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Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer – Cover

Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer has just been published. It’s currently only available in SE Asia but this will change soon. I am told the book will be available on Amazon soon. It’s been a great project to work on with photographer and publisher Kraig Lieb. And it’s the heaviest book […]

Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer – Out Now

“Cambodia: a Journey through the Land of the Khmer” , an illustrated book by photographer Kraig Lieb, went on sale over the weekend in Cambodia.  I contributed the text. Great project, great journey. This shot by Kraig is from Monument Books at Phnom Penh Airport. The book will be available on Amazon US & Amazon […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead – Asia edition – Shot by Eric Nelson

The Cambodian Book of the Dead (Crime Wave Press Asia edition), photographed by Eric Nelson.

Promoting Moon Angkor Wat

I have been doing some promotion for my new guide to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh, published by Moon Guides in the US. In a series of recent short interviews I talk about my first glimpse of the Khmer temples, why I think that Angkor Wat should be on everyone’s bucket list, […]

Moon Angkor Wat out now!!!!

Just received author copies of Moon Angkor Wat. Hurray!!! Out now in all good book shops in North America. Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

Srey Thy sings The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Chanteuse extraordinaire Srey Thy of The Cambodian Space Project performs for the launch of my novel The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published by Crime Wave Press, at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia. It was a real pleasure to have her sing for my reading. Wonderful coming together of music and […]

Cambodian Street Food in Silkwinds Magazine

My story on Cambodian street food is out in the September/October edition of Silkwinds Magazine, inflight publication for Silk Air. Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat. To read the feature, click on this link and proceed to page 8.

The Cambodian Space Project – The Movie

Film maker and long time collaborator Marc Eberle, has announced his new film project Rock Cambodia and is featured in a recent article in the Phnom Penh Post. This new feature documentary present the story of Srey Thy, the singer of The Cambodian Space Project, a Cambodia based music collective. Read the full story here. […]

Tom Vater on Kep in the Asia Wall Street Journal – Now online at the Center for Thai & ASEAN News Study

My AWSJ feature story on Kep, a seaside resort on Cambodia´s southeastern coast, is now available online. In the 1950s and 1960s, Kep-sur-Mer was a popular beach getaway for Cambodia´s elite, who built villas and modest palaces along the beach front and sipped cocktails to the sounds of Khmer Rock’n’Roll. In the 1970s the small […]

Holidays in Cambodia? Tom Vater´s new German-language guide to Angkor published 4.1.2011

My new guide to the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia is published on the 4th of January 2011, by Germany`s largest independent travel publisher Reise Know How. The book contains almost a hundred color images by photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, as well as maps of all the temples, a fold-out plan of the Angkor Archaeological Park […]