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Cambodia’s golden age of rock revisited by bands putting their own spin on pre-Khmer...

Rock-folk fusion outfit Kampot Playboys are among several bands energising audiences with their own versions of popular rock classics from before the Khmer Rouge regime at their live shows in Cambodia

Cambodia’s central Kampong Cham province’s idyllic rural life, bamboo bridge and wellness

Kampong Cham province has the Mekong River, temples, what was the longest bamboo bridge in the world and a relaxing rural vibe. The charming provincial capital of the same name is best explored by bicycle.

The Hong Kong and mainland Chinese doctors heading to Cambodia on a mission to...

Dr Chow Pak-chin and other medics are heading abroad to remove cataracts from thousands of the continent’s poorest people.

Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam robs Cambodian villagers of homes and livelihoods

Holdouts of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II Dam hoping for an eleventh-hour lifeline to maintain ties with their Phnong ethnic roots.

Cambodia’s Kratié province offers an idyllic rural escape on the banks of the Mekong...

In the second instalment shining the spotlight on Cambodia’s rising destinations, Marissa Carruthers visits the eastern province of Kratié to experience nature and get a taste of rural life.

Former Macau triad boss ‘Broken Tooth’ Wan Kuok-koi to use blockchain and overseas Chinese...

The convicted former Macau triad leader known as “Broken Tooth” is expanding his business interests beyond the casino hub by creating a new headquarters in Cambodia for the cultural organisation he leads.

Japan plays China’s game in Cambodia. Hun Sen wins

As Phnom Penh cracks down on political opposition, Tokyo keeps quiet to retain its influence and not cede ground to Beijing. Meanwhile, strongman Hun Sen cynically plays off the two powers for his own benefit.

Civil war to UN peacekeepers: Can Cambodia’s blue helmets find peace – for themselves?

Fuelled by a sense of debt from its civil war, Cambodia makes an outsized contribution to UN peacekeeping. Some of its forces have paid the ultimate price – while those who return must deal with the trauma alone.

Kep in Cambodia: beach retreat favoured by country’s kings and French colonial elite is...

In the first of three instalments looking at Cambodia’s rising destinations, we visit the coastal resort of Kep, which is looking to reclaim its rightful title as the St Tropez of Southeast Asia

New owner of Phnom Penh Post denies Cambodian government launched crackdown on independent press

The Malaysian businessman refused to reveal the price of the sale of the newspaper or how a US$3.9 million tax bill was settled as part of the purchase

Fighting climate change with smart finance: Pakistan and Cambodia show the way in Asia

Two years ago, the world agreed that action to combat climate change was essential. However, now the problem is how to finance and realise the 170 individual country pledges made as part of the Paris agreement.

An ancient martial art that could have given rise to Muay Thai is seeing...

Grandmaster San Kim Sean closes his soft brown eyes and pauses. He takes a sharp breath and forces a smile before recalling how he survived the hell that Cambodia was plunged into during the Pol Pot-led Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. During that time, almost a quarter of the country's population perished.

Ancient martial art that spawned Muay Thai undergoes a rebirth in Cambodia thanks to...

Thought to date back 2,000 years and depicted on temple walls at Angkor, bokator was almost wiped out by the Khmer Rouge. One man, San Kim Sean, has devoted his life to reviving it, and slowly but surely it is gaining recognition.

Are Chinese-funded dams on the Mekong River washing away Cambodian livelihoods?

Beijing’s spending on hydropower projects is welcomed by many poorer Southeast Asian countries, but it comes with a huge environmental and social cost, experts say

The Cambodian singer who kept the ’60s rocking around the world

Kak Channthy, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Cambodian Space Project, grew up admiring Khmer rock heroes and became a musical ambassador, before her life was cut short by a traffic accident in Phnom Penh

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As Cambodia Educates More Girls, Boys Fall Through the Cracks

Girls now complete lower secondary school nearly 20 percent more often than boys, and in some provinces, 1.5 girls complete school for every boy.

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