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THE PHNOM PENH POST ​JUNE 21 - 27, 2013 . ISSUE #201

Lady in red

How Space Project singer sang her way through the blues

A good yarn

Knitty gritty from the wool enthusiasts

PM’s biographers The couple behind controversial book



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03 | 7 Questions: Biographers to Hun Sen 05 | Wool in the tropics: Knitting catches on 06 | Space Project singer on loss, glory 09 | Vintage fashion gaining fans 12 | Full disclosure a must: STI panic 13 | Bar brings urban chic to Street 51 17 | What’s on: Watch, see, party CEO: Chris Dawe

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Publisher: Ross Dunkley

Julie Masis

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7Days Editor: Poppy McPherson Cover Photo: Lucia Rossi Contributing Editors: Rosa Ellen Photographers: Scott Howes, and Claire Knox

Hong Menea

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In a story and fashion spread, we look at how vintage and retro looks have been popularised by cheap shops popping up around Phnom Penh. SCOTT HOWES



Editor’s letter: Lady worth a second look

Poppy mcpherson know, I know. You can’t have the same person on the cover of a magazine twice. It’s lazy at best. At worst, obsessive, uninspired. Or is it? Vogue seems to do it at least once a year with Kate Moss. Roosevelt was Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ loads of times. OK, three. He was on the cover in 1932, then 1934 – two years, enough of a gap to escape attention. It all went belly-up in 1938 when they picked Adolf Hitler but in 1941 they were back with old FDR. So you can break a rule for the good guys, and I think it’s safe to say Chanthy, lead singer of the Cambodian Space Project is one of them. My first encounter with her – albeit from afar – was as a fresh expat, pressed


Chanthy, lead singer of the Cambodian Space Project. SUPPLIED

up against the swaying, sweating masses at Equinox. I was still so new and dumbstruck, I’ll admit, I hardly thought much of it. Half a year later, she saved our cover shoot. It all very nearly went tits up outside a circus tent because it was past the guard’s bedtime, but she and the band stepped up to the challenge courageously. A few days later, I saw her perform in Battambang - again the sweat - in a stifling tent. She was electrifying. It was hardly a surprise

to see a bonafide stage-invasion for the first time in Cambodia. So she commands this issue. In a remarkably open interview alongside her partner, Julien Poulson, she talks about their world tour, and how they played on through the deeply sad personal events that preceded it. The pair flew all around the globe, but it was the surprisingly vibrant Cambodian community in Helsinki, Finland who really made them feel at home.

Also this week we talk to the avid knitters making wool trendy in the capital - think ... bikinis - and find out how vintage is attracting an increasing number of Cambodian fans. To better illustrate the point, we shot a fashion spread at Olympic stadium – our second vintage spread to be complimented by the architecture of Van Molyvann. And there’s another thing so good, we did it twice.


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Strongman: The Extraordinary Life of Hun Sen follows the lives of the most powerful family in Cambodia, featuring intimate interviews with the Prime Minister, his wife Bun Rany and eldest son Hun Manet. First published in 1999, the book has been divisive. The Economist damned the work as a ‘laudatory biography’, while the Jakarta Post insisted it was a genuine study, not a mere ‘hagiography’. Behind the book are Julie and Haris C. Mehta, a Canada-based couple who worked as journalists in Southeast Asia for many years. There have been no other biographies. That fact, they say, prompted them to put out a second edition at the beginning of June with new interviews and relevations. Poppy McPherson reports.

Julie and Harish C. Mehta, the couple behind Strongman: The Extraordinary Life of Hun Sen. HONG MENEA

What preconceptions did you have before meeting Hun Sen, and how did they compare to your impressions afterward? H: When I saw [Hun Sen] for the first time, he was a very young man – lean, black hair neatly parted. He was a man who chain-smoked, he had a firm handshake. I got a very great sense of his power, and also a sense of the loyalty of his staff members. He never really knows how much his staff can tolerate him – when he feels they can tolerate him no more, he goes for lunch. Yours is the sole The whole time he spoke authorised biography of Khmer, and there were hardly Hun Sen – how did you get any occasions when he spoke the scoop? English. In fact, there were H: Going back to 1997, only a couple of phrases he which was when Hun Sen had would use: some diplomatic just about overthrown [Prince phrases about the Cold War, Norodom] Ranariddh, I or the Paris peace agreement. worked for the Singapore Business Times, so we knew In your book, Hun Sen the Hun Sen people very well. says he sleeps only two hours I met a man who was then a night. Do you believe Hun Sen’s interpreter and that? said, ‘Look, I’m planning to H: Yes, I do believe he write a book on Hun Sen’. He sleeps two hours at night. said, ‘Sounds like a good idea.’ He has not been able to sleep I wrote a letter to the Prime properly for several years. Minister and within 14 days Having seen the inside of he’d agreed. his office, which is full of his

official papers, and then there is this corner where he keeps the CDs of his songs. He does write poetry and songs late into the night, he also listens to Khmer music.

kind of life. My guess is that things have turned around a little bit and he’s been persuaded. There is a history of the next generation of leaders [in the region].

In the first edition of the book, Hun Sen said he had no intention of encouraging his children to go into politics. Ahead of these elections it has become clear that is not the case. Why do you think he has had this change of heart? H: Specifically, Hun Sen and Bun Rany told us: We don’t want our son, or any of our children, to enter politics. That was several years ago. Now in the last few years they seem to have had a reevaluation. They need to reinvent the CPP which, they feel, is in need of young blood. J: I was quite intrigued when I spoke to Hun Manet, I was asking him specifically how he sees himself, vis a vis his father, as a leader. What was very tough for him to stomach was that his father really never had an off day – he felt the sheer investment, every single day, the anxiety that Hun Sen probably went through – he didn’t want that

How would you respond to critics who have called the book a very flattering portrait? H: This book covers Hun Sen’s life from childhood. There are no archives on that, so his life is recreated on the basis of interviews – not just with him. But historical memory is tricky, so you’re never sure what parts of the past people – especially with a traumatic past – wish to repress. Scholars have found that people who have been through genocide are scared to talk about the terrible traumas they’ve suffered. A lot of the Western criticism is probably based on the perceived deeds of the CPP. J: Oral histories are always unstable and, just picking up on that idea of trauma theory, you can’t really know the truth because whose history is being recounted? Who is telling the story? Harish, some of your work as a lecturer focuses

on discussing human rights. How do you reconcile that work with profiling a man whose political party has been accused of numerous human rights abuses? H: There were times when, in the interviews, we confronted Hun Sen with issues of human rights but whenever you confront someone in the CPP with a question about human rights, the answer you always get is this: Who committed human rights violations in our country? The answer to that is, ‘We had human rights violations conducted by the Nixon administration when they bombed us.’ Then they’ll tell you that the biggest violations came under the Khmer Rouge. There are concerns that are very real, and are reflected in the book. The ending of the book is ambiguous. Do you anticipate the Hun dynasty to continue? Or do you see some change ahead? H: I see more or less a continuation of CPP in power mainly because they are the largest party. Unfortunately, the only party capable of standing up to the CPP was Funcinpec under Ranarridh. But Funcinpec broke up into so many parties – Sam Rainsey was a part of Funcinpec, along with Prince Sihanouk. Had all these people stayed together, they may have been able to pose a challenge to the CPP. Certainly, I would like to get back to Hun Sen within the next couple of years and sit down for a day or so, for five or six hours of interviews and turn it into the basis for a long article. I want to have a look at this issue of the dynasty – is this a new Cambodian dynasty coming into being?


is in the studio@FX_PP 10 Jun We can order KFC through text msg now! Pad on back Cambodia, pad on back. Next! ‘Obesity Epidemic’ First world problem is upon grasp. Vireak@yuttarachaly 4h It’s holiday again. Why couldn’t we have it on Monday instead of Tuesday? #FirstWorldProblems #Cambodia #KingdomOfHolidays is in the studio@FX_PP 22h Requirement to be security-guard in Cambodia: A uniform, a walkie talkie and an ability to sleep on odd objects. Loven Ramos@LovenRamos 16 Jun contratulations to Phnom Penh Designers Week for three days of amazing shows! is in the studio @FX_PP 1h The song “F* u all” been playing on teen radio 92.7 and the female DJ sings along and claiming she dsn’t understand the lyric #OhReally khieu kanharith@KanharithKhieu Jury finds no negligence in trial over man’s 8-month erection http:// via @ reuters Unbutterfly@HayleyFlack 14 Jun Floody hell! It’s wet out there.



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Ice, ice baby

New skating rink is the first with real white stuff

Julie Masis

surface. “I thought it would be really scary and dangerous, n a recent but actually it’s not. It’s like Wednesday learning to walk or learning afternoon at the to drive.” country’s first The rink requires room authentic ice-skating rink, temperatures to be kept which opened this month, between 10 and 15 degrees children were bundled up in Celsius, but the ice itself is sweatshirts, gloves, warm socks cooled to minus seven degrees, and hats. said Meng Hieng, the owner Teenage girls in tiny shorts of the rink, which is located held onto one another, on the top floor of the Kids moving across the ice like a City building on Sihanouk train with many carriages. A Boulevard. little girl in a sweatshirt and Hieng, the Cambodian hat posed for a photo in front businessman who also owns of her big brother. Parents Monument Books and Toys, watched from the bench. decided to build a rink after Some joined in, moving each his four children tried out the foot with trepidation, as they sport in Korea. gripped the edge of the rink “At first we tried skiing with one hand. and liked it, and then we put The rink, which is made the children to skate – they from real ice – frozen water enjoyed it as well. After the that melts in your hand, not children learned, I wanted to the “magic ice”, mere slippery try too,” he said. plastic – is making it possible Hieng said the new sport for many Phnom Penh will provide an exotic activity residents to slide on ice for the for children in this tropical first time in their lives – and country. feel cold. “This is a sports activity that “Before, I had never didn’t exist in Cambodia, and experienced cold weather,” I thought it’s a good idea to get said Touch Phuthy, 33, who children to do this activity so recently braved the frozen that in the future Cambodia


The new rink at Kids City. PHOTOs: Scott howes

could become part of the iceskating federation,” he added. Although Hieng would not reveal how much it cost to build the rink and keep it running, he said a company from the United States called “Ice Rink Supply” carried out the project, which included a chiller, insulation, and a humidifier system. Previous ice-skating ventures in the city have used white plastic as a substitute. In late 2011, Ice City Skating Rink was opened in Sovanna shopping mall, and Magic Ice

at City Mall offers $2 jaunts on their slippery surface. At Kids City, however, it’s the real deal. A professional figure skating coach arrived from the Philippines to teach local roller- skating pros to iceskate. Ricardo Nonato, who came here from Ice Skating Institute Asia, is currently training Cambodia’s first iceskating coaches and will soon be giving private ice-skating lessons as well. “The ice is much more slippery. You don’t need too

much energy to push like in roller-skating,” said Nonato, who learned to ice-skate from an American coach when the first rink opened in the Philippines 14 years ago. Since then, his students had participated in figure skating competitions in Malaysia and China, he said. So far, the only person wearing figure skates at the rink is Nonato himself – only recreational hockey skates are currently available for rent at the rink, but the company is promising to bring in figure skates soon as well. Last week, the new rink was shared by skaters of many nationalities, ages and abilities as fast-beat songs encouraged everyone to overcome their fear and lights threw beautiful shadows down on the ice. “I just want to learn to skate,” said Heng Kheng, a housewife. “It’s my first time on the ice. It’s fun but very difficult.” Fifteen-year-old skater Nicole Gitobu, who is from Kenya, said she was surprised to find a rink here. “I didn’t know if it’s real or what. I thought the ice would

melt, but no,” she said. “I think it’s hard the first time, but if you get used to it, it’s fun. It’s my second time here, and I’ll come again in a few days.” Cambodia is not the first country in the region to build an ice-skating rink. There are also rinks in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. “We see that it’s not only kids who enjoy it, but also teenagers and adults,” said Kids City Asia’s marketing manager An Delphine. “Everybody is crazy about ice-skating.” The ice-skating rink at Kids City is located at 162 A Sihanouk Boulevard and is open from 8 am to 10 pm seven days per week. One hour and 15 minutes of skating costs $10 for children and $12 for adults. Private skating lessons, school trips and ice-skating shows on the rink are being planned. The rink can accommodate 50 people and it’s possible to make music requests. Children have to be at least 5 years old to skate. For more information, visit www. .

More about Kids City Asia An ice-skating rink isn’t the only unique feature of Kids City, the multi-coloured building that opened on Sihanouk Boulevard this month. The indoor children’s entertainment centre is also home to a science gallery, which features a bicycle ride on a wire, a ball floating in mid-air, exhibits on light, sound, magnetism, gravity and electricity, and a planetarium that illustrates how planets rotate around the sun. Kids City also has a climbing gym with 28 climbing walls, which are between eight- and 10-metres tall. Built by a New Zealand company called Clip and Climb, there is also a wall that simulates ice climbing. Both the mini-science museum, which the company hopes will attract local school groups for some hands-on scientific demonstrations, and the climbing gym are in Cambodia for the first time, said Kids City Asia’s marketing manager An Delphine. “The building is not only for fun, but also for science and sport,” she said.

A visit to the Science Gallery or the Clip and Climb costs $8 for children, and $10 for adults.


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Seasoned knitter Sakura Engly with one of her knitted creations. scott howes


Sales consultant Lauren knits a basket-weave scarf. scott howes

Woolly issue: tropical knits Rosa Ellen T’S 11 o’clock and the sun is hard at work inflicting its rays on the hectic Street 271 traffic, sending drink vendors to shade and tuk tuk drivers to mopping brows. In an air-conditioned office nearby, heat is no distraction for Sokola Hang, 28, who busily knits a wooly scarf, and her friend Sakura Engly, 30, who has in front of her a spread of cosy scarves, beanies, ponchos and an aqua-and-white knitted bikini, yet to be worn in the water. “When I see knitting I really like the feel of it. I feel that it’s made from the heart,” says Hang, who prefers to go by the name Lauren. “This one I saw the pattern for on Google. It’s called basket weave: pull, knit, pull, knit and it becomes a basket pattern like this.” With a notable absence of sheep, goats and chilly winds, a growing appreciation for material goods and a distaste for timeconsuming traditions of old, knitting might seem an unlikely hobby for young Cambodian professionals to take up. But the craft has a small and active following – evidenced by Sakura’s 800member knitting Facebook page - that is a far cry from the hipster, retro-flavoured revival in the West. And for the self-taught knitter, online craft communities and YouTube tutorials are now available online. “Some people think you have to spend


a lot of time [on knitting] but the most important thing is patience,” says Lauren. “You have to spend a lot of time paying attention. For me it’s the skills my mother gave me, though she didn’t teach me the skills herself, she passed away a long time ago.” The mother-of-two has been knitting since she was a child and whips up complicated-looking baby hats with woolen flowers and teddy bear mittens in little more than a week, clicking needles around the demands of work and children. The rewards of knitting are therapeutic and that it is quick to fruition, she says, with simple scarves and headbands taking less than a day to make. An avid knitter for ten years, her friend Sakura started her knitting Facebook page as a way to show her prolific output. Soon she began communicating with Lauren, and then about 30 other women who were keen on the craft. As well as knitting hats and beanies for family in the US, and lots of baby presents, she also sells her wares at a niche handmade market in Siem Reap and likes reproducing factory-made knits and designs from overseas. “I might see [a design] on a website and I can make it,” she says. Some of her clever copies include a violet crocheted cape and black one-piece bathers, “too sexy” to be photographed, she says shyly. On the second floor of the O’Russey market, 19-year-old Ban Mouy Heng heads up to one of two shops that sell, among other things, synthetic yarn and knitting

needles, and picks out two skeins of mauve and white wool. The teenager learned knitting from her mother and then from an older teacher at Sisowath High School. “It used to be more popular,” she says. “It was common to knit jumpers, scarves and anything for babies…But I like to do it because I like the feeling of making things myself. I buy materials from O’Russey but sometimes I go to Central Market – if they have the colours I need.” Good materials are an obstacle, admits Monika Nowaczyk, founder of social enterprise Cambodia Knits. She now imports bamboo knitting needles from China and cotton yarn. But new guidance online means “there’s no getting stuck anymore,” she says. The social enterprise employs around 15 knitters from the K-7 community to knit colourful stuffed toys to sell mostly overseas. Nowaczyk, 38, is from Poland and grew up in a family of knitters. Eight years ago Nowaczyk put out a radio ad calling for women who could knit to get involved in the project. She met Cham women who were knitting baby booties and selling them for as little as 100 riel a piece. Now some of them knit for her; Nowaczyk also runs the Phnom Penh chapter of Stitch n’ Bitch, and will soon be holding a free short knitting class for beginners. The Internet has opened knitting up to a new generation, but Cambodian knitters would still need to understand a little English to understand patterns.

