On June 4, Cambodians will once again mark the anniversary of the loss, according to them in 1949, of former 21 Cambodian provinces for the benefit of Vietnam. These provinces are what it is called by the Khmers as Kampuchea Krom.
Creating a font needs to go through many stages. It starts with designing the style, lines and curves of the letters. But for Khmers, it is quite tricky to design fonts based on the local typography.
Khmers marked the beginning of a new year with colourful, vibrant and loud celebrations last week.
“ât mech ban!” or “Can’t miss Bonn Phum!” trended on social media last week. Of course, young Khmers would never ever miss Bonn Phum for anything.
Cambodia’s biggest and most important annual festivity – Khmer New Year – is celebrated for three days every April.
Cambodians have distinct talents in music. We have this unique voice quality that is both soothing and intriguing.
“Let’s Read” is a regional project initiated and ran by the Asia foundation, an international organisation that works in over 10 countries including Cambodia.
The rise in number of foreign tourists in the kingdom also means an increase in the number of job opportunities for Khmers. However, has this demand for skilled workers in the industry been met?
One of Cambodia’s biggest festivals, Bon Om Touk gathered about 4.5 million Khmers and foreigners in the capital for a three-day celebration.
With Cambodia and China’s friendship burgeoning now more than ever, young Khmers have started to cross into the East Asian nation in hopes of achieving educational success and gaining expertise in fields that may help the kingdom in the future.
Japan’s Toridoll Holdings Corp opened its first food and beverage management institution in Cambodia last week, giving Khmers a chance to get quality education on the food industry.
With the rapid growth of mobile internet, more Cambodians are coming online and have a growing appetite for streaming video contents. Everyone has seemed to get hooked on YouTube, the most popular video streaming site ever made.
In fact, heated debates continuously erupt among Khmers and Thais about a traditional dance that’s based on the Indian epic Ramayana and features mask-wearing characters in elaborate costumes. Khmers call it ‘Lakhaon Kaol’; Thais call it ‘Khon’.
The startup sphere in Cambodia continuously grows over the years, opening great opportunities for people, the youth especially, to show off their talents and entrepreneurial skills in their own ways.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday helped weave the last cotton threads for the world’s longest krama that has now reached 1,000 metres.
Political uncertainty is on the rise after the dissolution of the main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).