via Khmer Times, 15 May 2018:
via VOA Cambodia, 09 May 2018:
The body that oversees the ancient Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Cambodia has said it detained four Chinese nationals this week for alleged drilling at the site.
Long Kosal, the Apsara Authority’s spokesman, said that the men were construction workers employed by a Chinese company that was contracted to study the restoration of the site’s waterways, but they did not inform the authorities before they started drilling at the site.
“They are working on waterway restoration from the Mekong River to the Tonle Sap Lake, but they did not contact the Apsara Authority or sent in the request in order to set the location to measure the Tonle Sap Lake. They just came and drilled,” he said.
via Euronews, 07 May 2018: An interview with Dr Stephen Murphy, a personal friend and one of the curators of the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore about the ongoing Angkor exhibition.
via Khmer Times, 08 May 2018: This article is probably in response to the ruckus last year when some illegal construction were demolished by the authorities last year in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City that is currently on at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, there are a number of associated events upcoming in May and June:
- 11 May 2018, The invisible paintings of Angkor Wat: This is me! I’m pleased to be talking about my discovery and research on the invisible paintings of Angkor Wat.
- 18-19 May 2018, Exploring Angkor Symposium: A special symposium organised in collaboration with the Guimet Museum, with a number of speakers including Pierre Baptiste, Alison Carter, Chhay Rachna, Darith Ea, Martin Polkinghorne, Paul Lavy, Miriam Stark, Olivier Cunin, Stephen Murphy, Kong Vireak, Sok Sangvar, D. Kyle Latinis, and Damian Evans
- 8 June 2018, Angkorian medical industries: Recent excavations at the Tonle Snguot Hospital Site, Siem Reap, Cambodia: D. Kyle Latinis will be talking about the recent excavation at Tonle Sngout and the spectacular finds discovered there, such as a 2m-tall statue of a dvarapala and a medicine Buddha.
via South China Morning Post, 17 April 2018:
via Phnom Penh Post, 09 April 2018
Historians and archaeologists are working to determine the origin and significance of a stone tablet appearing to bear the inscription of a Khmer King’s royal directive that a farmer found last week in an Oddar Meanchey cassava field.
via Quartz, 14 April 2018:
On a recent holiday in Cambodia, as I marveled at the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex, a commotion broke my reverie.
I had already noticed the other tourist involved: a white woman wearing an Asian conical hat. I had snapped a photo of the mesmerizing Baphuon temple with her in the foreground, walking toward it (above). But when she got to the entrance, she was blocked by a guard.
“In Cambodia, the Vietnamese hat is not allowed,” the guard told her.
via Khmer Times, 12 April 2018:
via Khmer Times, 13 april 2018: