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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
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.
Dr Chow Pak-chin and other medics are heading abroad to remove cataracts from thousands of the continent’s poorest people.
Holdouts of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II Dam hoping for an eleventh-hour lifeline to maintain ties with their Phnong ethnic roots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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