It’s the time of the year in Cambodia when everyone’s having epic reunions with their families and creating beautiful memories together.
National heritage is an instrumental aspect of a country. It speaks volume of the national identity and the rich history of a nation.
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.
National dress code is not only representing the country but also an identity of the nation. Last Friday, about six representatives from different countries came together to display their traditional dresses at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC).
Performers yesterday left for Singapore to take part in the Chingay Parade to be held over the weekend.
They have no high poles for them to dance on. There is not a large space for them to roll around. None of them speak even one Chinese word.
When we see red, we think of China because no country is as deeply associated with one colour as China is with red. Red is found everywhere during Chinese New Year, holiday celebrations and family gatherings and in many more occasions among Chinese families.
IT wasn’t a typical weekend in Phnom Penh last Saturday. Hundreds of people – all thrilled and excited – gathered at the Chaktomuk Theater to witness for the first time the beautiful and mesmerising royal ballet performance “Neang Watthana Devi”.
To feed growing demand for Cambodian traditional works, Artisans Angkor, the biggest employer in Siem Reap province, is planning an increase in production in the near future.
King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior officials attended the last day of the water festival (Nov.23) and the King presented awards to the winners of the boat race.
Phnom Penh’s traditional Water Festival (Nov.21 to 23) was officially opened by King Nordom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen. Neigh on 300 boats, propelled by 19,000 oarsmen, are expected to race on the Tonlé Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.
Prach Chhuon, 82 year-old grand master of the chapey, has passed away.
Sleep, sex and stress coexist like three personalities in a love triangle. As important as it is, sex is still in many ways a ‘shy’ topic to discuss in the open, more so in a traditional Eastern society.
Princess Ayako marries commoner Kei Moriya at a traditional ceremony in Tokyo.
Two Cambodian doctors are in China to study traditional remedies for snake bites.
In fact, heated debates continuously erupt among Khmers and Thais about a traditional dance that’s based on the Indian epic Ramayana and features mask-wearing characters in elaborate costumes. Khmers call it ‘Lakhaon Kaol’; Thais call it ‘Khon’.
Two talented groups showed and proved that traditional music, dance and art are not dead and will never die.
There is nothing better than starting the day with music. But, how about we go beyond merely listening and learn about music – traditional one at that – along with other music and culture enthusiasts?
Let’s talk about traditional arts, music and dances in Cambodia. Let’s talk about how these emblems of our identity have continuously maintained to be at the forefront of our lives despite modernity and social changes.
The twelfth Indonesian Trade and Tourism Promotion (ITTP) expo will be a boost for a myriad of sectors in both countries, said Sudirman Haseng, Ambassador of Indonesia to Cambodia.
Little progress so far to get three of its most scenic cities recognised by Unesco.
Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan and the author of ‘How China Escaped the Poverty Trap’, lauded Cambodia’s efforts to revive the traditional silk weaving industry.
Ouch Savy is the female protégé of chapei master Kong Nay but in Meta House, last weekend, she showed that she was not bound by tradition when she collaborated with Norwegian pianist Ingolv Haaland and bassist Torbjorn Tveit.
Eating a fried tarantula has become a popular photo opportunity for tourists in Cambodia. However, this delicacy is in danger of disappearing, thanks to deforestation and over-harvesting of the spiders.
Thalaborivath police arrest two traditional healers over the death of a woman who they beat several times to drive away a spirit.
Athletes contest the three-day 2018 Teanh Prot Championships.
Dance continues to evolve around the world. In Cambodia, we’re introduced to several kinds of dances – traditional, modern and their sub-types.
Sri Lanka is working with WIPO to support traditional, indigenous medicine system.
Traditional Khmer swords are considered prized possessions in the kingdom.
This is street art – a kind of visual art that takes artworks outside traditional venues.