“More women crochet – and then crossstitch has become a major fad here. Last week at the market I swear the whole market was doing it!” When market vendor Sok Kuhn began knitting, the long needles were too expensive – so she made do with chopsticks instead. She sells her gaily coloured baby booties and floppy hats on a portable stall at O’Russey and agrees she is the only one selling hand-knitted items at the market. A neighbor taught her the basics, and the rest was mastered on her own, without magazine articles or YouTube. “I practiced for years, sometimes I stayed up until 12 or 1am at night, teaching myself. Sometimes I sell two pairs a day, sometimes five. I can knit two or three booties a day,” she says. But knitters also face derision for their handiwork, Lauren says. After showing male friends a finished project, the comment “you did yourself ?” is often offered not with admiration, but bafflement. “Guys say it’s a waste of time,” Sakura agrees. “I’m a modern girl, but when I started up knitting most people thought I was being an old lady.” Despite the grandmotherly tag, glamorous Sakura is intent on spreading the Word about knitting, and envisions starting up a not-for-profit that helps women make money from knitting. For her next project, she has picked out a knitted floral wreath, dotted with delicate flowers. “Sometimes it’s not for you or for business - it’s for art, you know?”



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The show must go on tour The light-filled halls on Montsalvat. LUCIA ROSSI


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Some devastating family news left Cambodian Space Project singer Kak Chanthy desolate ahead of the band’s world tour, but the trip led to new collaborations, a fresh perspective and some surprise encounters with Finland’s Cambodian community CLAIRE KNOX AK Chanthy’s mood had shifted dramatically. The singer from Prey Veng stood at the boarding gates at a Melbourne Airport terminal, bound for Sydney to record her trademark sultry 60s melodies with Astronomy Class: a bevy of Australian hip hop heavyweights including The Herd frontman Shannon Kennedy, better known as the gregarious, opinionated Ozi Batla. “I felt powerful, independent, liberated – and like I could get to work,” she muses. Not long before she had stood in the leafy lawns of Montsalvat, an artists’ colony in the bohemian belt in the north of Melbourne and felt uneasy. For the usually vivacious frontwoman of psychedelic rock band The Cambodian Space Project, the cackle of kookaburras, the powerful, heady scent of eucalyptus saplings and the quiet, cool halls were foreign sensations. In April, she and her creative partner and CSP guitarist Julien Poulson were afforded a wonderful opportunity: to spend six weeks as artists-in-residence living inside the mud brick studio cottages. He was to pen his personal tale of discovering Cambodia’s golden age of rock ‘n’ roll, and she to write lyrics for the band’s new album, to be recorded in Detroit with guitar guru and subject of the Academy-award-winning film Searching for Sugarman, Dennis Coffey, in just over a month. She was laced with guilt, she says: rather than feeling inspired to write she felt exposed and anxious and wanted to leave. For Poulson, Montsalvat was laden with meaning. Years ago, against the same stained glass windows Chanthy posed for photos next to, he had given a poignant eulogy for a young, close friend he had spent “significant, life-changing times” with in Cambodia. Poulson was writing furiously each day, but for a woman at ease amidst the cacophony of Phnom Penh’s traffic and the humid, thick air of the country’s rice fields, Montsalvat was not conducive to the creative process. Moreover, she was grieving, after suffering the tragic loss of two unborn babies. “I didn’t do much there. For better or worse I don’t know. I didn’t feel productive. I had too much time to think, it wasn’t good for me.” Within days she had left for Sydney. “The old world artist’s colony of 1930s Melbourne didn’t offer her the same ‘space’ as it provided me,” says Poulson. A few months before, the pair were in Phnom Penh eagerly anticipating the trip. They’d performed a string of well-received shows around Cambodia and were about to embark on a four month trip around the globe – Australia, Scandinavia, France, Spain, and the icy northern reaches of the world – Estonia and Finland. They were also delivered with the news that they were going to have twins. Already the mother of her biggest fan, eight-year-old Makara, Channthy was almost four months pregnant. Although the pair wanted to keep the news quiet their elation was palpable. They had planned appointments with midwives, discussed where the babies would be born, how Chanthy would cope on tour with pregnancy associated changes: appetite, lethargy, emotions and nausea.


Here comes the Cambodian Space Project: The band remake the iconic Beatles Abbey Road photograph. SUPPLIED

Then, just weeks before their trip, Chanthy suffered a miscarriage. Doctors couldn’t explain why it had happened. An armed burglary on a tour in Battambang had upset her greatly, and this second lot of bad news, just days later, had been heartbreaking for them both, Poulson says. Australia was a time of bereavement for the pair. “We both took it slow and worked through it together. And were able to then continue with the tour,” Poulson says. Chanthy’s response was to leave Melbourne to dive headfirst into a fiveday recording session with Kennedy and Astronomy Class. Music became a coping mechanism, she says, and a way to feel at home again, writing Cambodian stories. “I was sick in Australia… still sick from Phnom Penh. I craved home, something that I knew,” she says. The outcome was music loaded with metaphors and her views on a plethora of Cambodian issues: gender equality, land rights, and the more universal themes of love and loss. Poulson is particularly fond of Cook Angry Birds with Ginger, a witty social commentary about an owl that steals from a smaller bird – an allegory for the encroachment of other cultures, or something more political? “She sees it as acting and responding to the environment where she lives…these are things that affect her tremendously while she’s away, she’s always on Youtube looking up videos of Cambodia the whole time,” Poulson says. Woman Wants to Drink, is Chanthy’s response to the gender inequality she and her peers have witnessed and experienced the tale of a young, pretty village girl that is celebrating her freedom in the city for the first time, yet men label her promiscuous and drunk. “Men look down on her for drinking, but she’s having one drink, why shouldn’t she be allowed to? She’s not drunk…she’s independent, has a broken heart but she won’t [wallow],” she says Astronomy Club’s Kennedy says Chanthy’s contribution had been invaluable: “[She’s] a wonderful person, and was very easy to work with. She brought some great ideas to the studio and sounded great on the beats, even though it was her first time singing over hip hop. Her knowledge of

the golden era songs and her voice were real blessings for the EP…we were hooked straight away.” Kennedy says it was an invitation to perform at the Phnom Penh-based Tiger

Translate event last year that spurred an interest in the vintage 1960s sounds of Sin Sisamouth and other golden age singers. Further interest was piqued after Klap Ya Handz sent a compilation of old “catchy, dreamy and funky” songs they’d never heard before and they began sending demos and tracks back and forth to Poulson and Chanthy. They will release the record in Australia later in the year. Cambodian Space Project, meanwhile, will record five 60s and 70s classics and five of Chanthy’s originals in Detroit standouts are the weird and wonderful Trip to the Moon, with the singer inviting the animals from Noah’s Ark to ride past the Khmer constellations with her into space and Whisky Cambodia, an epic ode to Cambodia’s liquor of choice. Working in the city is an opportunity Poulson is thrilled by. “I grew up on Detroit music, from Motown to Iggy Pop and the Stooges, then you’ve Eminem and Madonna in the middle, The White Stripes…and now Thy wants to do her Amy Winehouse in Asia, Ike and Tina, R‘n’B thing.” CONTINUES TO PAGE 8




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Cambodian Space Project singer Kak Chanthy with Australian hip-hop outfit Astronomy Class. CHRIS FREIGHT

Chanthy and Julien Poulson outside Montsalvat. LUCIA ROSSI

While on tour in a Spanish town in the Pyranees, Chanthy rifled through old Latin and Tina Turner records and danced the cha cha and the mambo. “It was so similar to Cambodia…I can hear the influences. These are things I didn’t realise,” she says. But it was Helsinki, in Finland, that Chanthy formed an intense connection with, embraced by the small but passionate Cambodian Diaspora community living there. Many of them are political dissidents living in exile or as refugees: the former journalist and editor of 1990s newspaper Serei Pheap Thmei (New Liberty News), the wife of slain unionist Chea Vichea and Sam Rainsy Party activist Sok Yoeun, who fled to Thailand after being accused of a rocket attack on the Prime Minister in 1998. “The person who put us up was Sophorn Sar [the former New Liberty News editor, a very kind and humble man,” says Julien. “They got us there early to meet the Cambodian community and then we realised we were in a library in Helsinki full of exceptional people. It’s a place of strong Cambodian stories at the end of the world really - the very north.” Their music, too, was met with a warm welcome. “There’s a major alternative world music festival in Helsinki, Maailma Kylässä, it kicks out that whole Peter Gabriel idea of world what music is, you know wooden instruments and the like. The Finns do things a little differently. The city of Helskini has put it on since the 60s, it’s absolutely huge, about 80,000 people there and a huge response for us. The worst and the best thing about that particular performance was that Pussy Riot were playing a set at the same time – the two free members – we thought ‘oh no, everyone will go to see them’. But they didn’t appear for security issues, you know it’s so close to Russia there. A lot of Cambodians came to see us.” Chanthy says she was shocked to see colossal portraits of her and the band plastered to buses in the city. “I never realised we were going there as Julien kept saying Finland and in Cambodia we call it Funland! The community were so close knit and warm and embracing. People were really curious about Cambodia now, and more importantly they responded to the music, music that brought happy memories for some of them. They made lots of Cambodian food - fish soup, but also Finnish pancakes, and invited us into their homes.” “Watching a group of young girls in the front row in Helsinki was great,” she says. “For these people to seek Thy out is very special,” Poulson adds. Yet she seems surprised by recognition. In Singapore, the band

she passed away in our arms at the ferry crossing at Neak Leung.” Poulson points out it is Chanthy who determines much in the creative direction of the band: from the lyrics, to dances, film clips and her kaleidoscopic costumes. “When I go back to the village with a barang, they don’t understand what I do and want money. They don’t realise I work for myself, I’ve built this career, I manage myself and take creative control.” “Here there isn’t really a culture anymore of people writing

had exceeded the luggage allowance on their cut-price Tiger flight – a Cambodian-Singaporean female fan on her left and a group of Indian fans on her right piped up and said they were star struck and their bags were waved through. Is it important, then, as a performer with an international reach, to have a message? “Yes of course, but outside of Cambodia I can be stronger with that, you know.” She says what is hardest is leaving her large family, who she supports (“My heart and soul is Prey Veng”) and fears a widening distance as she travels and experiences things they have not. “It’s hard that [the people of Prey Veng and other far flung

‘It’s hard that the people of Prey Veng [and other far flung areas] are rarely going to connect with our music.’ areas] are rarely going to connect with our music. That is hard. I’m anxious to go back,” she says. Their next biggest performance, this Saturday at the FCC, will mark the 100 day ceremony marking her uncle’s death which she will not attend. “Everyone now has to make these sacrifices, I understand, but it doesn’t make it easier.” She’s close to her father, who shed tears when she returned from the recent tour, but the death of her mother, from tuberculosis, in 2011 had a profound impact on her life. The family were devastatingly poor – Chanthy worked as a child in rubber plantations . Prior to a Christmas trip to Australia in 2010 – Chanthy’s first to the country – her mother fell ill but was adamant that her daughter go on the trip. They took her to Calmette hospital, where friends took a laptop in and they Skyped daily. “When we got back we had a month together,” says Chanthy, remembering what she calls “the hardest thing”. “We had planned to take her to Kep – she had never seen the sea- but then suddenly the doctors said it would be days. We got her in a car…I wanted her to be on her own Prey Veng soil…but

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new music and stories that challenge people to think. For women,with music, its more likely to be a beauty contest or pageant. They don’t write songs to move or make people think or feel something. That’s what she does- picks up little things- a bird, an old man on a hill in Mondulkiri- metaphors and symbols.” Poulson sees something unique and special in Chanthy and the band and he’s on a mission for the world to see those same things. “Just to bring something – this incredible sound - from the rice fields, to export it, it’s why I’ve stuck around,” he says. “What we do as a band is rough and ready and it taps into the roots - it is special.T hy’s a strong and empowered woman and it’s not easy but we’re doing it and it’s a great trip.” The Cambodian Space Project will perform at the FCC’s rooftop terrace this Saturday at 8:30pm.


