Living in Phnom Penh: Good Things to Know

I’ve lived in Phnom Penh since the 1980s. I’ve witnessed a tremendous transformation of the city. Now it’s one of Asia’s cosmopolitan cities. It’s more than just the capital city of Cambodia. Simply, Phnom Penh is a hub of everything.

In this post, I’m going to list down some of the things you should know.

Phnom Penh’s Best Place to Live (A Mini Guide)

Which district in Phnom Penh is the best place to live? Tuol Kork means the ground hill. Tuol Kork, which literally means ground hill in Khmer, is becoming more and more an ideal choice to live a relaxing life in Phnom Penh. The district is largely known for villas and quiet life.

In the 1990s, Toul Kork (or Tumnub Toul Kork) was also infamously known as one of Phnom Penh red light districts. However, brothel houses and prostitutes are no longer the case here as private schools, clinics, and restaurants are taking over the area.

This blog post will discuss why Toul Kork is the best place for those who want to move to Cambodia and settle in Phnom Penh, the largest capital city.

Toul Kork is Phnom Penh’s newest shopping district

An open air shopping area where you can buy Adidas shoes and sip Brown coffee. When you crave for fast food, you can quickly order a slice of pizza or grab some sandwiches at Bread Talk and head straight to the cinema a few walks away. The Lucky Supermarket is also there, where busy residents come buy groceries and vegetables to cook at home. In addition to shopping at the TK Avenue, the Toul Kork residents also have many other choices. The Thai Huot Market is just quick drive from the Toul Kork roundabout. There is also an in Toul Kork district. In 2017, the district also has a new, convenient AEON Maxvalu as well as a new Bayon Supermarket.

Starting in 2021, there are more new apartments, condominiums, and shopping venues than ever.

Hospitals

One of the first things for many people when moving to live or stay long term in Cambodia is health services. While Phnom Penh is way behind Bangkok, the city has more offerings now than the past decade.

Eat and drink

One of the best places to eat seafood in Toul Kork is Sonivid Fresh Seafood Restaurant. This restaurant is popular among Phnom Penh residents for its good seafood. Craving for crabs or squids, you can order the dish you wish. At Sonivid Fresh Seafood Restaurant, you get a good taste as if you’re at the Crab Market in Kep or beach town Sihanouville. The Toul Kork branch of Sonivid is part of an expansion of the restaurant as it has various locations in Phnom Penh. The prices for the dishes are quite reasonable, too. There are other seafood restaurants like Ratana Srey Mao on the Boulevard.

Living in Toul Kork, you also have many choices for good coffee shops to hang out as if you’re in Beung Keng Kang 1 area. Until now, there is no Starbucks Coffee shop in Toul Kork neighborhood just yet, but it’s just a matter of time. Local chain Brown Coffee is at TK Avenue. American franchise Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is just around the corner. What about a cup of coffee from Lao? You’ve got Joma Coffee and Bakery. Believe it or not, there is also a place called Budapest Coffee Workshop, small unique in its own setting.

TK Avenue is located on the corner of streets 315 and 516. In the mall, you can shop for Adidas shoes and shirts, Pedro footwear, and groceries and fresh food (Lucky Supermarket). There, you can sip a cup of Brown Coffee, or even watch latest movies in the Legend Cinema. Or you just need a bun to bite, BreadTalk (not just to mention The Pizza Company) is just there. In November 2016, Starbucks Coffee nearly finishes its fourth store, which is not surprisingly situated in the TK Avenue.

Once a quiet district of Phnom Penh city, TK Avenue is an addition of shopping spree area for the residents in Tuol Kork. Unlike the Aeon mega mall in Chamkarmon district, TK Avenue is quite unique in its offerings and space: an open-air mall that hosts a good number of high-end luxury shops and restaurants. Metro Restaurant is just on the corner as you enter the TK Avenue.

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Starbucks Coffee outlet in construction in TK Avenue in Tuol Kork

Since its official opening in 2013, TK Avenue has proved to be a successful mall in Tuol Kork (sometimes spelled Tuol Kouk or Kok, which means the ground hill). The evidence is that this year Phnom Penh will soon have the second mega mall Aeon in the Pong Peay City near Toul Kork. The construction of Aeon 2 will be completed by 2018.

What makes TK Avenue so popular because there are a lot of schools, universities, and commercial banks in this suburb. Zaman University is just a few walks from the Avenue. Western International Schools (WIS) and American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) are also in this area.

What you may not know:
While TK Avenue is a good place to shop conveniently, there are some good places to buy good stuff nearby. So be sure to walk away from the Avenue if you’ve got spare time to explore this area. Chances are that you will get some cheaper household products for less than $2 each. You can imagine that there are more small shops and locals in this area who want to offer better goods, but they can never afford the rental fee for a small store inside the TK Avenue.

A few walks away from the TK Avenue, there is new mall called Samai Square. It’s located on Street 337, Sangkat Boeung Kok 1, Khan Toul Kork. The premium food mall is a just new addition to the terrific Tuol Kork district.

You’ve not been there yet? Here’s a view (Google Maps) from the above that shows what TK Avenue looks like.

CamKo: Phnom Penh satellite city

The new apartment buildings, Borey, and even the Aeon mega mall, the second one, are good addition to the Toul Kork neighborhood. At the CamKo area, people enjoy jogging, cycling, and breathing their early evening time. This area is a good place for your outdoor exercise.

University areas

Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Institute of Foreign Language, and Institute of Technology of Cambodia are some good places to walk the dog and sit down to breath good of Phnom Penh air.

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 the Cambodian capital that advertise that they offer Cambodian cuisine.

