Welcome to LIFT issue 33

Welcome to LIFT issue 33


This is our 33rd issue of Lift and, if you have read any of the past 32, you will notice that this one is a bit different and, we think, better. We have always tried to find stories that relate to the lives of ambitious Cambodian youth, and that won’t change, but we want to do a better job of keeping our readers up to date on current events, new developments and opportunities in our Kingdom and around the world.

More importantly, we hope that by writing about the cutting-edge and controversial topics of today we will inspire you, our readers, to participate in the discussion in our magazine and online. Our stories are written by Cambodian youth for Cambodian youth, but we don’t want the experience to end when you finish reading.

That is why Lift is launching a partnership with Angkor One to provide an exclusive discussion forum at angkorone.com/lift. Every week our writers will join our readers in thoughtful conversations about the stories and ideas in our magazine. We will also have a weekly poll to get your opinion on crucial questions to Cambodia’s future.

This week, we also have the results of the first Lift competition, which asked readers to capture globalization in a photograph. We hope this week’s winner will inspire you to put your creativity to the test in future competitions (details about our next contest on page 9).

We hope you like the new Lift. If you have any critiques, criticisms or comments, send them to [email protected] and we will keep making your magazine better.
Tell us what you think of our changes at angkorone.com/lift

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  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on