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Khmer Crafts and Food Festival empowering Cambodian women

It is almost once again time for the annual Khmer Crafts and Food Festival (KCFF) in Phnom Penh.

Fast books: The mobile libraries servicing isolated communities

One Thursday afternoon after Ta Porng Nuy has finished his work on a yam field in rural Ratanakiri Province, he gathers a selection of books on his three wheeled motorbike, driving it to a nearby town and parking it in the shadow of a tree.

Little, Brown scoops ‘moving’ Khmer Rouge tale

Little, Brown non-fiction imprint Robinson has bought a “moving and insightful” account of a daughter’s search for her missing father in the ‘Killing Fields’ of Cambodia.

Why the next big artist could be discovered in a Cambodia...

Cam Town Art Gallery opens in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Feb. 8

Cambodian minister urges youth to visit museums more

Cambodian Culture & Fine Arts Minister Phoeung Sakona is appealing to young Cambodians to visit museums to understand their country’s culture and history after discovering that the majority of museum-goers last year were foreigners.

A Cinematic Love Song: Cambodian-American Filmmakers with NoVa Roots Premiere ‘In...

Loudoun-based producer Neardey Trinh and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Caylee So are more than cousins—they’re creative collaborators.

Cambodia Ruler’s Recipe for Youth Appeal? An 8900-Pound Rice Cake

First came the 8,900-pound sticky-rice cake, stuffed with mung beans and pork belly, displayed at Angkor Wat and heralded as “officially amazing” by Guinness World Records.

Cambodian Space Project producer takes psych rock festival on the road

Cambodia’s second annual Folk Art & Blues Fest rolls into Phnom Penh on a double-decker London bus in late January for the start of a 16-day tour that will take it all over the Kingdom.

World premiere for Rodd Rathjen’s ‘Buoyancy’ in Berlin

Writer-director Rodd Rathjen’s debut feature Buoyancy, a drama set in rural Cambodia that follows Chakra, a 14-year-old boy enslaved on a fishing trawler, will have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Raven Banner traps Cambodian action thriller ‘The Prey’ for international sales

Toronto-based Raven Banner has picked up international sales rights to Cambodia’s first million-dollar action film The Preyand will launch sales at the EFM in Berlin next month.

This label shows you don’t have to choose between ethics and...

Any label with a focus on sustainability and ethical production is a win in our books.

The seven countries in our Asia-Pacific backyard where kings and queens...

When it comes to monarchy, most people think of the pomp and majesty of the British throne, with its palaces and historic ceremonies.

Top 5 / Southeast Asia’s favourite noodle soups

From Cambodia’s kuy teav to Indonesia’s soto ayam, Southeast Asia Globe tucks into the region’s favourite noodle soups.

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the...

In 2014, several indigenous communities in the Mekong started recording their stories and legends with the help of a group of researchers who are exploring how these narratives can help exposing the destructive impact of large-scale projects in the region.

Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia

Cambodia’s centuries-old tradition of masked dance was nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge’s “Killing Fields” regime, but a handful of artists managed to keep it alive and are now working to pass it along to a new generation.

A South Bay Noodle Soup Restaurant Puts a Cambodian Touch on...

Nouilles of 3rds draws on Cambodian cooking traditions in Lomita.

Captivating Royal Ballet debuts

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia will showcase its latest grand production Neang Watthana Devi for the first time in Cambodia in January, following performances in Switzerland and the UAE.

Former refugee found hope in Iowa after surviving bombs as a...

I was 5 years old, running from bomb shells in the fields almost every night. The Vietnam and Cambodian wars had been raging around me my whole life, and my home was a battlefield.

Blessings of the Buddha

Monks in Bangkok on Sunday led hundreds of Thais in worshiping Buddhist relics and statues gathered from 13 Asian countries for a New Year blessing ceremony.

Our favorite new restaurants of the year

It has been a pivotal year for both the restaurant industry and the journalists who cover it. While dozens of high-profile investigations uncovered harassment, wage theft and other abuse in the food world, American restaurant criticism also took a notable shift.