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New Year in Southeast Asia: how to join the party in Cambodia, Myanmar and...

Water fights, processions, traditional dishes, games and dancing – where to join in the solar New Year fun in three countries in Southeast Asia.

An island idyll in Cambodia – and five other less travelled islands in Asia...

From sunsets in Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia, to Yakushima in Japan and its magical forests, adventurous travellers can still discover serenity.

Inspired by Blondie, Cambodia’s punk rock queen uses music to empower women and challenge...

Rather than sing love ballads as others in her country do, Sochetra Vartey writes lyrics about issues such as domestic violence and poverty.

China scraps plan to blow up Mekong River islets, says Thai minister

‘The blasts aimed at paving the way for big vessels would affect people’s way of life and also fish in the river,’ said Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai.

Cambodia’s King Sihanouk, who ‘would have rather been Clark Gable’, made more than 50...

The late Cambodian king, who died in 2011, fell in love with the cinema as a child watching French films. Throughout his 60 years of filmmaking he sought to promote traditional Khmer culture.

Deported from US to Cambodia for crimes, returnees find a purpose running offbeat tours...

Born in Thai refugee camps, they grew up in America; expelled to Cambodia, a country they’d never known, many struggle but a tour agency is changing that.

Cambodia chefs go in search of forgotten flavours as renaissance in Khmer cuisine gathers...

Chefs revitalising the country’s food industry cook use traditional local produce and techniques but incorporate global influences.

Thai forest rangers find themselves outgunned when tackling poachers

The country is a key transit point for smugglers moving on to Vietnam and China, two of the world’s biggest markets for parts from endangered and protected species.

Who gave Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra a Cambodian passport?

Officials insist Thailand’s former leader Yingluck Shinawatra hasn’t been given a Cambodian passport. So how she used one to register a company in Hong Kong is a mystery that points to the ‘highest levels’, observers say.

Passports for sale: Yingluck’s Cambodian, Jho Low’s from St Kitts. Here’s where you could...

Whether you’re running from the law or the taxman, or just seeking a smile at immigration, nationalities are yours for the taking if you’ve got US$100,000 or more.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake: where fishermen have no fish and no hope

The body of water, which relies on the Mekong reversing its flow to replenish supplies, provides most the country’s protein production. But overfishing and climate change threaten life on the lake.

Sorcery and black magic are alive and well in Cambodia, and they’re worth killing...

Outbreaks of disease, unsolved deaths or bad luck are often blamed by villagers on witchcraft, and sometimes there are violent consequences.

Base instinct: how Chinese visit to Cambodia reignited rumour of navy port plan

Docking of warships revived speculation about implications of close military ties and whether Beijing wants to strengthen its hand in disputed waters.

Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have...

News adds weight to theory politician escaped over border while supposedly under 24-hour military surveillance. Yingluck used the travel document to set up a company in Hong Kong last year.

‘They only go to Chinese shops’: Why Cambodia’s influx of mainland tourists is causing...

More than 1.27 million Chinese tourists visited the country in the first eight months of 2018, a 72 per cent increase over the same period in 2017. But locals say Chinese-owned businesses are benefiting most from the surge.

Teen experiences the good of social media

A video posted online featuring a Cambodian 14-year-old who can speak 16 languages has had an immediate and dramatic impact on the boy and his family.

Lawyer for Khmer Rouge’s Nuon Chea was practising illegally, says Cambodian bar association, casting...

Victor Koppe is dismissed by a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia after the bar association reports he was unregistered as a lawyer in the Netherlands in 2016.

How China’s massive gender imbalance is driving a surge in Southeast Asian women being...

Beijing’s decades-long one-child policy has left a shortfall of nearly 33 million women in China, with the same number of men facing life on the shelf.

Cambodian internet sensation and his mum contemplate the big time after video goes viral

Fourteen-year-old who was videoed speaking multiple languages at Angkor temples is on his first trip to the Cambodian capital, to get a passport.

Cambodian workers weigh the cost of EU’s stand on human rights

The European Union is planning to end its special trade status with Cambodia over human rights abuses in the garment and sugar industries. That would be a double-edged sword for Cambodian workers.