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Tales of Asia III – Bangkok & Phnom Penh

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Here are the highlights of my third Tales of Asia Talk. The link to the full talk is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCFaDv0gfBE

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Tales of Asia III – Bangkok and Phnom Penh, 30 Oct, 7 – 8 pm, Asian Civilisations Museum,

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This one’s about fairytale kingdoms, grand palaces and Kings… Join me as we travel back in time to explore the city of Ayutthaya in Siam, and how it provided a reference point for the establishment of Bangkok. Explore the surprising mixed, … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia – Public Talks in Singapore, 18 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

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I’ve been silent for some time now…  That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the … Continue reading

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The Art of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

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Unfortunately, when I arrived in Phnom Penh that weekend, King Sihanouk had just passed away, and his body been ceremonially laid in state in the Royal Palace.  As such, most of the Palace compound – about three quarters of it, … Continue reading

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Phnom Penh, Architecturally

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Forget what the guidebooks and online advisories say.  Phnom Penh’s architecture and cityscape is breathtaking, particularly in and around the city centre, huddled along the banks of the Ton Le Sap River.  Phnom Penh is also immensely walkable. In fact, … Continue reading

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

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While in Phnom Penh, stay at the Hotel Le Royal, so goes conventional wisdom.  And so I did.  Situated in the heart of the city’s colonial quarter to the north, Le Royal has led a charmed life.  Opened in 1929 … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour VI – Sihanouk Time… Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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“[A]lready all we have built in Phnom Penh appears old under the effects of the burning sun; the fine, straight streets we have constructed are devoid of any human presence and overgrown with grass; one could believe that this is … Continue reading

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