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Publication date 01 June 2018 | 08:56 | ICT

It's now easier than ever to make a glowing impression on your friends the next time you go clubbing, thanks to online business Glow It Up which was started to help Cambodia’s young and trendy embrace the new fashion in luminous clothing


Famous photographer finds his old painting

Publication date May 28, 2018 | 9:50 am

As alumni of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) returned to retrieve paintings they had made for their assignments, a well-known Cambodian photographer spotted one of his among the pile.

A Siem Reap day tour that you can bank on

Publication date May 25, 2018 | 11:00 am

For tourists in Siem Reap who seek out things to do after visiting Angkor Wat and the markets, and want a closer look at Cambodian society, tours of the countryside are not a bad idea.

Sisowath Siriwudd on set during a shoot in July 2016.

Jailbreak to make its debut on Netflix

Publication date May 2, 2018 | 12:00 am

Jailbreak, the genre-busting Cambodian film that opened last year to critical acclaim both at home and abroad has earned another honour: Come Wednesday, the film will be making its Netflix debut.

Bringing Khmer dance down to earth

Publication date April 12, 2018 | 8:15 pm

How a new incubator program is helping classical dancers with the practical side of their craft

A performance during the 2017 Bonn Phum festival, which will have three days of festivities this year, beginning on Friday. The festival is a celebration of both innovation and traditional arts that has grown in popularity over five years. Supplied/Staxc

Bonn Phum 2018: ‘Village festival’ back with focus on music and tech

Publication date April 6, 2018 | 12:00 am

After attracting an estimated 30,000 visitors last year, the Bonn Phum festival is back for its fifth annual Khmer New Year celebration of traditional arts and youthful creativity.

A layered photograph by Miguel Jeronimo of the casino Naga 2, a symbol of opulence, over a Cambodian woman. Photo supplied

Exhibit grapples with question of Phnom Penh’s identity

Publication date April 6, 2018 | 12:00 am

For one group of artists, the rapidly changing face of Phnom Penh raises the question: what is this city’s identity?

Lay Sovichea with his newly published book Khmer Pinyin, in which he presents a new system for writing Khmer in the Latin alphabet.

Book takes a stab at romanising Khmer

Publication date April 6, 2018 | 12:00 am

Lay Sovichea has taken on a task that at first glance seems mundane, if not tedious. He is trying to standardise a system for writing Khmer with the Roman alphabet, giving some order to what is now a haphazard method.

A promotional poster for Missionaries, Mercenaries and Monsters, which is showing this weekend. Photo supplied

Phnom Penh Players’ new show holds mirror to expat life

Publication date March 30, 2018 | 12:00 am

It's human nature to want to see your life reflected back as art. It’s exactly this kind of harmless narcissism that wins awards for movies about movie-making – think The Disaster Artist or La La Land.

Sophea, played by Khat Sombath Ketya, in the film Kampoul Neak Selfie, which is out in local theatres. Photo supplied

Dark comedy takes on selfies

Publication date March 30, 2018 | 12:00 am

One evening in 2016, British filmmaker Matthew Robinson was drinking a cappuccino in an upscale Phnom Penh coffee shop when he realised something: everybody around him, even the servers, were taking selfies.

A print of She Stored Their Quirks, a depiction of American writer Carson McCullers. Photo supplied

Artist brings psychedelic approach to Siem Reap

Publication date March 28, 2018 | 12:00 am

UK-based artist Grande Dame (aka Tiff McGinnis) just can’t stick to one medium. Her trippy visuals take the form of animations, GIFs, pop prints, ceramics and textiles so saturated with neon they almost make your teeth ache.

Medha performs during REPFest at Krousar Thmey Exhibition Hall in Siem Reap in October. Colin Grafton

Female drum troupe defies gender norms

Publication date March 23, 2018 | 12:00 am

At Wat Reach Bo in Siem Reap, the sound of monks giving their afternoon prayer duels with the nearby pounding of drums.

A portrait of singer Kak Channthy taken this year, which will be on display at Meta House. Steve Porte

Fundraiser to help Cambodian Space Project singer Kak Channthy’s son

Publication date March 23, 2018 | 12:00 am

A fundraising effort for the 13-year-old son of Cambodian singer Kak Channthy, who was killed this week in a tra