Half a century after United States B-52 bombers dropped more than 500,000 tonnes of explosives on Cambodia’s countryside, Washington wants the country to repay a $US500 million war debt. “They dropped bombs on our heads and then ask[ed] us to repay. When we do not repay, they tell the IMF not to lend us money,” […]
Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly since 2006, voted today in Tbong Khmum. He played a crucial role in ridding the country of Pol Pot. Still, he prefers life in the shadows. At the end of 1979, after numerous cross-border incursions by the Khmer Rouge in places like Tay Ninh, which resulted in the deaths […]
Cambodia to attempt Guinness World Record for Long Boat, August 2018 Guinness World Records set to return to Cambodia in late August 2018 for Cambodia’s longest boat. Nangbanal, Vice Chairman of the Long Boat Manufacturers Association, said that completion is about 90% and it should to be finished later this month. When the boat is […]
The Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport – A Tidy Map of the National and Provincial Roads of Cambodia
Brought to you by The Ministry of Public Works and Transport – A tidy (high-resolution) map of the National and Provincial roads of Cambodia. Found at Royal Railway, Cambodia.
From FreshNewsAsia vis Google translate: (Pursat): The railroad from Pursat to Batdour and Battambang, a total length of 166 kilometers, will be put on hold on July 4, 2018 after several years of disruption. By Pursat – Battambang (134 km) and Battambang – Phnom Penh (32 km) Metal retaining can support up to 15 tons […]
Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records Sunday for a 1,100-metre (3,600-foot) long version of the country’s popular krama scarf. From Straits Times: PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s longest hand-woven scarf, or krama in Khmer language, was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest scarf in the world on Sunday […]
When Thul Rithy first moved to Phnom Penh as a young man he lived in a simple pagoda with monks and exercised his keen thirst for knowledge. “I read a lot of books. I went to a university and in a year I read nearly every book in the library,” he said. This was back […]
THere’s been a cold snap in Cambodia for the last week or so. Save Elephant Foundation used these colorful creations from volunteers of the international group Blankets for Baby Rhinos to keep the elephants warm. Save Elephant Foundation rescues animals from the logging and trekking industries and rehabilitates them. These colorful creations are the work of volunteers from the international […]
This was the default Google search page doodle for the day. November 9th is the anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from the French in 1953. Cambodia was a French protectorate within French Indochina — a collection of Southeast Asian protectorates within the French Colonial Empire. Read more about the history here.
Photo: @PDChina From XinhuaNet: STUNG TRENG, Cambodia, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — The 400-megawatt Lower Sesan II Hydropower Plant, which is Cambodia’s biggest hydropower dam so far, will start operation in November after almost four years of construction. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo presided over a ceremony to […]