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You & Me

A selection of clothes hangs in a shop selling second hand clothes on street 294. SCOTT HOWES

Old threads, new mindset Rosa Ellen

regarded as the golden age of modern arts of Cambodia. The fashion styles at that period vintage fashion lover is in were so stylish and attractive that some of it for the long haul. Great finds them are even used again nowadays,” he says. either come the hard way, through The superior quality of pre-1990s made painstaking searches through garments and shoes over new is what attracts mothbally, hum-drum second-hand racks, most local second hand consumers, says or the pricey – imported selections from the Philippines-born Don Protasio, fashion professionals, mended and dry-cleaned into designer and editor of F Magazine, from the submission at a boutique store. Either way, the investment ensures the wearer treats their find with the awe that will see it through another thirty or fifty – or seventy – years. As the taste for vintage style develops in Phnom Penh, clothing stores advertising vintage and retro are popping up like mushrooms in an Enid Blyton wood. For foreigners well-versed in the fashion, vintage recycled men’s shirt shops scattered around clothing has an established cultural appeal. Phnom Penh to the random recesses of The appreciation is growing on Cambodian Sakura, the Japanese thrift stores. consumers too, say business owners. “[People] like the quality of it, even if you “I think people like it but it’s something don’t know the labels. You like good leather, they have to be introduced to,” says Ly Yann, good porcelain. It’s not the label, it’s the co-owner of clothing store Lost and Found. quality of the stuff. When you think about it, “In our shop, a lot of people ask us, ‘are you you’d rather go to the thrift shop than [retail] sure it’s second hand?’ because we try and stores that sell [cheap quality] stuff from find the best condition.” Thailand and Vietnam.” The 1960s and ‘70s era of music and film, Protasio prefers the thrills and spills of which holds a growing fascination for a treasure hunting at Sakura and O’Russey, new generation of young people, could be a where Japanese and Korean imports source of inspiration for young people, says sometimes yield valuable finds. Srin Sokmean, creator of the Facebook page “The best [vintage] I’ve found here is in the Amazing Cambodia, which publishes vintage thrift shop. I got a few Hermes special designs photographs of Cambodia and has attracted by Martin Margiela when he was the creative almost 20,000 likes. director of Hermes. They were knits...I’ve “From my perspective, 60s’ local arts, been going for a long, long time already but I ranging from fashion to music, and hadn’t found a lot of these pieces. For me the cinematography are uniquely fantastic and rarity of [finds] is what makes it special”


In the crowded second hand clothing area of O’Russey market, a Harry Potter-esque half-floor between levels one and two, vendor Ouk Vann says affordability then quality are the drawcards for her customers. A second hand clothing seller for more than 30 years, Vann hunts around for something that might be considered older style and pulls out a succession of

and Korean clothing enters the massive Thai markets, where it is sold to buyers from across the world. “Thailand has a big appreciation for vintage. Chatuchak market has a big area – they know their labels and they know that foreigners go for certain labels and certain looks,” says Protasio. “Here in Cambodia, there is not much knowledge about vintage yet. The Philippines are more Americanised when it comes to their ‘look’. In Bangkok they have some diversity and they have a more developed street market. The way I look at it, it’s because of street style and all these street style happening in Bangkok that’s influenced by Japan and Korea and European appreciation of vintage.” technicolour polyester tops, that look like Technically, garments more than 20 years they’re from the 1970s, at the very least. old are vintage, says Bloom, who says much of “I have everything but I don’t know Poipet’s second hand market is more recent. whether any of these are from...we have all “I think people should know the kinds of clothes,” she says. The clothes are distinction between vintage. There is such bought from a wholesaler at Olympic market depth and history to the era. It’s so romantic and come originally from Korea, China and and there is so much to know.” Japan. At Lost and Found, Ly Yann says Western Nearby, second hand shoe seller Hy Rotha, and local fashion tastes are managed by 33, who sells a range of men’s leather shoes, astute co-operation between her and her two Converse sneakers and roller blades, says her Khmer co-owners. husband goes to Poipet to buy footwear in “We buy them here but they are imported bulk. from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan. She does notice a few customers with more “We go to wholesalers, at warehouses and sartorial intentions, but agrees that most are they have big bales of clothes and we have to anxious for decent quality leather at a price sort and handpick everything. [They say] ‘do they can afford. you think westerners would like this?’” Ironically, says Bloom, “Cambodia is Once picked and sorted, the clothes return actually the entry point for a lot of vintage for to the clothing rack for another shot at life the world.” perhaps as a vintage find, or else as something From the border town of Poipet, Japanese a few decades shy.​

‘I think people should know the distinction between vintage. There is such depth and history to the era. ’



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Polka dot playsuit: $10.95/ Wedge shoes: $7.50


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(Above) Graphic print dress $9.95/ White heels: $8.50 (Top left) Blue and yellow bodycon dress: $8.50

Jumpsuit: $8.95/ Yellow heels: $7.95

(Middle right)Yellow dress: $8.50 (Above) Polka dress: $9.95



THE PHNOM PENH POST • 7Days • JUNE 21 - 27, 2013

Full disclosure a must with STIs JACKSON LORD SEATON Dear Jackson, My boyfriend recently told me he has genital herpes. We’ve been seeing each other for 4 months, and having sex regularly. I haven’t shown any symptoms yet, but am worried I have contracted the virus. We haven’t had sex at all since he told me, and I am reluctant to anytime soon. No doubt he is getting frustrated – we’ve had numerous rows about it, he says he doesn’t want to talk about it, which makes me even more angry. I don’t want to break up with him, but I really don’t want to get this STI. I don’t like this boyfriend of yours. If someone carries a sexually transmitted infection, full disclosure is necessary, both morally and legally. It doesn’t matter how awkward the “I have herpes” conversation is. To pass an STI onto an unwitting partner is the worst kind of selfish behaviour. Do you really want to stay with someone who has shown such little regard for your health? First of all, get tested at a reliable clinic. If he’s been using condoms, you stand a good chance of being fine. If the result is positive, coming to terms with this STI will be difficult. But don’t fret – the herpes simplex virus (HSV) is much more prevalent than most people think. In the United States, for example, an estimated 57.7 per cent of Americans are affected by HSV-1 (the virus that causes cold sores) while 16.2 per cent of Americans live with HSV-2

(the virus associated with genital herpes). Numbers are even higher in Africa and Europe. The vast majority of carriers, moreover, are asymptomatic – that is, they never experience the virus’s painful blisters. The social stigma, however, can be much worse than the virus itself. Think of all the stupid herpes jokes people make. How awful when at least half of their audience will have a form of the virus. Most

sleeping well, and eating wholesome foods will go a long way towards helping you bolster your immune system to manage this. In the long run, this is probably a healthier route than regularly taking medication. Also, there are support groups and dating sites geared towards people with the virus. Moral of the story: if you have HSV, you won’t be alone. Don’t feel compelled to stay with this jerk just because you’re infected too. If you do decide to stay with him, openness is key. If he has symptoms, he needs to tell you when he does because that’s when the virus is most contagious. When either partner has symptoms, abstention from sex is 100 per cent necessary. Otherwise, you’ll create a vicious cycle whereby you continually re-infect one another ad infinitum. And when you do have sex, keep it safe. Even oral should be done with a prophylactic. Mmm flavoured condoms. And if your boyfriend continues to be silent about the topic, dump him. While there’s still no cure for herpes, in March, American people don’t get herpes from being the process by which herpes researchers announced that promiscuous and irresponsible spreads. Your boyfriend might they’re honing in on a vaccine. – they get it because they fall for want to look into taking something With the virus being so prevalent, cowards like your “I don’t want like this. Tests have also shown pharmaceutical companies are to talk about it” boyfriend. Think that antivirals can help prevent pumping a lot of money into herpes about it. This stigma probably contraction of both types of HSV research, and there’s a good chance explains your boyfriend’s silence. – an option for you if you haven’t that cure will be developed in your So, lots of people live with herpes, been infected yet. Such medications lifetime. and there are lots of ways of dealing are available in Cambodia. Talk to with it. If taken regularly, antiviral a doctor and only buy medication Got a question about sex or medications have been shown from reputable sources. Stress and relationships for Jackson? Email to both reduce the frequency of fatigue are also believed to trigger symptoms and stop viral shedding, herpes outbreaks. Staying fit,

Movie Review

Man of Steel proves feeble Philip French

the 1978 Superman), and of the dispatch to Earth of the magnificently endowed, Like cities and civilisations, superheroes messianic baby to be known as Clark Kent need their foundation myths. Christopher (Henry Cavill). Nolan and David S Goyer provided a new The story is as dense and complicated one for Bruce Wayne’s alter ego in Batman as the epic of Gilgamesh. But instead Begins (infinitely more elaborate than the of being kept secret, the identity of its tale Bob Kane came up with in his 1939 protagonist becomes known early on to comic). Now they’ve done the same for General Zod and his evil space wanderers, Clark Kent and Superman, whose arrival the US military, the Midwestern foster from the doomed planet Krypton was father whose name Clark bears, and even recorded in a mere handful of comic strip to investigative journalist Lois Lane (Amy panels in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Adams). The “S” on his chest now stands Shuster. But Nolan and Goyer, credited as for “hope”, and we (or should I say you?) producer and screenwriter on Man of Steel, will have to wait for the sequel to this have entrusted the direction of their star overextended prologue to hear him called child to a much cruder film-maker, Zack Superman. Snyder. The result is noisy, violent, overlong The film is a load of repetitive tosh, and laboured. featuring in every sequence of its 143 We’re given a lengthy history of Krypton, minutes more special effects than God used an over-reaching galaxy that brought about when he created the world, ending with a its own destruction, of the conflict there list of credits longer than many a telephone between the authoritarian racist General directory. And it’s all so deafeningly, Zod (Michael Shannon) and Superman’s humourlessly solemn. The Saturday edition father (Russell Crowe, who has rather more of the Guardian has a Q&A page where to do here than Marlon Brando did in celebrities are asked: what superpower

Henry Cavill’s Clark Kent is weighed down by ‘puzzled liberal conscience’ in Man of Steel. bloomberg

would you like to possess? They usually reply “invisibility” or “flight”. After a few more pretentious pictures like this they’ll

be saying “vulnerability”, “honest doubt” and “a puzzled liberal conscience”. THE GUARDIAN


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Phay Phors, 19, works on a construction site in the Sras Chak commune in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district. HONG MENEA

Restaurant Review

Slur Bar spruces up Street 51

Bennett Murray

After countless nights of sardine-packed dance floors, grungy dive bars and greasy fast food, I’ve come to expect little more from Street 51 than sloppy, drunken indulgence. When I heard about the new sports joint, aptly named Slur Bar – class wasn’t the first adjective that came to mind. I was wrong. A little way off the main drag on Street 172, the bar occupies the building that was formerly the Cotton Club, a electronic music venue that closed last year. The new owners have converted the club space into a spacious sports bar with three televisions, one large projection screen and a pool table. As well as the usual football and rugby matches, more obscure sports such as

competitive rock climbing are also shown. Aesthetically, the bar’s most prominent feature is the graffiti artwork by street artists Peap Tarr and Lisa Mam. Their highly intricate designs set a mood that is elegantly urban. The ambience is completed by the bar’s numerous large leather booths, which lend themselves well to lengthy, lazy, group chats. Despite being billed as a sports bar, the bar’s real selling point is its well-balanced atmosphere – it manages to walk the lines between being hip but not pretentious, edgy but not grimy, and clean but not sterile. The bar itself offers a wide range of premium beers, with several variants of New Zealand’s Moa brand ($7) offered, as well as many Belgian beers, including

Hip but not pretentious: Slur, which opened a month ago, has a lot of potential. SCOTT HOWES

Stella Artois ($3), Chimay Red ($6), Chimay Blue ($6.50) and Leffe ($3.50). For drinkers on a budget, the usual Angkor is offered on tap ($1.50 a pint, $12 a tower). The wine selection is also decent, ranging from the house wine ($3 a glass, $15 a bottle) to Taittinger Brut Champagne ($80 a bottle). The cocktail selection is nothing fancy, but decently priced at $3.50-$4 for

the usual mojitos, margaritas and tequila sunrises. Food-wise, I had a simple but decent beef bacon burger ($6). Finger food ($3), including nem cuốn (Vietnamese rice paper rolls), tempura, bacon cheese rolls, pizza, quiche lorraine and salad are also on the menu. Although the bar has yet to host a major event, plans are in the pipeline to use Slur as a music venue. A fully equipped stage sits

at the front of the building, with both Dub Addiction and former Cotton Club event organiser DJ DSN scheduled to perform next month. Less than a month old, it is difficult to tell what direction the place will take as it develops a regular clientele and finds its rhythm. One thing’s for sure – whatever mark it makes on the neighbourhood will be anything but a slur. ​​​​​​


What’s on TV


Friday 02:00 04:50 07:00 08:00 09:35 11:00 12:45 14:30 16:45 19:00 21:00 23:00

Saving Private Ryan Dreamcatcher Game Of Thrones Jesse Stone: Benefit Of The Doubt Untouchable: The Drew Peterson Story Larry Crowne Doom Courageous Moneyball Ocean’s Eleven Captain America: The First Avenger Being Flynn

02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00

The Amazing World Of Gumball My Gym Partners A Monkey Chowder Abe Monsters Baby Looney Tunes Tom and Jerry Show Bola Kampung Ben 10: Omniverse Oggy And The Cockroaches Adventure Time Tom A Jerry Show The Amazing World Of Gumball

03:55 05:40 07:15 09:35 11:10 13:00 14:30 15:20 16:20 18:00 20:00 22:25

Man Of The House The Beaver Warrior Brave 21 Jump Street The Darkest Hour Once Upon A Time Da Vinci’s Demons The Ides Of March The Beach The Avengers What Lies Beneath

14:45 15:35 16:25 17:15 18:10 19:05 19:35 20:05 21:00 21:55 22:55 23:45

Trie Amazing Race Wipeout Leverage CSI: Miami NCIS: Los Angeles Criss Angel Mindfreak E Buzz Blue Bloods The Voice The Apprentice Asia Hannibal E Buzz

16:00 Kung Fu Panda 16:30 Kid Vs Kat 17:00 Penguins Of Madagascar 17:30 Fanboy A Chum Chum 18:00 Spongebob Squarepants 19:00 Penguins Of Madagascar 20:00 Kung Fu Panda 21:00 Ttie Fairly Oddparents 22:00 Spongebob Squarepants 23:00 Chalkzone


Action Being Flynn

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and selfproclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again.


14:45 15:35 16:25 17:15 18:10 19:05 19:35 20:05 21:00 21:55 22:55 23:45

The Amazing Race Wipeout Leverage CSI: Miami NCIS: Los Angeles Criss Angel Mindfreak E Buzz Blue Bloods The Voice The Apprentice Asia Hannibal E Buzz

15:00 Wimbledon Legends: 16:00 Asian Festival Of Speed 16:30 Score Tonight 17:00 WTA - Aegon Classic 18:30 ATP- Aegon Champ 20:00 ATP - Aegon Champ 21:30 ATP - Aegon Champ 23:00 ATP- Aegon Champ

11:30 12:25 13:20 14:15 15:10 16:05 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Mega Factories Don’t Tell My Mother Don’t Tell My Mother Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday When Vacations Attack Scam City Triumph Of Life Mega Factories Seconds From Disaster When Vacations Attack When Vacations Attack Scam City

19:30 Everything You Need To Know 20:00 Mythbusters 21:00 Lost Tapes 21:30 Lost Tapes 22:00 Nightmare Next Door 23:00 How It’s Made 23:30 Everything You Need To Know

14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:30

Killer Outbreaks My Extreme Animal Phobia Untamed S Uncut Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer Wildest India River Monsters Superfish Extinctions Animal Planet Showcase Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer



02:30 National Security 04:00 Jesse Stone: Benefit Of The 05:30 07:00 09:10 10:45 12:30 14:30 16:15 18:30 21:00 23:00

02:00 03:00 Doubt 04:00 A Perfect Day 05:00 Courageous 05:30 An American Girl 06:00 Being Flynn 07:00 Captain America 08:00 Nutty Professor II 16:00 The Rock Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 16:30 17:30 Bad Boys Bad Boys II 18:00

The Amazing World Of Gumball My Gym Partner’s A Monkey Chowder Tom and Jerry Show Courage The Cowardly Dog Oggy And The Cockroaches Adventure Time Oggy And The Cockroaches Ben 10: Omniverse Adventure Time Regular Show Oggy And The Cockroaches

03:05 Did You Hear About The Mor04:50 06:30 08:40 10:05 12:20 14:45 16:20 18:30 20:00 21:45 23:30

gans? Puncture Men Of Honor The Sitter John Carter The Avengers Brave X-Men: First Class The Darkest Hour The Vow Confessions Of A Shopaholic Once Upon A Time

12:05 The Voice 13:00 CSI 13:55 CSI 14:45 The Apprentice Asia 15:45 Spider-Man 2 18:10 Caught On Camera 19:05 The Apprentice Asia 20:05 Hannibal 21:00 CSI 21:55 Hawaii Five 22:50 CSI 23:45 CSI

11:55 Lords Of War 12:25 When Vacations Attack 13:20 Cesar Millan: Leader Of The 14:15 15:10 16:05 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Pack Dog Whisperer 80’s: The Decade That Made Us 80’s Greatest Wicked Tuna Mudcats Best Of Access 360 When Vacations Attack Waking The Baby Mammoth Witness Disaster



14:00 Asean Basketball League

Confessions Of A Shopaholic

16:00 Tour De Taiwan 16:30 Baseball Tonight International 17:30 Football Asia

A shopaholic woman lands a job 18:00 WTA - Aegon Classic Live as a financial journalist in New 19:30 WTA - Aegon Classic Live York City and falls for a wealthy 21:00 Fox Sports Central Week In Review entrepreneur. 21:30 FINA Aquatics World


