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Lotuses are ubiquitous in Cambodian culture. Among other things, the flowers are a symbol of fortune and purity and they can be found everywhere from wedding ceremonies to funerals to rear view mirrors.

Angkor Photo Festival
Mon, 8 December 2014

Angkor Photo Festival turns 10

Pictures line the streets of Siem Reap as photographers fly in from across world.

Tale of Hope in Bophal won a Photographer’s Giving Back Award of $5,000
Thu, 4 December 2014

Impact Project, putting good news stories into the frame

As the person responsible for screening the submissions for this week’s Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap, Francoise Callier sees a little more misery from around the globe than most.

Actors Ma Rynet and Sok Sothun
Wed, 3 December 2014

A generational conflict is at the heart of "The Last Reel"

Hanuman Film’s The Last Reel is an engaging piece of cinema that deals with the ongoing fall-out of the Khmer Rouge regime on Cambodia’s families and film industry.

A still from "When the Dam Built: Areng Valley’s Dam and Its Impact to the Community"
Thu, 27 November 2014

Student films turn the lens on some of the Kingdom’s greatest problems

Eight documentaries produced by media students under the title “No Comment Cambodia Part III” paint a troubling picture of some of the Kingdom’s myriad problems – from the crumbling of decades-old colonial buildings to the potential

Dato’ R Rajendran presents Luu Meng with his award on Thursday night in Kuala Lumpur
Tue, 25 November 2014

Luu Meng named Asia’s top chef

Cambodian cuisine scored a double victory last week when local chef Luu Meng was declared Asia’s best chef in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, a day after it was announced that the Kingdom’s rice was named the world’s best.

Artist Srey Bandual, one of the founders of Phare Ponleu Selpak, with the new book produced by the organisation to celebrate its 20th anniversary
Tue, 25 November 2014

An arts dynamo born in Site Two Refugee Camp

Art education organisation Phare Ponleu Selpak will celebrate its 20th birthday tonight with the launch of an anniversary book.

A still from "The Gate", which tells the story of a Frenchman imprisoned by Khmer Rouge cadres
Thu, 20 November 2014

"The Gate" director: ‘The film is part of my communist trilogy’

French director Régis Wargnier described his new film, The Gate, as the concluding part of his “communist utopia trilogy,” ahead of the Cambodian premiere in Phnom Penh last night.

The BEL L1 teaching app that allows teachers and students to hear accurate English pronunciation
Wed, 12 November 2014

Reforming Cambodia’s school system? There’s an app for that

Want to reform the problem-riddled Cambodian education system? There’s an app for that. Actually, there’s two.

Morn Krut, the daughter of legendary Reamker performer Ta Krut
Tue, 28 October 2014

Reamker star’s daughter: ‘I never thought I would hear him again’

The daughter of legendary Reamker performer Ta Krut never thought she would hear her father’s voice again.