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Khmer Food in Phnom Penh

Romdeng Restaurant

Housed in a French-styled villa, Romdeng Restaurant has some specialty dishes like Fish Amok, Beef Pomelo Salad Fries, Curry Khmer Dishes, Spring Rolls Rice, and Fried Tarantulas. Romdeng is a fine restaurant for family lunch or dinner. This Phnom Penh restaurant is being run by Mith Samlanh, an non-profit organization that help street children.
#74 St 174, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tone Bassac restaurant

This is an interesting restaurant of many choices. If you want to eat more than just Khmer food, Tonle Bassac is the best restaurant to go. They offer buffet of Khmer, Asian, and Western food. One of the dishes you should not miss is Cambodian noodle with soups. Many of my friends and I also praise the good taste of the variety of Khmer soups. These soups are quite unique with fishes or chicken and local ingredients. One of which is Cambodian curry.
Tonle Bassac restaurant on Mao Tse Tung boulevard map.

Khmer Thai restaurant

As in it’s name, this restaurant, near the Olympic Stadium, serves both Khmer and Thai food. Khmer Thai resto has a long menu of Cambodian food you can order. However, comparing with others in it’s class, this place is quite expensive.

Kraya Angkor

I like this small Khmer food restaurant for its delicious dish of Cambodian food served in Cambodian way. You should order a set of vegetables with Kapi, Amok, grilled beef, and Koko soup. Kraya Angkor restaurant is near Beung Keng Kang market and school. It’s on street 63, house #60, in Beung Keng Kang district.

Labaab Restaurant: Asian food in Phnom Penh

At first glance, you may not know that there is a nice restaurant on the second floor of the old building. But the hidden gem is there where you can indulge in a very Khmer setting of eating Cambodian food of Battambang. A full of review of Labaab restaurant here in our previous post.

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.

Most customers love Labaab for the fact that:

  • the prices are so reasonable.
  • the service is fast and good.
  • food is a good mix of Khmer and Vietnamese cuisine. Tastes like a home cooked meal.
  • nice decoration and convenience for meeting. Relaxing atmosphere with nice scenery.
  • the interior decoration and design are just beautiful and the Cambodian cuisine is very innovative.

Labaab Restaurant brings to you Mekong home-cooked cuisine in a Khmer house design setting in the middle of Phnom Penh city center.

Yosaya Thai Food: Best Cheap Eat in Phnom Penh

I went to this Yosaya Thai Food, a small Thai family-run restaurant in Phnom Penh, with friends last month. The food was so good I decided to come back again. At first glance, you may not notice much that this Thai restaurant serves authentic Thai food. But you may be surprised when learning that the chef once served at Thailand’s Royal Palace. The Yosaya Thai Food opened its door serving eaters from all over the places in April 2015.

So if you’re wondering where to eat good, cheap Thai food, go there and order a few dishes. You’ll want to go back.
Last week I dropped by the Thai restaurant for a late lunch. Only a few customers were there eating their delicious Thai food.

I ordered Thai noodle with beef soup and ice coffee with milk for a total of $2.50. The soup and meatballs were so delicious. I need to go back again soon to taste more dishes. The next time, I want to check out Esan Thai dishes.

Location of Yosaya Thai Food: on Oknha Nou Kan street, just behind Preah Yukunthor High School. There is a second branch near the Russian Market: Yosaya Thai Food 2. The address: 40D, St. 432, Phnom Penh

This small family-run restaurant has the Thai noodle with beef soup or Tom Yum noodle soup.

Yosaya Thai Food has opened its door since 2015. It’s one of the best places for Thai food and noodle soups in Phnom Penh. Yosaya Thai Food restaurant offers Thai-styled cooking cuisine. Overall, the taste of the noodle with Tom Yum soup with pork is so good. For most Thai expats in Phnom Penh who crave for their food back home, this is the place not to overlook. There is also another Thai restaurant for boat noodle called ហាង ម៉ែសាយខាំ គុយទាវទូកថៃ Boat Noodle on street 163.

Chingye Taiwan Food & Cafe

Probably one of the oldest Taiwanese restaurant in the heart of Phnom Penh. Located on Charles de Gaule boulevard, this restaurant has the delicious noodle soup with beef as its best of all on the menu.

Pho Cali

Pho Cali began serving those who love the flavor of a Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The shop owner, a Khmer American, comes from California. Pho Cali is close to TK Avenue. I’ve lived in Tuol Kork district since the early 2011. It’s amazing to see how this small, quiet district has changed over the years. New shopping mall like the TK Avenue has been a nice addition. Following this flagship mall in Tuol Kork, there are more restaurants and cafes joining this Phnom Penh’s little town.

If you’re looking for a Vietnamese restaurant to serve the best pho in Phnom Penh? Pho Cali is a simple, nice place. Actually, there is another familiar name, Pho 24, which has been in business some years earlier.

On the menu at Pho Cali, you can have
Pho: $3.80 for a regular, $4.50 for a large)
Special Pho: $4.50 or $5.50 with extra beef and a raw egg

Location:
Pho Cali is located at #63 Street 315 in Tuol Kork (a few walks from Tuol Kork Center).
Open from 6am to 8pm everyday. Tel: 070 558 855

What to Eat in Boeung Keng Kang 1 District

If it’s your first visit to Phnom Penh, you should never miss this Boeung Keng Kang 1 district in the heart of the Cambodian capital city. Boeung Keng Kang 1 (or BKK1 in short) is a popular district of coffee shops and restaurants in Chamkarmorn commune, Phnom Penh’s most popular area.

It’s the finest place for eat and drink in Phnom Penh. For example, Street 57 in BKK1 is home to a number of good coffee shops, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Costa Coffee, and Brown Coffee. Want American fast food? You’ve got it, too.

Fast Food Restaurants

These are some selected fast food restaurants in BKK1 district. The Pizza Company, Domino Pizza, Big Apple Donuts & Coffee, KFC, Burger King, BBQ Chicken, Krispy Kreme, and Doughnuts.

Asian Food

There are also a number of Japanese restaurants in this area. There are some Japanese restaurants in the Boeung Keng Kang 1 district.