22:00 US Open 23:00 US Open Champ

14:30 History Of The C Ships: 15:30 Rebel TV 16:00 FIA Fl World Champ 17:30 Motor Champ 21:00 ATP - Aegon Champ 22:00 ATP - Aegon Champ 23:30 V8 Supercars Champ

11:55 12:25 13:20 14:15 15:10 16:05 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Lords Of War When Vacations Attack Cesar Millan: Leader Of The Pack Dog Whisperer 80’s: The Decade That Made Us 80’s Greatest Wicked Tuna Mudcats Best Of Access 360 When Vacations Attack Waking The Baby Mammoth Witness Disaster

11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 14:30 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 18:30 19:00 20:00

Man Vs Wild Gold Rush Jungle Gold What Happened Next? Magic Of Science Dirty Great Machines Around The World In 80 Ways Man Vs Wild Destroyed In Seconds Destroyed In Seconds Monsters Resurrected Gold Rush

13:00 Cats 101 14:00 Austin Stevens Adventures 15:00 Animal Planet Showcase 16:00 Superfish 17:00 My Extreme Animal Phobia 18:00 My Cat From Hell 19:00 Botswana’s Wild Kingdom 20:00 Great Savannah Race 21:00 Battleground: Rhino Wars 22:00 Killer Outbreaks 23:00 Whale Wars: Viking Shores

Sunday 04:30 06:00 06:30 07:00 08:30 10:25 12:45 14:30 17:00 18:45 21:00 22:35

Flubber Veep Veep Muppets From Space Bad Boys Bad Boys II Wrath Of The Titans Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Arthur Mission: Impossible Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Contraband

02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 05:30 06:00 07:00 08:00 16:00 16:30 17:30 18:00

The Amazing World Of Gumball My Gym Partners A Monkey Chowder Tom S Jerry Show Courage The Cowardly Dog Oggy And The Cockroaches Adventure Time Ben 10 Ben 10 Adventure Time Regular Show Oggy And The Cockroaches

03:15 Made Of Honor 05:00 Anderson Silva: Like Water 09:00 UFC 161: Evans Vs Henderson 12:05 Chronicle 13:30 Alvin And The Chipmunks: 15:00 In Time 16:50 The Vow 18:35 Up 20:15 Once Upon A Time 21:00 Exploding Sun 22:30 UFC 161: Evans Vs Henderson

Ttie Fairly Oddparents Victorious Marvin Marvin Big Time Rush Figure It Out Spongebob Squarepants Rocket Monkeys Nicktoons : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nicktoons : Robot S Monster Spongebob Squarepants The Fairly Oddparents House Of Anubis

12:05 The Voice 13:00 CSI 13:55 CSI 14:45 The Apprentice Asia 15:45 Spider-Man 2 18:10 Caught On Camera 19:05 The Apprentice Asia 20:05 Hannibal 21:00 CSI 21:55 Hawaii Five 22:50 CSI 23:45 CSI

14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00

13:00 Monsters Resurrected

13:00 Botswana’s Wild Kingdom

14:00 Auction Kings

14:00 Whale Wars: Viking Shores

14:30 Auction Kings

15:00 Killer Outbreaks

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Animation Oggy And The Cockroaches

14:00 US Open Champ

06:00 MLB Regular Season

16:00 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

09:00 Football Asia

16:30 Baseball Tonight International 17:30 WTA - Aegon Classic

Oggy would be the happiest of cats 19:00 WTA - Aegon Classic Live if three cockroaches hadn’t decided 20:30 FINA Aquatics World to settle inside his comfortable 21:00 World Of Gymnastics home.

10:30 Planet Speed 10:40 V8 Supercars Champ 11:40 FIM Mx3 World Champ 12:10 FIA World Rally Champ 13:10 V8 Supercars Champ

Dog Whisperer World’s Weirdest World’s Weirdest World’s Weirdest Wicked Tuna Mudcats - 006 Cesar Millan: Leader Of The Pack Dog Whisperer Food Lover’s Guide To The Planet Food Lover’s Guide To The Planet Mega Factories: Supercars Mega Factories: Supercars

15:00 Gold Rush 16:00 Jungle Gold 17:00 Mythbusters 18:00 Dirt/ Great Machines 19:00 Animal Planet Showcase

23:00 US Open Champ

15:57 Motor Champ

18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00

04:30 Flubber

02:00 The Amazing World Of Gumball

06:00 Veep

03:00 My Gym Partners A Monkey

06:30 Veep

04:00 Chowder

07:00 Muppets From Space

05:00 Tom and Jerry Show

08:30 Bad Boys

05:30 Courage The Cowardly Dog

11:30 In Time

10:25 Bad Boys Ii

06:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches

13:20 The Day After Tomorrow

18:10 Caught On Camera

12:45 Wrath Of The Titans

07:00 Ben 10

15:25 What Lies Beneath

19:05 The Apprentice Asia

21:30 Planet Speed

22:00 US Open Champ


09:30 History Of The C Ships:

11:30 12:25 13:20 14:15 15:10 16:05 17:00

14:10 Planet Speed 14:27 Motor Champ 15:27 Wheels 2

21:00 Jungle Gold 22:00 Auction Kings

16:00 My Cat From Hell 17:00 Cats 101 18:00 Wildest Latin America 19:00 Superfish 20:00 Extinctions 21:00 Whale Wars: Viking Shores

22:30 Auction Kings

22:00 Untamed & Uncut

23:00 Animal Planet Showcase

23:00 Cats 101

06:45 Best Of The Festivals

12:05 The Voice

07:40 Mr. Popper’s Penguins

13:00 CSI

14:30 The Fairly Oddparents 15:00 Victorious 15:30 Icarly 16:30 Marvin Marvin 17:00 Spongebob Squarepants 17:30 Rocket Monkeys 18:00 Nicktoons : Teenage Mutant Nnja


14:30 Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 07:30 Ben 10: Omniverse 17:00 Arthur

08:00 Kumbh Karan

18:45 Mission: Impossible

16:00 Ben 10: Omniverse

09:15 X-Men: First Class

17:35 Once Upon A Time 18:25 Exploding Sun

21:00 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 16:30 Adventure Time

20:00 The Book Of Eli

22:35 Contraband

22:00 UFC161: Evans Vs Henderson

17:30 Oggy And The Cockroaches

13:55 CSI 14:45 The Apprentice Asia 15:45 Spider-Man 2

20:05 Hannibal - 010 21:00 CSI 21:55 Hawaii Five 22:50 CSI 23:45 CSI

Turtles 18:30 Nicktoons : Robot A Monster 19:00 Spongebob Squarepants 19:30 The Fairly Oddparents 20:30 House Of Anubis 21:00 Spongebob Squarepants

What’s on TV




08:00 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

16:30 Freedom Riders Asia

08:30 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

17:00 SBK Superbike World Champ

09:00 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

17:30 FIA World Rally Champ

09:30 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights 10:00 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights 10:30 Fina Aquatics World 11:00 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 14:00 US Open Championships Day

18:30 A Fashion Statement

19:00 Air Crash Investigation 20:00 Close Quarter Battle 20:30 Close Quarter Battle

19:30 Great Wimbledon Rivalries

21:00 Lords Of War

20:30 Score Tonight

21:30 Lords Of War

21:00 Decade Of Wimbledon

22:00 Taboo

16:00 World Of Gymnastics

22:00 Decade Of Wimbledon

16:30 History Of The Champ

23:00 Score Tonight

23:00 Close Quarter Battle

17:30 History Of The Champ

23:30 A Fashion Statement

23:30 Close Quarter Battle

15:00 Tom and Jerry Show

03:40 05:20 07:45 09:20 11:20 13:00 15:15 17:00 18:25 20:00 21:50 22:40


13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00

Mythbusters Monsters Resurrected Nightmare Next Door Man Vs Wild How Do They Do It? How It’s Made Life On A Wire Swords: Life On The Line Jungle Gold Gold Rush Specials Moments Of Impact Swords: Life On The Line

14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:30

Superfish Extinctions Animal Planet Showcase Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer Wildest India River Monsters Battleground: Rhino Wars Whale Wars: Viking Shores Austin Stevens Adventures Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer

13:50 14:45 15:40 16:30 17:20 18:15 19:10 20:05 21:00 21:55 22:50 23:45

CSI: New York The Amazing Race Wipeout Leverage CSI: Miami Hawaii Five The Voice The Voice Hannibal CSI: New York Hannibal The Voice

14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00

Gold Rush Specials Moments Of Impact Man Vs Wild How Do They Do It How It’s Made Life On A Wire Auction Kings Auction Kings Around The World In 80 Ways Deadliest Catch Man Vs Wild Auction Kings

14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 19:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00

Gold Rush Secials Moments Of Impact Man Vs Wild How Do They Do It How It’s Made Life On A Wire Auction Kings Auction Kings Around The World In 80 Ways Deadliest Catch Man Vs Wild Auction Kings

14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00 23:30

Battleground: Rhino Wars Whale Wars: Viking Shores Austin Stevens Adventures Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer Wildest India River Monsters Wildest Latin America Great Savannah Race Botswana’s Wild Kingdom Meerkat Manor Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer

13:50 14:40 15:30 16:20 17:10 18:05 19:00 20:00 21:00 21:55 22:50 23:50

Csi: New York The Amazing Race Wipeout Leverage CSI: Miami Caught On Camera The Voice The Apprentice Asia CSI The Voice The Apprentice Asia CSI

14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00

12:30 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 17:30 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Auction Kings Around The World In 80 Ways Deadliest Catch Man Vs Wild Man Vs Wild How Do They Do It? How It’s Made Life On A Wire Dirty Great Machines Ultimate Warfare Heroes Of Hells Highway Surviving The Cut

14:00 Wildest Latin America

Action Contraband

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.


Tuesday 02:50 04:45 07:00 08:30 10:30 11:00 13:00 14:45 17:00 19:00 21:00 23:00

Immortals Dreamcatcher Trie Jensen Project Tilings We Lost In The Fire Veep Bridesmaids XXX: The Next Level The Missing | Notting Hill Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Super 8 Immortals

17:00 Dragons: Riders Of The Berk 18:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches 19:00 Adventure Time 20:00 Tom S Jerry Show 21:00 The Amazing World Of Gumball 22:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches 23:00 Chowder

Up The Help Fat Albert The Book Of Eli The House Bunny John Carter The Vow Chronicle Safe In Time Once Upon A Time Exploding Sun NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

03:30 US Open: Official Film 04:30 US Open: Official Film 05:30 Fox Sports Central Week In 06:00 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 13:00 15:59 16:00 16:30 17:00

Review MLB Regular Season | Planet Speed World Of Gymnastics FINA Aquatics World Spirit Of The Us Open Asean Basketball League MLB Regular Season Fox Sports Central Weekend Great Goals Great Goals Great Goals

02:00 04:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 14:30 15:00 16:25 18:25

FIM MX1 World Champ FIM MX2 World Champ Wimbledon Legends Wimbledon Official Film International Motorsport News Grand Prix De Pau Historique Grand Prix De Pau Motor Champ Inside European Rally Champ WTA - Aegon Classic FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Golf Focus

16:00 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy 17:00 The Known Universe 18:00 Naked Science S2.5 19:00 Banged Up Abroad 20:00 Breakout 21:00 The Border 22:00 Forensic Firsts 23:00 Banged Up Abroad

Comedy Once Upon A Time

A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a New England town where fairy tales are to be believed.


Wednesday 03:00 05:00 07:00 08:35 10:20 12:15 14:10 15:50 17:20 18:50 21:00 22:40

Star Trek Iii Things We Lost In The Fire Punch-Drunk Love 3 Men And A Little Lady Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle Of Life Super 8 While You Were Sleeping National Security Kung Fu Panda 2 Enemy Of The State Journey 2: The Mysterious Island The 40 Year Old Virgin

15:30 Oggy And The Cockroaches

04:25 The Pursuit Of Happyness

16:00 Ben 10: Omniverse

06:25 The Vow

16:30 Adventure Time

08:10 Once Upon A Time

17:30 Regular Show 18:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches 19:00 Adventure Time 20:00 Tom and Jerry Show 21:00 The Amazing World Of Gumball

09:00 Exploding Sun 12:40 Cowgirls N1 Angels 14:15 The Magic Of Belle Isle 16:10 Up 17:50 X-Men: First Class 20:00 Chronicle

22:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches

21:25 The Day After Tomorrow

23:00 Chowder

23:30 The Vow

18:30 19:00 19:30 20:30

Ttie Fairly Oddparents Victorious Marvin Marvin Big Time Rush Figure It Out Spongebob Squarepants Rocket Monkeys Nicktoons : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nicktoons : Robot S Monster Spongebob Squarepants The Fairly Oddparents House Of Anubis


05:30 Fox Sports Central

V8 Supercars Champ V8 Supercars Champ SBK Superbike World Champ Golf Focus A Fashion Statement Wimbledon Official Film FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Golf Focus FIM MX1 World Champ FIM MX2 World Champ Golf Focus

16:00 Bite Me With Dr. Mike Leahy

19:00 Asean Basketball League

02:30 04:00 05:00 05:30 06:00 07:00 08:00 10:00 12:00 12:30 14:30 16:30

02:45 Riding In Cars With Boys

02:00 The Amazing World Of Gumball

03:40 Fat Albert

05:15 The Accused

03:00 My Gym Partners A Monkey

05:15 Cowgirls n’ Angels

07:00 Henry IV, Part 1

04:00 Chowder

06:50 My Week With Marilyn

05:00 Tom and Jerry Show

08:35 The Day After Tomorrow

05:30 Courage The Cowardly Dog

10:40 What Lies Beneath

06:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches

12:50 Safe

07:00 Adventure Time

14:25 The Sixth Sense

08:00 Courage The Cowardly Dog

16:15 In Time

16:00 Ben 10: Omniverse

18:05 Con Air

16:30 Adventure Time

20:00 The Vow

21:00 NCIS: Los Angeles

21:00 S.W.A.T

17:30 Regular Show

21:45 White Chicks

21:55 The Voice

23:00 Bunraku

18:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches

23:35 Chronicle

23:45 NCIS: Los Angeles

18:30 19:00 19:30 20:30

06:00 MLB Regular Season 09:00 US Open Champ 11:00 The Football Review 11:30 NASCAR Nationwide Series 12:30 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 14:30 MLB Regular Season 17:30 Baseball Tonight International 18:30 Fox Sports Central Live

17:00 The Known Universe 18:00 Naked Science S2.5 19:00 Banged Up Abroad 20:00 Breakout 21:00 The Border 22:00 Forensic Firsts 23:00 Banged Up Abroad

15:00 Great Savannah Race 16:00 Botswana’s Wild Kingdom 17:00 Meerkat Manor 17:30 Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer 18:00 Wildest India 19:00 River Monsters 20:00 My Cat From Hell 21:00 Tanked 22:00 Cats 101

Comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin

Goaded by his buddies, a nerdy guy who’s never “done the deed” only finds the pressure mounting when he meets a single mother.

