Letter From Siem Reap – Videos of Cambodia’s mud builders go viral on YouTube

The villager before me walks with a slight stoop, his furrowed forehead shielding deep-set eyes. It is the first time we are meeting, but I recognise him immediately.

He is the face of the YouTube channel called Building Technology. He is the nameless, shirtless craftsman who digs 3m-deep basements, and shapes elaborate furniture and wall displays from dried mud.

These time-lapse videos, usually showing a pair of builders working together, have been viewed up to 86 million times since they were posted over three years ago.

In full: https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/mud-builders-of-cambodia-make-viral-videos-on-youtube-channel

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