Archive for September, 2005

2005 – 2015: We Work Together to Make Change

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

2005 - 2015: We Work Together to Make Change

An exhibition of visual art, photography and video on Cambodia’s Millennium
Development Goals and visions for 2015, created by 60 Cambodian Youth aged

Soriya Centre 5th Floor, Phnom Penh
September 29 – October 2, 2005 9am – 6pm

2005 - 2015: We Work Together to Make Change


University tour 24 sept

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
khmer architecture tours

saturday 24 september 04
a morning tour of university buildings in Phnom Penh

Our next tour will again visit three remarkable, 1960s education campuses on the Russian Boulevard (airport road), the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (Soviet designers), the Institute of Foreign Languages (Vann Molyvann) and the Royal University of Phnom Penh by Leroy and Mondet. The tour leaves South Phnom Penh at 8.30am and returns before 12 noon.

We offer the tour in English and Khmer; there will be two groups traveling together. English speaking: $8. Khmer speaking: $1.

Places in each group are limited to 15, so as usual booking is essential. Children over 12 are welcome.

Please contact us by email as soon as possible, at with your request for places and please include names and mobile telephone numbers and English/Khmer. We will email you back with details as soon as possible.

We apologise for the late notice of the tour; this is due to delays in obtaining responses from the universities during the vacation. We hope to see you!

geoffrey pyle
khmer architecture tours
tours of modern architecture in cambodia

Shadow Theatre, Dance & Mask

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Shadow Puppets, Music & Mask Dances
“Preah Koh Bot” Story
Friday 23th & Saturday 24th September 05
At 7:30pm

Entrance fee: Adults $5, Children $3

Sovanna Phum Theatre
nº111 St360 (Corner 105) – Phnom Penh
Tel: 023 987 564
Tel/Fax: 023 221 932
We have show every Friday & Saturday, our puppets shop is
open everyday, except on Sunday.

Youth forum opening and events

Friday, September 9th, 2005

UNDP Media Advisory

Unique Youth Forum on Cambodia’?s future

A three-week long Youth Forum utilizing the arts to interpret the future visions of Cambodia?s youth will commence on Monday 12 September 2005 at the Ministry of Women?s Affairs.

Along with other distinguished guests, Anne-Isabelle Degryse-Blateau, acting Resident Co-ordinator for the United Nations in Cambodia, will formally welcome 30 female and 30 male participants, ages 18-24. The participants come from diverse regions of Cambodia, including Battambang, Takeo, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kompong Cham, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

The Youth Forum will centre on the universal Millennium Development Goals that form the framework for Cambodia?s social and economic planning. The Millennium Goals were developed in 2000 by all the countries of the United Nations to guide means of reducing poverty, improving health, education and gender equality, promoting sustainable resource conservation, and in Cambodia?s case, to end the casualties from land mines.

This unique and interactive Youth Forum will engage participants to develop their creative vision of a future Cambodia, via workshops including drama, visual arts, video and meditation.

The workshop will culminate in a declaration and public exhibition of the young peoples? vision on Thursday, 29 September. This event will be the first of what is expected to be many future efforts to cultivate youth involvement in Cambodia?s ongoing discussion about development.

Participants include members of Youth for Peace, Khmer Youth for Social Development, and Khmer Youth Association.

Facilitating this Youth Forum are the United Nations Development Fund, The Center for Creative Development, and Sang Salapak.

Future press releases will follow, and a press conference will be held on the week of September 26th to announce outcomes from the Workshop.

Project Manager is Jenny Pearson of VBNK/Center for Creative Development, Project Designer is Jane Martin (Sang Salapak), and Project Coordinator is John Weeks (Sang Salapak). The Facilitation Team comprises Jane Martin (Lead Facilitator), Erin Gleeson (Facilitator), Farhad Shadravan (Facilitator), Vat Phalla (Assistant Facilitator) and Keo Puthea (Assistant Facilitator), Seng Sophea (Translation Team Leader), Pen Pich Dara (Translator/Facilitation Assistant).

For further information contact John Weeks (Sang Salapak) 012 526 840

Dain Bolwell
Communications Manager
telephone:+855 23214379 extension 167
mobile: +855 12333609

Youth Forum Photos:

exhibition/exposition Phnom Penh

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Dear all,
Marie Denis is having her opening on thursday 1st September at 6:30pm at
the French Cultural Center in Phnom Penh. This young and very
enthousiastic artist will present news works inspired by her 3 weeks stay
in Phnom Penh. “Cambodia makes me think of a bicycle which have more speed
than anywhere else”. From benches to gigantic plastics bags, you will have
another experience of art
Hope to see many of you there,
Cher tous,
marie Denis aura son vcernissage ce jeudi 1er septembres au Centre
Culturel Francais de Phnom Penh a 18h30. Cette jeune et tres dynamique
artiste presentera des oeuvres inspires de son sejour de 3 semaines a
Phnom Penh. “Le Cambodge me fait penser a un velo, qui aurait beaucoup
plus de vitesse qu’ailleurs.” Des bacns au sac de plastiques geant, vous
experimenterez un autre art.
Au plaisir de vous voir nombreux a l exposition,

Linda Saphan