Getting back on track

As a crucial link in the trans-Asian network and a viable alternative to road transport, Cambodia’s neglected railways are ready for renewal.

Still looking for Utopia

After a tumultuous political career, Cambodia’s former prime minister Pen Sovannhas no plans to leave behind the scene he has loved for more than five decades.

Morm Thida motodup

Morm Thida was born in 1991 in Phnom Penh. She lives with her four brothers, three sisters and her widowed mother. She is one of Phnom Penh’s few female moto-taxi drivers, or motodops as they are referred to locally. She usually works during the evening on the lakeside (Street 93)

A picture of health

U-Care is a byword amongst westerners looking for a good pharmacy, now Cambodians are also learning the hidden value of quality health products.

Degustation: Le Lys Bangkok

Verdict: a getaway within the city. Great Thai food served in a unique setting Le Lys is well known as a quiet retreat for a romantic outing or a game of petanque. It recently relocated to Sathorn and was followed across town by its loyal clientele. They have not been disappointed. Food is served up [...]

Finding the perfect match

Choosing a wine to complement the pungency of southeast Asian cuisine is more than simply a matter of red or white.

Hole in one or money pit?

 As the top people’s game and a possible tourism money spinner, foreign investorsare turning Cambodia’s rice paddies into golf courses in search of local treasures.

Defying gravity

Despite a long list of dead ducks, Cambodia’s new national carrier might just make the grade, and loosen Bangkok’s stranglehold over Cambodian skies

Ink Incorporated: Thai tattoos

Two new books examine the ancient and contested art of Thailand’s tattoo masters It provides protection from accidents, bullets and wrongdoing; can win popularity and affection and is part of an ancient tradition rooted in the confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Sak Yant tattoo art dates back to Angkorian times, between the