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Phnom Penh’s Curbside Cuisine

Though the capital is no stranger to vendors peddling noodles, soups or snails from carts, a fleet of food trucks offering international fare have rolled into the city.

Beyond the Stage

The idea of conducting a survey of performing artists’ salaries and working conditions in Cambodia was born of necessity, said Phloeun Prim, director of Cambodian Living Arts.

Carnival, Roll On

As normalcy resumes after the three days of festivities, carnival workers from across the country who made homes in and around their rides and attractions on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula this past week are preparing to do it all over again.

Boats Flying By

“Today happens to be the third day of the traditional ‘Water Festival,” and at night, when the sun turns copper red, the banks of the great river suddenly come to life…the long racing boats flying by in the frothy swirl of the waves.”

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."

National museum?

Siem reap town - When Prime Minister Hun Sen in­augurated the Angkor Na­tional Museum last November, it had already attracted all the criticisms that...

hidden treasures

Walking into Michel Tra­net’s house is like stepping into an era past—well, a few dozen eras actually. At the ground level, his Phnom Penh home...

Tribal Rights

poey commune, Ratanakkiri province - In November, the sound of chainsaws in a nearby “spirit” forest upset a farmer in this usually tranquil Kreung...


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[Photos] The cyclos, street food and shophouses of 1950s Phnom Penh

This collection of archive images depicts Phnom Penh in April 1953, offering an insight into Cambodia on the brink of independence, a country yet to be touched by the heady development of the 60s or the tragedy of the 70s.