About Sok Lak

Social benefit plus Pareto efficient trend individualism with long term benefit. https://soklak.wordpress.com

Asia Pacific Arts Festival 2018

Around 400 participants from 12 countries across Asia Pacific to attend Asia Pacific Arts Festival (APAF) 2018 held on 7 to 10 February 2018 in Siem Reap province which is home of Cambodia cultural and world heritage, Angkor Wat.

The event is an art festival which aim to pursuit toward harmony, peace and global friendship through diversified cultural exchange, team buildings, workshop and performing arts competition.

The mission of this festival is to encourage youth to promote and build unity and peace through mutual understanding of each other love for the arts.

The theme of this year is community art. Community art here sometimes known as community based art or community engaged art.

“One effective platform of building relationship and community is through music and the arts,” Mr. Stanley Chin, Artistic Director of Asia Pacific Arts Festival stated.

He also stressed that community has always been a basic human need. People need other people if they are to live their live to fullest whether through families or friends”

So far, the festival run successfully for the past six years held at difference places in Asia Pacific with participants from China, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and so on. For this year, the festival get participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Australia.

Within festival, there is also art competition which including music and dance category with the judges from different countries. Those judges are Dr. Ryu Ki Yong from Korea, Mr. Marchin Maciejewski from Poland, Mr. So Srornos from Cambodia, Ms. Emily Li from Hong Kong, Mr. Purwa Tjaraka from Indonesia, Mr. Wong Kit Yam from Malaysia, Mr. Ian Goh from Malaysia, Ms. Cindy Yeh from Taiwan, and Ms. Nicole Yap from Malaysia. Nearly 200 candidates from 10 countries across Asia Pacific to join this competition.

Beside performing arts competition, the festival combined different activities including international friendship exchange, cultural exchange, school exchange, team building, music & dance workshop and city tour.

After the festival held in Cambodia, there are another four upcoming Asia Pacific Arts Festival in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam as following:

  • 20-23 July 2018, Singapore
  • 10-13 August 2018, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • 18-21 January 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • 19-22 July, Singapore




On Media highlight

Here is article or video that publish or quote from Mr. Sok Lak, Co-founder of Scholar Library, librarian, freelance journalist, blogger, project manager, project coordinator, initiator, creator,  translator, interpreter






Recognized as 1 of Cambodia Top Blogs to Read by khmerbird.com

soklak.wordpress.com was being reorganized as one of Cambodia top blogs to read by khmerbird.com in 2013.

According to Khmer Bird website, there are around 30 blog and website were selected to be Cambodia top blogs to read in that website. Till now, some of blog does not work or update anymore.

Those are 30 blog and website are:















Can’t Stand by Neilly Din

A Dose of Cath by Catherine V Harry







In Khmer










Source: khmerbird.com/top-25-cambodian-blog-to-read-in-2013

Recognized as 1 of 10 Best Bloggers in Cambodia

In December 2017, Mr. Sok Lak, owner of soklak.wordpress.com is recognized as one of ten best bloggers in Cambodia by a website called The Culture Trip.

Source: https://theculturetrip.com/asia/cambodia/articles/the-10-best-bloggers-in-cambodia/

In the website of theculturetrip.com, there are ten best bloggers in the list. They are:

Sok Lak’s blog mostly write about environmental issues, social issues and the country’s economics. That blog also publish his personal articles and some publications by him.

He start to learn how to use in 2017 and later in 2010, he created a blog from blog spot, a website of google company. In 2012, he start to move all his articles to another platform called Word Press. In 2013, he move his blog to website called soklak.org, but unlucky there is technical error, all around 500 articles gone in 2015. At that time, as everything gone he take a break for a year in blogging. In March 2016, he decided back to blogging journey and back to use current blog called soklak.wordpress.com till now.

Library Vs A Man

When author not care about library, like a man not care about his health.
When reader not care about library, like a man not care about his brain.
When book not care about library, like a man not care about his home.
When editor not care about library, like a man not care about his eyes.
When bookstore not care about library, like a man not care about his blood vessels.
When publisher not care about library, like a man not care about his heart.

When nation not care about library, like a man not care about his childhood.
When citizen not care about library, like a man not care about his children.
when researcher not care about library, like a man not care about quality of food.
When teacher not care about library, like a man not care about his job.
When librarian not care about library, like a man not care about himself.


បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រដល់ថ្នាក់ភ្លេចគុណធម៌
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រដល់ថ្នាក់មិនដឹងថាអ្វីជាមនុស្សធម៌
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រដល់ថ្នាក់បំផ្លាញខ្លួនឯង និងអ្នកដទៃ
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រដល់ថ្នាក់មិនខ្វល់ពីសង្គមដែលខ្លួនរស់នៅ
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រដល់ថ្នាក់សូម្បីផ្លូវអ្នកជំនាន់ក្រោយក៏បំផ្លាញ។

បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រសូម្បីតែអក្សរជាតិក៏ត្រូវគេជួលឲ្យរៀន
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រសូម្បីតែចំណេះដឹងក៏ត្រូវគេជួលឲ្យទទួល
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រសូម្បីតែវប្បធម៌ក៏ត្រូវគេជួលឲ្យការពារ
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រសូម្បីតែកេរ្តិ៍ដូនតាក៏ត្រូវគេជួលឲ្យថែរក្សា
បើសិនយើងក្រ កំុក្រសូម្បីតែជាតិក៏ត្រូវគេជួលឲ្យស្រឡាញ់។

— សុខ ឡាក់