The Taste of Kampot Life

By Mark Andrews

Straits Times. 28/01/2018.

The Cambodian town of Kampot is famous for two things that spice up life – salt and pepper

Salt shimmering in shallow saline pools intensifies the rays of the sun beating down on the Cambodian landscape. It is hard work for the seasonal workers collecting salt in the fields of Kampot, with their bare feet exposed to caustic burns and no sunglasses to combat the omnipresent glare.

Salt and pepper are just everyday condiments on the tables of many countries the world over, but to the people of Kampot, on the south coast of Cambodia, these elements make a real difference in lifting them out of poverty.

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