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Team Thalias tops SmartEdu’s CEO Challenge

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Last month, 48 young students spent two weeks in a gruelling 13-day bootcamp testing their resilience, resourcefulness and abilities to the absolute limits in exchange for an intense immersion in real-life learning and problem solving. The students, who were selected from more than 1000 candidates, were taking part in the second SmartEdu University Student Development Programme CEO Challenge and, we’re delighted to announce that, in a grand finale held on August 26, the team mentored by Thalias’ staff came out the winners! The goal of the challenge is to foster and help develop the next generation of Cambodia’s digital communicators, giving them the tools to drive the country’s tech landscape.

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Festivals of the Dead

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For two weeks after September 27 this year, one of the world’s most unusual festivals of the dead will be celebrated here in Cambodia. Pchum Ben has been described as a kind of “Buddhist Lent” and its traditions can be traced back to Cambodia’s animist culture which predate the Angkor era. However, as a festival during which the boundaries between the living and the dead retreat, it bears more in common with the festivals of the dead that are a vital, vibrant part of cultures the world over.

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Restore your Smile at Smiling Gecko

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In traditional wooden bungalows set amid the lush paddy fields of Cambodia’s most beautiful province, Kampong Chhnang, Farmhouse Smiling Gecko is a restorative haven where the highest standards of Swiss hospitality and Michelin-influenced cuisine meet the warmth and unique grace of a Cambodian welcome and the healing powers of a fine pool and therapeutic centre. This is a gorgeous space in which to dust off the city and really unwind.

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Keeping the Books on Murder

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A project to digitise the records kept at the most infamous and lethal of the Khmer Rouge’s detention centres, Tuol Sleng, is due to be finalised and made public this September. Indexing and digitising more than 400,000 documents belonging to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the project was performed by Digital Divide Data (DDD) in partnership with UNESCO and The Brechin Group, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the Korean International Cooperation Agency, KOICA.

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