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Sao Sothy’s home is small and the furniture is sparse. There are no tables or chairs. In one room, there is a small bed, but her family of four sleeps on mats in the living room. Hanging on the otherwise bare walls is Ms. Sothy’s teacher’s certificate.
Home is where the paint is. At least it is in a new gallery by Fani Llaurado and Dina Chhan at the FCC Mansion in Phnom Penh, which opened Thursday evening. Black and white photographs capture Cambodians’ attempts to turn abandoned public spaces—a cinema, a hotel, a cemetery—into private living spaces.
It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.
Towering temples and graceful apsaras are missing from a new Cambodia-themed photo show. Instead, camera lenses focused on corruption.
The Education Ministry will reconfigure how it ranks high school graduates seeking placement at state universities as part of its campaign to promote accountability in the school system, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron announced on Friday.
Three weeks ago, Cambodia’s first Oscar nominee, director Rithy Panh, joined filmmakers around the world at the 86th Academy Awards.
Today, Puth Chakrya works in a factory. Tomorrow, she’d like to manage one. To get there, the 20-year-old has taken out one of the first student loans offered by Acleda Bank. She is now studying management at Svay Rieng University.
Twice a day, traffic officer Troeung Sophoan takes his place at the intersection of Pasteur Street and Street 306 and braces for the predictable: a traffic jam as parents pick up their children from the British International School of Phnom Penh.
Three weeks ago, Has Sreyna had not even picked up a camera. Now, strangers were admiring a photographer she had taken of her 75-year-old grandmother as she crouched on the hard-packed earth, staring at a smoking pot as she rested her head in her hand.
The lights dimmed, the music began and for the next five minutes a crowd of about 400 people watched a film by two young Cambodian filmmakers on the importance of girls’ education.
The idea for the Angkor Wat International Film Festival didn’t occur to Tom Vendetti when he was in Cambodia. The Emmy-winning filmmaker was focused on building a school with the help of Bernie Krisher, who traveled to Mr. Vendetti’s home state of Hawaii to help raise funds for the project.
During the 10th annual Japan-Cambodia Kizuna Festival, the focus will be on the “kizuna,” or bond in Japanese, between the two countries.
Most tuk-tuk drivers have to continuously vie with each other to attract tourists’ attention, but Oung Hour gets it without even trying. As he stands on the sidewalk near the riverside, groups of tourists point at his bright mustard-yellow tuk-tuk, its smooth fiberglass body shaped like a jellybean—a slick, sci-fi-like model that’s a far cry from the traditional wooden kind.
For two hours a day for the past two months, Kao Punleu, 21, has logged on to Facebook and asked friends to “like” his photo of Preah Vihear temple.
More than 400 Cambodian students hoping to study in the U.S. flocked to meet representatives from 27 American colleges at the U.S.-Cambodia Education Fair on Saturday in Phnom Penh.
It might be a familiar scene for audiences in Cambodia: photos from a developing country moving past civil war, political turmoil and extreme poverty. But a new exhibit from Slovakian photographer Martin Bandzak isn’t a reflection of Cambodia, but a window into Nicaragua.
With its drugs, sex and swearing, the new Hollywood film “The Wolf of Wall Street” is testing the limits of what Cambodian censors will allow to be shown in the nation’s theaters.
Compared to the bustling tourist center of Siem Reap, Phnom Penh has long stood in second place as an investment destination for international hotel operations.
Today, Phnom Penh has about 30 hotels using the “boutique,” label, but their owners have almost as many definitions for just what that description means.
Cambodia was ranked the best country in the world for healthy eating habits due to its low rates of diabetes and obesity, according to a report released Wednesday by Oxfam International.