery where Occhuteal beach meets Otres beach in Sihanoukville. Owned by a Dubai/Russian couple and ably managed by veteran Aussie Dave, the star of The Spot...

Last chance to see IX

Continuing our series on the region’s rarest weird and wonderful species, a tribute to the conservation work of British author Douglas Adams, meet a jungle VIP plus a very peculiar reptile, who one conservationist believes could hold the key to evolutionary history The missing...

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