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Cambodia announces phase wise reopening to vaccinated tourists

  • On arrival, visitors must show proof they have been vaccinated and take a rapid results test for Covid-19. They can proceed without quarantine if the results are negative.
Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.(Unsplash)
Cambodia's government announced plans Tuesday to reopen the country in several stages to fully vaccinated foreign tourists starting from the end of next month.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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7 places to visit in Cambodia as country opens borders to Indian travellers

Indians can now go on a historic vacation to Cambodia. The country is known for its age-old sites and the islands. Here are seven places to add on your bucket list if you are planning a trip to this country soon.(Unsplash) 8
Indians can now go on a historic vacation to Cambodia. The country is known for its age-old sites and the islands. Here are seven places to add on your bucket list if you are planning a trip to this country soon.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 02:19 PM IST
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Cambodia deploys new batch of rat recruits as mine-detecting rat Magawa retires

Twenty African giant pouched rats were recently imported from Tanzania and have undergone intense training.
A mine detection rat sniffs for landmines in an area being demined in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.(REUTERS)
A mine detection rat sniffs for landmines in an area being demined in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 10:32 AM IST
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Reuters | , Preah Vihear, Cambodia

After years of sniffing out land mines, rat named Magawa is retiring

The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be safely removed.
This photo shows Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa, wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia.(AP)
This photo shows Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa, wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia.(AP)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 11:08 AM IST
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AP | , Phnom Penh, Cambodia

'Smiling' images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, taken down

Cambodia's Ministry of Culture had issued a statement calling on VICE to remove the colourised photographs of the Khmer Rouge 'killing fields' victims after artist Matt Loughrey added smiles to mugshots of some of the Cambodians executed and tortured
Altered smiling images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, removed(Twitter/freudianneslip)
Altered smiling images of Khmer Rouge victims, by artist Matt Loughrey, removed(Twitter/freudianneslip)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 04:46 PM IST
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Cambodia denies new law sets up China-style internet controls

  • Critics have said longtime Cambodian leader Hun Sen could use the law replicate China's tight internet controls that block Western media apps and censor content that could undermine the ruling Communist Party.
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued a statement after an outcry over this week's enactment of a sub-decree requiring all internet traffic to be routed within a national gateway within a year.. REUTERS/Cindy Liu(REUTERS)
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications issued a statement after an outcry over this week's enactment of a sub-decree requiring all internet traffic to be routed within a national gateway within a year.. REUTERS/Cindy Liu(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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Cyclo drivers treated with padel-in movie in Cambodia

They were shown the film "Fathers" by local director Huy Yaleng, about a cyclo driver's daily battle to support his family.
Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)
Tricycle drivers attend an outdoor movie screening held by a private organization.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 28, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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Beer yoga classes resume post lockdown in Cambodia

Connor Cheney Kirsch, general manager of BeerPro Import Export Co., which owns TwoBirds, said the classes, held in a former garment factory, were about community and bringing people together after work.
People participate in a beer yoga session, as the country eases the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at a craft brewery in Phnom Penh, Cambodia January 19, 2021. Picture taken January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Cindy Liu(REUTERS)
People participate in a beer yoga session, as the country eases the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at a craft brewery in Phnom Penh, Cambodia January 19, 2021. Picture taken January 19, 2021. REUTERS/Cindy Liu(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Cambodian entrepreneur Pharith Pat inspires people to dream big

Pharith Pat is a visionary and is associated with the very successful and growing, Aisaki media.
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Updated on Jan 06, 2021 05:36 PM IST
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INS Kiltan reaches Cambodia with 15 tonnes relief material for flood victims

Around 8 lakh people have been affected and at least 42 people have died in Cambodia due to floods that ravaged the region during October and November.
The Defence Ministry said the disaster relief items would be handed over to Cambodia’s National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC).(ANI (Representative Image))
The Defence Ministry said the disaster relief items would be handed over to Cambodia’s National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC).(ANI (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 29, 2020 09:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Will Cambodia’s garment sector rebound after ‘horror year’?

