Message from the CEO

September is here again and, for many of us, it's back-to-school season. Thalias has been working hard during these summer holidays, especially with a few students who took part in the intensive SmartEdu University Student Development Program (USDP) Bootcamp. Learn more about this unique educational challenge and Thalias' involvement in our dedicated article below.

We also put our efforts into bringing you something exciting with Malis' new menu that include many original mouthwatering dishes and desserts. For those who cannot wait to visit us, have a look at some of our typical Cambodian recipes in this newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you soon at Malis so you can tell us what you think.

We have also thought of those who would like to extend their holidays with a focus on a quiet getaway in the countryside near Phnom Penh - and other stories about Cambodia to liven up your vacation with some reading!

Yours sincerely,
Arnaud DARC
CEO and Chairman Thalias Hospitality Group


Last month, 48 young students took part in the second SmartEdu University Student Development Programme CEO Challenge and, we’re delighted to announce that, in a grand finale held on August 26, the team mentored by Thalias’ staff came out the winners! more

Malis has just launched a new menu that doesn’t just bring in a full-flavoured medley of new dishes, it also offers a new way to savour them through a series of tasting menus, carefully selected to offer a wide range of complementary aromas, textures and delicious Cambodian flavours more

For two weeks after September 27 this year, one of the world’s most unusual festivals of the dead will be celebrated here in Cambodia. As a festival during which the boundaries between the living and the dead retreat, it bears a lot in common with the festivals of the dead that are a vital, vibrant part of cultures the world over more

Set amid the lush paddy fields of Kampong Chhnang, Farmhouse Smiling Gecko is a restorative haven where the highest standards of Swiss hospitality and Michelin-influenced cuisine meet the warmth and unique grace of a Cambodian welcome and the healing powers of a fine pool and therapeutic centre more

A project to digitise the records kept at the most infamous and lethal of the Khmer Rouge’s detention centres, Tuol Sleng, is due to be finalised and made public this September, indexing and digitising more than 400,000 documents belonging to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum more

This July, US Representative Ted Yoho succeeded in pushing his Cambodia Democracy bill through the United States House of Representatives from where it will go to the Senate and a vote which may see the bill passing into law. If passed, the Act will create a requirement for the American president to impose sanctions on individuals deemed responsible by him for acts undermining democracy in Cambodia more