Welcome to LIFT issue 54

Welcome to LIFT issue 54

There is no one who has lived in Cambodia without recognizing the impact of the spirit world. You might say you don’t believe in spirits, but most of us have had at least one coincidence, fright or strange occurrence that we could only explain as a run in with the spirit world. While beliefs in the supernatural are a very scary thing for some Cambodians, in this issue of Lift we look at the lighter side of the supernatural side of life. Horoscopes and fortune tellers are well known to everyone, so we wanted to find out how accurate they really were. Our methods my not be scientific, but we hope they are at least entertaining. The rest of your favorite weekly content is inside as well. Don’t forget to send us a text when you get a minute. It’s for your own good.


  • 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,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • 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

  • 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