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Sorya Sao the Mixologist: The Art of Cocktails

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Picasso was talking about painting when he said it is necessary to learn the rules like a professional before being able to break them like an artist. But, according to Sorya Sao, the rule applies to mixing cocktails as well.

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A Safe Place for Women in Siem Reap

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Somaly had been back and forth looking for work numerous times. With seven kids, it was never easy. Sometimes they went with her, sometimes they stayed with relatives in the village about 10km from the Angkor temples in Siem Reap.

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In the Family: Welfare Association for Thalias' Staff

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When fire ripped through the Sambok Cham community in Steung Meanchey earlier this year, destroying some 40 houses, Thalias felt the heat. One of our staff - a waiter at Khéma - lost his home and almost everything inside it. As a tight-knit community that values each member, we came together and created an informal fundraising drive to get him and his family back on their feet, collecting clothes, kitchen materials, furniture and money to help them restart their lives. It worked. Things are back to normal for him. But the incident got us thinking about the security of our 500 staff (and their families) and the ability to fall back on existing infrastructure in the case of emergency or illness. And so, with the oversight of our legal and corporate social responsibility experts, we developed our own in-house social security, Thalias Employee Welfare Association.

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Opening Doors: Our Relationship with China

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The influx of Chinese people and influence in Cambodia has grabbed many negative headlines in recent months, but the positive aspects that come as a result of the increasingly tight relationship between Phnom Penh and Beijing often go overlooked.

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