On the Tonle Bassac river lies the island where the Khmer Rouge kept the wives of its murdered male victims. Will Jackson reports.
Cambodia’s answer to Bobby Fischer barely looked at the chessboard as he decimated his opponent in 31 turns at a Tuol Kork coffee shop last Tuesday.
In Phnom Penh’s northern outskirts is a small house completely overrun with relics. More than 120 old clocks, ranging from 19th-century remnants of French colonialism to more modern examples from post-war Japan, adorn the walls.
With the many purported health benefits of tea – lower risk of heart disease and stroke, weight loss, increased concentration – there’s never been a better time to enjoy a cuppa.
Kratie, northwest Cambodia. In late March, the land in this western corner of the Kingdom is dry and arid. Access to water is limited, coming from wells provided from charitable organisations.
Composer Chinary Ung, 71, was last week awarded the John D Rockefeller award for 2014 from the Asian Cultural Council in the US. The award, given to those who have made a radical difference in their field, is worth $50,000.
People like their steak all kinds of ways – medium, rare, well-done. Some like mushroom sauce; some, pepper sauce. Some are happy with just the marinade in which the thing is cooked.
The Lim Meng Heng family roast pig stall is one of half a dozen or so nearly identical operations set up cheek-by-jowl on the northwest edge of Phnom Penh’s Orussey Market.
Kim San, 71, survived the Khmer Rouge. Her story is particularly remarkable: she gave birth to her daughter the day she and her family were forced out to the provinces. To commemorate next week’s anniversary of when the Khmer Rouge took power, she spoke to Emily Wight about her memories.
Disruption of typical weather patterns. Scorching drought interrupted by erratic rainfall. Water shortages and then, suddenly, a deluge of flooding. Poor crop yields; an increase in food prices; dreadful hunger.