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Interviews

This section is devoted to in-depth interviews with people involved in some aspect of Cambodia. This can be business, government, tourism, NGO work, etc.

Richard Boulter, Programme Manager in Cambodia for the HALO Trust. He discusses land mine clearance in Cambodia, the problems facing the local population, the realities of the situation in respect to tourism which should alleviate any fears a tourist may have about Angkor Wat, and finally offers a few tips for the rare tourist that might wish to venture into areas that may contain mines. Interview date: November 23, 2002.

Anthony Alderson, Operations Director for the FCCC - the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Cambodia. He discusses the ascension of the FCC to its status as the most well known restaurant in Cambodia, the present and future expansion plans of the company, and some of his own opinions on doing business in Cambodia and on the state of the tourism industry here. Interview date: October 27, 2002.

Ang Choulean, Director of Monuments and Culture Apsara Authority, the government agency in charge of overseeing the management of the Angkor Archaeological Park. He describes Angkor as a "Living Site", learn the successes and failures, challenges and problems of balancing traditional culture, temple preservation, and mass tourism. Interview date: October 13, 2000.

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