Phnom Penh’s Bookshops

Where can you buy new and used books in Phnom Penh? Here’s a list of bookshops and online stores you can buy Khmer and international books. Some online book stores in the Cambodian city sell books to Cambodian customers at reasonable prices.

For most bookworms, you now have a number of bookshops to get some original books you want or just head to one of those bookstores.

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We created this list of bookstores in Phnom Penh in particular so that national reading day is not just a day. Happy more reading each and every day!

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Kinokuniya

The Japanese bookshop chain is located inside the second Aeon Mall, in Sen Sok district (near Makro market). The biggest bookstore chain in Japan, this is the first “Bookstore of Kii Province” in the Cambodian capital city.

Royal Bookstore

You can buy original, new books. Royal Bookstore also offers delivery service around Phnom Penh. You can also find English-translated Manga, Magazines, Albums, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays.
Address: # 25D, St.454, Toul Tompong I, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh
Tel: 098 888 575, 010 566 599
Web: http://royalbookscam.wixsite.com/royalbookstore

Bookshouse Cambodia

Gifts for Book Lovers? While you can go shopping new books at Monument Books and Toys or used books at D’s Books, there is new way to order some new copies you want. Check out Bookshouse Cambodia, which accepts your pre-order for original, new books.

This online shop Bookshouse also has delivery service. So order and get the books at your doorstep. If you want to get some books about Cambodia, here’s a list for you.
Instagram: @bookshouse_cambodia
Line: bookshouse02
Tel: 012 882 313/070 882323

This is also another new online bookstore that is popular among young Cambodians who love reading.

D’s Books (Cambodia)

This bookstore has established its reputation as a shop where you can get almost any used books and titles. It has been in business for many years.
Address: 79, Street 240, Phnom Penh
Tel: 092 527 029
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ds.books.shops/

Monument Books and Toys Cambodia

One of the largest bookshops in Phnom Penh, Monument Books and Toys Cambodia has been in this book business in city since the early 1990s. In addition to its brick and mortar bookshop, you can order from its website, which has a good collection of English language books about Cambodia.
Address: #111, Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh
Call 023 217 617
Website: http://www.monument-books.com/

SN Book Store

One of the best book stores that brings all kind of books to readers! Delivery to all provinces in Cambodia.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SNBookstorepp/

Scholar Library

One of the best private-run libraries in the heart of Phnom Penh. Started out by a passionate Cambodian reading lover, the Scholar Library is a community library to foster the love of reading among Cambodians.

According to Sok Lak, Scholar Library’s co-founder, told Cambopedia.com that “Scholar Library have space for young adult to read free. His library has about 3000 books for readers to enjoy. In addition to this, the library offers consulting services for rare and hard to find book books.” Sok Lak’s passion doesn’t stop with just providing a space for Cambodian readers, his library supports and connects young author who want to publish their books.

Location: 35BE2 Street 298 Sangkat Toul Svay I, Khan Chamkar Mon Phnom Penh Cambodia Phnom Penh

Sipar Bookshop

If you’re looking for Khmer language books for children, you should go to Sipar Bookshop. The non-profit organization bookshop has a good selection of Cambodian books as it works closely with local writers and publish the books.

International Book Center (IBC)

One of the biggest book stores in Phnom Penh, IBC supply both books in various languages and office stationery. #250, Preah Monivong Blvd

Angkor Thom Book Shop

Want to check out old and new Khmer-language books? The local Angkor Thom book shop is place to go and browse. Address: 261 Kampuchea Krom Blvd (128), Tel: 023 888 886.

Phnom Penh National Library

Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the National Library is a must visit for those who want to check out what’s old. The French-styled, grand building is just a few minutes walk from Wat Phnom Penh.

The national Khmer archives and rare books are on the display in the library. Annually, the National Library is the prime venue for the National Book Fair that attracts thousands of young Cambodians to see exhibitions of reading and books.

Seithakun Books

A new bookshop in Phnom Penh, Seithakun has a good selection of used books with reasonable prices.

Location: 148B, Street 122 (behind National Children Hospital), Phnom Penh

Craft Learn & Fun

If you’re looking for used books (in English for children) directly imported from Europe, then you should check out this place. Also wholesale.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/craftlearnAndfun/

Tel: 015 822 715

Phnom Penh’s English Book Exchange

Book exchange is a new concept in a city like Phnom Penh. No more. At Phnom Penh’s English Book Exchange, there are over 800 English books. Located inside The Flicks Movie Theater, this is a free community service. “Just bring a book to take a book.”

Address: #39b, Street 95 Phnom Penh

Online: https://www.facebook.com/ppbookexchange

Also

Getting a Motorcycle?

If you’re a fan of Honda Super Cub, chance is that you can easily get a good, reliable one in Phnom Penh. There are just so many wholesalers and shops in the heart of the Cambodian capital city. In Phnom Penh, when talking about motorcycles, we must think of the Khlaing Rumsev, which is home to many Japanese motorcycle depots and has been famous for decades.

In the meantime, I would like to mention Japan motorcycle warehouses/shops you should check out before go there in person:

ម៉ូតូឃ្លាំងពីជប៉ុន (Motorcycles from Japan)

One of the great thing is about this place is you can find so classic, old models of Honda Super Cub. Its location is just opposite to Phnom Penh Sport Club.

Sakura Motor Shop

Immediately after the container arrives, Sakura Motor Shop broadcasts live motorcycles imported from Japan on its Facebook page. Viewers can ask about motorcycles and prices before going to see for themselves. In addition, Sakura Motor Shop (Sakura Enterprise) also accepts orders for motorcycles from Japan according to customer needs by simply visiting the website: https://motorjapan.jp/en/

Arigato Cambodia

Located in Sensok district, this warehouse for importing and distributing motorcycles from Japan. This warehouse always broadcasts live every time a motorcycle is dropped from a container.
https://www.facebook.com/arigatocambodia

Lee Auto

https://www.facebook.com/leeauto007
Located near the entrance of CamKo city, Lee Auto warehouse collects motorcycles from Japan. So if you want a good used motorcycle from Japan you can consider Lee Auto. You should follow the Facebook page for information about motorcycles that have just entered the warehouse.

