ON THE COVER

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...

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

All Bach, No Bite

Sunday 26 | Classical music aficionados of Cambodia, unite! To celebrate 300 years of a certain maestro, the Trio Melange – Matthias Krug (violin), Anton Isselhardt (flute) and Aree Kunapongkul (piano) – tonight breathe fresh life into the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, with...
Posted On Oct 25, 2014
, By

Latin Lovers

Saturday 25 | Bacano, a sizzling sextet, play a fusion of rock, salsa and reggae all in Spanish. Expect to hear music influenced by the likes of Mana, Jarabe De Palo, Juanes, Elefante, Bacilos, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, and Enanitos Verdes. And don’t forget your dancing shoes!...
Posted On Oct 25, 2014
, By

Game On

Saturday 25 | As Jack Black, in the guise of music teacher/frustrated rock star Dewey Finn, put it so eloquently in School Of Rock, entering any Battle of the Bands will test “your head and your mind and your brain”. At stake are more than just bragging rights. Says Sharky’s...
Posted On Oct 25, 2014
, By

Tales Of Olde

Friday 24 | The Reamker is Cambodia’s beloved version of the Indian Ramayana epic. Join a fittingly epic storytelling session as the Bophana Centre’s archives are prised open by Ta Krut. WHO: Classicists and story fans WHAT: Reamker storytelling session WHERE: Bophana Centre, #64...
Posted On Oct 24, 2014
, By

Street Side

Friday 24 | French photographer Vincent Thouard is on a mission: to capture the world, on camera, through his travels. In each exhibition, he challenges his audience by presenting the nature of a country; in this case, Cambodia. Whether he’s telling the story of a little girl,...
Posted On Oct 24, 2014
, By

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...

Rockefeller Report

With the refugee deal between Cambodia and Australia now officially complete, a lot of questions surround‘what now’? Rockefeller Without Borders has been following this story closely and would like to assure those critics whom Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison...

Sticky Stuff

Bulbous eyes pop at you from the epicentre of an explosively bold-coloured wall. What at first glance suggests a desert mirage – here, perhaps, a pyramid; there, a river, maybe? – is in fact a bird’s eye view of a wallowing flat fish, bubbles of white and rust dappling its...

Dish: Misadventures Mexicano

Now, I usually never write a negative review. Instead I try to concentrate on the positives, while offering constructive criticism. But last night’s restaurant visit left me struggling to find any positives at all. A late text at work on Friday suggested dinner out with my friend...
Posted On Oct 11, 2014
, By

Zeitgeist: Drinking games

At Demo, the new bar on Monoving down near the old lakeside, the name of the game is drinking. At every table there is a game of some sort -– a drinking roulette wheel, a drinking dart board, a drinking version of Jenga – all aimed at the singular task of bending an elbow. In...
Posted On Oct 10, 2014
, By

The Advisor VIP Card

VIP-Web-Ad-Lo

Follow

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

Join other followers: