Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Preah Vihear to the World Heritage List. Cabinet Minister Sok An took the stage for an hour to do the formal stuff to party supporters and invited guests before the gates were opened, the youngsters rushed in and the real party began. First up were the crew from the Rock nightclub and they were followed by the great and the good of the Khmer singing fraternity including my new pal, Preap Sovath. The crowd loved it, especially when Sovath sang a song about Preah Vihear and the other artists followed in a similar vein. Over 8,000 packed into the indoor basketball arena and after an hour I left, only to see as many again outside the building watching the festivities on large screens in the stadium car park. Khmers love an opportunity to party!