The Phnom Penh Post – Post Weekend

The Phnom Penh Post – Post Weekend

On the move: Big plans for Shinta Mani artisan market   Siem Reap’s Made in Cambodia artisan market pitched its tents for the last time yesterday on the grounds of the Shinta Mani hotel. The market, which hosted 53 stalls, will reopen with expanded hours, events...
The Phnom Penh Post – Post Weekend

The Phnom Penh Post – Post Weekend

A life transformed, like scrap metal into jewellery   Srey Nao Thorn bends over a small wooden desk, a blowtorch in hand, as she concentrates on transforming tiny pieces of brass into jewellery. The 20-year-old former child beggar has come a long way in the...
The Phnom Penh Post – Siem Reap Insider

The Phnom Penh Post – Siem Reap Insider

Siem Reap’s ‘East Bank’ evolution   “Tourism is a huge part of the economy and life here, but people are looking for authenticity, simplicity, and new things, new encounters, something different, which they can’t find across the river.” Madeline Green, jeweller...
The New York Times – Travel

The New York Times – Travel

Khmer-Inspired Shopping by Angkor Wat   Saomao Founded and run by British-born Marie Hill, this shop trains, employs and supports Cambodian crafts people, stocking mostly Cambodian-made textiles and jewelry. Silver filigree pendants ($18 to $45) depict a flame...
The Phnom Penh Post – Siem Reap Insider

The Phnom Penh Post – Siem Reap Insider

Bullet jewellery set to fire fashion passion     The Heritage Collection, a new range of handcrafted brass bullet jewellery, was launched last week at Heritage Suites Hotel. Created exclusively for the boutique hotel, the collection is designed by Saomao...