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The art of war

From eating black rubber sandals to dragging an 80kg metal ball halfway across Cambodia, Svay Sareth’s art is heavy with the trauma of a childhood spent in refugee camps Words by Paul

Made in the shade

Sok Visal returned to his native Cambodia from France 25 years ago to make art and reclaim his roots. He now helms a film and music collective that is leading a creative

Three lives in Angkor

At the height of its splendour, the Khmer Empire stretched across all of Indochina, drawing tribute and trade from nations across the known world. Working from 13th century records and scenes of

A day in the life of a Cambodian monk

Saffron-robed monks are a familiar sight across Cambodia, but their lives remain a mystery to most visitors. Chhurn Samrach, a young monk based in Phnom Penh’s Wat Ounalom pagoda, describes a typical

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Into the past: Cambodia’s National Museum

A treasure trove of ancient artefacts and cultural curios, Cambodia’s National Museum is an important site for any visitor to the country. We meet the man at the helm of this august

Masters at work: chefs in Cambodia

It takes years to master the subtleties of Cambodian gastronomy, an art packed full of unique flavours and exceptional local produce. Here, three of the country’s finest chefs present their favourite local

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The right note: Laura Mam

Singing sensation Laura Mam is making waves in the music industry with her fresh take on Cambodian pop

Drenched in imagination: Anida Yoeu Ali

Award-winning artist Anida Yoeu Ali, who was born in Battambang and raised in Chicago, talks about her celebrated series, the Buddhist Bug, and Cambodia’s captivating art scene

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