If getting a great quality motorbike if your key consideration, then you should take a look at this shop. The price is a bit a higher than others, but you will get what you pay for.

Japanese Motorbikes CKH

https://www.facebook.com/usedmotor.ckh
Buy motorcycles in Japan and sell directly in Cambodia
Always show pictures of motorcycles in Japan that will be imported. So you can book in advance before your favorite motorcycle arrives in Cambodia.

FUJIMA Corporation

https://www.facebook.com/fujimacorporation
The latter should not be overlooked because FUJIMA Corporation is rich in motorcycles imported from Japan, especially Honda Today and PCX Japan.

Price guide:
Most of the 50cc Super Cub motorbike prices are starting $500 up (based on the condition). Usually, it depends on the conditions of each bike.

Tips & tricks

Before visiting a motorcycle shop, you should check its presence online. Most shops have their Facebook Page with latest photos and live videos. You can take this time to compare price before going there to see your wanted motorbike and negotiate.

If you have a friend with in-depth knowledge of second-hand motorbike, you have great advantage to select the best of the best. These mentioned shops are reputable in Cambodia. You can expect to get the most genuine spare parts of the motorcycle you’re buying.

Getting one of the used Japanese motorbikes from a Phnom Penh shop, you’re entitled to get a tax paper. This official document is for making the plate number for its legality on the road.

A Honda Super Cub motorbike is very affordable for most Phnom Penhers. It’s easy and low cost to maintain. There are many spare parts available for replacement. After years of use, you can also sell it without losing much as other new, expensive bikes.

Why I recommend a Super Cub instead of others? I’ve owned all used Honda Cub imported from Japan. It’s easy to trust this world’s great brand name from the Japanese maker. I like the older editions, those made in the 1960s and 70s.

Phnom Penh’s Markets

Did you know that there are more than 30 markets where you can shop for local and imported products in Phnom Penh? This is a mini guide to buying and window shopping in the Cambodian colorful city. All these selected Phnom Penh (and super) markets and shopping have their great selections and offerings. There is no single market that has everything for every buyer.

Living in Phnom Penh, there are more choices than ever with the growing trend of products from around world. These products are available in either these local markets or trendy shopping malls like Aeon Mall. Whether you need to do your regular groceries shopping to electronics products, I have you covered.

Buying a Japanese-used motorbike in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Markets and Shopping Malls You Should Know

The Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmey)

One of Phnom Penh’s largest and oldest market, this is where middle class and higher rich local Cambodians love to come shopping. While this is one of the most popular markets in the city among tourists, the Central Market is also known for having fresh seafood. The best time to buy seafood like crabs, squids, or lobsters is in the afternoon. The price goes down a bit later in the day. You should avoid Orrusey market if you want good or fresh enough seafood. Good here also means good price in addition to quality. We compared price with local popular seafood restaurant like Sonivid, and found that this market is better than others for seafood.

Russian Market

or known as Tuol Tumpoung among locals is popular for visitors and tourists to shop gifts to bring back home. International brand clothes and shoes are available on sale at a reasonable price. Most of the American and Western brands are produced at factories in Cambodia, so that’s one of the reasons you can buy jeans and t-shirts way cheaper than stores in New York city. In the Russian Market, you can also indulge in Cambodian food and snack.

Night Market

On Sisowath Quay near the riverside, the Night Market is a local marketplace for tourists and Phnom Penhers. Just like the Russian Market, Cambodian-made gifts are among the items you can find in this Night Market, which is really close to the tourist area the riverside.

Thai Huot Market

bigger than 7 Eleven convenient store, Thai Huot is a supermarket. As of 2017, it has two locations in central city, one on Monivong Vong Boulevard and the newest one in Beng Keng Kang district. Thai Huot Markets source some of the best products from the United States of America. So if yoi can’t find your American groceries or multivitamins anywhere else, then you should head to Thai Huot Market.

Bayon Market

is similar to Thai Huot. Bayon Market also has a good selection of items from abroad. Located in good locations  in Phnom Penh, the first Bayon Market is on the Russian Federation Boulevard and the latest location is in Tuol Kork district.

Aeon Mall

Aeon mega mall (on Sothearos Boulevard)Just Macy’s in New York, Aeon is the largest shopping mall in Phnom Penh. It’s the first largest shopping mall in the heart of Phnom Penh along the Sisowath Quay. Just a few walks from the Diamond Island, Aeon Mall sets the direction and trend for Phnom Penh shoppers. The second Aeon Mall is located in Sen Sok district, which is just a few walks from Makro market. Why is Aeon Mall so popular among Cambodians and Phnom Penhers? Read our 12 reasons here.

Olympia Mall

Surrounded by premium residential and commercial buildings, the location is of mall is just great for mose people who live in the heart of Phnom Penh. You can find restaurants, entertainment, amenities and services all in one this Olympia Mall (once the Olympic Stadium). Currently, there are 100 stores in the mall (with many to more to open in the next phase).

Chip Mong Noro Mall

In addition to Mid-Town Mall on St. 2004, Downtown 93 lifestyle community mall in Boeung Keng Kang I, WB Arena (Chak Angre Kroum), The Point i at (Mao Tse Toung Boulevard), Chip Mong Noro Mall is on Preah Norodom Boulevard.

Makro Phnom Penh: Thai Market in Cambodia

is also the first wholesale supermarket that is hard to avoid for those looking for imported products from neighboring country Thailand. Read more about Makro market here.

The first Japanese AEON mega mall has been a huge success in the heart of Phnom Penh. In 2018, Makro Cambodia in Sen Sok district is the first Thai-based Siam Makro to offer Cambodian shoppers and Phnom Penhers unbeatable prices for most (not all) Thailand-made products.

About ten years back, Cambodian middle class people had to travel to Thailand’s Bangkok to buy good quality products. Despite shopping in the heart of Bangkok is a leisure for some Khmer richie elites, the exported products to Cambodia and available at Market market in Cambodia is very much welcoming.

In this review, you’ll learn some of the best products, including home improvements, electronics, food and beverages available in the Makro market in Sen Sok branch. If you don’t like to bargain in local markets in Phnom Penh, then head to the Makro market. Makro market Phnom Penh

Buying a television or electronics?

For those who find it difficult to shop for a TV in Phnom Penh, it’s quite convenient to head to the Makro market. This year, as I shopped for a new flat screen, full HD TV, I went to KFour, a shop house near the Central Market, and in this Makro market.

Popular brands such as Sony, LG, Samsung, and Toshiba are on display near the entry as you step in the huge market hall. Prices are quite comparable to those shops around Phsar Thmey. Thai quality electronics products like fans or rice cookers are some of the items you can buy at a good price.

Thai food & beverages

If you prefer Thai products from Thailand, this Makro market is probably your first choice. Actually, there are more than just Thai made products available on the tall, large shelves in this shopping mall. However, a lot of the items are imported from Thailand. Khmer people love the Thai Mama noodles. This is the best place to buy this favorite brand noodles. The bakery section is also a nice corner to get bread. Thai snacks are typically sold in bulk packages at a cheaper price are at the back of the market hall.

Buying quality medicines imported from Thailand?

There is a pharmacy within the Makro market where you can buy a variety of medicines with some help from the professional staff.

How to get to Makro market

This first Thai Makro market in Sen Sok district is the first branch in Phnom Penh. It’s not in the central city. If you take a Tuk Tuk, a taxi (PassApp or Grab), it’s about half an hour from the riverside or Boeung Keng Kang area. For those who live in Tuol Kork area, the Makro market is just about 10 minutes drive, which is quite convenient. The Makro market is just a few walk from the second AEON mall.

This is probably a new shopping center in this Sen Son, once a quiet district of this Cambodian capital city. For those keep asking where’s the best place to buy Thai products? Makro market. Thailand has to export more of its domestic products to Asean market. This Makro market is strategically one way to expand its reach. The second AEON mall is just a few walks from the Makro, making buying spree easier just like in Bangkok.

Aeon Mall: Phnom Penh’s Most Popular Shopping Center

There are currently two Aeon malls in Phnom Penh. The first mall opened its door a throng of Phnom Penh residents in 2016. The second mall (opened in 2018), larger than the first one, is located on the outskirt of the city in Sen Sok District. With the growing number of shopping malls, Phnom Penh is becoming a mini Bangkok.

The first mall: AEON MALL Phnom Penh (on Samdach Sothearos Boulevard; view map)
The second mall: AEON MALL Sen Sok City (view map)
The third mall: AEON MALL (inside ING CITY, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia)

Website: http://aeonmallphnompenh.com/

12 Reasons Why Aeon Malls So Popular in Phnom Penh City?

1. The largest malls in the heart of Phnom Penh

With the Japanese investors behind the $200-million Aeon, it’s now Cambodia’s largest shopping mall in the heart of Phnom Penh. It’s the probably world class mall the city has.

You can find Major Cineplex, the biggest cinema complex that’s equipped with VIP screen and 4DX cinema. Coffee shops like Brown Coffee and Starbucks have to serve their customers in these crowded malls.

Big parking lots.

2. Big Brands

It’s the first mall where you can only find genuine brand-name products. Of course, there is a US$2 store that has all things Chinese made products in a shop called Daiso. Most top international brands are on show in the malls.

3. The Taste of Capitalism

It’s where Cambodians can experience and feel the taste of capitalism.

4. Escape from the Heat of Phnom Penh

You can escape from the heat and dust of Phnom Penh by roaming or sitting in a fully air conditioned mall. So Aeon is more or less one of the most comfortable places for window shoppers.

5. Learn How to Queue

Khmer people from across Cambodia can start learning how to wait in line to test the most convenient rest rooms, designed for women, men, and even toddlers. This is probably like when the Sorya Mall was first opened to Cambodian customers. The lift and elevator were the most attractive things people want to touch.

6. Spacious and High Class

Most visitors are impressed by the decorations and design. High class.

7. A Record of 100,000 Visitors a Day

With an average of 100,000 visitors a day since it opened, it outnumbers the total number of visitors at both Sorya and Sovanna shopping malls combined. Sorya and Sovanna malls are considered luxurious malls by Cambodian standard, too.

8. No Bargain

Shoppers don’t need to use their bargaining skill at all. What you see is the last price. While bargaining is common among shoppers in a city like Phnom Penh, the rule in Aeon is simple. Price tag is there. How do you bother to bargain. The rental fee in the mall isn’t cheap. The stall owners have to share their profit with the mall operator.

9. Full Parking Lots

Despite the four-story mall sits on 100,000 sq m off can house 1,400 cars and 1,600 motorbikes, it doesn’t always welcome visitors in luxury vehicles. You can find the sign of ‘No Parking & Come back later’ space surrounding the mall area.

10. The Malls for Young Phnom Penh Residents

As the mega-mall targets the 20 to 30-year-olds, it targets Cambodia’s largest populations.

11. Cambodians Shoppers Love All Things New

It’s new. And new is always better. Cambodian people love everything new. New mall. Good!

12. Aeon Microfinance to Help Your Shopping Spree

It doesn’t matter whether your pocket is empty, Aeon Microfinance is there to provide the best customer service in term of personal loan.

