Going away party
Earlier in the day, I popped over the Mekong River by speedboat to pay a quick visit to a new letting option, RiverWind, in the quiet-as-a-mouse village of Areyksat. With a perfect sunset view over the Phnom Penh skyline, this luxurious villa has gorgeous upstairs and downstairs apartments for hire for anyone wanting to get away from the city's hustle and bustle. Both are completely self-contained, there's an inviting pool to relax in and it looked great to me. It's the current home of humanitarian Dr Andrew Thomson and his family but will soon be available for hire as a whole house or two separate rentals. Find out more on their website. After a busy day at work, I found time to squeeze in the Naga versus Phnom Penh Crown football match at Olympic Stadium. It was a cracker of a game and ended in fisticuffs, which wasn't exactly the perfect way to end the first half of the C-League season. Not to worry. The second half of the season kicks-off in a week.
A couple of gigs to note this week. The Cambodian Space Project are back on stage, this time at the Railway Station on Saturday 5 June. It's another gig from those good folks at Chinese House and will follow a train ride into the countryside for anyone wishing to be entertained by a dj and a jazz band. CSP will be on around 9.30pm, tickets $3. Incidentally, CSP are in the midst of recording their first single which should be out very soon. On the same day the children of Angkor Youth Orchestra present their 2010 benefit concert at the Cambodia-Japan Center at the Royal University of Phnom Penh on Russian Boulevard at 3pm. Tickets from Amrita beforehand. Finally, tomorrow, Thursday 3 June, there will be a 5pm opening at the National Museum in Phnom Penh of an International Exposition called Diversity in Gender and the Arts - What a Difference A Difference Makes. 14 different artists will be involved including Leang Seckon, Em Riem and Pich Sopheap.