Smartphone buyer’s guide: Phnom Penh

Every year, I cover this favorite topic, the best shops to buy the best smartphone in Phnom Penh. A new major update to last year review is that you can easily buy a Motorola phone. From Moto C to Moto G, these budget smartphones with Motorola brand are available in most phone shops in the Cambodian capital city. Believe it or not, you can buy any smartphone in …

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How to name your baby in Khmer language

This is one of the most important topics, especially for those who would soon become parents of your brilliant baby. First thing first, you usually spend a lot of time doing research online and offline into the meaning of the name, especially a Khmer name. In this blog post, you’d learn about the Cambodian names popularly chosen by Khmer parents. Traditional and trend While old Cambodian names are …

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Phnom Penh markets: a mini guide

Did you know that there are more than 30 markets in Phnom Penh. This is a guide to shopping in the Cambodian colorful city. All these selected Phnom Penh markets have their great selections and offerings. There is no single market that has everything for every buyer. Whether you need to do your regular groceries shopping to electronics products, I have you covered.  The Central Market (Phsar Thom …

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Streaming video on demand in Cambodia?

Everything you need to know about how to stream video on demand (VOD) in Cambodia. Video streaming on demand is taking of in Cambodia thanks in large part to faster Internet speed. Home users can easily subscribe to fiber Internet connection that allow them to stream online full HD videos without compromise. In this blog post, you’ll learn about the available online streaming services available to Cambodia-based users. …

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Drone shops in Cambodia

You’re asking: where’s the shop to buy a DJI drone? Right now, there are two DJi authorized resellers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. If you’re looking into where to buy your first best drone with camera, these shops (two of them are authorized DJI resellers) are highly recommended for reasonable prices plus services. Also popular: Camera shops in Phnom Penh Where to buy Raspberry Pi 3 in Phnom Penh? …

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Best bus trip from Battambang to Sihanoukville

Year after year, it’s getting easier to take a bus trip from one province to another in Cambodia. From Battambang to Sihanoukville (also known as Krong Preah Sihanoukville or Kampong Some among locals), you just need to a bus trip to Phnom Penh first before heading to the beach town. Even though there is no direct bus from Battambang to Sihanoukville yet, a short stop is Phnom Penh …

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Labaab Restaurant: Asian food in Phnom Penh

Looking for a local restaurant to dine in a beautiful atmosphere? Check out Labaab restaurant on Monivong Boulevard, just opposite to the Canadia Tower. The interior design is so local. If you want to taste the Mekong cuisine, Labaab restaurant is the ideal place to check out. You can order Thai, Vietnamese or Battambang (Khmer) food. Also: Khmer food restaurants in the heart of Phnom Penh Most customers …

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Siem Reap to Sihanoukville by bus

If taking a flight to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap (1h 5m duration) is not what you want, you can take a bus trip instead. You can easily book your bus ticket your bus tickets in 3 easy steps: Choose your departure and destination, pay online, and board! Photo: Tharum Bun A direct bus to Sihanoukville from Siem Reap? It sounds cool! Most of the time, travelers would go …

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Cambodia’s best co-working office spaces

Shared offices or coworking spaces are new, modern workplaces or hubs for tech geeks and emerging entrepreneurs to work and collaborate. They’re very popular in cities around the world, including Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. In Phnom Penh alone, there are many co-working spaces tailored for the growing startup people and digital nomads. In addition to providing collaborative workspaces, the most sought-after coworking spaces are the ones where …

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Getting around Phnom Penh by taxi or tuk tuk?

Is Uber available in Phnom Penh? The answer is YES! Just like Paris and Penang, you can now use your smartphone app to get a taxi from your hotel to the Phnom Penh airport. Starting yesterday, Uber started its test drive to allow anyone in Phnom Penh to order a taxi from its app. Why Uber is so widespread around cities all over the world is because of …

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Guide to buying from online stores

The world is flat. This is a guide to buying products from Amazon.com, Ebay, Aliexpress and other online shops and ship them to Cambodia. These days, you can buy many products from abroad and have them delivered to you. Initially, you may think that all those major online shopping sites don’t ship their stuff to Cambodia. This is a wrong assumption. Secondly, you may think that Cambodia’s Post …

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Best hotels in Phnom Penh?

It’s just a matter of time before Phnom Penh has some of the global name hotels like Hilton Hotels & Resorts or even Trump International Hotel. However, up until this 2017, these are the top 5-star luxury hotels in Phnom Penh that have a lot of to offer: Sofitel, Cambodiana, Raffles, Sokha and Hyatt Regency hotels. Hyatt Regency Hotel Hyatt Regency Hotel is the latest addition to Phnom …

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Camera shops in Phnom Penh

Where to buy a digital camera in Phnom Penh? This is a mini guide for you. Believe it or not, you can now buy a brand new digital camera in Phnom Penh without having to fly to Bangkok or Singapore. Some years back, it’s hard to find an authorized camera dealer like Canon or Nikon in Cambodia. But that’s no longer the case. I’m listing some of the …

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Book shops in Phnom Penh

Where can you buy new and used books in Phnom Penh? Here’s a list of bookshops and online stores you can pre-order and new books. Some new online book shops in the Cambodian city source their books from Amazon and other major stores and sell them to Cambodian customers at reasonable prices. This means that you don’t have to order them and deal with the shipping and handling …

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Guide to courier delivery service in Cambodia

This is a quick guide to sending your stuff, parcels, documents, and products to anyone in any province in Cambodia. While DHL and FedEx have built their reputation for their fast shipping and delivery from one country to another, these local delivery services (below), offer a convenient and reasonably fast delivery service here in Cambodia. For those who live in Phnom Penh, it’s really easy to send goods …

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KDAT La TENTE: Kampot's best place to stay

Kampot is one of Cambodia’s most peaceful places to live a good life. One of Kampot’s main attractions is its relaxing riverside setting. It’s also one of the best places to visit whenever you feel like escaping Phnom Penh. KDAT La TENTE is hidden place in Kampot, where you can really enjoy a wonderful view and good, fresh seafood. Most of the visitors who have been there could …

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How to get from Bangkok to Siem Reap by bus

Travelers can take a flight, bus or train to Siem Reap. Getting to Cambodia from Thailand by bus is the cheapest way. If you’re not on the tightest budget, get the direct bus, not the package bus. Tickets range between US$17 – $32 (or 600 – 1100 baht). The border crossing is long though. Usually, the bus is safe but isn’t too comfortable. When crossing the border from …

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Gift guide 2016

It’s this time of the year again that you want to buy some of the best Christmas gifts for your family members and friends. This guide will give you gift ideas as well as shops you can buy them in Phnom Penh. It’s Christmas in Cambodia in just several weeks. Sweet Memory Store:  Sometimes on a fine day the best thing to do is curl up with a …

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