‘Living Chapei’ NGO recruits new players

Publication date 28 March 2023 | 21:27 | ICT

Pich Sarath was once a young man with a passion for the chapei dong veng, the traditional long necked two-string Khmer guitar that is usually accompanied by storytelling in song form.



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    Tue, 28 Mar 2023 | 09:19

    Beekeeping is a complex profession that requires a lot of hard-won experience and attention, said a Siem Reap apiarist, or beekeeper. Despite the challenges of the industry, it provides invaluable benefits and assists farmers with pollination, improving the yield of many crops.

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