More funding is being allocated to set up tourist villages in a bid to increase tourism at Borobudur.
photo credit: hildo trazo
Borobudur to Woo Visitors With New Tourist Villages
Jakarta Globe, 20 January 2010
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Four statues, two of Buddha and two of unnamed male deities, discovered in Kampong Speu province have been safely deposited with the National Museum in Phnom Penh. The statues are rare examples that date before the Angkor period.
Museum lauds pre-Angkor statues
Phnom Penh Post, 21 January 2010
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The remains of King Le Du Thong (1679-1731) was reburied earlier this week in a ceremony mixing traditional and contemporary practices. The remains of the king were uncovered in the middle of the last century and were housed in the Vietnamese History Museum until reburial.
King Le Du Tong to be brought home for burial
Saigon Giai Phong, 23 January 2010
Le king to be reburied after delay
Thanh Nien News, 23 January 2010
Royal remains for reburial
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 January 2010 Continue reading “Vietnamese king laid to rest”
This news feature highlights the Champa Museum in Da Nang, which has grown to be one of the major museums on the Cham Culture.
Da Nang museum grows into centrepiece of Cham culture
Vietnam Net Bridge, 22 January 2010
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Alison in Cambodia writes about traditional ceramics making in Northeast Thailand using the paddle-and-anvil method, probably the oldest form of ceramics found in the regional archaeological record, and still a continuing tradition today.
Check out her full post (and video) here.
A visitor expresses frustration at the general mismanagement of the ruins of Majapahit in Trowulan including the lack of directions and access as well as poor information signs at the museum.
Ruins of Majapahit Obscured By Apathy
Jakarta Globe, 19 January 2010
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Singaporean readers would already know about the excavations at City Hall, where WWII artefacts such as gas masks and helmets have been found, along with earthenware from 13th-century Singapore.
Digging up secrets of the past
Straits Times, 18 January 2010
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A small firefight broke out between Thai and Cambodian forces near the Preah Vihear border, reportedly when Thai troops encroached onto Cambodian territory. No casualties were reported, and both sides have moved quickly to the discussion table.
Thai Army Rangers clash with Cambodian troops near Preah Vihear temple
MCOT News, 24 January 2010
Khmer and Thai troops clash at border near temple
DPA, via The Nation 24 January 2010
Cambodia, Thai troops clash
AP, via Straits Times, 24 January 2010
Cambodia reports clash with Thai troops on border
AA, via Jakarta Post 24 January 2010
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Professor Pham Duc Manh and his team have been awarded the Tran Van Giau award for their book on the Oc Eo civilisation.
Civilisation Oc Eo : une recherche rÃ©compensÃ©e par le prix TrÃ¢n Van GiÃ u
Le Courier de Vietnam [French], 17 January 2010 [translation]
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An 9-10th century Champa House Altar will be displayed in the New York Museum (?) from February to May.
Champa altar house to be displayed at New York Museum
Saigon Giai Phong, 17 Jan 2010
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