Cambodia’s $7 billion garment sector - the country’s largest employer with 800,000, mostly female, workers - was dealt a double blow this year by the coronavirus pandemic and by European Union (EU) tariffs imposed over human rights abuses.
Hard-won labour rights have also been rolled back this year in the garment industry, workers’ advocates say, as the virus has fuelled ‘union-busting’ at factories and poorer wages and conditions for those still in a job. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Hard-won labour rights have also been rolled back this year in the garment industry, workers’ advocates say, as the virus has fuelled ‘union-busting’ at factories and poorer wages and conditions for those still in a job. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 08:21 AM IST
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Kandal Province, Cambodia | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Onward and upward: Kaavan, Pakistan’s lonely elephant, arrives to Cambodia

Cher was on the tarmac at the airport of Cambodia’s second-biggest city Siem Reap to greet the elephant and met the vets who accompanied Kaavan on his long journey in a custom-made crate, with more than 200 kg (441 lbs) of food to keep him busy.
Zoo staff stand outside a crate carrying Kaavan, an elephant to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Zoo staff stand outside a crate carrying Kaavan, an elephant to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 01, 2020 01:06 AM IST
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Phnom Penh | ByReuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

Kaavan, Pakistan’s lonesome elephant, starts new life in Cambodia

American singer Cher was on the tarmac at the airport of Cambodia’s second-biggest city Siem Reap to greet Kaavan and was photographed in sunglasses, black face mask and white jacket meeting the vets who accompanied the elephant, who made the long journey in a custom-made crate.
Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane on Monday to start a new life with fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the culmination of years of campaigning for his transfer by American singer Cher.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s lonely elephant Kaavan arrived in Cambodia by cargo plane on Monday to start a new life with fellow pachyderms at a local sanctuary, the culmination of years of campaigning for his transfer by American singer Cher.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 02:58 PM IST
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Phnom Penh | ByReuters | Posted by Mallika Soni

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan departs for new home in Cambodia

Kaavan was brought to Pakistan as a young calf from Sri Lanka. In 2012, he lost his partner Saheli when she died from a gangrenous infection. He was called the world’s loneliest elephant.
American singer Cher took up Kaavan’s cause and has been vocal regarding his resettlement.(Twitter/@Cher)
American singer Cher took up Kaavan’s cause and has been vocal regarding his resettlement.(Twitter/@Cher)
Published on Nov 29, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAsian News International | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta

Photos: Cher in Pakistan to help world’s loneliest elephant’

Islamabad: Volunteers paint an image of an elephant named 6
Islamabad: Volunteers paint an image of an elephant named "Kaavan"on a crate to be used to be transported Kaavan to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the”loneliest elephant” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:56 PM IST
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Elephant from Pakistan serenaded at farewell party as he sets off for new life in Cambodia

To mark the occasion, officials, including lawmakers and Pakistan’s climate change minister, gathered among balloons and signs saying “Farewell Kaavan, we will miss you”.
A singer performs during a farewell ceremony for Kaavan, an elephant waiting to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
A singer performs during a farewell ceremony for Kaavan, an elephant waiting to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 24, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

2 viruses closely related to coronavirus found in Japan, Cambodia

These two forms of the coronaviruses are the first known relatives of the current Sars-CoV-2 which have been discovered outside the epicentre of the pandemic of China.
These findings do not give an exact picture of whether the two viruses found in Japan and Cambodia would provide detailed insights into the origin of the current pandemic.(AP file photo. Representative image)
These findings do not give an exact picture of whether the two viruses found in Japan and Cambodia would provide detailed insights into the origin of the current pandemic.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

Cambodia’s new virus rules restrain holiday celebrations

Cambodians marked their Independence Day holiday Monday, but new coronavirus restrictions kept them from celebrating at karaoke parlours, beer gardens, museums, cinemas and other entertainment venues.
The new restrictions were issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday because Hungary’s foreign minister tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Cambodia last week.(Unsplash)
The new restrictions were issued by the Health Ministry on Sunday because Hungary’s foreign minister tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Cambodia last week.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 04:02 PM IST
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Cabinet gives its nods for MoU between India, Cambodia in health sector

The MoU will encourage cooperation between the two countries through joint initiatives and technology development in the health sector, the health ministry said in a statement.
The MoU will include areas of medical education, health manpower development in the field of public health, training in clinical, para-clinical and management skills.(PTI Photo. Representational Image)
The MoU will include areas of medical education, health manpower development in the field of public health, training in clinical, para-clinical and management skills.(PTI Photo. Representational Image)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Flooding in Cambodia leaves at least 11 dead

Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 11 people since the beginning of the month, a disaster official said on Sunday.
Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 11 people since the beginning of the month, a disaster official said Sunday.(AP photo)
Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 11 people since the beginning of the month, a disaster official said Sunday.(AP photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 07:08 PM IST
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Phnom Penh | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out unexploded landmines in Cambodia

