After six months of publishing, The Wires would like to say thanks for reading and give you the chance to give us your feedback. We want to make The Wires better, and we need your input to do that. For your troubles, we'll buy you a drink the next time you're by the FCC — we may even buy you lunch! Complete details at the bottom.
Starting today, FCC members now receive 25% off their lunch bill at Pacharan (11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily). Just show your privilege card when you pay.
With each purchase at Pacharan members will also get entered into a monthly drawing to win lunch for two — just show your FCC Privilege Card when you pay.
That's 25% off and a chance to win a free lunch.
As always, there's a lot happening at the FCC.
In Phnom Penh, as many have probably noticed, there is some construction going on.
Several seasons worth of monsoons and baking heat had left the building looking a little weather-worn. Behind the big green drapes, Red Furnesse Construction is remolding the building's facade and giving it a new coat of paint. Expect an unveiling sometime around mid July.
On the inside, the FCC Phnom Penh has just opened a new air-conditioned dining room and conference hall. Perfect for lunch on those hotter-than-usual afternoons, the room's 8 tables are open for lunch and dinner. The room can also get rearranged for group parties, press conferences and the like (just ask).
Along similar lines, the FCC Angkor has also opened an air-conditioned conference room. Located on the ground floor, the room caters to small group events — private parties, corporate meetings, press conferences — and comes complete with LCD projector, WiFi Internet and the latest audio-visual accessories.
But most noteworthy of things happening at the FCC is the recent acquisition of another riverfront property in Phnom Penh. The name is still under discussion, but when complete, the future Design Hotel will offer 16 fashionable rooms on the river front, all built to funky Design Hotel standards. A new bar and restaurant will occupy the ground floor. Look for the lights to go by year's end.
Lunch at Pacharan is one of Phnom Penh's best kept secrets. Light and quick, tapas make for perfect working lunches or a relaxing mid-day break. And now, FCC members get 25% off their bill (11 a.m. to 3.p.m.) drinks included. See you there.
The team is currently putting together a plan to deliver Spain to Saigon. The new Pacharan will be in District 1 at 97 Hai Ba Trung. Chat up Andres and/or watch this space for the skinny.
November 25th to December 1st, 2006 Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The inaugural Angkor Photography Festival was held in October, 2005, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and was the first of its kind organized in Southeast Asia. The goals of this international annual gathering are both artistic and humanitarian.
With this principle in mind, in addition to the fourteen major exhibitions and seven photo-projection evenings, a group of artists and reporters also volunteered to organize a free workshop for young photographers from the region as well as a photo-dance workshop for a group of underprivileged street children.
Along with many others, the FCC Angkor provides gallery space for the festival.
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