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Made in Cambodia Market

Made in Cambodia Market


Posted By on Jan 19, 2017

Local Artisans United In One Market Everyone is different. Some love the hustle and bustle of a touristic market. The bargaining, the haggling and the eventual triumph, although that triumph may be short lived when you realise you have been completely ripped off. That’s part of the excitement of these transactions it can go either way. Perhaps in the favour of the seller who gets to make a big profit, or the buyer coming away with a...

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Cambodia’s Victory Day

Cambodia’s Victory Day


Posted By on Jan 6, 2017

Cambodia’s Victory Day January 7th Victory day is a yearly celebration in Cambodia that commemorates the fall of Khmer Rouge’s regime on January 7, 1979. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the end of their reign and reminds us how far Cambodia has come in under 40 years. The Khmer Rouge, under the leadership of Pol Pot, changed the name of Cambodia to Democratic Kampuchea and led the country from 1975. They were responsible for...

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A Tribute To Rin Sophat

A Tribute To Rin Sophat


Posted By on Jan 4, 2017

The Phare Circus family is deeply saddened by the death of Rin Sophat, one of our invaluable members of the Sokha troupe. Rin Sophat (Pat) was just 25 years old when he passed away last year on Christmas Eve from his chronic health condition that caused his disability and poor health since his childhood. Sophat was born in Battambang but grew up begging on the streets in Thailand until he was found by the Thai authorities and taken to...

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Meet the Artist: Channy Chhoeun

Meet the Artist: Channy Chhoeun


Posted By on Dec 16, 2016

Channy Chhoeun is a shining success story of Phare Ponleu Selpak. Earlier this month Channy had his first solo exhibition, ‘Shelter’, hosted by Aviary Hotel. In keeping with Aviary’s feathery theme, ‘Shelter’ focuses on birds and their plight in a world being damaged by the carelessness of humans. Channy used oil and acrylic on canvas to recreate the beautiful vibrancy of the birds. His abstract additions to the painting add a...

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Meet the Stars – Choub Kanha

Meet the Stars – Choub Kanha


Posted By on Nov 28, 2016

At the tender age of 21, Choub Kanha is one of the busiest stars of the Phare family. Kanha performs in Eclipse, Sokha and now our newest show Same Same But Different (SSBD). Unlike any of the other shows at Phare, SSBD explores the cultural differences and personality quirks between Cambodians and westerners in a hilarious theatrical performance featuring brand new stunts.   How did you become a performer for Phare? I am from...

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Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)


Posted By on Nov 13, 2016

The Water Festival (ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យអ៊ុំទូក) is one of the most important holidays in Cambodia.   The Water Festival takes place over three days in November all over Cambodia, with the biggest celebrations along the Tonle Sap River in front of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The Water Festival was first celebrated in the 12th century, around the time of Angkorian King Jayavarman VII. The King’s Navy helped usher in the...

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