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In Phnom Penh, a Grand Urban Plan That Never Came to Be

Designed by a team of architects headed by Vann Molyvann, the Bassac River Front complex was an ambitious project to develop 24 hectares of prime riverfront land with affordable housing units, cultural centers and other public buildings. "But history got in the way."

Artist Tells Story of Power, Poverty Through Traffic

Meas Sokhorn’s latest exhibition, “Inverted Sewer,” which opens Wednesday night at Java Cafe and Gallery, tells a tale of chaos on the streets of Phnom Penh.

New TV Series Takes On Sexual-Health Taboos

BBC Media Action’s new multimedia project, Love9, aims to address a critical gap in the national conversation around sexual and reproductive health.

Art to Think On

Romeet Contemporary Art Space’s new exhibition, “Time to Think,” is less an art show than what curator Kate O’Hara calls a “series of provocations.”

Government Revokes Contract for Takeo Resort Development

The Bati Tourism Development agency lost the right to manage and develop Tonle Bati Resort in Takeo province due to a breach of its contract with the government, the Council of Ministers announced Friday.

Weeklong Indian Cinema Festival Underway

Phnom Penh’s Bollywood fans rejoice: the first-ever Indian Cinema Week launches this weekend in the city.

Festival Puts Youth in Touch With Their Cultural Roots

A fever-stricken woman lies limp in the arms of a loved one. Villagers surround her, chanting softly. Suddenly, a lone figure rises from the ground and lets out a primal shout. The chanting grows louder.

Entrepreneurs Bring E-Commerce to Cambodia

It’s a Sunday afternoon in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Keng Kang 1 commune, and Little Fashion is buzzing. Every weekend, the popular clothing shop fills with customers—not ordinary window shoppers, but loyal Facebook fans—all looking to try on or pick up whatever items caught their eye on social media that week.