Archive for the 'Siem Reap' Category

Feb 29 2012

Siem Reap’s top dining establishments

Published by under Food & drink

If you want to get the best eats in Siem Reap, you’ve got to get out of town. It’s true there are some lovely restaurants in the heart of Siem Reap, and some truly excellent ones too (Il Forno, for one example). But if you’re looking for a real treat, then you’d better grab a … read the full post

Feb 26 2012

Tapas in Siem Reap

Published by under Food & drink

For many people searing Asian temperatures are something of an appetite killer (would that I were one of them). Even after a day of meandering around temples or browsing markets, come dinnertime the ravening hunger that one might look forward to satisfying on a cold winter’s day just isn’t there, and the idea of sitting … read the full post

Feb 22 2012

Explore Siem Reap with a cool north riverside walk

Downtown Siem Reap is dusty, hot, traffic-clogged and as ideally suited for a walk as a rubber-ducky is for lunch (not unlike KL in that regard). It may look like there’s potential, but you’ll soon be sorry you ever started. Willing walkers often try the circuit on the south river, striking out from the bridge … read the full post

Feb 18 2012

Movie nights in Siem Reap

With Siem Reap’s first International Film Festival underway this weekend, it’s high time we looked at what other options film fans have when the festival has passed. First, to break the bad news: Siem Reap is not Bangkok. There are no mega-cinemas to be found here. But on the positive side, Siem Reap is not … read the full post

Feb 15 2012

Siem Reap with kids: Part 2

Published by under Kids

Following on from our part one on Siem Reap with kids: if you’re on the prowl for kids’ clothes, Shanti Shop on The Lane has just brought in a new selection of gorgeous and colourful clothes for ages 0 to 14. And if you forgot to bring toys or books for the kids, then Monument … read the full post

Feb 10 2012

Siem Reap with kids: Part 1

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With Cambodia’s colourful history and tales of red rebels, kidnappings, landmines, corruption and dodgy roads, it’s unsurprising that parents might think that, say, Brussels or the local petshop might be better options when planning a trip with their kids. Yet Cambodia is child friendly, and a large number of parents are making the journey here … read the full post

Feb 07 2012

The Angkor Wat International Film Festival 2012

Published by under Festivals

Siem Reap’s first film festival, the Angkor Wat International Film Festival, will be held at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Hotel from February 17 to 19. If you haven’t quite made it to Cannes yet, for whatever reason, here’s your chance to practice swirling cocktails, or perhaps a can of Anchor beer, while making come hither … read the full post

Feb 03 2012

The Giant Puppet Project

Published by under Events

Fancy a night of joy, madness, music, dance and ginormous puppetry (no, that is not a euphemism)? Then keep an eye out for The Giant Puppet Parade, the culmination of the Giant Puppet Project and one the biggest nights of the year in Siem Reap. It’s an occasion to let the kids from the many … read the full post

Jan 31 2012

What’s on in Siem Reap, February 2012

Published by under Events

February is another busy month here in Siem Reap, the absolute highlight of which is the Giant Puppet Parade on Saturday February 25. Exhibitions *Emotional, a unique collection of clothes by Eric Raisina, will be on exhibition at the Hotel de la Paix from Saturday February 11. The Siem Reap-based designer’s electrifying designs have been … read the full post

Jan 27 2012

Where can I get my camera/computer/gadget fixed in Siem Reap?

Published by under Shopping

I’m one of those people who claims to be non-techie and unswayed by market caprice, but somehow always contrives to have something that’s nearly up-to-date, but insufficiently à la mode that I can lay claim to an air of above-it-all superiority. I think the technical term for it is hypocrite. I don’t have a Mac, … read the full post

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