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Container Markets Cashing in on Latest Consumer Trends

When Srey Chanthorn’s company came up with the idea of launching a container market in Phnom Penh, based on a successful concept in Bangkok, he knew within days of opening that it was going to be very lucrative.

The Tuk-Tuk Dwellers

It’s a hard life for some tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh, fighting for customers and a living, and often sleeping in the vehicles they call home.  

Shifting Tourist Market Leaves Handicrafts Behind

A large bus packed with tourists parked outside Phnom Penh’s National Museum, on the tree-lined Street 178, where a row of small art and handicrafts shops eagerly awaited potential customers.

Painter Helps Graduate Art Students Live Off Their Passion

When artist Ricardo Casal first moved to Cambodia in 2012, he created a workshop for more than 20 pupils at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. He saw great talent among the students, but feared the country’s limited art market and support for the arts meant a low likelihood of employment after graduation.

End of an Era

In the 1960s, Phnom Penh’s White Building symbolized progress—a new Cambodia. Now the housing complex is being demolished, taking an architectural ‘Golden Age’ along with it

Tuk-Tuks Being Squeezed by Competition, Rise of Ride Apps

Sim Dom has been plying his trade as a driver on the streets of Phnom Penh for more than 12 years, first with a motorbike and now with a tuk-tuk. Business used to be good but these days, the fruits of his labor are not so bountiful as before.

Drivers Don’t See Red With New Traffic Lights in Capital

But the drivers on Sisowath Quay, stretching along Phnom Penh’s riverside, on Wednesday afternoon were either oblivious to its meaning or choosing to ignore it. The traffic continued to flow as smoothly as the Tonle Sap river running adjacent to the road.