Clemy Balasoto

Clemy Balasoto

Boy from Cambodia Reuses Trash to Create Remote-Control Cars

The entrepreneurial spirit of the Khmer people is best exemplified by a boy from Banteay Meanchey who represents the country’s vibrant youthful culture of creativity and entrepreneurship. Lim Vannarith, a 14-year-old kid from Prey Russey village in Sangkat Preah Ponlea, Serey Sophorn City, has created completely functional remote-control vehicles out of discarded scrap materials. He …

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IBIS Rice: Cambodia’s 100% organic and sustainable Rice

IBIS Rice initiative improves farm life while protecting wildlife throughout the Kingdom. The non-profit IBIS Rice Project was started to link livelihoods with wildlife conservation in rural Cambodia and is run in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) and the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia. The project encourages farmers in protected rural areas …

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According to giant travel professionals, Cambodia is the best travel destination.

Travel professionals recognized AngkorWat as the historical gems lying on its doorstep in 2015, winning praise from several big players in the travel industry. The earliest indications that Siem Reap might soon become a popular travel destination appeared in November 2014, when Skyscanner announced its list of anticipated “Top holiday hotspots” for 2015. The Future Laboratory named Siem Reap …

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Do you know Angkor Wat is celebrating its 30th year being listed as UNESCO World Heritage this year in 2022?

I am honored to witness a special concert held at Angkor Wat with an international cast, including musicians from France, Myanmar, and Cambodia. The Royal Ballet of Cambodia, the Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra, and the French quartet L’ensemble des Equilibres played and danced together in the concert inside the Angkor Wat temple in 2013. The …

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Senteurs d’Angkor: Spreading Cambodian Fragrance Everywhere.

I made it to Senteurs d’Angkor new workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and surprisingly loved it, including the Botanical Garden. Senteurs d’Angkor relying on local resources and developing an original and local crafts industry of high quality for the past 20 years. My recent visit included a full swing to the workshop of coffee, spices, jam, essential oils, …

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The Bunong of Mondulkiri: Guardians of Cambodia’s Sacred Forests

In the province of Mondulkiri, almost 60% of the population is indigenous. They are primarily Bunong (54%). In Mondulkiri, ethnic Khmers make up 35% of the population, while ethnic Vietnamese and Cham make up 4%, respectively. In Mondulkiri lies the oldest hill tribe village of Bunong, where live (few) of the local tribes or the …

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