Meeting the new chef taking risks at Chinese House

et’s clear from the opening salvo that Inès Samaai has decided to take some chances on her new menu when a savoury squid-ink macaron with basil cured trout, chive and lemon crème fraiche, topped with caviar, hits the table. But this is just the amuse bouche. “I love macaroons in general, so I thought, why […]

One radio station tackles the tricky topic of the paranormal

Encountering the supernatural is a weekly occurrence for Um Kosal, a producer and DJ at Vayo FM Radio. Every Saturday and Sunday night, as the clock strikes 9pm, 34-year-old Kosal, alone in the studio on Phnom Penh’s Norodom Boulevard, dims the lights and prepares for his last show of the day. The station’s other staff […]

A scientist’s love of history

On April 17, 1975, Kenneth T So – born So Khong Thay – saw the breaking news that Phnom Penh had fallen to the Khmer Rouge on a television in the canteen of the University of Tennessee, where he was studying chemical engineering. The news horrified young So, who believed the rumours of Khmer Rouge […]

On Heritage Day, see another side of Cambodia’s history

Heritage Day is this Saturday, meaning that for the third time in Cambodia, various historical sites in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will be welcoming members of the public within their gates. This year, the Residence of the British Ambassador to Cambodia, the Residence of the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), […]

Inoculation against dengue fever urged

A pest-control worker fumigates a community in Bangkok in April 2017, as part of measures to combat the spread of dengue fever. (Bangkok Post file photo) The public should get dengue vaccinations, which work better for those who have already been exposed to the virus, Assoc Prof Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases […]

Thailand offers course for women who marry foreigners

The Social Development and Human Security Ministry is offering a free course to help Thai women cope with the highs and lows of interracial marriage and avoid potential scams or falling victim to human trafficking when moving abroad. As Thai society becomes more accepting of interracial marriages, some women view them as a way to […]

Politics? What politics?

Jaa Pantachat’s revival of her 2015 experimental comedic whodunnit Ceci N’est Pas La Politique (This Is Not Politics) may have maintained its original structure and storyline, but in this trimmed and funnier version, it has gained both clarity and poignancy. Written by Pattareeya Puapongsakorn, who won the Thailand chapter of the International Association of Theatre […]