Cambodian women diving deep, going far

Publication date 18 May 2018 | 10:28 | ICT

There is a saying in Khmer that “women cannot dive deep or go far”. The meaning is that women should not stray too far from their traditional gender roles.



  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    Publication date 17 May 2018 | 11:17 | ICT

    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 rathe

  • Siem Reap’s unlikely culinary treasure

    Publication date 11 May 2018 | 11:32 | ICT

    Although sausages are not a staple diet of Cambodians, the product of foreign lands has today become one of the many foods that symbolise the growing internationalisation of cuisines that have become common in the city, which was o

  • A café for aspiring entrepreneurs

    Publication date 11 May 2018 | 11:28 | ICT

    Twenty-seven-year-old Eu Pech saw his own failures as an opportunity. Eu dropped out of high school during Grade 11 after a traffic accident.

  • Bird watching

    Publication date 11 May 2018 | 08:17 | ICT

    A peacock rests on top of a parked delivery van on a Phnom Penh street on Wednesday as a man drives past on a motorcycle. According to residents, the peacock is a pet that escaped from its owner.

  • Blind masseuse Nika begins the process of having a plaster cast made on Sunday. The mould will eventualy be made into a mask on display at Meta House on Friday.

    Mask project shows power of art in unifying cultures

    Publication date 04 May 2018 | 07:20 | ICT

    Nika lies flat as two paper tubes are inserted into her nostrils, allowing her to breathe as her face is covered in plaster by artist Myong Hee Kim.

  • Rady Khim dishes out a scoop of red rice behind the counter of her new eatery, Happy Dragon Farm. Khim is determined to bring health consciousness to Khmer cuisine while maintaining all the deliciousness of traditional meals.

    Canteen has a tasty take on nutrition

    Publication date 02 May 2018 | 07:19 | ICT

    Rady Khim, the owner of Happy Dragon Farm Canteen, is obsessively fastidious about the food she serves.

  • Sisowath Siriwudd on set during a shoot in July 2016.

    Jailbreak to make its debut on Netflix

    Publication date 02 May 2018 | 07:17 | ICT

    Jailbreak, the genre-busting Cambodian film that opened last year to critical acclaim both at home and abroad has earned another honour: Come Wednesday, the film will be making its Netflix debut.

  • The cocktail bar Hub is one of a row of bars and eateries which may be forced out of their location on the edge of Wat Botum Park.

    City tells street-side bars by Wat Botum Park to relocate

    Publication date 01 May 2018 | 07:42 | ICT

    The popular street-side bars and restaurants that line Wat Botum Park in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district have been told to move out by Tuesday or face eviction, vendors said on Monday.

  • Nhem Sreyvin, who recently performed a rediscovered version of the song Kampoul Doungchet on Cambodian Idol, with books about Cambodia’s history. Supplied/DC-CAM

    Idol contestant in spotlight for reviving long-lost song

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 06:39 | ICT

    At just 21, Nhem Sreyvin is an old soul. The Khmer literature college student from Preah Sihanouk recently took to the stage in the hit show Cambodian Idol.

  • Ouch Vanna (front left) mans the control board as a Vayo FM radio drama team records on April 25.

    Hoping for a radio drama revival

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 06:31 | ICT

    Vang Chun remembers a time when his industry brought families together. Now 78, he wistfully recounted this week the past glory of radio dramas – a genre largely ignored today despite the efforts of some trying to keep it alive.