Art, Not Wildlife, is On the Menu at this Celebration of Cambodia’s Endangered Species

Savour classic Khmer flavours along with top-notch painting, sculpture, photography and documentary filmmaking at this celebration of Cambodian wildlife in BKK1.

Leading Khmer artists, photographers, filmmakers, makeup artists, chefs and conservationists join forces tonight to raise awareness for Cambodia’s most majestic and endangered wildlife.

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The Artists

Organised by The Wildlife Alliance and the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project, Eat Khmer Flavour, Not Khmer Wildlife highlights the threats facing rare wild animals by poachers and snares. The issue will be brought to life through a photo exhibition by the Capture Project, depicting models in the place of animals caught in traps.

Also on display is a selection of paintings by pre-eminent Cambodian artist Chhan Dina, as well as a giant sculpture, crafted from snares, of a baby elephant rescued from a trap by Wildlife Alliance. Called Chhouk, the elephant was rescued by Wildlife Alliance and the Forestry Administration, and now lives at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre with the help of a custom-made prosthetic foot.

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Food + Film

Guests are invited to nibble on delicious canapés as they browse the art and watch two short documentaries: the debut of The Unforgettable Wilderness of Cambodia, by intrepid wildlife photographer Senglim Suy, and a piece by the Cambodian Fishing Cat Project, following their journey deep into the mangroves of Koh Kong province in search of the Kla Trey (fishing cat).

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A buffet of classic Khmer dishes, crafted by chef Luu Meng of Uy Kutteav is also available at $15 per head.

Luu Meng supports the campaign

Eat Khmer Flavour, Not Khmer Wildlife, 17:30pm-10pm, Friday 6th October @ Uy Kuyteav Cambodian Restaurant, St 57, BKK1. Entry is Free.

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