Don’t Miss Siem Reap’s Pride Weekend 2019

Siem Reap Pride Weekend 2019

With cocktail evenings, yoga, a pool party and even a tuk tuk scavenger race, this year’s Pride Cambodia celebrations promise three fun-filled days! Funds raised will go to A Place To Be Yourself (APTBY), an NGO dedicated to supporting the LBQTIQ community in Siem Reap, so there’s no better time to join in the events from 10-12 May (15-20 May in Phnom Penh).

Friday May 10

PRIDE Opening Cocktail Party: The annual celebrations begin with a special cocktail evening. 15% of the proceeds going directly to APTBY.

  • Where: Miss Wong
  • When: Friday 10 May, 6-8pm
  • Cost: Free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

Unbeweareable Party: The night starts with a presentation by APTBY, then let the party begin! One free shot for everyone wearing a wig!

  • Where: Barcode
  • When: Friday 10 May, 9pm-1am
  • Cost: Free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

Saturday May 11

Fabulous Flow: This practice will be an all-levels Vinyasa flow and, with a funky playlist, you’re sure to laugh and dance. All proceeds will go towards APTBY.

  • Where: Yoga Space Siem Reap
  • When: Saturday 11 May, 10.30 – 11.45am
  • Cost: $8
  • More Info: Facebook

GayMazing Race 2019: Register at www.adventuretravelco.asia/gaymazing-race for your team’s entry to this Siem Reap tradition – the annual tuk tuk scavenger hunt! Tuk tuk decoration takes place from 1pm and the race begins at 2pm. Amazing prizes on offer for best decorated tuk tuk, best dressed team and many more. It’s an afternoon of guaranteed fun and mayhem, following clues and completing challenges. Spectators are welcome and there is a special event just for you, on board Bar Cycle ($5 per person).

  • Where: Race start point to be advised. Race end point is Lub d Cambodia Hostel.
  • When: Saturday 11 May, 1pm – 5pm
  • Cost: Team registration (4 people in a tuk tuk ) $15. Individual registration $10.
  • More Info: Facebook and for spectators Facebook

Rainbows & Unicorns Pool Fantasy: Enjoy tunes from a guest DJ and relax with your favourite drinks at this fun and relaxed pool party. Entrance profit goes to Absolutely Dragulous 2020.

  • Where: Rambutan Hotel & Resort
  • When: Saturday 11 May, 6pm – 1am
  • Cost: $2 entrance fee for Khmer and $4 for other nationalities (includes a free drink).
  • More Info: Facebook
Rambutan Hotel’s tropical pool is waiting for you!

Sunday May 12

APTBY Open Day: See first hand what the proceeds of this year’s Pride events are going towards! Activities and guest speeches will be aimed at the Khmer community (in Khmer) but expats and foreigners are welcome to join a personalised tour of APTBY and Purple Mango Wellness Centre in English. The morning will begin with games, followed at 10am by guest speakers and Q&A, followed by food.

  • Where: APTBY
  • When: Sunday 12 May, 9am – 12 midday
  • Cost: free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

SUGAR Talks- stories worth listening to. LGBTQ edition: Fifth in a series of Sugar Talks is part of Pride Week in Cambodia! In this LGBTIQ+ edition there will be six amazing community members sharing their 10-minute passion stories with you. Come and get inspired, have a drink and get to know the community.

  • Where: SUGAR Beauty Boutique
  • When: Sunday 12 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

Splash & Chill Afternoon: Enjoy snacks and drinks at the food stalls from Pou, Marum, Blathazar, Little Red Fox, Rambutan and Wild.

  • Where: WILD Creative Bar & Eatery
  • When: Sunday 12 May, 2-6pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

Pride Closing Party: The long weekend of Pride events culminates at Sokkhak River Lounge. Buy one drink to get your lucky number to win a prize in the draw and dance to the live band’s music.

  • Where: Sokkhak River Lounge
  • When: Sunday 12 May, 7pm
  • Cost: free entry
  • More Info: Facebook

In addition to the proceeds of the Pride events, the following local businesses are contributing to APTBY in the following ways:

  • Bar Cycle Cambodia – Gaymazing Race Spectators 2019 – 20% of every $5.00 entry will be donated.
  • The Balthazar at Street 24 Wine Bar – Percentage of profits from all food and drink, May 10 – 12.
  • The Source Cafe – Percentage of profits from all food and drink, May 10 – 12.
  • Sister Srey Cafe – Percentage of profits from all food and drink, May 10 – 12.
  • The Little Red Fox Espresso – Percentage of profits from all food and drink, May 10 – 12.
  • Footprint Cafes – Coming Soon.
  • Siem Reap SUGAR Beauty Boutique – $5 from each Pixie Dust Manicure from May 10 – 12
  • Bang Bang Bakery-Cafe – Selling Rainbow cake & Cupcakes all weekend long. All proceeds will be donated!
  • Rambutan Hotel & Resort in Siem Reap – Cambodia – Percentage of profits from all food and drink, May 10 – 12.