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Raffles in Cambodia: Two Iconic Properties

The Kingdom of Cambodia has two iconic Raffles properties: Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor in Siem Reap, the city of the 12th-century Angkor Wat temples, and Raffles Le Royal in the capital Phnom Penh.

Ravenswood mural memorializes Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Under Pol Pot’s rule during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, more than 25 percent of the southeast Asian country’s population died from starvation and executions.

Hunkering down in tourist-free Siem Reap

Cambodia's Siem Reap thrives and survives on its tourist industry, with millions flocking to the ancient Angkor Wat temple each year. But as Covid-19 halts global travel, writer Jonathan Evans describes life minus the tourists in this once-again sleepy little town.

Lexington resident fulfills childhood dream

When Chantha Prak Scott was in middle school, she had a vision. It included years of schooling, focus and determination, but it was one she knew she could bring to reality.

‘People can get a compulsion to fix the place. Cambodia can...

Debut author Maeve Galvin worked as a humanitarian for the UN and tells Tanya Sweeney how her new novel explores the 'saviour complex', and the lure of hedonism that can seduce many foreign aid workers.

Books of Local Interest: ‘Two Teaspoons of Rice’ set in killing...

“Two Teaspoons of Rice, A Memoir of a Cambodian Orphan” is the story of Sida Lei of Alexandria, Virginia, written with Monica Boothe of Bowie.
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Trampolines Shoot Stunning New Video “Meet Me Where I’m At” in...

Pop/EDM/Hip-Hop worship band Trampolines have released their new single "Meet Me Where I'm At." The song is accompanied by a stunning new music video shot at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
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How to Make A Wild Hog Trap With A Snare

This wild pig snare seems to work pretty well in the Youtube video by Cambodia Trap Daily. The entire video is incredibly entertaining from start to finish.
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Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art (video)

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunities -- Morn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that highlights the hardships of Cambodia's disabled.

Australian Ebola veteran chooses coronavirus in Cambodia over economic uncertainty at...

While other Australians clamoured to flee Cambodia, one man has chosen to use his experience working against Ebola in Africa to protect his family from COVID-19 and economic hardship.

Cambodia travel: The mighty stone temple of Angkor Wat

At 660ft wide, the waterway was so big I assumed it was a river. It wasn't. This was just the 3.4-mile long moat around the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia.

Sergio True Story: How Accurate Every Event In The Netflix Movie...

Netflix's new biographical drama Sergio recounts the final hours of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. Here's how it compares to the true story.

YouTube and Vogue Helped Ros Pheakdey Become a Fashion Industry Insider

Ros Pheakdey’s designs are now worn by Miss Universe Cambodia contestants and popular singer and songwriter Nikki Nikki.

Coronavirus Kent: Chatham man Gareth Johnson says staying in Cambodia feels...

So the effect of the coronavirus restrictions has been different to the UK, tour operator Gareth Johnson says from the house he's renting in Cambodia's tourism capital Siem Reap.

Stop the fireworks: Virus puts Khmer New Year on hold around...

Khmer New Year is normally a time for celebration and community, but for Cambodians across the globe this year has been scuppered by the global pandemic. To get around this, some groups are moving celebrations online.

‘Would you not come home?’ An Irishwoman in Cambodia during the...

Christine Redmond on deciding between returning to Ireland or committing to her aid work.

Few Cambodians Visit Pagoda During Khmer New Year Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Cambodian Rock Band to Release Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Lauren Yee's hit play, with music by Dengue Fever, ran at the Signature Theatre.

Cambodians Welcome Khmer New Year Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

​Khmer New Year officially starts Tuesday and ends Thursday (April 14-16) this week.

Virtual Khmer New Year to Give Hope Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

For many Cambodians around the world, Khmer New Year is an important time to spend time with friends and family.