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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
Staff at the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Takhmao City help children with epilepsy walk. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

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
The character guiding readers through the booklet ‘Angkor Mysteries’ stands at one of the gates of the walled city of Angkor Thom in Siem Reap province. (Sipar)

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
Asian Games taekwondo gold medalist Sorn Seavmey speaks to reporters at the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh headquarters on Tuesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Sorn Seavmey, the 19-year-old high school student who captured the country’s imagination after winning Cambodia’s first-ever gold medal at the Asian Games this month, grew up in a cramped house in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district.

October 15, 2014
Dancers in the Sophiline Arts Ensemble rehearse a scene from the ballet 'Thunder and Lightning.' (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

From the very first moments of the ballet “Thunder and Lightning,” the audience is transported to a different time, swept away by the strength and beauty of Khmer classical dance.

October 9, 2014
An animation from Camp 32

Over the course of two decades, Hom Chhorn made numerous trips to Cambodia to locate the prison he had been incarcerated in during the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror. He knew it existed, somewhere. He remembered it vividly.

October 7, 2014
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At a seaside fish market in Kampot province, a man grabs a basket of fish, swirling it in the ocean to clean it. His hands are lined by the toils of a fisherman. His right hand, we see, is missing a knuckle.

October 7, 2014

The circus show that the Institut Francais will present tonight in Phnom Penh will be a mixture of gravity defying acts and breathtaking pirouettes that typifies contemporary circus.

October 3, 2014

The five-artist exhibition “Transition,” which opened last night at Meta House, revisits a pivotal episode in Cambodia’s history: the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement in October 1991, which led to the U.N. sending its staff and volunteers to administer the country and organize the 1993 national elections.

October 2, 2014

As the 17th Asian Games get underway in Incheon, South Korea, Cambodian athletes past and present look to history to shape the future of sports in their country.

September 22, 2014
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