Good To Know

  • Book Stores: In addition to Monument Book Store, there is a new Japanese bookshop chain is located inside the second Aeon Mall.
  • Some international stores: Swatch, Starbucks, Timberland, TWG TEA, Air Asia Sale Center, Swensen’s, Costa Coffee, Levi’s, Adidas, Giordano…

Global House Cambodia

Global House is a large company in Thailand that supplies building materials, home appliances, and home decoration products. At its warehouse store, you can find construction materials, construction materials, household appliances, decoration and garden furniture, and more (100,000 products). All of these materials are arranged in a modernized supermarket to facilitate the selection of customized materials.

Location: Baayap Village, Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Sen Sok, Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh’s Exchange Square

These are stunning views from the 19th floor of the Exchange Square, one of Phnom Penh’s tallest buildings and shopping malls in one. 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.

Inside the Exchange Square

Inside the Exchange Square, Phnom Penh residents would go to the large Lucky Supermarket, or go to the movie theater (The Legend Cinema) with large and comfortable seats (a Phnom Penh’s high-class theater). On the ground floor, there is also the Hard Rock Cafe and a Starbucks coffee shop. There are also some good wine shops and well stocked grocery shops. Yet, the AEON Malls are much bigger in size and have more shops.

Close to Wat Phnom, this new commercial building, shopping mall, and office tower is clean and quiet with a lot of parking spaces underground. A nice place for coffee meeting and shopping, the Exchange Square is a bold, taller edition of the AEON mega mall.

The Exchange Square is an interesting take for Cambodia as its slogan is “Where Cambodia Meets Hong Kong.” Really? You decide.

Over the past few years, I’ve visited most of the coffee outlets (below) to meet with friends and circles and for business meetings. My regular, favorite orders are espresso, Americano, and cold brew Sumatra coffee. Once in a while, I have this ristretto at Feel Good Coffee. For me and many coffee aficionados, the best café has to offer more than just the coffee, but in-store experience, one of which is a fast and stable Internet connection. If you’re looking for coffee shops with fast WiFi internet where you can do some remote work over your laptop, here’s a list of hand-picked coffee stores for you.

A List of Coffee Shops in Phnom Penh With Fast Internet

Brown Coffee and Bakery

The king of the local brand coffee chain, Brown has nearly 20 shops, most of them in Phnom Penh, with new expansion in Siem Reap. I like Brown’s cold brew coffee, which is only available at its roastery shop. The latest Brown Coffee roastery shop is located in Tuol Kork district. It’s one of Brown’s grand store with a small playground in its backyard.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

There are at least 2 locations in Phnom Penh I’ve checked in. One thing that set this American coffee chain from Starbuck coffee store is that it offers unlimited Internet. Unlimited bandwidth and access duration. The world’s second-largest chain of coffee retailers after Starbuck’s, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf doesn’t seem to really have many stores, but each of its locations is very strategic. The other one I’ve tasted its Americano is on the ground floor of Phnom Penh Tower, one of the city’s tallest building known for its Eclypse Sky Bar.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees

In a crowded market for coffee chains in Phnom Penh, this Australian chains usually has this creative campaign called Together Is Better. Gloria Jean’s Coffees Cambodia’s stores can offer much more than coffee. In March 2017, the coffee shops partnered with Internet provider SINET to provide: good coffee + dedicated Internet, which is available at its store in BKK1 (Corner St 51 & St 310), Riverside Phnom Penh Port, Toul Kork (St 592), and Aeon mega mall.

95 Degree Coffee and Bakery

What’s in a name of this small, vintage coffee store on Street 240 (close to St. 55)? The interior design of this coffee shop may beat some big brand name coffee shops easily. From the outside, the coffee store looks like it’s housed in an old French colonial building.

Joma Bakery Cafe

The coffee shop is popularly known for sourcing Robusta and Arabica coffee from neighboring country Laos. What’s perfect than having a hand-crafted cup of coffee and having the best Internet in the air-conditioned coffee shop!

Using this web-based BGP Toolkit, you can easily know that these coffee outlets use SINET as their Internet Provider. How fast the speed most of these shops provide? SINET’s Fiber Pro provides the unlimited bandwidth with speed up to 50Mbps. With this high-speed Internet package, this is how these Phnom Penh’s favorite remote workplaces can accommodate the growing number of freelancers, university students, and business people.

Urban Space Playground & Café in Phnom Penh

Work & play? There is a place for that in Phnom Penh. It’s called the Urban Space Playground & Café in Phnom Penh. You can do your work over the laptop and coffee and you kids can enjoy their play time in a space designed just for that.

I’ve been there for a couple of time just ahead of its official opening, so there an entry free for the children. A new, welcoming addition to Tuol Kork district is Urban Space Playground & Café. This Phnom Penh’s latest playground plus cafe is the best of both worlds for parents and children.

There are a lot of coffee shops in Tuol Kork district. To name a few: Brown Coffee, Starbucks TK Avenue, Tea Leaf and Coffee Bean, Java Cafe, and Joma. In Tuol Kork alone, there are two Brown Coffee shops. The Brown Coffee Roastery Tuol Kork is larger than the one in TK Avenue and features an outside space for small kids. Urban Space Playground & Café is unique in this regard. A cafe, a workplace, and a playground in one.

I like this place because the playground has a small swimming pool designed for little kids. Next to the pool is a sandbox. On top of the cafe, the first floor is dedicated to kids, too. A climbing wall, a space for Lego, toys, drawing, and puzzles.

Tuol Kouk district is becoming an ideal place to live despite its distance from the riverside and Beung Keng Kang 1. Some great coffee outlets you can think of: Brown TK, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Java Cafe, and Joma Cafe.

It’s also a nice place for freelancers and consultants to get their work done.

Good to Know
In Phnom Penh, more and more cafés compete by offering better in-shop experience, in addition to brewing the best cup of coffee for their customers. According to the Cambodia Investor Club, there are about 200 coffees shops in Phnom Penh as of mid 2017.

