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Playing Techno Catch Up?

Playing Techno Catch Up?

With a largely young population who are inquisitive and increasingly tech savvy, does Cambodia have the potential to become a regional technology hub as it enters the ASEAN economic bloc? BY STEVE NOBLE cambodia is throwing its hat into the technology ring and tackling domestic and regional gaps in the sector. With increased government support, a

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The Techie Generation

A new generation of budding young entrepreneurs is rising in the form of tech-savvy businesses. ASEAN Forum meets some of the players in the burgeoning technology sector. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS Heng Kong is representative of a growing number of young Cambodians. “Look at Mark Zuckerberg,” he says, referring to the man behind global social networking

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ASEAN Tourism Forums See Boost, Set Standards

Tourism in ASEAN member states is on the rise, according to the 18th meeting of the ASEAN Tourism Minsters, held in January in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2015. Preliminary figures for 2014 showed that 97.2 million international tourists visited ASEAN countries, representing a growth of 3 percent from the previous year. This growth

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Porsche Revs into Phnom Penh

Importer Precision Cars (Cambodia) Limited unveiled the country’s first official Porsche dealership location in early 2015, commemorating the event by launching a new line of SUVs. Opened on 12 February, the Porsche Centre Phnom Penh signals another milestone in the country’s growing luxury car industry. The centre is the first location where Porsche owners in

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Building Boom in Myanmar, Cambodia

Building and construction trade show BuildTech Yangon is set to expand in 2015 to meet the demands of Myanmar’s growing construction sector. The three-day trade show focuses on infrastructure, residential and commercial buildings, transportation, manufacturing and trading. The event includes a 12,000- sqm exhibition space with equipment from more than 150 companies on display, along

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The Art of Wellness

The Thai wellness sector has a universal reputation for excellence, but within it there is sufficient space for visionary entrepreneurs to cut out a niche market for themselves. By MARK BIBBY JACKSON It seems appropriate that the managing director of Kamalaya Koh Samui uses an analogy drawn from nature to illustrate his point about business.

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ASEAN’s Phoenix Rising

It’s a cliché universally abused by journalists and commentators alike that Cambodia is a country slowly rising from the horrors of the Khmer Rouge, but for once this can be rightly applied to the capital’s property market; for so long stagnant in recent years it has seen a remarkable renaissance. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS The sound

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Going Underground

The Cambodian mining and exploration industry is only 10 years old, and now is starting to attract foreign investment as it progresses towards active mining. BY JESSICA SANDER Cambodia is not a country readily associated with its mineral and oil deposits, but this is something that may well change over the next few years, according to

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THE SURIN: Asian Enigma

Each issue ASEAN Forum will deconstruct a example of classic ASEAN design. for this first issue we visit Pansea beach, Phuket, Thailand. By MARK BIBBY JACKSON THE ARCHITECT One of America’s most renowned architects, Seattle-born Ed Tuttle, apprenticed with San Francisco design studio Gump’s, before working with interior designers in Hong Kong and Greece. He spent

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Cambodia’s Top Gear

From high-rise buildings to shopping complexes, Phnom Penh is slowly but surely morphing into an updated and unrecognisable city. Nowhere is this more evident than the narrow and cart-lined streets, where a growing number of cars and SUVs are edging out other forms of transport. BY JOANNA MAYHEW AND JESSICA SANDER “The time is now,”

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