The 709-metre bridge that crosses the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh has a dark side to it. It’s the site of suicides, where people take their own lives by jumping off the bridge.
Seekers Spirits, with their signature Seekers Mekong Dry Gin, represents that aspect of discovery and living a life less ordinary and maybe taking that leap of faith. Everyone has a need to seek out new things and experiences.
A thousand miles away from home, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Lokman Saim had set up the Kingdom’s first and only hearing care center, with the sole aim of bettering the services for hearing-impaired Cambodians.
So Khmer New Year rolls around again, and slowly Phnom Penh flickers into street parties on every block, and then empties out as folk head for the provinces, the coast or Bangkok. I, for one, have always enjoyed the quietness of the city during New Year – and Pchum Bun – and increasingly the expat population seems to be happy to stick around.
It’s ‘springtime’ in Cambodia and art is blossoming all over Siem Reap, with the launch of two debut solo gallery exhibitions and the unveiling of an exciting new mural artist working in a local school.
Accor announces two majestic hotels in India – Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur – in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma.
The truth is not many of us are thrilled at the thought of doing house chores. After a long week of striving for the perfect work-life balance, mopping the floor or scrubbing the toilet would likely be the last things on our minds on a Sunday.
Francis Ford Coppola, who was born in Detroit on April 7, 1939, had a career that could have easily been the topic of a movie in itself. He was for years one of the most influential and commercially successful directors, but also faced disastrous box office flops that brought financial ruin.
Women have long been aware of the limits of their fertility and potential birth complications as they age. Now research shows that older dads’ sperm can lead to disorders in their children later in life.
‘Shark Tank’ is produced by Mark Burnett and is based on the format ‘Dragons’ Den’, which originated in 2001 with the Japanese show ‘Tigers of Money’. The sharks are paid for their participation in the show, but the money they invest is their own. The entrepreneur can make a deal on the show if a panel member is interested.
Since time immemorial, human beings suffer multitudes of mental and physical suffering. They have been striving to free themselves from the miseries of life. Scientists had been able to unravel some of the many hidden secrets of good health from time to time.
At the Miss Universe Cambodia 2019 Coronation Night, held on Sunday last week at Naga 2, Samnang Alyna, a university student from Phnom Penh, bested 24 candidates and was crowned as the rightful winner of the top national beauty pageant of the Kingdom.
Peam Chor is one of the arsenic high-risk districts in Prey Veng Province. Traditionally, people here use water from ponds, rivers, open wells, or borehole wells.
This may not have been considered a much-awaited Netflix show, but this little Australian TV spy thriller has a special place in my heart. I mean, with it premiering after Donald Trump was elected, who wouldn’t want a show about secrets and lies?
Another in the series of unlikely pairings on the Cambodian music landscape is Simon Bailey and Tiffany of the Sinville Roadshow. He’s from London and she’s from California. They’d both been spending time in different parts of Cambodia for some years before meeting in 2013.
They’re the Plastic Busters, Siem Reap-based entrepreneurial activists whose business is to set up businesses that will give the world a respite from plastic. The leader of the pack is Sarah Rhodes, and her organisation Plastic Free Cambodia, which she founded in 2015.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal played host to tens of gin enthusiasts last week for the inaugural ‘Gin World Tour’, where six mixologists with six gins from six different countries presented their takes on the classic spirit.
If you think that a gym membership is the only way to achieve a fit and healthy body, you are wrong. The truth is working out does not have to cost a single cent.
Almost everyone in Cambodia loves magic tricks. They also want to learn a few tricks to impress their classmates or colleagues, or give performances at parties. But when Cambodians are asked who their favourite magician or illusionist is, only one name will come to their minds: Solo.
National heritage is an instrumental aspect of a country. It speaks volume of the national identity and the rich history of a nation.
Today, let’s talk about one of the least mentioned, yet probably one of the most common symptoms quoted by pet owners as diarrhoea in their animals.
Apple recently announced the second-generation of its supremely popular AirPods.
Microsoft has given a spec bump to its Surface Book 2 range adding Intel’s latest 8th Gen quad-core i5 processor to the 13-inch Surface Book 2.
For something quite different, and a bit out of town, at Wat Preah Theat in Takeo, the sixth annual Bonn Phum (literally ‘village festival’) is an on-going attempt to reinvigorate the traditional pre-New Year village festivals.
When career diplomat Benny Widyono died in his sleep in the United States on March 17, the world lost a beaut bloke, a distinguished diplomat, a United Nations governor of Siem Reap Province and an Ambassador and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps as UN Ambassador to Cambodia.
Cyclo, a three-wheel bicycle rickshaw, has been an important part of transportation in Cambodia since the French colonial period.
So with more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry, he opened the first wine tasting class in Cambodia, the Vionolive Wine School. Eileen McCormick caught up with him recently.
Part 2 of one of Netflix best shows – The OA – is finally available with eight episodes, which will definitely give fans and newbies a lot to talk about in the next weeks and probably months.
Airavata Foundation, under the high patronage of His Majesty The King, is entering its 4th year of existence.
With a wide range of dining options available, eating habits have gradually evolved from one that involves actual cooking into one single swipe on a mobile application.