Plae Pakaa: A fruitful season of traditional Khmer arts and performance.

Cambodian Living Arts are presenting an exciting series of performances at the National Museum showcasing a range of traditional Khmer arts including Yike opera, folk and classical (Apsara) dancing, and theatre. “Plae Pakaa, or “coming to fruition”, symbolizes the trees of traditional arts that are now bearing fruits and flowers after having been growing over time. It also symbolizes emerging …

Cambodian Public Holidays in 2013

According to the Prakas for the official Cambodian public holidays for 2013, the following holidays will be observed in 2013.   [one_fourth]January 1 January 7 February 25 March 8 April 14 – 16 May 1 May 13-15 May 24 May 28 June 18 July 27 September 24 October 3 – 5 October 15 October 23 October 29 November 9 November 16-18 …

Social Enterprise, NGO’s, and donations

Our volunteers often ask us whether they can donate to CWF to help build our program and facilities. While we’re incredibly grateful for their offers, we always decline. Why? Because we’re a social enterprise, not an NGO. So what is a social enterprise? A social enterprise is a business where the commercial strategy is designed to improve society, rather than generate …

Thousands of Monks gather at the Royal Palace

Today is the final day of a week of national mourning for Cambodia’s King-Father Norodom Sihanouk who passed away Monday 15th of October. Thousands of Monks filed down Sisowath Quay from Wat Ounalom to the Royal Palace late afternoon, and it seems much of Phnom Penh joined them! The King-Father will lie in state for 3 months at the Palace, …