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Upcycling: Cambodia
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Upcycling: Cambodia

Upcycling is a trend that is sweeping across Cambodia. “It’s about making something beautiful from something that’s not,” Vanessa Ferrer says, referring to the hammered ring, made of brass melted from bombshells that she holds in her hand. “It’s about making something beautiful from tragedy.” Ferrer is explaining how her label, La Boots, transforms by-products, … Continue reading

Cloud 9: Cambodia
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Cloud 9: Cambodia

Offering 360-degree views of the city, sumptuous cocktails and a menu to match, Cloud 9 has got evenings – and daytimes – covered.  Hotel restaurants can often feel somewhat sterile, but Sun & Moon’s rooftop bar and restaurant, Cloud9, feels both cheery and embracing. Although a sleek and modern looking hotel, with bold colours and … Continue reading

Building with Bamboo: Cambodia
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Building with Bamboo: Cambodia

Bamboo is shaking off its reputation as a poor man’s material, thanks to the efforts of sustainable builders and the country’s first festival celebrating the diverse material. Bamboo is a traditional building material that has been used in Cambodia for centuries. It is lightweight, extremely flexible and rapidly renewable compared to timber. Bamboo, however, is … Continue reading

Plastic Bags Out: Cambodia
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Plastic Bags Out: Cambodia

The days of Cambodia waterways and roadsides littered by discarded plastic bags could be just over the horizon following the signing of a sub-decree banning small plastic bags and levying charges for plastic bags given away at supermarkets by the Cambodian government. The law was drafted early October by sustainable development NGO ACRA Foundation in … Continue reading

Naik: Australia
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Naik: Australia

Dedicated punters lined the footpath outside The Bird to get a taste of Naik performing tracks from his new EP Mutating Machines. Utilising songs that didn’t make the final cut of his forthcoming album, Naik (aka Sam Price) ingeniously didn’t let them go to waste by creating a free EP for download and sending it … Continue reading