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Handicraft community struggles to pass baton to next generation

Publication date 13 October 2019 | 21:08 | ICT

While it is increasingly common these days to find imported souvenirs and household items at tourist destinations across the Kingdom, a small community in Svay Rieng province is thriving through their traditional handicraft heritage.



  • Filmmaker sheds light on UK’s role in 1953 Iran coup

    Publication date 09 October 2019 | 20:37 | ICT

    Filmmaker Taghi Amirani calls them the documents that changed the fate of his country, casting light on Britain’s role in organising the overthrow of Iran’s leader six decades ago.

  • Lake Maracaibo: Polluted by a permanent black tide

    Publication date 09 October 2019 | 20:35 | ICT

    Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela’s economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.

  • From Med’s biggest nesting ground, turtles swimming to uncertain future

    Publication date 09 October 2019 | 20:34 | ICT

    Freed from its eggshell by a volunteer, the tiny turtle hatchling clambers across a pebble-strewn sandy Greek beach in a race to the sea, the start of a hazardous journey that only one in 1,000 will survive.

  • E-Lab helps students practice science experiments at home

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:25 | ICT

    Tech Girls Cambodia is a team of five young women who scooped first prize at Technovation Cambodia last year after developing the E-Lab app to help high school students practice science experiments at home.

  • Israeli archaeologists unveil remains of centuries-old city

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:22 | ICT

    Israeli archaeologists recently unveiled the remains of a 5,000-year-old city they said was among the biggest from its era in the region, including fortifications, a ritual temple and a cemetery.

  • Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:20 | ICT

    An enduring reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete plattenbau tower blocks that surround cities in eastern Germany are usually considered eyesores rather than works of art.

  • Tannishtha Chatterjee says ‘shift’ underway in India’s Bollywood

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:18 | ICT

    Acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee believes Bollywood is undergoing a subtle shift at Asia’s biggest film festival as the work of more Indian women – and more stories about Indian women – are hitting the silver screen.

  • Tumultuous life of ‘South Korea’s Liz Taylor’ revealed

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:16 | ICT

    One of the most prolific actresses of all time, Kim Ji-mee has been dubbed South Korea’s Elizabeth Taylor for her looks, popularity, and a string of high-profile marriages which challenged social taboos.

  • Bike riding courses offer Finland’s immigrants freedom

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 20:13 | ICT

    It's a skill you never forget once learnt, as the saying goes: Now immigrants to Finland can receive free cycling lessons to help them better integrate into life in the bike-loving nation.

  • The taste of Malaysian cendol in Phnom Penh

    Publication date 08 October 2019 | 15:32 | ICT

    On Street 51 in Phnom Penh’s BKK 1 commune, a restaurant serving Malaysian food has become a popular place for locals and expatriates alike to have a bowl of its signature cendol, a mouth-watering Southeast Asian favourite