Cambodia on Thursday inaugurated its newest and biggest airport, a Chinese-financed project meant to serve as an upgraded gateway to the country’s major tourist attraction, the centuries-old Angkor Wat temple complex in the northwestern province of Siem Reap.
Dispelling safety myths
“Is Cambodia safe?” Many readers asked me this after reading my first two blogs about my recent trip with my husband last November.
It is surprising that many have this misconception. While some may have concerns traveling to Cambodia, its tourism has actually increased 17 percent in 2013 and 7 percent last year. Just in Angkor, there are more than one million visitors every year.
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Some travel guidebooks state a Frenchman discovered the ruins of Angkor, Cambodia, in 1860. That claim irks some Cambodians and foreigners. It’s the same story when historians wrote that Christopher Columbus discovered America, while Native Americans had set their foot on the land for over 2,000 years. It’s more […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Why go to a backward country?” my friends reacted when they heard that my husband and I were going to Cambodia. “Are you crazy going alone and not with a tour?” another asked. Why people think Cambodia is not a safe country puzzles me. It could have to do […]
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Dengue Fever, a band well known for combining Cambodian pop with Western-style pop and rock, will be performing at Seattle’s Triple Door on Tuesday, Feb. 10th, They will be touring to support their new album “The Deepest Lake.” Singer Chhom Nimol took some questions over e-mail.<!–more–> NWAW: Where in Cambodia […]
By Jack Broom The Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — One of his legs ends at the knee. The other, just below it. It’s a disquieting sight, but Tun Channareth, of Cambodia, sitting in a wheelchair he made himself, would not want you to turn away. “Some people understand my English,” he told a group of […]
Internationally renowned landmine activist Tun Channareth will travel from Cambodia to the United States to accept an honorary