The name “Cambodia” is a derivation of Kambuja Desa, which means the country of Khmer myths and legends. What’s in a name? In eastern tradition, it can define your fate – and nowhere is this truer than in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage temple complex at Angkor Wat is a testament to the might of the Khmer empire – a symbolic piece of Cambodia’s past that continues to define its future. In more recent years, communist rebels came to power under the banner of the Khmer Rouge and its draconian leader, Pol Pot. It wasn’t until the 1990s, that peace has prevailed with the intervention of the UN and today Cambodia is slowly moving towards a sense of political stability.
A “team spirit” rises out of the idea of collectivism – the whole is more important than its parts.
Cambodia is an economic radical. It is one of the fastest growing economies in South East Asia, averaging a 6% rate of growth year on year. Agriculture, textiles, tourism, rice and rubber are the mainstays. Mining is another source of commodity income. It’s petroleum resources have yet to be tapped.
Is the new Cambodia a legend in the making? We certainly think so!