As Cambodia introduced travel restrictions, Khmer Times documents the situation
The Health Ministry late Friday confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 – one Malaysian and three Cambodians in Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, and Battambang provinces bringing the total in the Kingdom to 51.
The exponential rise in the use of plastic bags in the country has triggered a Phnom Penh-based Portuguese photographer Miguel Jeronimo to create a discourse through an art exhibition dubbed ‘Plastic Kingdom’.
Local and international runners run through the Angkor Archaeological Park for the 23rd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon on December 2, principally sponsored by Manulife.
Leather carving and shadow puppetry have been part of Cambodian culture for thousands of years. Performances used to transpire across the Kingdom regularly, with some performers even going abroad to showcase the art.
After about 4.5 million people joined the Water Festival last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen praised authorities for running a peaceful event free of any violence, noting that prevailing peace in the Kingdom was to credit for the festival’s success.
In Cambodia, where holidays and festivals abound, the three-day Bon Om Touk or the Water Festival that begins next week easily takes the spotlight.
Access to clean water has been a real challenge for Cambodians living in some districts of provinces such as Preah Vihear.
Loick Le Roux is like an architect when he designs a new dish and would spend his days fiddling with raw ingredients as he strives to continuously create one-of-a-kind specials.
We’ve seen tremendous advancements in the country in the past decades. The massive buildings and facilities constructed here and there signify our economic revolution.
A walk along Phnom Penh’s Riverside is never complete without a visit to the Preah Ang Dang-Keur shrine. For Cambodians, this is the main shrine to worship and make offerings to Loekshvara, the six-armed deity who is also known as Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Everybody here knows that but among the transportation option providers in the country, the cyclo operators can best speak of its relevance and importance – of going slow.
Cambodia observes a myriad of traditions and rituals all throughout the year, with each celebration bearing a significant meaning and purpose. On September 25, Khmer Buddhists started the 15-day Pchum Ben religious festival or Ancestors Day.
Can you imagine Phnom Penh with its dust-free roads and its lush greenery scenes? Hard, isn’t it? But here comes the season not all of us like, the rainy days.
Adrienne Clarkson once said, “Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.”
A World Bank report this year says economic growth in Cambodia remains strong. It is even projected to slightly accelerate to 6.9 percent, a notch higher compared to last year’s 6.8 percent.
If you’re brave enough, with cold drinks on the side, you can hang out with iguanas, pythons, tarantulas and scorpions. There’s even a red giant cockroach, there are beetles and locusts too.
Even before the water taxis came in, Phnom Penh and its neighboring areas connected its people by river ferries and boats.
There’s no doubt how beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings and furniture made of buffalo and cow horns are.
As you drive or walk the streets of Cambodia, regardless of how you call it, you’ll be tempted to try some of the appetizing roadside moving food vendors with lots and lots of options to choose from.
It is said that every piece of jewelry tells a story without even a single word – a non-verbal communication of style.
Photos: Fabien Mouret
While they may seem more at home in the heaving streets of Mumbai or Calcutta, three-wheel tuk tuks are making steady inroads in Cambodia.
Coping with disability is never easy, wherever one may be – and in Cambodia, where support for the handicapped is limited to say the least.
Dogs are generally seen as more capable of performing tasks for their human masters, as well as their ability to seemingly be empathetic to human emotions.
To those who are accustomed to battling their way through the glacial pace of traffic in Asia’s more developed urban centres, traffic conditions in Phnom Penh may seem like a sign of relief and respite.
Some species of parrots that are endemic to certain regions have been classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as at risk of becoming endangered.
While it is true that Cambodia did not qualify for to spar alongside the world’s best soccer teams in 2018 FIFA World Cup, it doesn’t mean that everyone in Kingdom immediately refocused their attention on other sports.
Election campaigns kick off on Saturday morning in Phnom Penh and provinces as the political parties contesting the upcoming election promote their political platforms.
Sar Kheng (deputy prime minister, Minister of the Interior, and vice president of the Cambodian People’s Party) speaks at the CPP rally in Battambang.