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Courting Victory

Under the scorching May sun, 15-year-old tennis player Delton Kim was relieved to catch a break after hours of training at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium. “This heat is probably what’s most challenging for me. So different from France,” he said as he dried his forehead with his shirt.

Kep Cook-Off

In the heat of the late morning, a young man moved frantically around a long table where five chefs rushed to finish preparing a dish of squid with Kampot pepper. “Only two minutes left,” he shouted to the competitors, first in French then in Khmer.

Bowling for Recognition: Players Aim to Set Up National Team

Every Sunday afternoon, one group of bowlers stands out among the regular patrons of the Blu-O bowling alley at Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh. While everyone else laughs and drinks, the members of this group wear uniforms, play with their own bowling balls and are very serious about not missing a single strike.

Japanese Investment Drops, But Trade Spikes

Cambodia saw a 2 percent drop in investment from Japan between 2013 and 2014, yet trade between the two countries in the same period rose sharply, according to the Japanese External Trade Organization.

India Sets Up Firm to Lift Investment in Cambodia

The Indian government is setting up a project development company to facilitate investment in Cambodia’s private sector by Indian firms, the country’s ambassador to Cambodia said Monday.

Sorya Shopping Mall Shuts Amid Vendor Protest

After negotiations between vendors and management at Phnom Penh’s Sorya Mall ended without a solution on Wednesday, hundreds of disgruntled shopkeepers shut their shops on Thursday, effectively closing one of the city’s biggest shopping centers.