Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan picks the four best albums in 2018 – from folk-pop, death metal/hardcore, to hip-hop and Khmer folk rock – that were recorded and engineered in home-grown Cambodian studios.
2019 has just started and you’re probably thinking about the things you can do this year. If you’re up for a cultural and wildlife adventure, Cairns, Australia is the best place to be.
Aside from Christmas, the Philippines celebrates another significant occasion every December – the life of its national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Where have all Siem Reap’s bees gone? That’s the question posed by Siem Reap’s Dani Jump, a ‘beekeeping extensionist’ who helps beekeepers get the best honey for their money, and also runs bee tours for tourists.
The human body is a magical machine – each cell, nerve, muscle and organ co-exists harmoniously to perform their own little ‘chores’.
Van Roeun got on a high-speed train in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture and was amazed at the precision, Japanese practicality and safety.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events: 19 – 27 Jan : Singapore Art Week – 14 Jan – 18 Jan : Pongal Festival – 21 Jan : Thaipusam – 28 Jan – 24 Feb : iLight Singapore Bicentennial Edition
OnePlus is most often associated with its successful line of high-performance and mid-range smartphones. However, less well-known is the Chinese-companies line of gadgets and accessories.
Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has introduced a new budget device for 2019 – the Mi Play.
Essential has confirmed the ahead-of-its-time Essential PH-1 handset will be discontinued.
This is an interactive film where you make choices which can alter the story. Throughout your viewing there will be choices presented at the bottom of the screen.
The belief that economic development is the best way to improve our health status could well be a blunder of our world leaders of this century until recently.
Only bad girls have tattoos, is the common notion in Cambodia. Does that explain why there is a dearth of female tattoo artists in the country? Anith Adilah Othman tries to answer this gender-sensitive question.
Cambodia has its very own Khmer New Year in April. But the lights and music on the streets every December 31 proves that Cambodians are also very fond of partying in the countdown to the universal New Year.
Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan picks six books that were his best reads in 2018 – from Yuval Harari’s popular science to global politics, statistics, fiction and Paul Simon’s music.
Out with the old, in with the new. It is that time of the year again where you tell yourself that the year ahead will be different – that this time you are determined to convert into a full-blown vegan or go down a few sizes.
He’s an American expat of Armenian heritage who’s been operating in the Southeast Asian region for nigh on twenty years and, for the last 18 months or so, he’s been running his own establishment, Kevin’s Vagabond Pub, in the bustling night market area of downtown Siem Reap.
Two nights before Christmas Eve, Olympic Stadium was extravagantly filled with lights and music as Metfone’s 10th anniversary celebration was not to be marked without a bang.
Ongoing and Upcoming Events: 31 Dec : New Year’s Countdown in Sentosa – 19 – 27 Jan : Singapore Art Week
14 Jan – 17 Jan : Pongal Celebrations – 28 Jan – 24 Feb : iLight Singapore Bicentennial Edition
In Cambodia, kite flying goes beyond being a source of entertainment and fun; it is, as a matter of fact, an ancient tradition that is celebrated vibrantly every year. Say Tola goes to Svay Rieng and joins the 22nd Khmer Kite Flying Festival.
It was a solemn Christmas for the congregation in Indonesia’s Carita, a seaside town left reeling from the tsunami that has killed over 400 people and devastated the western coast of Java, as many churchgoers have fled the area for fear of further disasters.
And because there are just so many amazing bars offering a plethora of drink selections around the island state, we listed down some of the best bars you can visit after a day’s tour.
To add up to this continuous progress, Japanese photographer Kenro Izu went beyond his profession and set up a pediatric healthcare center that is now one of the leading children’s hospitals in Cambodia – Angkor Hospital for Children.
As 2018 is wrapping up in the corner and everyone is just so excited to say hello to 2019, I have come to terms with the fact that this year, my life has been a complete cycle of long hours of mental work at the newsroom and (almost) equally long hours of ‘Netflix and Chill’. Literally. You dirty-minded people.
The comical Typhoid Mary also known as Mutant Zero, is a fictional supervillain who is an enemy of Daredevil and Spiderman.
“There isn’t much laughter in medicine but there is plenty of medicine in laughter.” Madan Kataria who is a doctor himself came to this realisation and went on to create what he called “laughter yoga”.
Although present-day Cambodia is so much different than what these evacuees recalled, a huge portion were still deeply scarred to the point that they wish to close the whole Cambodian chapter altogether.
There were no shortages of class acts in Phnom Penh over the year and Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan picks the best six that made it to Good Times2 – from punk, blues rock, and indie to Khmer fusion.
The long-awaited holiday season is just around the corner and this means a lot of people will take the opportunity to travel across the globe for various reasons, be it to meet their loved ones or merely to take a break from life’s daily drama.
Diversification is the name of the game these days, and Siem Reap is about as diverse as it gets, with all manner of people and tribes from all manner of countries represented in the city’s melting pot expat community.