23:00 Meerkat Manor


23:30 Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer

Thursday 09:00 Courageous 11:15 Enemy Of The State 13:25 Ghost 15:50 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 17:25 Flubber 19:00 Bad Boys

12:55 Caught On Camera 13:45 CSI New York 14:35 The Amazing Race 15:25 Wipeout 16:15 Leverage 17:05 CSI 18:00 The Apprentice Asia 19:00 The Voice

14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 17:00 17:30 18:00

The Fairly Oddparents Victorious Marvin Marvin Big Time Rush Figure It Out Spongebob Squarepants Rocket Monkeys Nicktoons : Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nicktoons : Robot S Monster Spongebob Squarepants The Fairly Oddparents House Of Anubis


13:30 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

13:00 ATP - Aegon International

12:25 Paranatural

14:00 Heroes Of Hells Highway

14:00 Wildest Latin America

14:00 Tour De Taiwan 2013 Highlights

14:30 ATP - Aegon International

13:20 Paranatural

15:00 Surviving The Cut

15:00 Great Savannah Race

14:15 Wicked Tuna

16:00 Man Vs Wild

16:00 Botswana’s Wild Kingdom

17:00 How Do They Do It?

17:00 Meerkat Manor

17:30 How It’s Made

17:30 Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer

18:00 Life On A Wire

18:00 Wildest India

19:00 Destroyed In Seconds

19:00 River Monsters

19:30 Destroyed In Seconds

20:00 My Cat From Hell

20:00 Wicked Tuna

20:00 What Happened Next?

21:00 Tanked 22:00 Cats 101

22:00 ATP - Aegon International

21:00 Cesar Millan: Leader Of The Pack 20:30 Magic Of Science 21:00 American Chopper: 22:00 Dog Whisperer

23:30 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

23:00 Wicked Tuna

22:00 Belly Of The Beast

23:30 Ned Bruha: Skunk Whisperer

14:30 The Football Review 15:00 Global Football 15:30 Asean Basketball League

16:00 Sports Max 17:00 ATP - Aegon International 18:30 FIM MX3 World Champ 19:00 Grand Prix De Pau

17:30 Baseball Tonight International

20:00 Wheels 2

18:30 Fox Sports Central Live

20:30 Score Tonight

19:00 Total Rugby 19:30 ABL Crossover 20:00 Global Football

21:00 Laureus Spirit Of Sport 21:30 Wheels 2

15:10 Cesar Millan: Leader Of The

Pack 16:05 Dog Whisperer 17:00 A New Age Of Exploration 18:00 Megafactories 19:00 Air Crash Investigation

23:00 Meerkat Manor

Crime White Chicks

Two disgraced FBI agents go deep undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.



Mind boggles

THE PHNOM PENH POST • 7Days • JUNE 21 - 27, 2013

Free will astrology Week of JUNE 20


(March 21 – April 19) Maybe you’ve seen that meme circulating on the Internet: “My desire to be well-informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane.” If you feel that way now -and I suspect you might soon if you don’t already -- you have cosmic permission, at least for a while, to emphasize sanity over being well-informed. Lose track of what Kim Jong-un and Kim Kardashian are up to, ignore the statements of every jerk on the planet, and maybe even go AWOL from the flood of data that relentlessly pours toward you. Instead, pay attention to every little thing your body has to tell you. Remember and marvel at your nightly dreams. Go slow. Lay low. Be soft. Have fun with unspectacular influences that make you feel at home in the world.


(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Johnny Appleseed was a 19thcentury folk hero renowned for planting apple trees in vast areas of rural America. During the 70 years this famous Libra was alive, he never got married. He believed that if he remained unwed during his time on earth, he would be blessed with two spirit-wives in the after-life. Have you ever done something like that yourself, Libra? Is there an adventure you’ve denied yourself in the here and now because you think that’s the only way you can get some bigger, better adventure at a later date? If so, now would be an excellent time to adjust your attitude.

Scorpio Taurus

(April 20 – May 20) I expect you will be called on to move fluidly between opposing camps or competing interests or different realities. Maybe you’ll volunteer to serve as an arbiter between the crabby good guys and the righteous bad guys. Perhaps you’ll try to decode one friend’s quirky behavior so that another friend can understand it. You might have to interpret my horoscopes for people who think astrology is bunk. You may even have to be a mediator between your own heart and head, or explain the motivations of your past self to your future self. You can’t be perfect, of course. There will be details lost in translation. But if you’re as patient as a saint and as tricky as a crow, you’ll succeed.


(May 21 – June 20) “I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing -- a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused. “It is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction.” Now is an excellent time to imagine yourself in these terms, Cancerian. You’re not a finished product, and never will be! Celebrate your fluidity, your changeableness, your instinctual urge to reinvent yourself.


(June 21 – July 22) “I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing -- a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused. “It is an energy system which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-construction and self-destruction.” Now is an excellent time to imagine yourself in these terms, Cancerian. You’re not a finished product, and never will be! Celebrate your fluidity, your changeableness, your instinctual urge to reinvent yourself.


(July 23 – Aug. 22) Renowned 20th-century theologian Karl Barth worked on his book Church Dogmatics for 36 years. It was more than 9,000 pages long and contained over six million words. And yet it was incomplete. He had more to say, and wanted to keep going. What’s your biggest undone project, Leo? The coming months will be a good time to concentrate on bringing it to a climax. Ideally, you will do so with a flourish, embracing the challenge of creating an artful ending with the same liveliness you had at the beginning of the process. But even if you have to culminate your work in a plodding, prosaic way, do it! Your next big project will be revealed within weeks after you’ve tied up the last loose end.


(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Susannah Cibber was a popular 18thcentury English contralto whose singing was expressive and moving. On one occasion, she performed Handel’s Messiah with such verve that an influential priest responded by making an extravagant guarantee. He told her that as a result of her glorious singing, any sins she had committed or would commit were forever forgiven. I’d like to see you perpetrate an equivalent amazement, Virgo: a good or beautiful or soulful deed that wins you a flood of enduring slack. The cosmic omens suggest that such an achievement is quite possible.

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(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) “It is kind of fun to do the impossible,” said Walt Disney, a pioneer animator whose cartoon innovations were remarkable. Judging from your current astrological omens, I think you Scorpios have every right to adopt his battle cry as your mantra. You’ve got an appointment with the frontier. You’re primed to perform experiments at the edge of your understanding. Great mysteries will be tempting you to come closer and lost secrets will be teasing you with juicy clues. As you explore and tinker with the unknown, you might also want to meditate on the graffiti I saw scrawled on a mirror in a public restroom: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”


(Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Astronauts on lunar expeditions have orbited the moon and seen its entire surface. But the rest of us have never seen more than 59 percent of it. As the moon revolves around the Earth, it always keeps one side turned away from our view. Isn’t that amazing and eerie? The second most important heavenly body, which is such a constant and intimate factor in our lives, is half-hidden. I’d like to propose that there is an analogous phenomenon in your inner world, Sagittarius: a part of you that forever conceals some of its true nature. But I’m pretty sure you will soon be offered an unprecedented chance to explore that mysterious realm.


(Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Anglo-Irish novelist Laurence Sterne married his wife Elizabeth in 1741. Twenty-five years later he fell in love with another woman, Eliza. In composing love letters to his new infatuation, he lifted some of the same romantic passages he had originally written to Elizabeth when he was courting her. Try hard not to do anything remotely resembling that, Capricorn. Give your intimate allies your freshest stuff. Treat them as the unique creatures they are. Resist the temptation to use shticks that worked to create closeness in the past.



  1 “___ as the eye can see”   6 Plumber’s challenge 10 “Go ___, young man!” 14 Largest of the deer family 15 Steering station 16 Melange 17 Where one goes when traveling in certain circles? 20 Tierra ___ Fuego 21 Deep-six 22 Indispensable 23 Pacemaker’s place 25 Actress Barrymore 26 Used a scissor kick 28 Gleason’s “The Honeymooners” foil 32 Comedian Rock 34 “I Just Wanna Stop” singer Vannelli 35 ___ Lanka 38 Great quantity 42 Technique 43 Completed 44 Certain religious philosophy 45 Out-of-control horse 48 Workaholics’ tiny role models 49 Not of the clergy

51 Human or alien 53 They’re often wild 55 Soccer announcer’s shout 56 Place to be pampered 59 Aggressive place to soar 62 On the protected side 63 A malarial fever 64 To the left, to Popeye 65 Metallica drummer Ulrich 66 Answer defiantly 67 Is foolishly fond of (with “on”)


  1 “Diary of ___ Housewife”   2 Ticked off   3 Impetuous   4 Sun Devils’ sch.   5 Oscar De La ___ (fashion designer)   6 Morally pure   7 Telephoto or zoom   8 Not original   9 Federal agent, for short 10 Ones trying to win hands? 11 Give the slip to 12 Muscular strength 13 In-law to a Lincoln 18 Residence at 4-Down

19 Conifer native to California 24 “Othello” actor Jannings 26 Garbage barge 27 “Hold it, horse!” 29 Disgraced veep Spiro 30 Accomplished 31 The avant-garde’s Yoko 33 Vamp victim 35 Biblical weapon 36 Take ten 37 Theories 39 Y beneficiary 40 The Santa ___ winds 41 Academia VIP 45 Assets aplenty 46 Cabins and condos, e.g. 47 “Okey-dokey” 49 Role in Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” 50 Drill for boring 52 Poem describing the siege of Troy 53 Indian legume dish (var.) 54 Mex. titles 55 Black wildebeests 57 Paris papa 58 “Fine” or “liberal” followers 60 Turkish military title 61 Address abbr.

Thursday’s solution

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) It’s important that you not punish yourself or allow yourself to be punished for the sins that other people have committed. It’s also crucial that you not think nasty thoughts about yourself or put yourself in the presence of anyone who’s prone to thinking nasty thoughts about you. Self-doubt and self-criticism may be healthy for you to entertain about ten days from now, and at that time you will probably benefit from receiving compassionate critique from others, too. But for the moment, please put the emphasis on selfprotection and self-nurturing.


(Feb. 19 – March 20) For over three decades, a man in Assam, India has worked to build a forest. When Jadav “Molai” Payeng started planting and tending seeds at the age of 16, the sandbars bordering the Brahmaputra River were barren. Today, almost entirely thanks to him, they’re covered with a 1,360-acre forest that harbors deer, birds, tigers, rhinos, and elephants. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you could launch a comparable project in the next 12 months, Pisces -- a labor of love that will require your persistent creativity and provide you with sanctuary for a long time.

Thursday’s solution

JUNE 21 - 27, 2013 • 7Days • THE PHNOM PENH POST

FRIDAY BOHEMIA Sofitel’s Grand Lobby will be transformed into a Bohemian Cacophony of musicians and artists, costumes and burlesque beauties, fortune tellers and stalls in celebration of Fêta de la Musique (World Music Day). Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Sothearos Boulevard. 12pm SOCIAL ON THE FIFTH Enjoy Taittinger Champagne, Martini & Tapas Specials while taking in the views of Phnom Penh while the sun sets on the fifth floor. La Maison D’Ambre Hotel, #123 Street 19. 5:30pm WHITE IS MY SOUL, BUT I PREFER BLACK The first exhibition by Cambodian graduates of Limkokwing University‘s graphic design program, Kavich Neang, Milcah Madlang-Awa, Veasna Heng and Cedrick Ragel. This installation simulates reality in daily Cambodian life with the use of thread and shade/shadow AD’ Communication, #37A Street 118. 6pm PLAE PAKAA Discover the diversity of Cambodian culture through the Children of Bassac’s classical and folk dance in the gardens of the National Museum. Tickets for sale at $12. National Museum, Street 178. 7pm REVOLUTION Featuring Tulip Band, DJ Bob Revo and DJ Sun. Special deals on finger food, with sisha and live music. Buy one cocktail jug and get one free. Lavo Club, corner of Street 208 and Norodom Boulevard. 7:30pm GTS JAZZ PIANO TRIO Two French and one Italian put on jazz. Opera Cafe, corner of Street 13 and Street 178. 8:30pm SONHADOR Bossa Nova night. The Village, #1 Street 360. 8:30pm THE VESPA CLUB JAZZ TRIO See what Silvie Izzo (voice), Gabi Faja (piano) and Sebastian Adnot (double bass) do for hip, swing and walking jazz, and the pianist promises to play piano on an orange semi-vintage Vespa. Opera Cafe, #13 Street 178. 8:30pm UP2U MANGO Performing jazz, blues and mangoes in celebration of World Music Day. Paddy Rice, #213 Sisowath Quay. 9pm FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE The annual live music party, with more than ten bands. Free

entrance and $1 draft beer all night. Memphis Pub, #3 Street 118. 9pm FRIDAY NIGHT SALSA PARTY Free beginner classes beforehand at 8pm. Perma Cafe, #69 Street 450. 9pm SKY PARTY Live music with DJ Orland on the top of Cambodia’s tallest completed skyscraper. Free entrance. Eclipse Sky Bar, #445 Monivong Boulevard. 9:30pm CRIMINAL RECORDS A night of alternative Indie tunes with the occasional avant-garde live act. La Croisette, #241 Sisowath Quay. 9:30pm BLACK AND WHITE HOUSE PARTY With DJ Flo (Germany) and DJ Funkelastiks (Belgium). Visuals by X Noir. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 10pm

FILM THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE A journey through the life and music of the oldest silent film pianist alive. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 4pm CHOPSHOTS 2012 FESTIVAL Featuring Death in Jakarta about the hidden corners of Indonesia’s capital, The Steps We Take about Burmese performers and Heart of the City about evictions in Manila. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 7pm

PAUPAN VOICES A community video series from West Papua, which challenges common misconceptions about this troubled territory. Q&A after screening. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 8:30pm

SATURDAY SWEAT AND SAMADHI YOGA Flow style yoga class. Call 012 739 419 or 012 739 284 for details and directions. Yoga! Phnom Penh Studio, #172 z2 Norodom Boulevard. 10am RUMMAGE SALE Leaving Phnom Penh, or just arriving and looking to buy or sell household items? Rummage tables available to rent in one of the three air-conditioned rooms for $15 a day or $20 for both days. Stop by “ENVY” Gallery in front of Baitong to reserve a rummage table. Baitong Restaurant, #7 Street 360. 10am

ROAST AT SCORE Classic weekend roast served at Score Sports Bar and Grill every weekend. Score Sports Bar and Grill, #5 Street 288. 12-5pm

altogether per person.Email info@ phnompenhcommunitycollege. com to book your place. Phnom Penh Community College, corner of Street 63 and 294. 9am

LITTLE KITCHEN: BASQUE CUISINE A charity project for those who want to become acquainted with cuisines and cultures from all around the globe. This month features Basque cuisine prepared by amateur cooks. Revenues benefit NGO “M’Lup Russey”, which works on providing emergency foster-care to children who have been separated from their families. Please buy your tickets ($15) in advance at Meta House or make reservations ( Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 6:30pm

RUMMAGE SALE Leaving Phnom Penh, or just arriving and looking to buy or sell household items? Rummage tables available to rent in one of the three air-conditioned rooms for $15 a day or $20 for both days. Stop by “ENVY” Gallery in front of Baitong to reserve a rummage table. Baitong Restaurant, #7 Street 360. 10am

SUPER MOON PARTY The closest and largest fool moon, featuring DJ Lefty, DJ Tam, DJ Susu Dam and DJ Star. Free entrance. Riverhouse Lounge, #157 Sisowath Quay. 8pm KLETZBODIANS Gipsy and Yiddish beats. Opera Cafe, #13 Street 178. 8:30pm DUB ADDICTION Original Reggae tunes with Khmer, African and German Raggamuffin MCs. Equinox, 3A Street 278. 9:30pm BLACK AND WHITE HOUSE PARTY DJ BFox from Bosnia and friends spin party music. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 10pm

FILM DUCH, MASTER OF THE FORGES OF HELL As the party secretary at S-21, he took the command of this killing machine in which at least 12,280 people were killed, according to the remaining archives. In 2009, as Duch was waiting for his new trial to begin, Rithy Panh questioned him extensively. Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, #64 Street 200. 4pm