Delivery Services 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 and across Cambodia. For those who live in Phnom Penh, it’s really easy to send goods and small packages to Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and other places. It’s also easy to send stuff without even location address, but a mobile phone number of the person you want to get your gifts.

Also popular: Coffee shops with fast Internet in Phnom Penh?

J&T Express

I have used this delivery service provider for sending small parcels and boxes within Phnom Penh and to Siem Reap. J&T Express will give you receipt with a QR code to keep tracking your package. It’s quite reliable and convenient. A small box for Phnom Penh delivery costs $1.

Kerry Express

is probably the largest courier service in Cambodia. Sending goods or products from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap today, the recipient will get them tomorrow. The delivery trucks usually leave the capital city at the night time. A Kerry Express courier would call the recipient before delivering the item at their resident. I usually Kerry Express to send small packages from my Phnom Penh home to Siem Reap. It’s only $1 for a small item. Kerry Express cooperates with state-owned Cambodia Post. So its coverage of delivery is big. You can also track your items with a smartphone app: Kerry Express Cambodia on Playstore.
Address: #101BCE, St 516, Sangkat Boeung Kak I, Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh
Tel: 023 222 778
Website: www.kerryexpress.com

Send this Google Chromecast 2 from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap using Kerry Express for $1. Nearly same-day delivery.

Joonaak

Many shop owners in Phnom Penh use this courier delivery service to have their products delivered to the customers. It’s a door-to-door product delivery service.
Joonaak mobile tracking application is coming soon!
Address: Joonaak Delivery Co., Ltd
No.4 , Street 572
Phnom Penh
Tel: 010 984 988
Website: http://www.joonaak.com/

Cambodia Post

Over the past few years, Cambodia Post has been improving and expanding a lot. In addition to Express Mail Service for both domestic and international, Cambodia Post also provides door to door service for sending letters, mails, small packages, parcels, and cashes. You can also rent a post office box.
Address: Corner Street 13 & 102, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan DaunPenh,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 12000
Tel: 023 725 533
Website: http://cambodiapost.post/en/

KH Transportation Express

This is another Cambodia courier service you can trust.
Address: #443, Street 271, Sangkat Phsar Dam Thkov,
Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 89 888 222

Phnom Penh’s Tech Startup Scence: A Quick Overview

Shared offices or co-working spaces are the best workplaces or hubs for tech geeks and emerging entrepreneurs to work and collaborate. They’re very popular in cities around the world, including in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

In Cambodia’s largest city alone, there are many co-working spaces tailored for tech startup people and digital nomads. In addition to providing collaborative workspaces, the most sought-after coworking spaces are the ones where people can get their work done: productivity. To meet this need, tech hubs like Emerald Hub, TekHub, ImpactHub, Trybe, and AngkorHub (Siem Reap) strive to offer fast fiber optic Internet connections.

Also: The Best Internet Providers in Cambodia: Guide

ImpactHub Phnom Penh

Is one of the most popular coworking spaces in Boeng Keng Kang 3. Not just an ordinary shared workplace, ImpactHub has a lot to offer to startup people with events and programs that connect and foster entrepreneurship. Always a full house, the ImpactHub has high speed fiber Internet connection for the hub people. ImpactHubbers (as they call themselves) can focus on their work and productivity, not the Internet speed.

Factory Phnom Penh

Factory Phnom Penh is the newest, largest co-working space that’s not in the heart of Phnom Penh. Location: #1159 National Road 2, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

SmallWorld Cambodia

A shared workspace for early startups and freelancers in Toul Kork district. Co-founded by eccentric Cambodian Rithy Thul, SmallWorld helps grow and nurture a number successful startups in Phnom Penh. Teams like Codingate and Chenla Media spent their early years bootstrapping in this not yet crowded district before heading out for a new place.

TekHub

Located in The Asia Foundation office, TekHub is a sister coworking space of ImpactHub. One of the permanent tenants is Codingate, headed by Sopheak Monkol, a Cambodian entrepreneur named recently in Forbes magazine in 30 Under 30 2017.

Trybe

Trybe is the latest coworking space. Also a maker-space, Trybe is located just opposite the French Institute Of Cambodia. It sets itself apart from Emerald Hub, ImpactHub, and TekHub for it’s a place where people make things (hardware like 3D printing and Arduino programming). ARC Hub PNH and System Experts are the permanent tenants at Trybe.

Sok Leap of System Experts, a technology consulting company, told me that “A modern coworking space has a lot to offer to startups. A hub for co-working, networking, and building things that matter. Fast and stable Internet is an integral part of the makerspace like Trybe.” Currently, System Experts manages the WiFi system for the whole Trybe, which uses Fiber Pro 50Mbps connection.

Emerald Hub

A large space on the 11th floor of Phnom Penh International University (PPIU), this first Emerald Hub offers private rooms for established businesses as well as desks for freelancers and startup teams. One of Cambodia’s successful startup BookMeBus has its own private room there. The Emerald Hub has its second location in Beng Keng Kang 3, too.

AngkorHUB

In Siem Reap, a tourist town popular for Angkor Wat, AngkorHub is more than just a coworking. Well, it’s also co-living place. While most places mentioned in this blog post are shared offices, AngkorHub is the only place that also offers accommodation in addition to the collaborative working environment.

BioLAB Coffee & Office

According to PlacesToWork.net, there are at least 15 best coworking spaces/cafes in Siem Reap. BioLab Coffee & Office is on top on the list. Located on Wat Bo Road, it’s a nicely designed coffee shop and shared office in one. Eat, work, study, and relax all in the BioLab Coffee & Shop?

More Co-Working Places You Should Know

Cambodia-based Startups You Should Know

What these startups have in common is: the adoption rate among local users remains low. The major users who adopt the tech-driven solutions are non-Cambodian. Is it the English language issue or payment method.

