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Poverty and debt: the true story of the multilingual Cambodian boy

Thuch Salik, a 14 year-old multilingual Cambodian internet sensation, is wearing jeans and a white button-up shirt appropriately patterned with outlines of big stars.

Why teenage marriages are rampant in Cambodia

Mobile phone access across the country has brought young boys and girls closer to each other, and due to social pressures the underage dating quickly translates into teenage marriage and pregnancy.

Rithy Panh: Living the Experience of Genocide in Body and Soul

After the conviction of the last two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity Rithy Panh, who survived four years of terror under Pol Pot, gives his reaction to this judgment and the justice rendered 40 years on.

Rotting fish odor — What’s not to love about this spicy...

With a pungent odor of fish left rotting for months, what’s not to love?

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.

‘The power of I’: A NIU student’s journey from Cambodia to...

Cambodian man spends turkey day in DeKalb, discusses love of Midwest.

Cambodia marks water festival with boat races

Cambodia began celebrating the three-day Water Festival yesterday with boat races attracting tens of thousands of spectators from across the kingdom.

How Wild is Cambodia’s Water Festival?

The Tonle Sap River and Mekong River are the backdrop for one of Southeast Asia’s largest yearly celebrations – Cambodia’s Water Festival.

Documentary Filmmaker Focuses on Cambodia’s Martial Art

Bokator is an ancient Cambodian martial art that flourished during the golden age of Angkor, and almost disappeared under the Khmer Rouge.

Meet the Incredible Cambodia Boy Who Can Speak Over 10 Languages

A young Cambodian vendor has captivated netizens around the world after his ability to speak over 10 languages and dialects was caught on film and shared on social media.

Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam agree to jointly promote Buddhism

Buddhists from Laos, Cambodia and Việt Nam gathered in Vientiane on Tuesday for the first Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference, which aimed to strengthen co-operation in promoting Buddhism in the three countries.

Step by Step: Phnom Penh Marching Band Takes Setbacks in Stride

On most days, the courtyard of Kolab Primary School is a cacophony of children at play, but on Sunday afternoons, the humid air rings with the cheery din of Phnom Penh’s only independent marching band.

Cambodia’s Forgotten Food

Genevieve Taylor tells the story of how Cambodia's finest dishes were almost lost when millions died in genocide in the mid-1970s, but now those forgotten foods are coming back.
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Documentary Film on Cambodian Martial Art ‘Bokator’ to Screen in Philadelphia

‘Surviving Bokator,’ a documentary film about a Khmer Rouge survivor and martial art grandmaster who dreams to revive an ancient Cambodian sport, is set to premiere in the United States East Coast at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival this Friday, according to a press release.

Cambodian women who flouted archaic rules are now role models promoting...

Generations of rural Cambodian girls were taught traditional rules for how to be a ‘proper woman’, dutiful wife and home maker. Some rebelled, determined to carve their own paths.

Cambodia’s most diligent and heroic architect

Dy Proeung built scale models of temples. When the Khmer Rouge took over, he had to hide his life’s work—and his identity.

Plastic? Fantastic!: Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

From a dress inspired by the plume of a peacock and fashioned out of bottle caps and cement sacks, to a black and orange tiger outfit made of plastic bags, one group of LGBT fashion designers in Cambodia crafts beauty from trash to battle discrimination.

Ayako shines in silk dress from Cambodia at wedding party

A daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin, obliged to renounce her status as a princess on marrying a commoner, celebrated her big day with a glittering reception on Oct. 30.

In Photos: First Cambodia Peace Gallery to Provide a Safe Space...

After more than a decade of working in conflict resolution around the world, Dr. Emma Leslie, executive director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, together with her husband Dr. Soth Plai Ngarm, brought to Cambodia the Cambodia Peace Gallery.

In Photos: First Baha’i Temple in Cambodia Hopes to Bring Peace...

The Baha’i Faith is one of the youngest world religions. It is also one of the most receptive religions in the world.