SUNDAY ROAST SUNDAZE All day roast. Free beer or glass of wine. From $7.50 The Local, #8 Street 144. All day. STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP A workshop on how to explore the range and depth of colours made possible by transparent oil paint. $35 for one workshop. $60 includes afternoon workshop. Bring a friend, and both workshops cost $50

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ROAST AT SCORE Classic weekend roast served at Score Sports Bar and Grill every weekend. Score Sports Bar and Grill, #5 Street 288. 12-5pm SUNDAY CARVERY A traditional carvery with a selection of succulent roast meats. The Exchange, #28 Street 47. 1pm HOW TO DRAW WITH CHARCOAL A workshop on how to produce professional-looking black & white images that are drawn with a chunk of charcoal and an eraser. Email info@ phnompenhcommunitycollege. com to book your place. Phnom Penh Community College, corner of Street 63 and 294. 1:30pm HASH HOUSE HARRIERS Cross country running and walking through fields, farms and foliage followed by Anchor beer and softies. Walkers and runners of all shapes and sizes are welcome. $5 for expats, $2 for locals. Fees include all bottled water, cool drinks and beer. Phnom Penh Railway Station, corner of Monivong and Russian Boulevards. 2pm SIMPLY THE BEST SUNDAY ROAST Option of Argentinean beef, lamb shoulder imported from Australia and chicken of which you may choose more than one at $10 per person. All the trimmings you can eat, including Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, Brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, roasted potatoes, stuffing and homemade gravy. The Piano Lounge, #53 Street 57. 2pm TEXAS BBQ All you can eat Texas barbecue. $7.50 per head. Sundance Inn and Saloon, #61 Street 172. 3pm ULTIMATE FRISBEE Pickup games and league games. All levels welcome. Contact Greg at for more information. Northbridge International School. 3pm

UP2U MANGO Jazz, blues and mangoes. To find venue, cross the the Japanese Bridge away from the city and turn left along the river. Proceed for five minutes past old Spirit House. Boat House, #642 Tonle Sap River. 4pm CHESS CLUB No charge, but we ask that you buy a drink to justify our presence. Open Wine Restaurant, #219 Street 19. 4pm THE RINGTAILS BBQ with live music from The Ringtails, bringing back the nice souvenirs, related to the sounds of Dixon, Supertramp, The Stones, down the List to Led Zeppelin. Le Jardin, #16 Street 360. 4:30pm

FILM BAROCKSTAR The story of the famous German composer Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) as he journeyed through baroque Europe. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 4pm CROSS CURRENTS Nick Deocampo’s documentary takes its viewers across five Asian ecological sites and shows how local inhabitants, often without scientific help, have developed indigenous ways in taking care of their environments in the face of natural and manmade calamities. Deocampo will hold a Q&A after the screening. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 7pm


YOGA CLASSES Call 012 739 419 or 012 739 284 for details and directions. Yoga! Phnom Penh Studio, #172 z2 Norodom Boulevard. 8am, 12:15pm, 5:45pm KATY PERI’S PERI PERI CHICKEN AND PIZZA The Katy Peri chefs serve their dishes to the tune of reggae music. Show Box, #11 Street 330. 6pm NERD NIGHT Nerd Night happens roughly every other Monday at a different Phnom Penh venue. Inspired by the world renowned Pecha Kucha presentation format, Nerd Night is an exhibition of local talent and ideas. Each presentation is short and sweet: 20 slides, 20 seconds each slide. Topics are not themed. The Village, #1 Street 360. 8pm MARGARITA MAYHEM Shake your blues away with Margaritas in every flavour. Buy one get one free all night. Enjoy mash-up remixes and tunes with DJ Narata. Riverhouse Lounge, corner of Sisowath Quay and Street 110. 8:30pm

TUESDAY THE UPSETTER This documentary focuses on the life and career of Jamaica’s dub reggae master producer, Lee Scratch Perry, who mentored a young Bob Marley. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 4pm TWO 4 TUESDAY Resident DJs playing the best popular dance tracks, buy two get



THE PHNOM PENH POST • 7Days • JUNE 21 - 27, 2013

FRIDAY– PUNKH AT TRUNKH Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, started on the eve of June 21, 1982 in Paris as an all-night music celebration to mark the summer solstice. Today, it’s an opportunity for musicians around the globe to celebrate their own unique art forms. Friends executive James Sutherland, however, has turned the celebration into an impressive musical challenge. He’ll celebrate Fête de la Musique by playing four to five one-hour gigs in a row, starting at dine-for-a-cause institution, Romdeng Restaurant and ending at blues-y, rock n roll bar Memphis Bar. Other locations including the colourful eclectic concept boutique, Trunkh at 6pm.

FRIDAY– PROFESSIONAL DESIGN GRADUATES ART EXHIBITION This is the first show by the young Cambodian graduates of Limkokwing University‘s graphic design programs tipped as some of Cambodia’s most creative. Kavich Neang, Milcah Madlang-Awa, Veasna Heng and Cedrick Ragel, through their exhibition White is My Soul, But I Prefer Black, showcase their thorough training and unique take on design expression through the theme of protection - both spritually and physically. The use of threads, shading and shadowing features prominently in the designs.

Begins at Romdeng Restaurant, #74 Street 174. 5pm

AD Communication, #37A, Street 118. 6pm

one free for cocktails and mixed drinks all night. Riverhouse Lounge, corner Sisowath Quay and Street 110. 4pm QUIZ NIGHT Teams can accumulate points just for playing and win great prizes at the end of the season. Weekly prizes are featured as well. $1 per person, with winning team taking all. The Gym Sports Bar, #42 Street 178. 5:30pm GTS JAZZ Late 20th Century jazz music. Piano Shop, #186 Street 13. 7:30pm OPEN MIC Musicians, poets, comedians or other entertainers invited to join. Sundance Inn and Saloon, #61 Street 172. 8pm


CARTE BLANCHE The first film to put the Hague’s International Criminal Court (ICC) on camera. The ICC legal workers regularly expose themselves to as much danger as soldiers at war as they try to bring the leader of the Congo rebel forces, Jean-Pierre Bemba, to trial on charges of crimes against humanity, but it’s no easy task. This screening is presented by the Goethe Institute. Free Entrance. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 7pm TOP FLOOR, LEFT WING Like every morning, François Echeveria, a bailiff, should have been able to carry out his daily property seizure, issue Villon in Montigny with a summons, and return home to his disastrous love life. But, on the day of the commemoration of 9/11, fate decides otherwise, putting Mohand, an impoverished father, and Salem, his wild son, in his path, who, due to a misunderstanding, kidnap him. French with English subtitles. Institut Français, #218 Street 184. 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY ULTIMATE FRISBEE Pickup games from 4.30pm at ISPP field. Contact Greg at for more information. ISPP, Street 380 between Street 57 and 51. 3-5pm IN BETWEEN Gay and lesbian night, with prizes for best dressed. Show Box, #11 Street 330. 7pm SALSA CLASSES $5 for foreigners, $2.5 for Cambodians. Ruth and Rebecca teach the class. Ebony Tree, #29 Street 29 GTS JAZZ New York jazz night. A selection of standard and original tunes to recreate a typical jazz club feel. Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra 25 Old Auguste Site, Sothearos Blvd. 7:30pm

TRIVIA NIGHT $2 entry per player, maximum seven people per team. The Willow #1 St 21. 7:30pm QUIZ NIGHT Lots of prizes and drink specials. $1 entry. Sundance Inn and Saloon #61 Street 172. 8pm PIANO RECITAL Malaysian pianist Loo Bang Hean plays Beethoven, Franck, Prokofieff and Messiaen. Regular admission $5, student admission $2. Call 077 787038 for reservations. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 8pm MIXED 8 BALL COMPETITION First prize is a $25 Bar Tab, second and third prize is a bottle of wine. Sharky’s, #126 Street 130. 8:30pm ESPRESSO THMEY Cambodian Space Project’s members satellite duet. $1.50 Johnnie Walker Red Label or

Captain Morgan Rum. Equinox, 3A Street 278. 9pm WE LOVE HOUSE MUSIC Midweek electronic music session till 3am. With resident DJ Lefty. Pontoon Bistro, #80 Street 172. 11:55pm

FILM NEW KHMER MUSIC The key players of Phnom Penh’s buzzing indie music scene are featured in the docus New Soundz for Cambodia and Phnom Penh Hip Hop. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 4pm ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE The story of Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, whose family was killed by the Khmer Rouge, as he tracks down Nuon Chea, Pol Pot’s right-hand man. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 7pm


BALL HOCKEY Sticks provided. Contact Greg at for more information. City Villa, corner of Street 360 and 71. 7pm PHNOM PENH BOWLING LEAGUE All welcome, regardless of skills. Three games played each week with average scores recorded over the season for a final league ranking and winner’s trophy. Entry is $6 each. Parkway Square, corner of Mao Tse Toung Blvd and Street 163. 7:30pm LADIES NIGHT It’s ladies night and the feeling’s right. Hot dance and house tunes. Buy two get one free. Riverhouse Lounge, corner of Sisowath Quay and Street 110. 8:30pm X-PAT SOUND SYSTEM DJ party. Free entrance. Meta House, #37 Sothearos


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Striking, sleek hotel La Maison D’Ambre - affiliated with celebrated Phnom Penh designer Romyda Keth’s divine Ambre boutiques - will host Social on the 5th: a slick party at the spacious Element Lounge.

Reminisce back to those tasty tapas enjoyed by the shores of San Sebastian with delicious morsels from Spain’s northern Basque region. The menu will feature gazpacho, marmitako (a tuna hot pot with vegetables) and desert is a winner sweet Basque cream topped with merengue. Tickets are $15 and only 70 will be sold.

Taittinger champagne, crisp martinis and an array of tapas will be served on the hotel’s breezy rooftop as the sun sets over the city’s skyline and Phnom Penh’s nightlife illuminates the sky. The Social parties are the penchant of Cambodia’s jet-set so don your favourite threads.

Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd. 7pm

La Maison D’Ambre, #123 Street 110. 5:30pm

Boulevard. 8:30pm OPEN MIC NIGHT All musicians and singers welcome to join. Paddy Rice, corner of Sisowath Quay and Street 136. 9pm SWING DANCING With Mama Swing Equinox, #3A Street 278. 9pm VANITY NIGHT Ladies receive one free bottle of 12-year-old whiskey, a bottle of vodka or one free carafe of cocktail. NOVA, #19 Street 214. 9pm CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT Lead singer Srey Hi spins rare Indonesia vinyl. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 9pm


The story of Myanmar’s fledgling, rebellious punk scene. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 4pm

THE ACT OF KILLING Produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris and directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, this documentary challenges those responsible for carrying out the executions of nearly a million convicted “communists” in Indonesia with a chance to recreate scenes about the murders in whatever way they choose. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. 7pm

ONGOING BEER O’CLOCK Free flow of draught Angkor and Tiger beer on all nights except Wine and Cheese Night. $15 per person includes French Fries and nibbles. 10 percent off a la carte delicacies. Special group discounts for groups of 10 or more. InterContinental Hotel, #296 Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. 6pm.

The monthly all-you-can-eat buffet is for a good cause too - benefits will go to HIV/AIDS NGO Wat Opot Community in Takeo. Details:

Runs through June 30. SUNDAY ESCAPE WITH FRIENDS The Regency Cafe’s Sunday special features international and Asian cuisine complemented with a selection of European and New World wines. $34 per adult, featuring a free flow of wine. Free for children below 12-years-old. InterContinental Hotel, #296 Mao Tse Tung Boulevard. SURVIVING Chov Theanly, a self-taught painter, is having his first exhibition. In this series, Theanly draws on live models that he selects amongst his friends, people he observes on the street and even himself. He poses them standing as well as sitting on chairs, a difference that signifies their varying personal circumstances and an echo of his own. Java Cafe, #56 Sihanouk Boulevard. From May 30 to July 7. A THING OF SMOKE Romeet’s new exhibition is

a collaboration between the visual art of Séra and the poetry of Julianne Sibiski. The artist uses ink, acrylic, and pencil on Chinese paper mounted on canvas to play with vision and perception, creating a paradox in order and chaos. Pieces of word and line allow for spontaneous compositions while somewhere between abstraction and form, fragment and ink, a dance between the artist and the poet is created. Romeet Gallery, #34E1 Street 178. From May 28 to June 26. BLOOD AND SAND LAUNCH Photographer Erika Piñeros documents the bullfighting culture of her native Colombia through a series of photographs. Chinese House, #45 Sisowath Quay. ROHINGYAS EXHIBITION AND TALK Award-winning photojournalist Greg Constantine has spent seven years photographing the Rohingya community in an effort to draw attention to their plight. Stripped of their citizenship in 1982, the Rohingya are a

stateless community, unwanted not only in their homeland of Burma but also everywhere else. Meta House, #37 Sothearos Boulevard. OPEN SPACE BAND Live music Wednesday-Sunday, playing ‘60s, soul, jazz, blues, rock Riverside Bistro, #273A Sisowath Quay. 8pm YOGA CLASSES Daily Yoga Classes with Oskar and Alison at two locations. Join us to improve your flexibility, strength, balance, posture and stress levels! Email phnompenhyoga@gmail. com or call 012 739 419 for details. SUBMISSION GRAPPLING A combination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, catch and freestyle wrestling, we teach all the basics of ground fighting, control, escapes, chokes, arm locks, leg locks, while building a competitive spirit. All levels and ages can and will be catered for. $10 for a single session, $135 for 15

sessions, $205 for 30 sessions and $360 for 60 sessions. K1 Gym, #131 Street 199. 5:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 6:45pm on Tuesday and Thursday. DANCE WORLD CAMBODIA Classes in a range of dance forms from ballet, jazz, and tap, to break dancing, k-pop, and belly dancing. There are classes available for all ages. For class prices and timetables go to danceworldcambo.wordpress. com Dance World Cambodia #313 Sisowath Quay, (Hotel Cambodiana - Entrance at Physique Club Gym) WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC Each day be serenaded by Lolito on piano and DJ Lady Bluesabelle mixing global sounds of world jazz, Latin, soul and tropical beats during sunset. Le Bar at the Sofitel, #26 Sothearos Boulevard. 6pm till late, every week Tuesday through Saturday.



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Wanted: One puppy to love ‘My dog, an eight-year-old female lab mix, could use a buddy or two. In the States, she had a couple of regular doggie friends that she hung out with and she is showing signs of missing that here. Does anyone have a dog that wants to hang?’ When Leah Nathan’s husband was abruptly offered a medical research post with the US Navy in either Cairo or Phnom Penh last year, the most pressing question was whether they could bring their dog Daisy. Luckily, Cambodia’s lack of bureaucratic hurls made the move possible. However, they would like to find some friendly canine companions for their pooch to make it less of a dog-eat-dog world for Daisy. “I got Daisy as a rescue in Washington, DC, when she was four months, roughly eight years ago. She is 25 per cent lab, roughly 25 per cent Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie), a little Bichon Frise, and apparently a Bernese Mountain dog found his way to the party. Because we’re obsessed with her, my husband bought me a doggie DNA test for Valentine’s Day about six years ago when we were dating. “[Daisy] was the only thing that we really worried about when moving here. We don’t have kids, and Daisy is very important to us. One thing that particularly sucked was that there was just no clear information on the internet to give us answers. Not many crazy Westerners bring their dogs

Daisy in Sihanoukville - building sandcastles is more fun together. SUPPLIED

Daisy shies away from confrontational dogs. SUPPLIED

to Cambodia yet. And it’s awful to put your ‘baby’ in the hands of airlines that you don’t even really trust to get your luggage somewhere safely. We ended up using a pet travel agency. “I am pretty strongly against all of the ‘roaming’ that goes on here, and have had some sweet moments of rage directed at people who merrily watch as their dog attacks me, my dog, or both of us. Daisy is a total wuss so she just hides behind our legs and gets barked at.

come home and are settled in with her. When we leave it’s total devastation. She never makes a sound, but her face is a killer. She just silently follows you from room to room looking like it’s the end of the world, until you actually leave and then she just sort of freezes by the door or in the driveway. Brutal. Pretty sure while we’re gone she just takes one of our shoes and goes to lay with it in our bed and continues obsessing.

