Tiny Tinou Circus International Festival will perform in Phnom Penh from April 28 to April 30 at the Chenla Theatre. (Courtesy of PHARE)
Artifacts looted from Cambodia’s ancient temples during decades of conflict have started to flow back into the country.
A document entitled “Phnom Penh Vision 2050,” seen by VOA Khmer, sets out how her company, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) works on projects.
Eating insects became popular in Cambodia during decades of civil war when starving refugees ate them to stay alive. Things have now improved for insect hunters in the region as they can sell insects at very good price.
A 2014 study by the United States Agency for International Development found that LGBT Cambodians face discrimination and emotional, sexual and physical abuse.
Panh Panhlauv was chosen to play in this year’s High School Choir Festival for the first time as part of the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.
Hoefinger travelled to Cambodia as a backpacker in 2003, fell in love with the country and befriended many Cambodian women who worked in Phnom Penh’s bars.
One of the world’s best-known martial arts, jiu jitsu—which was first brought to Cambodia about 20 years ago—is gaining more popularity in the country, especially among expatriates. Next week, a world well-known Jiu Jitsu master, Chris Haueter will be in Cambodia for a short training.
Next week begins year of the monkey in China, with millions traveling to spend time with their families and celebrate event with grand fireworks celebrations.
Many of Cambodia’s antiquities are scattered abroad, stolen and sold by looters during decades of conflict.
During this week’s visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, officials mainly discussed economic and security issues, but Kerry also took time to tour the National Museum and to discuss the potential return of Cambodian antiquities.
Cambodia earns nearly $60 million in ticket sales from Angkor Wat each year, from nearly 2 million visitors.
Efforts are underway to recruit men and boys in the battle for gender equality in Cambodia, in an approach that experts hope will help prevent violence against women.
German photographer Arjay Stevens described the process of falling in love with images of Cambodia, from daily life to local art and silk weaving to political demonstrations.
The Mekong Review, launched in November, will publish essays, book reviews, excerpts and works of literary journalism.
Phare, the Cambodian Circus troupe, has been performing in the United States and the message of its tour is that it wants the world to know that Cambodia is a very different country today, than the common image of its tragic past.
Efforts to inspire new generation of local filmmakers are beginning to bear fruit while foreign producers are turning their attention to Cambodian subjects.
Cambodian cinema fans are being treated to an unprecedented range of films at this year's Cambodian International Film Festival. In its fifth year the six-day festival is starting to attract serious international recognition and one very well known guest. David Boyle reports.
Khun Srun’s story ended tragically when he was executed in 1978 by the Khmer Rouge, which had by then taken power.
An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
The report recommends that developing countries in East Asia “take steps to reform their existing pension schemes, including considering gradual increases in retirement age.”
Shame and social stigma prevented most women from reporting the abuse, and it prevented many from even seeking medical attention.
The festival held in the capital, Phnom Penh, runs Dec. 4-10 and is screening 130 films from 34 countries.
The Water Festival is generally held in November, a tributary of the Mekong River, changes course, due to monsoon rains that fill up its source lake in the Cambodian interior.
A 2013 research showed that six of 14 skin-whitening creams had levels of mercury higher than allowed in Asean or the US.
“Sex, Love, and Money in Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships” looks at the intimate lives of Cambodian women and the idea of “transactional relationships.”
An exhibit of the project is currently running at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh.
The festival, the first of its kind in the coastal town, will include writers, songwriters, singers and journalists.
Phare’s performance “Khmer Metal” was applauded by the audience, some reacting with the words:“Now that was circus!”
Cambodia has in recent years received hundreds of pieces of antiquity, returned by foreign governments and private collectors alike.
With garlands and trumpets, some 200 government officials paid their respects to the late King Norodom Sihanouk, who died three years ago in Beijing.
Hun Sen warned against political messages of change, such as those that have transpired since the Arab Spring.
More than 800 indigenous people in Mondulkiri province are seeking to oust the provincial governor, who is accused of violating the rights of the ethnic minority.
The 15-day religious ceremony entail monks waking very early to chant, and more people arriving to make offerings, in one of the country’s most important annual rituals.
Tun Sovan, head of the Cambodian Buddhist Society at Wat Buddhikaram temple, said later he was happy to participate in a religious ceremony with the pope.
Phare, a Cambodian circus, is conducting its first US tour, after traveling across Europe and Asia for the last decade.
Often underpaid and undervalued, there are not many artists devoted to preserving Khmer cultural values through arts these days.
Chhim Sothy's award-winning work has been shown in many countries, including the US, and in Europe.
The move comes after Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Indian government find a way to stop the project.
General views inside Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia’s oldest fine arts college. Stand next to the National Museum in Phnom Penh, the school will soon leave for the outskirts of the Cambodian capital due to a planned expansion of the National Museum.