Archive for 2006


Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

ONLY band in town playing Original Khmer Rock Material
Live at the Zeppelin Café [Nº49 street 86]
For a special New Year’s Eve Concert
Sunday, December 31st 2006, 9:00 p.m.
contact: vealsre [via] yahoo [dot] fr

Khmer Architecture Tours: Olympic Stadium, University Buildings

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Khmer Architecture Tours

Sunday 31 December 06:
Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh
More details on the website.
Morning tour: Start at 9.00am, end around 11.00am.
Afternoon tour: Start at 3.00pm, end around 5.00pm.
The tour is in English; Khmer may also be available – please ask.
Cost: Cambodians: $1. Others: $5. Children over 12 are welcome.

Saturday 27 January 07:
University Buildings in Phnom Penh
More details on the website. We meet in town and travel by bus.
Morning tour: Start at 8.30am, end around 11.30am.
Afternoon tour: Start at 2.30pm, end around 5.30pm.
The tour is in English; Khmer may also be available – please ask.
Cost: Cambodians: $1. Others: $8. Children over 12 are welcome.

Cyclo tours of central Phnom Penh
Sundays: 14 Jan 07, 11 Feb 07, 11 Mar 07
8.30am start, and aim to return after around 2.5 – 3hrs. 15 adult places are available.
Cost is $10 per person including the cyclo hire and English speaking guides.
Children under 16 are free if they share a cyclo with a parent/carer.

1 This tour will take place normally on the second Sunday of each month.
2 This tour can be arranged to run at different times to suit groups; please ask.

With season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.

geoffrey pyle
khmer architecture tours
tours of modern architecture in cambodia

visit for tours news and to download the self-guided walking map of central phnom penh

Betty Ford New Years’ Gig

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Foreign Correspondents Club, New Years’ Eve
9pm until late.


Tuesday, December 19th, 2006


Bronwyn Burns
Arts Lounge Curator

Hôtel de la Paix presents “One step on a mine, it’s all over.” the first
international exhibition of Japanese war photographer, Taizo Ichinose, at
The Arts Lounge until 6th February 2007.

In November 1973, Taizo Ichinose was captured and killed by Khmer Rouge
soldiers, not far from the Angkorian temples. His most precious dream had
been to reach Angkor Wat and immortalize it in photography.

At the age of just twenty-four, Taizo left Japan for the first time as a
freelance photojournalist, heading for the war-torn regions of South-east
Asia. During his first visit to Cambodia in early 1972, he was blacklisted
as a photojournalist by the government and forced to leave the country.

He moved on to cover conflicts in Vietnam, only to return to Siem Reap the
following year, under the guise of a boxing teacher, to continue his journey
to Angkor, recording the uprising of the Khmer Rouge against the government
forces under Lon Nol coup.

The photographs and memoirs he left behind depict not only soldiers in
battle, but also the daily life of people and children in villages and towns
that continued despite the war. Now on the thirty-third anniversary of his
death, these rare historical archives of both Cambodia and Vietnam are
exhibited for the first time outside of Japan at The Arts Lounge, initiating
the international acclaim that Taizo deserved.

The Arts Lounge offers an ambient and thought provoking setting, providing
guests and visitors the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of Cambodia,
both past and present, traditional and contemporary. Visitors will take with
them a deeper understanding of Khmer culture and an appreciation of Khmer
heritage within the global context. The Arts Lounge is fast becoming a
cornerstone in Hôtel de la Paix’s commitment to respectful tourism and
contribution to the development of the local community. Hôtel de la Paix is
operated by Bed Management Company, Bangkok, which is recognized as a
creative and successful developer of independent boutique hotels and
destination restaurants and bars in Southeast Asia. In Siem Reap, Bed
Management also operates a hospitality training institute at the 18-room
sister hotel, The Shinta Mani.

For reservations contact: or book online at

For media information on current and upcoming exhibitions at the Arts Lounge
please contact Bronwyn Burns at

Popil Gallery Holidays

Monday, December 18th, 2006
I am leaving for France this Monday for one month.
Gallery will be opened as usual until December Tuesday 26th evening,
then closed from December 27th to January Tuesday 2nd in the morning, day of
opening in 2007.

Hey don’t forget to make you Christmas presents at gallery!
Feel also free to come have lunch at Popil Snack when gallery is opened.

I will be out of the office until January 23rd, be we can keep in touch by
email of course,

With my Best PhotoGraphic Regards,

Stephane Janin
Photographer and Director of the Popil PhotoGallery.

Popil PhotoGallery
#126, street 19
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

(855) – 12 992 750