Magawa, a giant African pouched rat, was awarded the PDSA’s Gold Medal for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion” after discovering 39 landmines and 28 items of unexploded ordinance in the past seven years.
Magawa is photographed in Siem, Cambodia.(AP)
Magawa is photographed in Siem, Cambodia.(AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 07:01 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja

Covid-19: Thousands of garment workers lose jobs across Asia

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the western brands have cancelled orders worth billions of dollars. As a result, hundreds of factories closed in waves across Asian industrial belts near Phnom Penh, Dhaka and Yangon.
Clothes make up nearly 85 per cent of Bangladesh’s export earnings, and the sector employs four million people there.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Clothes make up nearly 85 per cent of Bangladesh’s export earnings, and the sector employs four million people there.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 10:54 AM IST
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Washington, United States | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

India, few other Asian nations respond to UN human rights chief’s criticism

The countries said their governments have taken necessary measures in accordance with their prevailing laws and regulations to hold those who spread misinformation and mislead the public accountable for their irresponsible actions.
Highlighting issues from the individual nations, Bachelet had said in India, several journalists and at least one doctor have been charged for their public criticism of the authorities’ response to the COVID-19.(AP)
Highlighting issues from the individual nations, Bachelet had said in India, several journalists and at least one doctor have been charged for their public criticism of the authorities’ response to the COVID-19.(AP)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Cambodian conservationists rejoice as gleam of hope revives with new and rare baby royal turtles

The baby turtles are each only a few inches long and were measured and weighed by the group. They will be looked after at a conservation centre before being released into the wild.
A turtle stands on a scale as he is being weighted at Chheuteal Beach, where over twenty rare Royal Turtles have hatched thanks to conservation efforts to stop sand dredging.(REUTERS)
A turtle stands on a scale as he is being weighted at Chheuteal Beach, where over twenty rare Royal Turtles have hatched thanks to conservation efforts to stop sand dredging.(REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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PHNOM PENH | ByReuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

William Dalrymple’s next book being penned through lockdown

His magnum opus in 2019, ‘Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire’ has been his most successful and critically acclaimed work till date; but that has only encouraged historian William Dalrymple to scale even higher.
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
No newcomer to the concept of a lockdown, the author is wasting no time on a ‘time-out’; feverishly penning his next work.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 03, 2020 05:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Lost his hands at 20, meet this Cambodian artist who lives for art

Ten years later, Morn Chear has found his place at an arts collective based in Siem Reap, where he specialises in Linocut block printing -- a technique rarely used in Cambodia.
Morn Chear working on his art.(Instagram/@mornchear)
Morn Chear working on his art.(Instagram/@mornchear)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 02:26 PM IST
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Siem Reap, Cambodia | ByAgence France-Presse

American woman from cruise ship tests positive again for coronavirus in Malaysia

Malaysia said on Saturday the 83-year-old woman who had been onboard the MS Westerdam, operated by a unit of Carnival Corp, had tested positive for the virus after arriving in Kuala Lumpur from Cambodia.
An American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday(REUTERS)
An American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByReuters

US cruise ship rejected by ports over coronavirus fears finally gets permission to berth

The 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members of the Westerdam really rejoiced on Wednesday after learning Cambodia had given permission for the cruise liner to dock at Sihanoukville, on its southern coast.
Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears, February 12, 2020. Maria Angus/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)
Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears, February 12, 2020. Maria Angus/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Pattaya, Thailand | ByAgence France-Presse

Food review: Shibuii — a prism for Asian food

What you need to know before visiting Shibuii — a restaurant that boasts of ‘all things Asian’.
Inside of Shibuii restaurant, Bandra
Inside of Shibuii restaurant, Bandra
Updated on Dec 02, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByYoshita Rao

This cafe serves grasshoppers and spiders as meals. That’s not all

At the busy “Bugs Cafe” in the tourist town of Siem Reap, chef Seiha Soeun stands over a sizzling wok in the kitchen tossing in crickets, grasshoppers, tarantulas and scorpions.
Cambodia’s first insect tapas restaurant is mixing cocktail culture with creepy crawler fare.(Instagram/@Bugs cafe)
Cambodia’s first insect tapas restaurant is mixing cocktail culture with creepy crawler fare.(Instagram/@Bugs cafe)
Updated on Nov 29, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Cambodia | ByAgence France-Presse
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