As head of the Khmer Rouge regime’s secret police, Kaing Guek Eav, best known as Duch, presided over the torture and murder of over 12,000 people at S-21 prison, which became notorious for the cold atrocities committed there.

November 20, 2014

A man glares, brows furrowed in defiance, the numbers 57 and 1 pinned onto his crumpled shirt. Not far from him, a woman gazes with stoic composure, her infant cradled in her arms; her number is 462.

November 20, 2014

The idea of conducting a survey of performing artists’ salaries and working conditions in Cambodia was born of necessity, said Phloeun Prim, director of Cambodian Living Arts.

November 17, 2014

Viewers might be hard put to explain the sense of warmth and richness they feel when looking at Thomas-Pierre’s paintings, but the effect is deliberate.

November 14, 2014

When the Western classical music festival was launched in Phnom Penh in the early 2000s, there were not many Cambodians involved.

November 13, 2014

As normalcy resumes after the three days of festivities, carnival workers from across the country who made homes in and around their rides and attractions on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula this past week are preparing to do it all over again.

November 10, 2014

“Today happens to be the third day of the traditional ‘Water Festival,” and at night, when the sun turns copper red, the banks of the great river suddenly come to life…the long racing boats flying by in the frothy swirl of the waves.”

November 10, 2014

Designed by a team of architects headed by Vann Molyvann, the Bassac River Front complex was an ambitious project to develop 24 hectares of prime riverfront land with affordable housing units, cultural centers and other public buildings. “But history got in the way.”

October 27, 2014

Southeast Asia’s first insane asylum, the famous Prek Tnot hospital in Kandal province now houses the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health—Cambodia’s only mental-health facility dedicated to children.

October 21, 2014

A small book recently published by the organization Sipar has accomplished what no other guidebook on the Angkor Archaeological Park has managed to do.

October 21, 2014
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