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Meet the Stars: Nget Rotha

Meet the Stars: Nget Rotha


Posted By on Aug 22, 2017

By : Vattanak Chou Nget Rotha is a circus artist who performs regularly with the show “Influence”. He is only in his mid twenties, but he’s already a talented circus artist who does acrobatics, banqineu, hands balancing and clown acts. Being second born, Rotha comes from a big family with a total of nine brothers and sisters. How long have you worked at Phare? I started to study at Phare Ponlue Selpak when I was 16 yeas old, so in...

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By Craig Dodge Siem Reap, Cambodia has been at or near the top of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations in the world for several years. UNESCO World Heritage Site and ‘Wonder of the World’ Angkor Wat is the main attraction, and rightly so. Visitors can spend days marveling at the many ancient temples in Angkor Archeological Park. What an amazing place that should be on every traveler’s ‘bucket list’! But then what? What else is...

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  By Sunita Mager RATS. For most people, they are a nuisance. They are big, scary and harry. They have a long tail, eyes that glow in the dark and are notorious for nibbling on anything and everything. Some even think them a PEST! In Cambodia, rats are considered just another ordinary animal. People live with them in somewhat close proximity- and as with frogs, you might even find them cooking on the grill in local neighborhoods....

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Circus Inspired Lesson Plans

Circus Inspired Lesson Plans


Posted By on Aug 2, 2017

First, there was a vision to help traumatized, undeserved children through the arts at Phare Phonleu Selpak in Battambang. Children are giving the chance to learn, grow, become confident and eventually take on a profession that they are passionate about. Now, as this vision extends and develops, other local educational programs look to the circus as a way to teach their students about the country’s history, concepts and other...

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Open Day Celebration 2017

Open Day Celebration 2017


Posted By on Jul 12, 2017

By Sunita Mager – Every year, all of the students attending Phare Ponleu Selpak come together to celebrate their achievements, their creativity and their joy of learning by opening up the school to the public to showcase their work. By Hank Hsu By Hank Hsu By Hank Hsu Kick-off During this years Open Day celebration on July 7th and 8th, the students not only showed great enthusiasm by performing in music, theater, dance and...

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By Sunita Mager – A night at the circus is fun event, especially when you’re new to Cambodia. Luckily you don’t need too much time to prepare for an exciting evening out. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be good to go. Dress The more comfortable you are dressed, the better you will feel. Cambodia is a hot country, even in the wet season, so wearing loose clothes, dresses or shorts is the best. You can also choose to wear...

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