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Changing Exchange

After a long scarcity of cultural exchange between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, it seems like the two cities have found a common currency. Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared is a six-month collaborative project hosted by Sa Sa Bassac gallery in which six Thai and three Cambodian artists...

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Soaring Heights

From this side of the river, the new Sokha Hotel looks big. Up close, however, the 22-story, dual-wing behemoth looms like some giant gilded casino plucked from the Las Vegas strip. The split-level parking lot could land a 747. The ground-level swimming pool includes an...
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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New times, fresh rhymes

WED 4 | The dawn of a new Chinese calendar heralds a new year of change, and probably a whole bunch of failed resolutions and forgotten promises. But let’s focus on the warm fuzzy stuff. The timely Kar Chabphtaem is an exhibition that celebrates different beginnings and the...
Posted On Mar 01, 2015
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Hong Kong kings

TUE 3 | All the best rock bands are born out of the dark recesses of a seedy tenement block, and the Sleeves are no exception. Originally from England, the four band members formed in Hong Kong in 2007, where they quickly rose to find themselves orbiting the indie circuit,...
Posted On Feb 28, 2015
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The Sleeves vs. David Bowie

Ahead of The Sleeves’ Cambodian tour, vocalist Keith Goodman answers the same questions posed to rock legend David Bowie in 1974

Meat-eaters flock to the latest Aussie steak joint

You might not make friends with salad, but you will certainly develop a taste for the finest in Australian steak and wine at Black Salt restaurant.

Soulful Cinema

The spotlight shines on social media issues at SIMA Cambodia film festival

Soaring Heights

From this side of the river, the new Sokha Hotel looks big. Up close, however, the 22-story, dual-wing behemoth looms like some giant gilded casino plucked from the Las Vegas strip. The split-level parking lot could land a 747. The ground-level swimming pool includes an...
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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Changing Exchange

After a long scarcity of cultural exchange between Bangkok and Phnom Penh, it seems like the two cities have found a common currency. Rates of Exchange, Un-Compared is a six-month collaborative project hosted by Sa Sa Bassac gallery in which six Thai and three Cambodian artists...

Salute to the sun

THU 26 | The feminine form is a beautiful thing, no matter how it’s captured. In her solo exhibition, Homage To The Sun, artist Anna Malgorzata’s highly textural figure drawings and paintings simultaneously celebrate the splendour and tranquility of the female body, as well as...
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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Twisted tale

THU 26 | Before you start thinking we’ve gone all soft on you, it should be clarified that there will be no singing or prancing at this stage play – far from it. This version of Oliver is, instead, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ original world, set in 21st Century Cambodia....
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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Wampin’ & thumpin’

FRI 27 | Known for his humorous and lively stage presence, Didier Wampas can often be seen treading the line between the tongue-in-cheek and downright politically incorrect. And this is exactly why we love him. Breaking microphones in extravagant costumes during rowdy punk sets...
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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Wet ‘n’ wild

FRI 27 | If you missed The Creem’s first party a few weeks back, sucks to be you. On the bright side, the success of their inaugural event promptly crystalised The Creem as the city’s prime party planners, the venerable duty of which is to deliver all manner of debauchery at...
Posted On Feb 26, 2015
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Mend the gap

FRI 27 | Anyone who’s lived in Cambodia for a substantial period should be well aware of the issues surrounding the poor working conditions of the country’s garment factory workers. If not, this is one event you really should take the time to attend. A movie made by garment...
Posted On Feb 25, 2015
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Guilty Pleasures

Back in my day, high school was called that for a reason. We blazed a lot of viscid bud dawdling through The Baden Powell Memorial Wind Garden and Shrike Reserve on our way to Wednesday afternoon’s squash elective. We’d go in one side of ol’ BP’s dank grove all skippety and...

SIMA Film Festival

TUE 24 | Over six days, Meta House will host the Social Impact Media Awards Film Festival. Los Angeles-based SIMA is an annual global documentary competition that honours members of both the independent film and global humanitarian communities through the promotion and screening...
Posted On Feb 22, 2015
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Heartbreak and a hamburger

I am hanging out with my friend Pascalle at a café, drinking a latte, getting some work done, and, most importantly, trying to forget that today is Valentine’s Day. I am not going to lie: I feel like crap on this joyous day. In the last 24 hours a giant rat bit me on the toe and...

Cyber-coins and cryptocurrencies

Remember when the internet was first introduced? Fast forward 50 years to an uncannily analogous scenario. The scary-shiny new technology in question? Cryptocurrency.

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