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Slower but cheap wins it for Cambodia's bra makers

Since taking up her factory job in Phnom Penh last month, Mom Sophea has been learning how to stitch sponge cups into bras using a sewing machine.

Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am

Loom with a view

Siem Reap, the gateway city to Cambodia's prized millennium-old temples of Angkor, attracted the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Kennedy and was one of Asia's most popular destinations in the 1960s. Now, having recovered from the dark days of the Khmer Rouge, it is back on form, drawing a laid-back, creative crowd from across the globe.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cambodia offers fun in the sun

Think of golden sand, glorious beaches and luxury retreats in Asia, and Cambodia might not immediately spring to mind. However, Cambodia is ascending as a tourist destination, especially its coastal areas.

A record 90,000 international tourists visited Cambodia Bay beaches last year - an annual increase of 7.5 per cent - and that could as much as double this year.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Controversial Chinese projects in Cambodia bow to public pressure

Two Chinese state-owned companies held back from their investment projects in Cambodia under public pressure, a sign China is paying more heed to international opinion.

China Southern Power Grid (CSG) has pulled out of controversial dam projects in the country after local villagers protested that the dams would ruin their fisheries.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Domestic politics driving border row

Could two little-known temple complexes on the Thai-Cambodian border spark the fiercest clashes between the two neighbours in years? Hidden deep in the jungle off the main tourist trail, the two temples - Ta Kwai and Ta Muen Tom in Thai, or Ta Krabei and Ta Moan in Khmer - might have set the scene for the eruption of violent conflict last month.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Food for thought

Cambodian-born Armand Gerbie's life and loves read like the movie scripts that made Narie Hem, his film-star mother, famous.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Temple of doom?

It is perhaps fitting that Asean's greatest achievement is something that has not happened. There has never been a war between two members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations since its creation in 1967. (Southeast Asian countries, of course, have been at war during those decades but never while both sides were Asean members.)

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Big deal

A package from Summit Hotels and Angkor Palace Resort & Spa combines a tour of Angkor Wat in Cambodia with luxury accommodation. Stay in a deluxe room from US$210 (twin share) or a suite from US$320 (minimum three-night stay) and enjoy a one-day temple tour, dinner at the hotel's restaurant, airport transfers, daily breakfast, a welcome drink, fruit basket and a Cambodian scarf.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Also showing: Stanley Harper

Unlike most documentaries that paint a grim picture of Cambodia in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge, Stanley Harper's Cambodia Dreams tells an uplifting story of reunification and reconciliation in a family torn apart for 12 years.

1 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Cambodian leg a bridge too far for Trans-Asia Railway

Construction of the Trans-Asia Railway, envisaged as one of the world's great infrastructure projects, has been hit by a series of cost hurdles in Cambodia, and the project will require additional funding, a confidential feasibility study has suggested.

1 Sep 2009 - 12:00am