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6 ways to live the lavish life in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today’s moneyed elites can enjoy luxury pastimes fit for royalty in this town that serves as a gateway to Angkor Wat, seat of the Khmer kingdom.

What to eat in Siem Reap: 5 Cambodian dishes to try on your travels

Explore the local Khmer cuisine in the town that serves as the gateway to Angkor Wat.

Cambodian dissident weighs next fight against strongman Hun Sen after starting new life in...

Despite enduring brutal conditions in a Cambodian jail, activist Meach Sovannara has not ruled out returning to his homeland to continue speaking out against the government.

12 of the best hotels to enjoy in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

Did you know that this tourist magnet is home to some of the swankiest, most luxurious hotels on the face of the planet?

Why a dog meat seller switched to serving vegan menu, and Cambodia’s fight to...

Eating dog meat is popular in Buddhist Cambodia, but animal rights activists are trying to change this. One couple was persuaded to drastically change their business.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen’s eldest son promoted to commander of armed forces

Lieutenant General Hun Manet becomes second most powerful position in the country’s military.

Cambodian designers turning trash and recyclables into high fashion want to make people rethink...

Members of the recycling collective La Chhouk started with a dress made from brown rice sacks decorated with beer bottle tops and broken CDs which was later worn by a Miss Cambodia runner-up at an international beauty pageant.

Strangers in their homeland: the Khmerican Cambodians Trump deported

For many deportees, the United States had been home for decades. Now, they struggle to adjust to life in the country of their birth.

Cambodia’s first rum distillery

Most of the world’s rum is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America but there’s a new player in the market with the Samai Distillery in Phnom Penh becoming Cambodia’s first premium rum distillery.

Top 5 heritage boutique hotels in Laos and Cambodia you should check in to

The two countries boast some of Indochina’s most enchantingly spectacular lodges, the backdrop to much of the region’s rich history.

The son rises in Cambodia after Hun Sen’s rigged election

The ‘death of democracy’ cements the military’s power in politics – and paves the way for the prime minister’s succession plan.

Cambodia forces in show of power ahead of Sunday’s election

Thousands of police wearing flak jackets and armed with automatic rifles gathered at the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh in a display meant to discourage any street protests during the election.

A Mahathir-like figure, a car crash, and Cambodia’s ‘election’

Prince Norodom Ranariddh was a former leader returning to politics, but his severe injury in a head-on collision means Prime Minister Hun Sen is unable to give voters even the veneer of an honest election

Hun Sen retains his tight grip on Cambodia, and freedoms can wait

Markus Karbaum says having decimated all credible opposition, the Cambodian strongman is a shoo-in for victory in the general election next week. Given the fear, resignation and indifference that prevail, he looks set to rule for as long as he likes

China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence

Beijing’s investment in Cambodia has been key to the country’s development, but some argue its domination is creating a quasi-colony and if ruler Hun Sen swings more towards Washington, it would benefit the people.

Party on: Cambodia starts election campaign with doves and dancing

Critics argue the vote might not be fair after a court dissolved the main opposition party for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.

Cambodian ‘donut king’ who came full circle

US immigrant Ted Ngoy built a dynasty of flour and sugar that changed the fate of hundreds of his fellow countrymen seeking a better life. A sudden addiction took it all away, but it left him all the wiser decades later.

Sex, gender and social change: 23-year-old Cambodian blogger tackles cultural taboos drawing both applause...

A video blog called ‘A Dose of Cath’ unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.

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.