Not all of them have ended badly, but a lot are just kind of intense and we have found ourselves surrounded at times by up to 10 dogs. Yikes. “She does have one ‘boyfriend’ on Koh Pich who she shares a mutual obsession with, which plays out as five minutes of peeing with each other and tail wagging. “But I’m pretty sure she spends all of her time thinking about us. There is an obvious satisfaction in her little dog face when we

Teddy bear’s picnic: A balloon seller rides by through Russy Keo district. HONG MENEA

“That’s why we were looking for a buddy, so that she can make a friend that can possibly hang out with her sometimes to make her less dependent on us to be her pack. “Apparently Phnom Penh is crawling with expats grappling with lonely pooches. We went on a couple of walks with new friends last week, and am hoping to start a regular weekend puppy party with a handful of people.” As told to Bennett Murray.

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rchaeological researchers have discovered giant inexplicable spiral features protruding from the ground just south of Angkor Wat. The shapes, several kilometres across but just tens of centimetres high, have no obvious purpose and have left researchers baffled. Archaeologist Dr Damian Evans from the University of Sydney discovered six spiral-like shapes from an aerial topographic survey of the land with a vegetation penetrating sensor. His data shows three intact shapes which look like square spirals, and three features almost entirely demolished by an Angkorian canal. “We still don’t know what these features are. There would have been six at one stage – it’s difficult to reconstruct because it’s a very complicated palimpsest, the aggregation of several cities in the same area over the course of several centuries,” Evans said. “What we have in this case is a set of features which are very clearly associated with Angkor

Wat. Their orientation matches precisely with the orientation of Angkor. Without a doubt these features are contemporary or associated with Angkor Wat in some way.” The features, made from mounds of earth, have been troublesome to name as just part of the structures conform to a spiral. Researchers have been able to rule out a few theories including water management. “They’re not linked into the broader water management system, so they’re almost certainly not to do with water management or agriculture. We can do very complicated analyses of how water flows through the system which shows water definitely does not flow through these,” Evans said. “Field surveys have revealed no evidence of ceramic remains or anything like that. So at the moment they look like they’re fairly archaeological sterile embankments that probably weren’t to do with occupation. So it raises an interesting question about what they are. “We have no particular working theories about what these might have been. It may be that further excavation will reveal more.”

Under no circumstances should references to alien activity in relation to the mystery spirals be uttered within earshot of Dr Damian Evans.​SCOTT HOWES

Though some have drawn comparisons to the Nazca Lines in Peru, researchers are skeptical about whether they are geoglyphic features – shapes designed to be viewed from above. “It’s obvious that in the Angkor area they were very careful in terms of how they patterned the urban space. It conforms to a kind of sacred geography where things are laid out and placed on the landscape for a very specific reason,” Evans said. “Things are related spatially, chronologically and spiritually and everything is done for a particular reason. Obviously, this being one component of that sacred geography, these patterns have some very specific meaning. “Someone has gone to some considerable amount of care to make them. They cover sev-

eral square kilometres. There is something specific about these features but we have no idea why there were laid out on the scale.” While there is a temptation by some to perhaps suggest these features are the work of the alien interlopers so popular on cable TV, Evans is very quick to rule this out. “This is one of the things that we dread as archaeologists in finding things like this that we don’t really understand. Our current lack of a decent explanation for these features leaves the door open for all kinds of cranks and frauds to come up with their own whacky hypotheses about them,” Evans said. “I’m sure that there’s a reasonable explanation for these things that does not involve aliens. We just have yet to work out what it is.”

Gibbons to be released in Angkor Park to create colony By Thik Kaliyann The Apsara Authority announced last Friday that “hundreds of gibbons” will be released in the rain forest inside Angkor Archeological Park next month in an attempt to conserve the species locally. This is being done in conjunction with the Flight of the Gibbon zip line tour, a tourist attraction that has been licensed to operate inside the park precincts. Chhor Thanat, the deputy director-general of the Apsara Authority, said tourists and residents living near the park will again hear the sound of gibbon cries following plans to raise a

colony in the Angkor forest. Gibbons became endangered and rare in Cambodia following slaughter during the Pol Pot era and persistent hunting by some villagers in the forest without any conservation from authorities, he said during the opening ceremony for the Flight of the Gibbon tour on Friday June 8. He added, “Saving the gibbon is our obligation now. The Flight of the Gibbon organisation will introduce some gibbons next month, as well as planting 5,000 trees. Every year this company will bring some gibbons and trees to plant in our Angkor forest.” But he did not specify the ex-

Soon the forests of Angkor Park will be alive with the sound of gibbons hootin’ and hollerin’.​PHOTO SUPPLIED

act number of gibbons to be introduced, nor did he reveal the source of the gibbons that will be brought to the Angkor Park. But he stressed that the

gibbons had not been caged and will adapt naturally to the forest. He said, “This project will create gibbon regeneration in this rainforest, and it will en-

sure that again we will hear the cry of the gibbon.” Elderly grandfather Sok Chan, who lives in Angkor Park, told Insider that despite his age he can still remember the sound of thousands of gibbons crying out in the Angkor Park. He said that during the Popular Socialist Community period that began in 1955, there were a lot of wild animals living in the Angkor forest including elephants and tigers. He added, “But later people cut down many trees. The animals ran away, and some were killed. I felt regret about losing these animals because the natural forest should be their peaceful home.”

Chhor Thanat, who manages the temple complex, said the Apsara Authority had granted 6 hectares of land to the Flight of Gibbon company to operate its adventure tour, adding that Angkor Balloon was the first company to receive an Apsara permit to operate in the park. Chhor Thanat said, “This is the second company that received our permission to create an interesting aspect to attract tourists to stay in Siem Reap longer than before. Flight of the Gibbon is a rainforest adventure that can take tourists through the forest so they can learn about the real life in the jungle.”.


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Man About Town Peter Olszewski HUGE HASH RUN ON ON Siem Reap is about to be invaded by hordes of Hash House Harriers this weekend, with about 130 hardcore runners arriving via Kuala Lumpur as part of the Solstice Hash on Tour. Organisers are also hoping for a strong turnout from Angkor Hashers. The Solstice mob, with a slogan of “We fly to run,” travel regularly to Air Asia destinations due to deals with that airline. This is what they say about themselves on their website: “Latching onto this symbiotic complement between the need for hash travels and the availability cum proliferation of budget flights, a group of like-minded hashers banded together to form the Solstice Hash On Tour (S.H.O.T.) which, as its name implies, hashes twice a year on the weekends nearest to the winter and summer solstices, and always in a different, exotic location.” Today the itinerary lists a welcome party and final registration at Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa. Cost is $15. Tomorrow, Saturday June 22 will see buses leaving the hotel at 1430 for the run. Fee is $15, but Cambodian-based hashers need only pay $5, as the hotel will subsidise $10. On Sunday June 23, a fun run (read: pub crawl) kicks off from the rear car park of the Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa at 10.30am. Then it’s back to the hotel for brunch at 12.30pm. NEW HEAD AT JAY PRITZKER ACADEMY In a press release, Jeanette DiBella announces that she is “proud to announce that she has recently been selected as the chief educational officer at the Jay Pritzker Academy in Siem Reap.” The press release states that she is, “An education expert who currently works as the principal of the esteemed Providence St Mel School in Chicago, Illinois. She has received numerous awards for her work in improving urban and public education in the US. She has also co-authored a book with the late education scholar Michael Pressley from the Michigan State University, titled Providence St. Mel School: How a School That Works for African American Students Works.” The Jay Pritzker Academy was founded in Siem Reap in 2006 by Daniel and Karen Pritzker. Daniel Pritzker is a musician and filmmaker, and the son of Jay Pritzker who, together with his brother Donald Pritzker, created the Hyatt Hotel chain in 1957. It seems that DiBella will remain based in Chicago, and hopes to visit Cambodia “more frequently.” At present 421 students attend the institution, and 15 expat teachers and 14 Cambodian teachers and aides make up the faculty. There is also some bizarre and malicious scuttlebutt on the worldwide web at large about recent shake-ups at the academy, but hey, let’s not go there. SCHOOL FAIR SUCCESS The owners, or alleged owners, or owner partners or whatever, of the International School of Siem Reap (ISSR) are apparently still slugging it out in court. But in the meantime, the ISSR School Fair was successfully held last Saturday to raise funds for a new school in poverty stricken Kantoo Village. Last year’s fair raised $500, but last Saturday that figure was well and truly trumped, with $1,200 being raised. PHOTO FEST GUEST CURATORS Organisers of the Angkor Photo Festival to be held in Siem Reap in November have named the Guest Curators for this year. Shahidul Alam and Jean François Leroy have the honours – and the experience because they head two leading world photography festivals. Shahidul Alam is Bangladeshi photographer and writer, and is the founder and director of Chobi Mela, a biennial international photography festival in Dhaka. Jean-François Leroy has, since 1989, been the director of Visa pour l’Image, a major annual photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. They will select and present a slide-show showcase of work and photographers.

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A Bayon style harp dating from century12-13. PATRICK KERSALÉ

A timila war drum. PATRICK KERSALÉ

Khmer war conches. PATRICK KERSALÉ

Traditional Khmer musical

instruments to feature in concert By Miranda Glasser


concert featuring traditional Khmer instruments not heard since the thirteenth century will be held tonight at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, as part of La Fête de la Musique celebrations. French ethnomusicologist and ‘archeomusicologist’ Patrick Kersalé has been researching Asian music for twenty years, and through studying bas-reliefs at Angkor Wat has managed to reconstruct original musical instruments from between the seventh and thirteenth century. Tonight sees fourteen musicians gather to perform four different ensemble pieces, arranged around various themes. Kersalé said he first spent two years researching bas-reliefs of musical instruments, many of which were in Wat Bo. He added, “Afterwards I tried to rebuild all musical instruments from Khmer people, according to bas-reliefs and some descriptions.” Kersalé, whose studies have taken him all over Asia including India, Nepal and Indonesia, said most Cambodian musical instruments originate from India. “Some later come from Malaysia,” he said, “But on bas-reliefs we don’t see any instruments that are purely Khmer.” The idea behind La Fête de la Musique is to put together an orchestra to play different styles of music on ancient Angkorian instruments. “We have four kinds of music,” said Kersalé. “War music with big drums, trumpets and horns, and after that we have maybe the most important music of all – music from Hinduism, music played inside the temples. We have court music, and then entertainment music.” Each ensemble derives from different bas-reliefs. The religious, or temple music, uses instruments illustrated in a seventh century bas-relief at Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom. The entertainment ensemble comes from a Bayon bas-relief and features harp and monochord, a onestring sitar. “The third ensemble of music we can see on the north face of Angkor Wat and this

Ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé with harps. MIRANDA GLASSER

was played until the Pol Pot period,” said Kersalé. “Most of the musicians were killed but some were not and so we have been working with Cambodian Living Arts, who have rebuilt two of our ensembles.” And as for the war music, this is depicted on a bas-relief at Angkor Wat. “In bas-relief we can see a long trumpet made of metal,” said Kersalé. “I made it out of copper in Nepal, because in Cambodia it’s difficult to find someone who can do it. So we have the long trumpet, short trumpet, some conches and some big drums.” The musicians will perform on thirty different musical instruments including seventh century harps, war drums, conches, and twelfth century ‘Bayon style’ harps and copper war trumpets. Each instrument has been painstakingly crafted by specialist artisans, taking eighteen months to produce, and 54 instruments were made. Kersalé based certain designs, such as the ‘pin’, a type of harp, on research carried out not only in Cambodia but also in Myanmar and Laos. “I work with different makers,” said Kersalé. “Because we are in Cambodia and nobody knows how to play some instruments like the pin, I went to Myanmar to meet Karen people because they use a version of it.

He added that in southern Laos he met some Katu people and one person said his grandfather used to play the pin around the beginning of the twentieth century. Kersalé said he would like to give Khmer people back their ‘patrimony,’ and give them an opportunity to learn about their history and culture. “It’s something very important for them,” he said. “I made these instruments because I am a poet, scientist and a musician all at the same time, but my purpose for more than twenty years has been to help people to rediscover their culture. “In Cambodia there are two white spaces: one when AngkorWat was destroyed and the other during the Khmer Rouge period. So I would like to help Khmer people to fill in the blanks.” Future plans for Kersalé include a museum and research centre he intends to open near Banteay Srei with silk-making NGO Golden Silk Pheach in about eighteen months’ time. La Fête de la Musique starts at 7pm tonight with welcome drinks and a chance to explore the exhibition, followed by a presentation by Kersalé and the concert, titles, Sound of Angkor. There is also an exhibition of instruments on display in conjunction with Golden Silk, running until the end of June. .

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Big shake-up rocks cocktail-making class By Miranda Glasser


n a town where Khmer cookery classes abound, Asana Old Wooden House owner Sophary Unn, aka Pari, has come up with something different: Siem Reap’s first cocktail-making class. The classes, held daily from 5-7pm, provide the chance to learn how to make – and drink – three Khmer cocktails, plus one concoction of the students own invention. Purely in the interests of journalistic integrity, Insider went along to find out more. The classes take place outside where it is cooler, and start with a chopping board, a knife and a small piece of fresh ginger. Kicking off with the ginger mojito, Pari instructs us in the art of chopping while explaining that the idea originated with her partner and Asana co-owner, Guilhem Maitrepierre. “Guilhem wanted to do something here, so his idea was to have a Khmer cocktail class, and as we already serve Khmer cocktails it made sense,” she says. “It’s a nice idea.” Pari points out the ingredients to be used – ginger, turmeric and various other local spices from the market. All the cocktails contain typical Khmer spices, and one is based around Sombai infused rice spirit, the infused rice wine produced by Guilhem’s brother Lionel and his partner Joelle Jean Louis, also stocked at Asana. The ginger mojito contains rum, ginger root, ginger juice, mint and lime. We are shown how to crush the ice by whacking it in the palm of our hands, a strangely satisfying act, before of course the

Asana owner and cocktail teacher Sophary Unn, aka Pari. MIRANDA GLASSER

best part – tasting the drink, which is extremely refreshing. Next up is the somewhat less conventional concoction titled tamarind sauce. This, as with all the others, is Pari’s own invention. Her background is in hotels and restaurants and when she opened her former bar, Little Pari, a couple of years back she created a menu of cocktails which, she says, worked well and tasted good. “With the tamarind sauce we make our own

Burning plastic now a burning issue By Miranda Glasser A group of expats gathered last week at Pipelli Pensione to discuss the problem of waste disposal and plastic burning in Siem Reap. The meeting was prompted by travel agent Dave Perkes, who noted on Facebook that burning of plastic was a “serious pollution and health problem” which sadly some Cambodians were unaware of. This led to fellow expat Maddy Green suggesting monthly meetings. Green says the main goal is to investigate ways of reducing people’s consumption of plastics. “It’s a topic that everyone complains about, but no one’s really calling for action,” says Green. “We thought that rather than be another group of do-gooders who try and set up some recycling initiative, we should try and culminate all the different research, and contacts that people have made with the local government, and find out why nothing’s changed. “Our long-term goal is, through education and initiative, to reduce the amount of plastic that people use in the first place, because then there’s not so much to burn or collect.”

