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Phnom Penh’s Cultural Revival in The Guardian

I published a piece on Phnom Penh’s current cultural revival in The Guardian last week. “Welcome to the Penh my friend, big city in the kingdom of wonder, where all the streets are numbered and when it rains it thunders, them smiles stay infectious, chaps asleep in their cyclos or pushing a Lexus.” Thus rhymes […]

Cambodia´s First Seven Inch Single since the 1970s – The Cambodian Space Project Launch Party

There´s lots of great music coming out of Cambodia right now. Check the fantabulous, beautiful and seriously RocknRoll Cambodian Space Project, a retro garage psychedelic music collective from Phnom Penh, headed by singer Srey Thy and guitarist Julian Poulson. The Cambodian Space Project have just released a single, called I´m Unsatified, the first vinyl to […]

The Cambodian Space Project

There´s lots of great music coming out of Cambodia right now. Check the fantabulous, beautiful and seriously RocknRoll Cambodian Space Project, a retro garage psychedelic music collective from Phnom Penh, headed by singer Srey Thy and guitarist Julian Poulson. The Cambodian Space Project have just released a single, called I´m Unsatified, the first vinyl to […]

My favorite Building – The Bokor Casino

Do Not Sleep Here “Today, you dead,” the Cambodian soldier hisses into Matt Dillon’s face and throws the American actor to the ground of a dilapidated room. Seconds later, James Caan and a group of gangsters shoot it out on a patchy lawn in front of a dark, imposing building, while doom-laden fog drifts up […]

From the Archives: The Bokor Palace, Cambodia – Asia’s Spookiest Building?

Tom Vater visits the spooky Bokor Palace Casino – Cambodia’s equivalent of the Overlook Hotel – and finds that the country’s crumbling colonial heritage is haunted by the ghosts of war.

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