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The Cambodian designer making Barbie dolls in traditional costume

Publication date 14 December 2018 | 12:59 | ICT

A Cambodian IT student has turned his back on the world of computers and set his sights on something far more unusual and creative – designing traditional Khmer outfits for Barbie dolls.



  • Finnish ‘ode’ to a new era of libraries

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 11:14 | ICT

    WHAT do you give the world’s most literate country for its 100th birthday? For Finland’s politicians and public, the answer was simple – a vast, state-of-the-art library, a new “living room for the nation”.

  • Ethnic Khmer handicraft villages strive to meet demand in Vietnam

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 08:22 | ICT

    THREE ethnic Khmer handicraft villages in Vietnam’s Tra Vinh provinces have expanded over the past four years due to high demand and support from local authorities.

  • Manulife Move Fair seeks to promote healthier lifestyle

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 09:42 | ICT

    As part of the 23rd Angkor Wat International Half Marathon that just finished on December 2, the principal sponsor of this marathon, Manulife, organised a three-day entertainment-and-health promoting zone in Siem Reap to engage with

  • Artist turns to watercolours to explore life

    Publication date 30 November 2018 | 14:23 | ICT

    Artist Channa Chhum displays a clear change in his method of expression in his new exhibition at Mirage Contemporary Art Space in Siem Reap town.

  • Japanese grannies cling to freediving fishing tradition

    Publication date 30 November 2018 | 13:49 | ICT

    A GROUP of Japanese grannies emerges from a boat returning to shore. Clad in black wetsuits and bubbling with energy, they are part of a dwindling community of “ama” – freediving fisherwomen.

  • Ale, laughs and lyrics aboard ‘Brew Cruise’ on the Mekong

    Publication date 29 November 2018 | 13:16 | ICT

    The Brew Cruise is essentially three functions in one: a relaxing sunset river cruise, a hilarious stand-up comedy show and a thumping live music gig. Riel Brewing craft ales will also be available onboard and on tap throughout.

  • Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for nearly $60M

    Publication date 28 November 2018 | 15:09 | ICT

    A NEARLY 1,000-year-old ink painting by one of China’s greatest literati masters Su Shi fetched $59.5 million at auction, Christie’s said on Monday.

  • South African lawmakers seeking end of captive lion trophy hunting

    Publication date 28 November 2018 | 15:07 | ICT

    SOUTH African lawmakers will seek to end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and the trade in their bones, setting parliament on a collision course with a powerful industry.

  • Leftover dead fish to power Norwegian cruise liners

    Publication date 28 November 2018 | 14:33 | ICT

    NORWEGIAN cruise operator Hurtigruten plans to use dead fish to power some of its ships, it said on Monday, as it seeks to reduce its pollution and climate change impact.

  • ‘So Fresh Juice’ – your elixir of life

    Publication date 16 November 2018 | 14:41 | ICT

    On a cutting board, slices of red and green apples, carrots and yellow pears have been prepared for juicing before being poured into bottles and labelled “So Fresh Juice”.