Phnom Penh’s Exchange Square

These are stunning views from the 19th floor of the Exchange Square, one of Phnom Penh’s newest and tallest buildings. It’s amazing to see some of Phnom Penh’s iconic places like the Central Market (Phsar Thmey) and the riverside from this new angle. The Exchange Square opened in 2017 to the public. The building houses premium offices and retail shops. These photos were taken from the Huawei office. …

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Smart vs. Cellcard: fastest mobile Internet provider

All you need to know about the best mobile Internet providers in the Kingdom of Cambodia! As of 2017, there are nearly ten mobile operators offering mobile network services in Cambodia. These operators are Cellard (the first and leading operator), Smart (super fast growth), Metfone (big by subscribers), CooTel, SEATEL (remarkable offerings), and qb. In 2016, Smart was the winner of Cambodia’s fastest mobile network, according to Speedtest …

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Khmer food restaurants in Phnom Penh

Whether you’re a tourist or an expat, the craving for Khmer food is just normal. You want to taste the Cambodian cuisine, but which restaurants in Phnom Penh that offer something authentic and local experience? There are many restaurants in Phnom Penh that advertise that they offer Cambodian cuisine. Here are some of the best local restaurants you should check out when you’re in the capital city: K.E …

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Future of Phnom Penh

What will Phnom Penh look like in 2035? To answer this question, it’s important to base the answer on the Phnom Penh’s 2035 master plan. Despite the media coverage of its slow progress, let’s take a look where we’re heading to. How Phnom Penh will fare with other capital cities in Southeast Asia? Phnom Penh has been known as the Pearl of Asia or the even the Paris …

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Cambodian citizenships for foreigners

What you need to know about obtaining a Cambodian citizenship The Ministry of Interior is the government institution that processes the applications for Cambodian citizenship. Did you know that back in 1996, a foreigner had to spend as much as $500,000 to to be a Cambodian citizen? Not now. Not anymore. Why does a foreigner want to get a Khmer citizenship? You can get a Cambodian passport. So …

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Our most popular blog posts of 2016

CamboPedia.com wants to be a blog where you can rediscover some beautiful things about Cambodia. Starting mid 2016, we reactivated this Cambodian-run blog to offer our readers more original quality content. We’re not there yet. However, we’re on the early, right direction to get there. We want travelers and and expats in Cambodia to get to know more about this country through Cambodian perspectives or Cambodian lens. We …

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Kidzoona: Aeon mall in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh continues to offer more choices to those parents with kids. From playgrounds to schools, you can have a list where to spend your quality time with your children in this Cambodia’s largest, vibrant capital city. The Kidzoona is just one excellent example for anyone who wants to have a playful time with their kids. The Kidzoona is located in the first mega mall Aeon. So it’s …

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Giant Ibis: book your bus ticket

Why we recommend Giant Ibis (aka GI) as one of the top bus companies when taking long-distance travel by bus in Cambodia. Giant Ibis runs (night) buses from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Kampot and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). So if you’re looking for a reliable bus company from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Giant Ibis Transport is a reputable company, which is owned by The Royal Group. …

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Google Project Fi: Cambodia

Google Project Fi makes it easy to connect to Wi-Fi for your calls and data use. You travel a lot and want to use your phone outside of the United States, Google Project Fi could be the ideal plan for you if you’re coming to Cambodia for a short stay. Project Fi lets you use your phones data normally in more than 100+ different countries. Believe it or …

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The world's best Android smartphone? Google Pixel

Where can you buy Google’s newest smartphone, the Pixel phone, in Cambodia? Let’s find out that in the later part of this post with the latest update. In a recent review by Forbes’s contributor, Ewan Spence wrote that “The Internet Falls In Love With Google’s Android iPhone.” On Wired, David Pierce said “Google Pixel is the Best on the Planet.” Really? Why? Is it really an iPhone running …

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7 things you should know about Cambodian trains

Going to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh by train? After more than a decade or 14 years hiatus to be precise, the first passenger train started to roll from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in April 2016. To many Cambodians, it’s more than just a delight, but also nostalgic. Currently, a one-way ticket from the Cambodian capital to the beach town Sihanoukville costs $7; Phnom Penh to Kampot $6. You …

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Quora question: Do Cambodian students speak English well?

A very good question asked on Quora: Do Cambodian students speak English well? Here’s what CamboPedia had to answer: In Urban areas and tourist destinations like Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, young Cambodians speak English fluently. It’s the language for this new generation to get a good job. While they don’t learn the language at the public school from the early age, they take extra class in the evening. …

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Help Cambodian journalist Saing Soenthrith get the dialysis he needs

Veteran Cambodia Daily reporter has serious kidney problems that require regular dialysis and cost $40-$70 per session. To make matters worse, the Daily ownership has reduced his pay and put him on medical leave, which puts Rith in dire financial straits. It looks like his dialysis expenses will top out at about $650/month, but a cushion above his immediate needs would surely help his emotional well-being and help …

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FUJIFILM X-A2 camera: capture pictures in your own style

A high-performance compact system camera, the FUJIFILM X-A2 will let you capture pictures in your own style “What a great shot.” The FUJIFILM X-A2 allows you to capture important moments perfectly with the superb image quality Fujifilm’s X Series is famous for. Self-portraits, landscapes, macro shots, low-light or flash photography. The FUJIFILM X-A2 will provide you with all the creative settings you need to develop your own creative …

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Hun Manet in media spotlight

A couple of days after an interview with ABC’s Beverley O’Connor, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son Hun Manet has become a top news story in the Cambodian mainstream media. In The Cambodia Daily: On Australian TV, Hun Manet Lauds Father’s 30-Year Reign In Friday’s interview, Ms. O’Connor also pressed Lt. Gen. Manet about being “widely tipped” as Mr. Hun Sen’s successor. “If the people want you, you’d …

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