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Cambodia’s own travel booking platform targets jet-setting families and locals

Domestic holiday travel for Cambodians is often group-orientated – but that comes with the struggle of finding a car park and space for the whole crew to sleep.

Cambodian garment industry will suffer ‘negative consequences’ if EU trade deal is revoked

Industry insider Marco Kalinna, managing director of Cosmos Services, a garment trade supplier in Phnom Penh, and board member of the German Business Group in Cambodia, speaks with Southeast Asia Globe about the European Union’s review and possible retraction of its Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement with Cambodia.

Wind power in Cambodia is possible, says regional power producer

As the world increasingly opens up to renewable energy, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to Olivier Duguet, CEO and co-founder of the Blue Circle, a renewable independent power producer based in Southeast Asia, to find out more about the region’s future energy path.

The entrepreneur aiming to create the Silicon Valley of SE Asia…in rural Cambodia

An ambitious Japanese entrepreneur is developing a master-planned community for 100,000 residents in a Cambodian forest three hours from the capital. His vision is off to an apparently strong start, with an eco-resort, a tech campus and free scholarships for Cambodian students. Will his 20-year plan become Southeast Asia’s answer to Silicon Valley?

‘Training a new generation of skilled and passionate Cambodian chefs’

Davin Mao loves to cook and make pastries. Now she’s making it her career. The 24-year-old Cambodian chef sat down with Southeast Asia Globe on the last day of classes of her third semester at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, in Phnom Penh.

Cementing Cambodia’s future, but at what cost?

As the Kingdom’s construction boom continues, the local production of cement has evolved alongside it. But potential environmental issues may prove costly.

The sobering reality of Cambodia’s free education drive

Cambodia has long promised to provide free primary and secondary education to every child within its borders. But with a quarter of a million kids still out of school, how can the Kingdom keep its most vulnerable from slipping through the cracks?

Why now is an exciting time for Cambodia’s clean energy market

EnergyLab Asia is an organisation that aims to facilitate the growth of the clean energy market in Cambodia, with a particular focus on startups and innovation.

The future is bleak, says ‘A Cambodian Spring’ director Chris Kelly

In the run up to its screening at this year’s FreedomFilmFest, Southeast Asia Globe speaks to the director of 2017 documentary A Cambodian Spring, which highlights the infamous land disputes of Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh and charts the return of prominent opposition politician Sam Rainsy.

Cambodia-based Okra Solar’s technology could bring clean energy to the world

Cambodia-based Okra Solar’s technology could bring clean energy to the world Okra Solar, an Australian-founded technology company based in Cambodia, is on a mission to see 100% of the world’s population with access to stable electricity by 2025.

Whatever happened to… Cambodia’s homemade electric car

For more than a decade, the homegrown Angkor Car has hinted at a future free from the gas-guzzling SUVs on Cambodia’s crowded streets. But despite a glamorous launch in 2013, the Kingdom’s first electric car seems to have stalled at the starting line.

US pop sensation Charlie Puth to play Phnom Penh

In a room crowded with cheering young Cambodians, Smart Axiata announced today that it would be hosting US popstar Charlie Puth at its annual Smart Mega Concert in Phnom Penh on 2 November.

Smart’s innovator programme paves the way for Cambodia’s young startups

As Smart Axiata’s Young Innovator Programme enters the final stages of its second cycle, the five finalists can draw inspiration from two of last year’s successful startups which are making promising strides.

Dams spell catastrophe for Cambodia, but an alternative exists

The deadly dam collapse in Laos in late July brings Cambodia’s own grand plans for hydropower into question – and thrusts solar power to the forefront of the Kingdom’s quest for energy independence.

Fighting for justice: the plight of Cambodia’s imprisoned activist Tep Vanny

It is exactly two years since Cambodia’s prominent human rights defender Tep Vanny was jailed after protesting against the imprisonment of a group of rights workers known as the Adhoc 5. Southeast Asia Globe looks at her story so far.

Cambodia’s consumer credit growth remains strong despite slight slowdown

Cambodia has seen a rise in the number of financing institutions in recent years, with dozens setting up shop in the Kingdom to offer credit to consumers and commercial customers alike.

The architect who dreamed of building a brighter Cambodia

When 35-year-old Hok Kang launched his career a decade ago, he wanted to change Cambodians’ perception of architecture and how it differs from engineering.

Cambodia’s finance minister: ‘Fintech may play critical role in supporting financial inclusion’

Five years after Aun Pornmoniroth became Cambodia’s finance minister, he shares his vision for the Kingdom’s economy with Southeast Asia Globe.

Booms and busts: top tips for investing in Cambodia

For first-time investors, talk of bulls and bears, booms and busts, can sound like so much gibberish. Grant Thornton Cambodia CEO and partner Ronald Almera breaks down some of the basic do’s and don’ts of putting your money to work.

How blockchain technology could revolutionise microfinance in Cambodia

A new Cambodia-based startup thinks it might have found a way to change how microfinance lenders operate and cut down lending fees by more than half – by jumping on the blockchain bandwagon