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Exploring Northeast Cambodia

Publication date 17 November 2017 | 12:12 | ICT

From May to October, rice fields in every province of Cambodia transform into lush, green landscapes soaking in the daily deluge of rain. Some of the Kingdom’s provinces stay this way year-round, especially those in the north such as Tbong

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    Publication date 12 September 2017 | 16:33 | ICT

    Financial literacy is fundamental to strengthening financial inclusion and helping people make good decisions with their money. This goes a long way

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    Publication date 12 September 2017 | 16:24 | ICT

    A recent report has found that the majority of Cambodia’s nearly 40 commercial banks lack the scale and efficiency required to generate a healthy

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  • Luke Hunt (left), together with photographer Gary Knight (middle), and Post founder Michael Hayes (right). Photo supplied

    Michael Hayes, an unlikely publisher with an enduring legacy

    Publication date 10 July 2017 | 19:02 | ICT

    One of The Post’s former contributors reflects on the improbable origins of the country’s first English-language paper – and the equally improbable phenomenon of a newspaper owner who was actually liked by his staff

  • Lindsay Murdoch, The Post’s roving correspondent, on the roof of the Rex Hotel in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in 1985. Michael Hayes

    Guardians of the truth, disruptors of the status quo

    Publication date 10 July 2017 | 18:50 | ICT

    For four decades I have written stories only for The Age in Melbourne and other Fairfax Media publications, with one notable exception.

  • Cambodia’s Sorn Seavmey (left) competes against Iran’s Fatemeh Rouhani at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea. Seavmey went on to take gold. ​AFP

    After decades on its knees, Cambodian sport is reaching for the sky

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:58 | ICT

    Twelve kilometres across Phnom Penh’s Japanese Bridge, two large columns tower over the fencing of a 94-hectare site. Atop each column, stylised flames leap from a cauldron. The Olympic rings decorate the gates to the site.

  • Festival-goers at the Bonn Phum Art Festival in 2015.

    Cambodian arts: a scene in development or decline?

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:52 | ICT

    Covering arts and culture in Cambodia – as the paper has done throughout its history, and over the last three years through Post Weekend – is a bittersweet affair.

  • Students wash their hands at a primary school in Phnom Penh in December 2014.

    Knowledge is power – educating Cambodia

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:44 | ICT

    Twenty-five years ago, Cambodia’s schools were scarce, and teachers even scarcer. According to Chin Chanveasna, head of the NGO Education Partnership, enrolment was low and a lack of infrastructure prevented many children from attending classes. While Cambodia’s education system has made

  • As mobile phone penetration increases, the proliferation of phone shops follows suit.

    A quantum leap for Cambodia’s telcos

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:40 | ICT

    As in the rest of the world, everyday Cambodian life is dominated by the use of smartphones, with consumers glued to social media, streaming videos and staying up-to-date with the latest breaking news and spreading viral content. This, in large part, has been fuelled by the rapid development of a

  • Phnom Penh’s rapidly changing and dynamic skyline. Post staff

    An economy on the move

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:38 | ICT

    The Cambodian economy has posted some of the most enviable growth statistics in the world, with GDP increasing eightfold over the past 25 years. But with a surging economy comes rising expectations, and Cambodia will have its work cut out for it if it hopes to continue to make gains in the 25 years

  • New property developments being built in Phnom Penh dwarf the older and traditional-style buildings.

    Cambodia’s landscape transforms amid construction, real estate boom

    Publication date 12 July 2017 | 16:35 | ICT

    With a relatively stable government and a welcoming foreign investment climate, the slew of Korean, Chinese and other regional capital pouring into an accelerated real estate building frenzy means the Kingdom is fast shaking off its war-torn reputation. Everyone wants a slice of the lucrative real

  • The Phnom Penh Post 25th anniversary supplement

    Publication date 07 July 2017 | 16:30 | ICT

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  • Lon Nara at the old office of The Post in 2001. Photo supplied

    A chance meeting with Kathleen O’Keefe led me to my wife

    Publication date 17 July 2017 | 16:00 | ICT

    In early 1992, a slim barang woman ordered office furniture and stationery from a shop where I was a salesman.