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Classic cinema: Silver screen legends in town for festival of film heritage

Publication date May 30, 2014 | 12:00 am

International stars of cinema, from the French actress Catherine Deneuve to the award-winning Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, will open the second annual Memory International Film Heritage Festival this weekend.

‘We’ll break even after two years and make a profit after three’: Eileen McCormick and Chhoy Nareth are confident that beekeeping will bring cash.

7 Questions with Eileen McCormick and Chhoy Nareth

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

Royal University of Phnom Penh Masters of Development students Eileen McCormick, 27, and Chhoy Nareth, 31, want to set up Phnom Penh’s first commercial box beekeeping operation.

UNESCO’s Anne LeMaistre and APSARA’s conservator for Koh Ker, Sueng Kong.

The relics of Koh Ker

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

When archaeologists chose to dig around two stone pedestals at the western entrance of Prasat Chen in Koh Ker temple complex in August 2012, it was a turning point in Cambodia’s search for its lost antiquities.

Phnom Penh picks: The capital’s most scrumptious cupcakes put to the test

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

Planning a party? Need to get into someone’s good books? These treats will keep any sweet tooth happy

Lighting glares above the tables.

‘Fine dining’ doesn’t fulfil its promise

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

Phnom Penh has no shortage of Italian food: there is the cosy, deli-style Piccolo Italia da Luigi; the crispy pizzas at Limoncello and the fabulous gnocchi at Opera Café, washed down with red wine and jazz.

Calf for a Laugh.

Artist makes mishmash of idols, despots

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

Aptly named Odds Bobs, Hammer and Tongs, long-term expat and Kiwi Max Rex Fox’s new exhibition at Chinese House is a bit of a mishmash.

Razor wire and riot barriers surround Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.

No man’s land

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

The landmark in the north of the city is synonymous with opposition protests, but away from the political stage are some moving human stories. Will Jackson reports on the homeless community whose lives have been uprooted by the authorities’ ban on public gatherings.

The ‘water art’ project gave children cameras to create their own art about water.

Water-themed art proves thirsty work

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

The sun beat down on the thirsty Spaniards as they pedalled their mountain bikes through dusty Banteay Meancheay province.

Developer Neil Stewart visited Cambodia to meet the people who would end up using his app.

App designed by Scottish student set to help farmers in Cambodia

Publication date May 23, 2014 | 12:00 am

What do farmers in Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear have in common with a 21-year-old computing student in Scotland? On first glance, not much.

Roti seller Bun Thach at work.

Sweet roti seller a chip off the old block

Publication date May 16, 2014 | 11:00 pm

When thinking about roti what normally springs to mind is the Indian wholemeal flatbread used to scoop up curries.

Many of Mak Suong’s stories are about lonely characters. He admires the Cambodian novelist Nou Hach, who used nature to describe the feelings of his heroes.

‘There are not many who love Khmer novels’: In the Kingdom, opportunities for aspiring authors to publish are few and far between

Publication date May 16, 2014 | 12:00 am

Online publishing offers an alternative to ink and print but Cambodia’s novelists are struggling to make a living from their work. Poppy McPherson reports.

Vann Molyvann’s 100 Houses Project gave a place to stay to workers from the National Bank of Cambodia.

A breath of life for Molyvann building

Publication date May 16, 2014 | 12:00 am

Most of Phnom Penh’s arts scene is concentrated in a handful of central galleries, but if you poke around on the outskirts you might just stumble on one of the capital’s most unusual and overtly political works.