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Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

27 Feb 2019 - 8:10AM

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers
Cambodian internet sensation and his mum contemplate the big time after video goes viral

Fourteen-year-old says he had no idea tourist at Angkor temples was videoing him talking multiple languages; he is in Cambodian capital to get a passport so he can travel to China to show off his Chinese skills on TV show.

29 Nov 2018 - 10:33AM

Fourteen-year-old says he had no idea tourist at Angkor temples was videoing him talking multiple languages; he is in Cambodian capital to get a passport so he can travel to China to show off his Chinese skills on TV show.

Cambodian internet sensation and his mum contemplate the big time after video goes viral
Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job

Expert stonemasons in Cambodia halted work on restoring an 11th-century Angkorian temple when international funding ended. They want to finish the job, but Cambodian authorities have offered them barely half their previous pay.

13 Nov 2018 - 8:19AM

Expert stonemasons in Cambodia halted work on restoring an 11th-century Angkorian temple when international funding ended. They want to finish the job, but Cambodian authorities have offered them barely half their previous pay.

Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job