Cambodia News: Angkor

Tourists to Angkor Wat and Bagan: Why Anuradhapura ignored - Lankaweb


Tourists to Angkor Wat and Bagan: Why Anuradhapura ignored
Lankaweb
In 1993 with the Khmer Rouge still partly operational, my wife went to Cambodia on behalf of the UN, in charge of the UN women's projects there, women were the majority after the Pol Pot war. I remember at the time that visitors to Angkor Wat were ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 7 Feb 2016 | 9:13 pm

Job opportunities bloom - dailytelegraph.com.au


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Job opportunities bloom
dailytelegraph.com.au
Angkor Flowers and Crafts is a social enterprise that employs women from disadvantaged backgrounds. Founder Sophea Chea says the idea is to empower women who may have lost confidence and lack the skills to join the workforce. “What we're doing ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 4 Feb 2016 | 11:09 pm

A tour of North Korea's multimillion dollar museum – in Cambodia - The Guardian


The Guardian

A tour of North Korea's multimillion dollar museum – in Cambodia
The Guardian
The centrepiece of the Angkor Panorama Museum. Photograph: breathoflifestar. The ambitious centrepiece echoes the panoramic paintings at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War museum in Pyongyang – minus the North Korean propaganda. Walking ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 1 Feb 2016 | 7:00 am

An Art Powerhouse From North Korea - New York Times


An Art Powerhouse From North Korea
New York Times
SIEM REAP, Cambodia — The giant mural in the foyer depicting a smiling stone face offers a mere taste of the grandiosity within the new Angkor Panorama Museum here. Inside, a 360-degree painted vista covers an area the size of nearly four basketball ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 25 Jan 2016 | 6:18 pm

Angkor Panorama Museum, North Korea's US$24 million Cambodian venture - South China Morning Post (subscription)


South China Morning Post (subscription)

Angkor Panorama Museum, North Korea's US$24 million Cambodian venture
South China Morning Post (subscription)
What is it? A museum that houses a panoramic mural of Angkor history is the latest tourist attraction in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Situated just a few kilometres from the Angkor Wat temple complex, the Panorama Museum is a grand collaboration between the ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 23 Jan 2016 | 11:28 am

Angkor Sacred Dancers set for capital premiere - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Angkor Sacred Dancers set for capital premiere
The Phnom Penh Post
The Sacred Dancers of Angkor will be holding their debut public performance in Phnom Penh on Thursday, presenting epic poem the Reamker in its entirety at the recently renovated Chaktomuk Theatre. The troupe is made up of dancers from the villages ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 23 Jan 2016 | 12:00 am

Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang - Huffington Post


Cambodia and Laos: Hidden Gems in Angkor Wat and Luang Prabang
Huffington Post
She described what her life was like as a little girl, growing up in the shadow of Angkor Wat, the famous Cambodian temple that should be on everyone's bucket list. Linda helped support her family by selling trinkets to foreign tourists until she ...

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Source: Angkor - Google News | 22 Jan 2016 | 8:53 pm

Striking Angkor Beer promoters 'fired' - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Striking Angkor Beer promoters 'fired'
The Phnom Penh Post
Angkor beer promoters who have been demonstrating against lengthened working hours and short-term contracts said yesterday that they were fired for their strikes by Angkor's parent company, Cambrew, an apparent direct violation of the Labour Law.

Source: Angkor - Google News | 22 Jan 2016 | 12:11 am

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen - Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen
Telegraph.co.uk
These tracks and clearings took us to structures built 1,200 years ago when Phnom Kulen was known as Mahendraparvata, the first capital of Cambodia's Angkor civilisation. Chan, who has shown thousands of tourists around Angkor Wat and the other ...
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Source: Angkor - Google News | 18 Jan 2016 | 1:27 pm

Learning to appreciate Cambodia's rhythms - The Globe and Mail


The Globe and Mail

Learning to appreciate Cambodia's rhythms
The Globe and Mail
We are midway through our five-day visit to this Cambodian provincial town, the gateway to Angkor, the remains of the Khmer Empire first carved out of the hostile jungle more than a millennium ago. We've enjoyed the contrast of visiting temple ruins in ...

Source: Angkor - Google News | 15 Jan 2016 | 11:16 pm

Cambodia's biggest sticky rice cake in Guinness Records

Phnom Penh, April 13 (IANS) A giant Cambodian traditional sticky rice cake, weighing 4.04 tonnes, was included in the Guinness World Records as the biggest sticky rice cake in the world, according to a news statement from the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) on Monday. "The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), was included ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 13 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm

Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to 'butcher' 40 years ago

PARIS (AP) — Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia's besieged capital. Residents believed the Americans were rushing in to save them, but at the U.S. Embassy, in a bleeding city about to die, the ambassador wept.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 11 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm

Quincy Jones Recalls "Freaking Out" at Michael Jackson's Death and His Private Nickname for the Star (Q&A)

Jones listened to 800 songs for the iconic album 'Thriller' and says of the now-beloved music video's shoot: "Michael had no idea what we were doing there."

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 11 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am

40 years later, US ambassador feels shame, anger over Cambodia pullout, 1st American 'bug-out'

Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia's besieged capital. "We'd accepted responsibility for Cambodia and then walked out without fulfilling our promise. Five days after the dramatic evacuation of Americans, the U.S.-backed government fell to communist Khmer Rouge guerrillas. They drove Phnom Penh's 2 ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 10 Apr 2015 | 12:14 pm

Singapore's Lee led the charge against ozone-depleting substances

When I landed in Singapore for the first time as a UN diplomat, I quickly realized why the late Lee Kwan Yew, its first prime Minister, made that famous statement about air-conditioning. Asked which invention of the 20th century he considered the most important, he instantly replied: "Air-conditioning!" Lee thought that air-conditioning changed the nature of tropical civilization and then ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 1 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

People threw colored powder and water at each other in Malaysia last week to celebrate the Hindu Holi festival of colors, while rooftop police watched over Tiananmen Square as China wrapped up its annual National People's Congress.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 23 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am

US first lady urges Cambodian students to seek more freedoms

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Michelle Obama urged Cambodian students to finish their education and speak up to demand greater freedoms and more equality on a landmark visit to a Southeast Asian country that has been ruled by an authoritarian strongman for decades.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 22 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president's wife to Cambodia. The First Lady is visiting Cambodia -- ruled by strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen for the last thirty years -- to highlight what she has described as a "crisis" in women's education with 62 million girls ...

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 21 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am

US first lady in Cambodia to promote girls' education

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plans to meet Cambodian students Saturday to hear their stories and share America's perspectives on education as part of a campaign to help girls around the world stay in school.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 21 Mar 2015 | 12:26 am

First lady won't avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama won't avoid Cambodia's human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation this week, her final stop on a two-country trip to promote a new U.S. initiative to help millions of girls worldwide attend and complete school, the White House said Monday.

Source: Angkor - Yahoo News Search Results | 16 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm

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