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Facing an insurgency, the People’s Republic of Kampuchea began a propaganda campaign in the early 1980s to lure the resistance out of the jungle. Ros Kandavy became the voice of that cause.

Fri, 19 May 2017

Back-street booze on ‘Kabko Lane’

Driving down Sothearos Boulevard, if you catch a glimpse of a black painted basket wreathed in fairy lights with the words “Back Street Bar”, take a turn down the alleyway for a casual drink sheltered from the dust and noise of the

Fri, 19 May 2017

At TJ Café, a puppy playground bred from tragedy

Despite the cheery concept of Le TJ Café – the first restaurant in the capital where you can also play with a roomful of pets – the project arose from heartbreak.

Fri, 19 May 2017

Tackling provincial prejudice against LGBT one village at a time

In the yard of a house in Stok Prey village, in Takeo province, an audience gathers around a stage as a woman plays the chapey.

Wed, 17 May 2017

“Electric guitar is possible. Why not chapey then?”

After more than a millennium in existence, Cambodia’s traditional two-stringed chapey has finally gone electric.

Fri, 12 May 2017

Speak friend and enter: a secret sanctuary for home cooking

Down a dark driveway and behind a garage door is a secret hideout of sorts – a place to eat, drink or even to play board games.

Fri, 12 May 2017

A hard life in the ring

Close to a thousand people crowd into the bleachers and around the ring as the drums begin. Every bit of wall space is plastered with beer ads, and seven scantily clad women dance to entertain the crowds.

Fri, 12 May 2017

Old-school archery targets a comeback

For more than a century, Cambodia’s traditional archery was dormant. Knowledge of bow-making in the Khmer style disappeared, and with it went the know-how to shoot with the country’s distinctive bows and arrows.

Fri, 5 May 2017

Is this the end of Kampong Cham's iconic bamboo bridge?

For decades, Kampong Cham residents have been constructing a bamboo bridge each year when the Mekong becomes too shallow for the fer