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First They Killed My Father

First They Killed My Father


Posted By on Feb 18, 2017

Loung Ung’s harrowing tale of life during the times of the Khmer Rouge reflect the realities of many Cambodian’s alive in this period.   Up until the age of 5, Ung lived a happy life in Phnom Penh with her mother, father and 6 siblings enjoying middle class life due to the father’s job as a high-ranking government official. At this time the Kingdom of Cambodia reflected on a rich history dating back thousands of years to the...

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Photo credit Cambodia Daily Temple town is a place of high energy and excitement where the community often comes together to share in creative exchange. This weekend will be a perfect example of this as the city is set to erupt in an explosion of light and sound. Experience Siem Reap at it’s most dynamic and be awed and amazed by the undeniable creative energy that surrounds it.   ChubMet Opening Carnival   ChubMet...

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Over the years Phare, the Cambodian Circus has collaborated with many different creatives and the results always positive. We are very grateful for the influencers who have shared their knowledge with us in the past and we have things we want to share too. We are always looking for future collaborations and new ideas and strive to constantly improve our shows and the lives of our performers. A fantastic place for networking of this...

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Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year 2017


Posted By on Jan 26, 2017

Photo Credit: IQREMIX One of the most colourful events in the calendar, Chinese New Year is celebrated in China and across the Globe. In 2017, Chinese New Year falls on January 28th. Based on the lunar calendar it falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. The celebrations will start on January 27th, New Year’s Eve, and continue for around two weeks until February 2nd. How is the Chinese New Year celebrated? Roughly...

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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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