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The lunch rush had begun. In the kitchen, silver cafeteria trays were stacked with small dishes of homemade pickled vegetables, then sent out to a breezy dining area filled with Koreans, Western expatriates and a handful of sunburned tourists who had wandered in after visiting the nearby Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Cambodia took home a gold medal and four bronze medals from the Southeast Asia Wrestling Championships in Singapore on Saturday, an event created in March after the sport was omitted from the 2015 SEA Games.
“I felt like nobody knew there were Jews here in Cambodia. And people might be curious to see pictures of how they were living,” photographer Anna Spelman said of her exhibit, “Our Diaspora: Jewish Migration to Asia.” Showing at Phnom Penh’s Meta House until April 19, the images explore Jewish identity and community in Cambodia, India and Singapore.
In a politically daring new comic book, “Captain Cambodia,” a cartoonist uses a classic comic-book clash of good versus evil to comment on the country's politics.
The first record store in the country since the Khmer Rouge-era to specialize in Southeast Asian vinyl has opened in Kampot City, stocking a selection of psychedelic records in an effort to spur a 1960s pop revival.
After rights group Licadho released a statement Thursday saying that more than 10,000 Cambodian families were newly affected last year by land disputes in the 13 provinces where it has monitors—a three-fold increase from 2013—a government spokesman on Friday slammed the NGO’s report as “baseless and groundless.”
Two American sisters were deported from Cambodia on Saturday after the pair was literally caught with their pants down on Friday by guards at Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap City, who found them taking photos of each other’s bare buttocks at an Angkorian temple, officials said Sunday.