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With a growing economy, new businesses on the rise and an eye on digitisation, Cambodia’s innovators now have more opportunities to shine than ever before.
As increasing levels of mass tourism in Cambodia’s major cities threaten to place strains on local infrastructure, representatives from the luxury travel industry offer a model of high-value, low-volume tourism they believe is key to preserving the Kingdom’s natural splendour.
With Cambodia surging ahead towards high middle-income status, ensuring that the next generation has the essential skills it needs to thrive in a high-skilled work environment has never been more important.
Cambodia’s first planned neighbourhood of affordable homes creates a new model of community in greater Phnom Penh.
New high-rise office blocks, modern condominiums and sprawling shopping malls are becoming increasingly common in Cambodia’s cities, representing the continued rapid growth of the property market in the country.
Cambodia has huge renewable energy potential in the form of hydropower, solar and wind. Hydropower is already an important part of the energy mix and attention is shifting towards other renewable energies, but many challenges lie ahead.
Cambodia’s economy is going from strength to strength, with GDP expected to grow by 7% in 2018 and 2019. But with rising incomes comes a greater need for environmental responsibility and leadership in the face of infrastructure gaps – here are three companies paving the way.
Cambodia’s relationship with China is stronger than ever before, in great part thanks to the many projects funded by China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Kingdom. But while Cambodia has benefitted hugely from this support, it must ensure that it remains open to a wide range of foreign investment.
Khmer Artist Savann Thav launches his latest art collection of colour-mastering canvas artworks related to the Celestial at his exhibition opened at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on May 6th, 2019.
The government in Cambodia recently hosted a digital conference that celebrated the Kingdom’s growing tech startup sector while simultaneously discussing the mounting challenges the country faces in embracing digitisation – before the digital revolution leaves Cambodia behind.
The festival aims to show off local products while giving the vendors a chance to put their business skills to the test, supported by a nonprofit economic development agency fighting human trafficking in Cambodia and India.
Almost a decade ago, Phuoeng Sophean – a Land Ministry official, and an imaginative architect serving as general secretary of the Board of Architects Cambodia – dreamt up the idea of a new capital of momentous proportions that he named “Samdech Techo Hun Sen Dragon City”
Nine years ago, Cambodia’s Land Ministry proposed a new, high-tech capital called “Dragon City” on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Southeast Asia Globe speaks with Emirates’ commercial manager in Cambodia, Abdulla Adnan, about what the world’s airlines can do to reduce their carbon footprint.
Aniwaa has become the world’s largest emerging tech comparison engine. And with commercial and personal demand for drones taking off in Southeast Asia, the start-up has decided to put the world’s leading unmanned aerial vehicles to the test.
The makers of Cambodia’s first professionally produced gin talk local flavours, start-up headaches and Southeast Asia’s growing love of homegrown spirits.
An exhibition in Singapore is putting minimalism in the spotlight for the first time in Southeast Asia – and revealing a history of radical artistic experimentation in the region that breaks down traditional borders.
A recent report has outlined the potentially damaging effects that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could have on Cambodia and other countries in Southeast Asia.
In Siem Reap, the newly opened Treeline Urban Resort has built into its foundation an open-air gallery where contemporary Cambodian artists can display their works on rotation, contributing their pieces to one of the four themed exhibits each year.
Learning an instrument helped Arn Chorn-Pond survive the Khmer Rouge era. He has since dedicated his life to reviving traditional Cambodian music that was almost lost under the regime.