Phnom penh post
Features from the Phnom Penh Post newspaper (Cambodia) from 2013-2015
Relics of Cambodia’s cinematic golden age
In Battambang, the shells of two remaining pre-Khmer Rouge cinemas still hold treasures – and their names are Tes Saloan and Ta Koy
SIX DEGREES OF SEPERATION: AT HOME IN THE WHITE BUILDING
With a facade stained by time and lack of care, Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building – known among Cambodians as the Bodeng – has a reputation for being a slum and a haven for drug addicts. Peek inside the doors and meet the residents, though, and a whole new picture emerges of a close-knit community of mostly artists and performers. But with rumours rife of evictions and development plans, some fear for the future
MAGIC LIVES ON AT OLD ROYAL RETREAT
On top of Kirirom Mountain are the 1960s-era ruins of a once grand getaway for the royalty and urban elite of pre-war Cambodia. Now, four decades after it was abandoned, life is returning to the settlement
FEELING THE PINCH
Kep’s crabbers are feeling the pinch as the number and size of the area’s blue swimmer crabs continues to decrease. And no one is in any doubt about who to blame...
North Korean Restaurants Springing up Around Asia
Shot for the Phnom Penh Post: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/runaway-couple-sparks-row-between-koreas
LIVING IN THE RUBBLE
Just north of the Olympic Stadium in the capital’s Prampi Makara district is a community that has been literally falling apart for the past two years. On January 3, 2012, more than 300 families were displaced at Borei Keila after the government cleared the site to make way for a construction project which has yet to materialise. The inhabitants now live either in makeshift huts stitched together from scrap and tarps, or in a single dilapidated tenement that survived the destruction of the original neighbourhood.
A ‘REALITY’ CHECK FOR TOP BRANDS
Ahead of this afternoon’s planned talks between government representatives and international fashion labels, garment workers toting riot gear and fake guns yesterday staged a re-enactment of January’s lethal crackdown on protesting workers at the start of the year.
PHNOM PENH DESIGNERS WEEK
‘Now is the future’ is the theme of the fourth annual Phnom Penh Designers Week, with nine exciting designers set to show off their latest looks.
THEY CAME TO MOURN THE LAST GOD KING
Phnom Penh woke to the sound of a cannon salute on Friday as the ashes of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk were paraded through the city in an elaborate ceremony ahead of their interment at the Silver Pagoda 24 hours later.
ANCIENT CULTURES SLIPPING AWAY
In the first of a new series on the country’s smallest and most endangered minorities, Charlotte Pert photographed the Chorng.
A YEAR AFTER LAUNCH, BUS SERVICE FACES BUMPY ROAD
The service, which authorities say draws 7,000 a day, has been hit with driver strikes, while employees say there are few paying passengers
A SEA CHANGE FOR ISLAND RESIDENTS
‘Rabbit Island’ has always been a world apart from the bustling coastline. Now new development threatens its tranquillity