‘People against burning plastic’ meeting coordinator Maddy Green. MIRANDA GLASSER

The three main issues the group aims to address are rubbish collection, plastic bag burning and the copious amounts of plastic packaging produced by local businesses. “We want to meet with the government and the tourism department and find out what they’re doing already,” Green says. She adds that she’s investigating ways of creating financial incentives for people to collect plastic bags. The group also plans to address the lack of regular collections by private rubbish contractor, Gaea. This often leads to people burning their own rubbish, unaware that plastic bag burning releases dioxin, a highly toxic chemical which has been linked to

cancer. “It also contaminates ground water and I think that’s a key issue because of all the flooding and the pumps that most locals use,” says Green. “I think there’s a lack of education about the dangers and effects.” Another idea is to talk to supermarkets about an incentive to encourage customers to reduce use of plastic bags, and to local businesses about using alternatives to Styrofoam packaging such as paper boxes. “We’d like to try and create an initiative like a ‘no plastic bag day’ for supermarkets,” says Green. “People can have a bag if they want, but possibly pay 500 riel for it.”

tamarind juice, and it’s also rum-based, ” she says, showing us how to tear up a small green leaf, “Then we use rice paddy herb. It tastes a bit bitter and gives a very good smell.” Kaffir lime leaves are also added. The rice paddy herb is reminiscent of cumin and when the drink is finished, it has a slightly thick, syrupy element to it and tastes a little tart, like cranberry juice. I am surprised to find both that I like it, and that spices can be used in this way.

“This is what I want,” says Pari. “I want to show people that Khmer herbs are not just for amok. To me the class is for everybody. It’s something to do at the end of the day and at least they know what’s in these drinks.” The final cocktail on the agenda is the Asana sling, a variation on the Singapore variety. The beverage came about when a customer asked for a Singapore sling but, not having all the ingredients, Pari made some substitutions. “For the Asana sling I put in tamarind, galangal, Sombai infused rice spirit, gin, triple-sec, grenadine, cherry brandy and cointreau,” she says. To this lethal combination we add crushed ice, then Pari teaches us the correct way to use a cocktail shaker to properly cool the drink with the ice. What emerges is a pleasantly thick, frothy cocktail. It is also shocking pink in colour, garnished with a slice of pineapple, and dangerously non-alcoholic tasting. All this chopping, ice-crushing and sipping is a far cry from the cookery classes which – while fun – are hard work toiling over a hot stove. We students are accompanied by the beats of Brazilian music and as the class winds up, the sun has set and we are ready to wobble home. One can imagine the cocktail classes becoming a popular way to begin a night out. Maximum class sizes are six people, as Pari feels any more would slow down the speed of the lesson. The cost is $10 and classes take place between 5 and 7pm. “It’s good timing,” Pari says, “It’s perfect as it’s just before sundown and it’s cool then.”



THE PHNOM PENH POST Siem Reap insider JUNE 21 - 27, 2013

What’s on FRIDAY 21 FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE Exhibition and concert featuring musical instruments from the Khmer Empire not heard since the 13th century Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Friday June 21, 7pm INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY 2013 International Music Day will be held tonight in The Lane behind Pub St. There will be six bands performing at five venues throughout the evening, at the Yellow Sub Bar, the Yokahama Bar, Asana the Wooden House, and the Silk Garden, with a rocking finale at Babushka restaurant tipped to go well past midnight. The Laneway, Pub St area Friday June 21 6pm – 1am SOLSTICE HASH ON TOUR WELCOME PARTY Welcome party and final registration for the Angkor Hash Harriers run on Saturday. Main SHOT shirt will be distributed. Fee: $15 Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa Friday June 21, 6pm – 10pm HAPPY HOUR Happy hour with live music The Mouy Resto & Lounge, Prince d’Angkor Hotel Friday June 21, 8pm KNOCK OUT POOL COMP Free entry, winner takes home a $30 food and drinks voucher. Jungle Junction, High School Road Friday June 21, 7.30pm PARTY NIGHT Elements Bar, Pub Street. Friday, Saturday, Sunday June 7:30pm LADYBOY REVUE Linga Bar, Pub Street. Friday June 21, 10:30pm LADYBOY REVUE The Station Bar, Street 7, Old Market area. Friday June 21, 9:30pm LIVE MUSIC WITH CANAPES Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa Friday June 21, 5pm to 7pm

SATURDAY 22 ALL BLACKS V FRANCE Watch the third and final clash in the 2013 Steinlager Series live. Can France beat the All Blacks after two defeats so far? Rosy Guesthouse, East River Road Saturday June 22, 2:30pm

SOLSTICE HASH HARRIERS ON TOUR RUN Buses leave from the Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa to go to the run at 2.30pm. After the run, buses will take Hashers to the restaurant for the On On meal. Buses will be kept until after the On On when they will drop Hashers back at the Victoria. Fee is $15 but the Victoria will pay $10 for all Cambodia-based Hashers, thus you only pay $5 Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, rear car-park Saturday June 22, 2.30pm BINGO NIGHT In support of Anjali House. $2 per card with 15 chances to win; a prize for every bingo game. Raffle draw after the bingo with 17 prizes; tickets US$1 each. Rosy Guesthouse, East River Road Saturday June 22, 8pm SUPER SATURDAY 50% discount on food Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Wat Bo road. Saturday June 22 12 – 8pm

LADIES NIGHT Free glass of sparkling wine Elements Bar, Pub Street. Saturday June 22, 7:30pm LADYBOY REVUE Linga Bar, Pub Street. Saturday June 22, 10:30pm SHOW SPECTACULAR Show spectacular featuring ladyboys and Khmer comedy. The Station Bar, Street 7, Old Market area. Saturday June 22, 9pm

SUNDAY 23 SOLSTICE HASH ON TOUR FUN RUN & BRUNCH Fun run, which will be a pub crawl, starts from the Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa car-park at 10.30am. T-shirt to be worn on the run will be distributed to Hashers before the run starts. 12.30 – brunch at the Victoria Angkor. Fee: $15 Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, rear car-park Sunday June 23, 10.30am WINE NIGHT Special offers for wine lovers. 25% discount on all wine, 50% on selected wines. encouraged to come meet and share ideas - mingle and talk about what you're working on! Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Wat Bo road. Sunday June 23, 12pm – 10pm

BBQ POOL PARTY Sunday BBQ including homemade beef sausage, pork chops, chicken and vegetable skewers, jacket potatoes, crispy salad, special home-made sauce and a baguette. The Siem Reap Hostel, 7 Makara Street Wat Damnak Sunday June 23, 4pm - 8pm

MONDAY 24 KHMER LOCAL HANDICRAFT WORKSHOP ON SHOW Please come and join us and discover what the locals have. Apsara Holiday Hotel, National Road 6. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 7am / Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 7am and 5pm

TUESDAY 25 LIVE MUSIC AND OPEN MIC NIGHT House guitars available, all instruments welcome. Fresh at Chilli Si-Dang, East River Road Tuesday June 25, 8pm LADIES NIGHT Complimentary glass of sparkling wine and free mini manicure/pedicure on the Soria Moria rooftop. Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Wat Bo road. Tuesday June 25, 7pm

WEDNESDAY 26 STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 2 NSW vs QLD live from Brisbane. Can QLD beat NSW in the second game to make it 1-1 going into the final game? Rosy Guesthouse, East River Road, Saturday June 26, 2:30pm

HAPPY HOUR With live music The Mouy Resto & Lounge, Prince d’Angkor Hotel Wednesday June 26, 6-9pm

Free beer for participants X Bar, end of Pub Street. Wednesday June 26, 8pm THE APSARA TERRACE Outdoor pan-Asian BBQ buffet with classical Khmer dances and Bokator Khmer martial arts. Experience the magic of the Apsara dance in our lush gardens. Traditional music, beautiful dancers, delicious food and a great atmosphere. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Vithei Charles de Gaulle. Dinner Commences 7pm Culture Performances 7:45pm Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday LADIES NIGHT Free cocktail for all female customers. Pyramid nightclub, National Road 6A Wednesday June 26, 8:30pm GOLDEN BUTTERFLIES LADY BOY SHOW The Station Bar, Street 7, Old Market area. Wednesday June 26, 9:30pm

THURSDAY 27 OH MY BUDDHA! 50% off all food and drink, buy one get one free. Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Wat Bo road. Thursday June 27, 12pm – 10pm LIVE! JAZZ IN THE CITY Saxophone, trombone, piano, guitar Happy hours at the cocktail bar. Dining reservations 077 56 56 22 Heritage Suites, Beside Wat Polanka Thursday June 27, 6:30pm – 9.30pm WEEKLY CHARITY PUB QUIZ Come along and help a local charity helping local people. $1 entry The Warehouse Bar, the Old Market area Thursday June 27, 8pm


$1 NIGHT All drinks $1, all food $1. Soria Moria Boutique Hotel, Wat Bo road. Wednesday June 26, 5pm – 10pm

SWIM, SIP & SAVOUR Swim in our infinity pool in nice quiet surroundings, sip a cocktail prepared by our barman and savour a special dinner. $30 per person.

LIVE PIANO Asana Old Wooden House, The Lane, Pub St area Wednesday June 26, 7pm

Sala Lodges, Salakomroeuk commune, behind Wat Damnak Every Sunday & Sunday, from 2pm

OPEN JAM NIGHT Open mic night, all welcome whether singing or playing a musical instrument.

SUNDAY POOL BRUNCH $20 per person, access to the pool included

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa Every Sunday, 10.30am – 2.30pm HALF PRICE SPECIAL 50% off food. For bookings please contact: +855(0) 63 966 550 / 12 760 448 or email: Selantra Restaurant & Lounge Every Sunday, all day FINDING HOME Exhibition of works in progress by resident artist Phok Sopheap. Hotel 1961, River Road Ongoing until June 28 BABEL GUESTHOUSE CLASSES: Zumba with Ti Sam ($8) Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7pm Ashtanga yoga ($8) Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-8pm Babel Guesthouse, St 20, off Wat Bo RIVER GARDEN CLASSES: Pilates ($5) Monday and Thursday, 6-7pm PEACE CAFE CLASSES: Yogilates, ashtanga, hatha & restorative yoga: Mon-Fri: 8.30am & 6.30pm, weekends various (For more details check: http://www. Khmer lessons (free): Saturday and Sunday 16:00 – 17.00 Vegetarian cooking class: Every day 11.00 – 13.00 Peace Cafe, Wat Bo Area WEEK-LONG SPECIALS Earlybird Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7pm: $1 off any main dish Sexy Saturday: Roll The Dice For Your Price: Roll 2 dice and pay the total amount in '000 Riel. Roll a double 6 and your drink is free! Price will always be lower than menu price Hangover Sunday (day) 12-5pm: Bloody Mary for $3. Menu special: Bacon butties and chip butties available Soccer Sunday, 6pm till late: Watch Sunday's double header English football matches on the new projector and enjoy offers on beers and Western food. Monday Madness, 7-9pm: Free Angkor or juice with any rice or noodle dish ordered Two for Tuesday, 8-11pm: 2 for 1 on house cocktails or Angkor draft Toxic Thursday, 8-11pm: House short & mixer, house wine and Blur shot only $2.50 Freaky Friday, 7-11pm: Appetiser Medley only $8. 2 for 1 on all draft beers. House cocktails only $3 Under Construction Bar & Restaurant, Wat Bo Rd ANGKOR BODHI TREE RETREAT & MEDITATION CENTRE CLASSES:

Meditation: Every day: 6.30am and 4pm Yoga: Sun - Wed and Friday: 6pm Chill pill class: Thursday & Saturday: 6pm & 8pm. Tuesday 8pm. Angkor Bodhi Tree Retreat & Meditation Centre, Wat Polanka area VICIOUS CYCLE BIKE RIDE 20-30km bike rides through the countryside. $5 to hire a mountain bike or bring your own. Rides take place most Saturdays but please check on: 012 462 165 or at: groups/308395112548010/ Vicious Cycle Bike Shop & Bike Tours, St 26, off Wat Bo Most Saturdays, 8am COOKS IN TUK TUKS Cooking classes. Cost: $25 River Garden Hotel, River Road Daily, 10am LE TIGRE DU PAPIER COOKING CLASS Cost: $13 or $19 Le Tigre du Papier, Pub St Daily, 10am or 1pm AFTERNOON DELIGHT Hot drink and a slice of homemade cake (from the daily selection) for $4.50 Upstairs Café, Wat Bo Road Daily, 3pm – 5pm TRADITIONAL SUNDAY ROAST Meat alternates weekly; chicken, beef or pork plus all the trimmings for $6. Served all day until 6pm. Sister Srey Café, River Road Every Sunday till 6pm SUNDAY ROAST Choice of roast beef or roast stuffed chicken with roast & mashed potato, cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Price is inclusive of one free beer. $8. Molly Malone’s, Pub St Every Sunday, 12 – 10pm ‘LET THERE BE ROCK’ NIGHT Featuring the X-Rays live; covering Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, AC-DC and much more. Bar food available all night. X Bar, end of Pub St Every Friday, 7pm – 12am LADIES NIGHT PROMOTION Buy one get one free on selected cocktails. Island Bar, Angkor Night Market. Every Wednesday and Saturday 4pm till late LADIES NIGHT All cocktails buy 1 get 1 free. Picasso, Alley West Every Wednesday 6pm

International Music Day blasts off tonight By Dave Perkes The Lane behind Pub St will be buzzing this evening for the Siem Reap International Music Day, a moveable musical feast featuring musicians from Cambodia, the US, England, France, Holland Japan, Philippines and Russia. It’s being billed as a treat not to be missed, and there will be six live bands in five venues starting from 6pm. The Yellow Sub Bar will be hosting Hilde Marie Kvaløsæter

and her band. Hilde, from Norway, is a fine folk singer and her band features Frenchmen Fabien Lesecq on guitar, and Benoit Brandt on percussion. Also in the line-up is Japanese musoe Aya Urata on keyboards. Milo, a Japanese-French trio will be at the Yokahama Bar. This outfit is led by Aya Urata, a talented and versatile keyboard player who plays almost any style from jazz to rock, ska or reggae. She is backed by Kozuka Yoshiaki and Benoit Brandt.

At Panha is playing a gig at Asana, The Wooden House. This band is a new fusion of western and Khmer Rock, fronted by Khmer singer Teah Duck and backed by Russian and French musicians, including trombonist Alex Scarpati and Russian drummer Jekka. This will also be one of the last appearances by guitarist Nikki Vladimirovich, before his return to Russia. Reapers who liked the Dengue Fever band will love this. American rock singer and

drummer Tommy Nick and friends will be playing classic rock and blues in the Silk Garden. Siem Reap’s most enduring and enjoyable pop band, Cambojam, will host an open mike night at Russian restaurant Babushka. This group is headed by Fabien Lesecq, with Brit guitarist Tyrone Chris, Dutch bassist Virgil Ray and Frenchman Oliver Roulin on drums. There will be other guests joining in, so expect an awesome gig. The finale of the night

Siem Reap revellers whoop it up at last year's International Music Day. DAVE PERKES

features the X Rays, the house band of the X Bar, playing at Babushka. The group plays hard rock and R&B. X Rays is fronted by singer

and drummer Oliver Roulin, with Virgil Ray, Tyrone and Filipino Denis. These musoes are going to rock this town to well past midnight.

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