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Cocktail maestros are shaking up Phnom Penh’s bar scene

The Cambodian capital’s nightlife is changing from workaday to sophisticated. Tamara Hinson raises a stylish glass

Bearing witness to Cambodia’s horror, 20 years after Pol Pot’s death

Twenty years ago, on April 15, 1998, Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s genocidal government during the late 1970s, died in his sleep at the age of 73.

Beyond the Crowds of Angkor, Cambodia

There’s no denying that Cambodia’s Angkor has gone into mass tourism mode, its timeless feel all-too-easily obscured by the constant presence of tour groups.

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia’s Mekong are...

Two weeks ago, shortly after it turned 2am, Sami’s boat rolled over on the waves of the Mekong river and tipped all of her possessions into the water—including Lydie, her newborn daughter. 'Just like that, she was gone,' the 16-year-old remembers.

Cambodia Faces ‘Dark Episode’ With Revival of Traditional Arts, Culture

When she was 11, Bonna Neang woke daily at first light to a Khmer Rouge tune broadcast over a public speaker in a hamlet in Cambodia’s rural Banteay Meanchey province.

Inside a forgotten kingdom: Incredible unseen images of China, Cambodia and...

These historic images of the Far East captured by Scottish photographer John Thomson will be exhibited in London for the first time this month.

Kulen dig leaves archaeologists more convinced site was once palace of...

An archaeological dig drawing to a close this week at Siem Reap's Phnom Kulen has lent greater credence to the theory that it was the site of the royal palace of the Angkor Empire's first ruler, Jayavarman II.

Praying for equality: Cambodia’s holy women battling to become female monks

Cambodia’s pagodas have long been home to men and women who have left their lives behind and dedicated themselves to following the Buddha’s teachings. But unlike monks, the Kingdom’s female devotees enjoy little of the prestige and education granted to their male counterpart.

Giving World’s Unfamiliar Music the Exposure It Deserves

Record producer, Ian Brennan, and his wife Marilena Delli, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, are on a quest for the unknown and unfamiliar. Their passion for discovering uniqueness in human stories and music has taken them to far-flung places around the world, from Malawi to record songs by prisoners, to rural Rwanda and Cambodia to give voice to genocide survivors.

I’m a survivor of genocide. Here’s what I found when I...

For Cambodian Americans, April marks the Khmer new year. It's also when survivors of the Cambodian genocide remember the fall of Phnom Penh.

The Young Woman Taking On Women’s Rights In Cambodia

In my many travels around the world I have come across many brave people - Sovanratana Boung would have to be one of the most courageous

Mixed Opinions on Vietnam’s Historical Role in Cambodia Spark Debate

A Cambodia researcher has said that Vietnam took a risk by supporting Prime Minister Hun Sen but saw him as an intelligent and capable leader who could support their narrative of liberation from the Khmer Rouge.

Ethical clothing brand Goel Community is bringing back the lost art...

A charming surprise lies amidst the trendy cafés and craft cocktail bars that now populate Phnom Penh’s Russian Market neighbourhood. The fairtrade fashion enterprise Goel Community fits right into this burgeoning creative hub by donning its handmade, homegrown, all-natural badge with pride.

The Cambodian singer who kept the ’60s rocking around the world

Kak Channthy, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Cambodian Space Project, grew up admiring Khmer rock heroes and became a musical ambassador, before her life was cut short by a traffic accident in Phnom Penh
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Preserving The Victims’ Clothes At Tuol Sleng

The memory of the Khmer Rouge's many torture victims is being kept alive through a special conservation project. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum holds the clothes of thousands who were killed in the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970's.

Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Cambodian singer Kak Channthy rose from poverty to perform in front of audiences worldwide. Dubbed Cambodia's Amy Winehouse, she was the voice and face of a revival of the legendary 1960s rock scene that swept the country pre-genocide.

Tarantulas, fire ants and other bugs go from street food to...

Old men fry tarantulas in chili oil. People snack on crispy grasshoppers like they would a bag of Cheetos. Buckets of crickets, grasshoppers and giant water bugs lay next to yams, cilantro and curry leaves in the intimidating culinary scene of Cambodia’s markets.

Cambodia launches museum near Preah Vihear world heritage site

Cambodia inaugurated a museum near the Preah Vihear world heritage site in northwest country's Preah Vihear province on Tuesday, 10 years after the project initiated.

Joy, heartbreak and psychedelic surf rock power a fierce, funny ‘Cambodian...

Psychedelic surf rock is not something Westerners generally associate with Cambodia. If we think about Cambodia at all, we might recall the murderous tyrant Pol Pot, who led the Khmer Rouge in executing more than a million Cambodians in the infamous Killing Fields in the mid-1970s.

Scene spirit: the new punk uprising in Cambodia

A special look at how a punk and metal scene has risen from the ashes of the country’s dark past.