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The project weaving a brighter future for Cambodia’s rural women

A Cambodian social enterprise is giving the ancient art of Khmer weaving a modern twist – and supporting rural women at the same time.

In pictures: Cambodia’s Angkor Photo Festival

The 14th annual Angkor Photo Festival, held in Siem Reap Cambodia, features the work of 100 artists from 40 countries – plus talks, portfolio reviews and workshops.

What it takes to become Cambodia’s next top urban artist

Tomorrow, Phnom Penh’s trendy KBach Gallery will announce the winners from among 50 urban artists competing for gallery contracts and a grand prize of $1,000 at the Factory.

Plastic Kingdom: art exhibition questions Cambodia’s rampant waste problem

An new art exhibition in Phnom Penh featuring works by Cambodian and foreign artists will raise questions about plastic use and recycling, through woodcarvings, illustrations and even a motorbike.

Taking on Cambodia’s deaf stigma, one coffee at a time

A recently opened coffee shop in downtown Phnom Penh is empowering the country’s often marginalised deaf and mute community.

Seeing red: ‘Cambodia doesn’t have anti-China nationalism – yet’

China is investing billions in Cambodia’s economy, outspending even the Kingdom’s national budget. But as more and more Cambodians raise fears of crime, corruption and colonial ambition, could rising public resentment lead the nation back to its dark days of racially motivated violence?

Is Hun Sen’s long-time rival really a ‘democratic alternative’?

Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng has long been hailed by Western diplomats as a more liberal alternative to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decades-long strongman rule.

Comin Asia: ‘solar systems have the potential to be highly financially attractive’

Comin Khmere, the Cambodian arm of international solutions provider Comin Asia, has enjoyed booming business in the Kingdom by installing large-scale solar projects for clients across the country. Southeast Asia Globe spoke to Comin Asia’s regional operations director Michael Freeman to discuss the business end of the company’s renewable energy projects.

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.