Most Cambodians don’t have access to Visa or Master card, not to mention Paypal or standard payment option.

However, here’s a long list of mobile money operators available to many fragments of users across Cambodia: Wing, E-money, True Money and Smart Luy; bank-managed mobile financial services such as ACLEDA, Prasac, AMK, and more.

In this blog post, you’ll learn about Cambodia’s startups that offer tech solutions to users in Cambodia. These Phnom Penh-based startups take on old and new challenges facing the local population. From optimizing how you commute to work to an easy way to hop on a bus to getting your ordered grocery at your door step.

We tried to pick startups that:

  • help people to travel and commute easier
  • have technology-driven solutions or at least tech-enabled
  • have similar hiring needs to a typical silicon valley startup, small and agile
  • are focused on fulfilling basic needs of ordinary people

Successful Startups in Cambodia

BookMeBus.com
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
What they do: As in its name, this is a local startup that helps travelers to book bus tickets easily and quickly.

As BookMeBus has a growing list of bus operators on its online service, it’s so convenient to check bus schedules, compare prices, and order the ticket over the Internet or through your smartphone. Think of this as Cambodia’s Uber for bus.

This startup keeps expanding; book a ferry ticket from to Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem from Sihanoukville was introduced recently. Soon, you can even book a train ticket.

Why you should know about them: Before founding this BookMeBus, Chea Langda was frustrated by how hard it’s get a bus ticket.

Getting to the agent for the ticket in person. Not so much information about the bus of choice, departure schedules to plan the trip well. This startup has attracted attentions from those in bigger cities like Bangkok and Yangon.

Failed Startups in Cambodia

Pengpos (failure; transformed into Rushero)
This is not an online store that sells you tomato. Based on your regular need, Pengpos want to solve your daily issue, getting grocery delivered to your doorstep. The startup’s mission is to save people’s time and give them convenience. You browse its website, pengpos.com, for vegetables, meats, and grocery you need to cook. You make an order. Pengpos delivers them to you. Just like BookMeBus that collaborates with bus operators, Pengpos works closely with food vendors and product suppliers.

What makes Phnom Penh a smart city? And what makes you a smart commuter and traveler?
While Phnom Penh doesn’t have to be Asia’s Silicon Valley, local entrepreneurs can look for inspiration from there, where startups want to change the world, the way we travel and commute to work.

When Cambodian startup founders want to create new technology-driven solutions, they start with a strong focus on the daily challenges facing the very ordinary people. It’s a really good start.

The technology startup community in the Cambodian capital city has been growing remarkably in the past five years. One thing to note is the growing number of co-working spaces. In Phnom Penh alone, there are almost ten venues dedicated to those who start to execute their ideas. It’s as if the future of shared space is here to stay.

A Day Trip to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh

The Silk Island (or Koh Sach known among locals) has been a popular day trip for bikers and Phnom Penh visitors who want to take a break from the crowded capital city. If you want to spend a relaxing time away from Phnom Penh, you should pay a visit to this Silk Island, a local pinic place on the entire, big Koh Oknha Tei.

Koh Oknha Tei

While the Silk Island is more known to tourists, the name of the entire island is Koh Oknha Tei. Oknah is a honorific title given by His Majesty the King of Cambodia. Thus, the entire island is named after Oknha Tei, who a long time ago contributed greatly to this commune. So, on this Oknha Tei island, there are several more places called islands. It’s as if there are smaller islands (at least by name) on this Koh Oknha Tei.

Silk Island or Koh Dach

Known for being a village that makes Krama and Khmer silks (or silk weaving village), tourists get there to visit the homes of villagers who still work on this by hands. In addition to this, there are places to hang out for a drink or lunch. Unlike in Kien Svay, another local picnic site, the Khmer villagers on this Silk Island don’t market much their local produces like vegetables and fruits. As you get on and drive into the middle part of the island, you can see the green fields where corns, papayas, and mangoes.

How to Get to the Silk Island

It’s easy to get there. The distance from Wat Phnom to the Silk Island is about 10 km or about an hour drive. You can hire a Tuk Tuk for a day long trip or just get a PassApp driver. To across the Mekong river, there are ferries getting back and forth. Usually, it doesn’t take long to wait to catch the ferry, which cost about a dollar for a round ferry cross. When you get to the other side, you would realize that it’s a rural Cambodian village still in development. It might not be long that this small, beautiful island will be transformed into a village of village and boutique hotels.

  • 45-minute tuk-tuk from central Phnom Penh
  • Crossing the Mekong river by ferry at Prek Leap: $1 for round trip

Chamkar Sneh (Love Farm)

Inside the Koh Sneh, visitors can have this pool in the river

On the way to the Silk Island, there is a picnic place called Love Island (Koh Sneh). Within this small resort, visitors can take a look at the silk worms, some animals, and Khmer traditional houses. There is a small resort on the Silk Island that is called Koh Sneh. You can also order meals and sit by the riverside.

  • Entrance ticket: $1
  • Swimming: $1

Mekong Keo Morokot Island

There is a new resort or picnic site, Koh Mekong Keo Morokot (maybe run by a Chinese business group) on the other end of the Oknha Tey island. More about Mekong Keo Morokot when it’s officially opened (hopefully in the next few months).

Interesting blog posts about the trip to the Silk Island:

Airbnb in Cambodia & Why You Should Be a Host

I’ve been a part-time Airbnb host since late 2016. So this blog post is an ongoing update of my experience as an Airbnb host in Phnom Penh. During that period, for about 6 months, I learned a great deal to be a better host. If you want to become an Airbnb host, you can easily start it out.

When you search Airbnb Cambodia on Google, you won’t find much information just yet. Probably this concept is still relatively new to a country like Cambodia and Khmer people. In September 2015, The Phnom Penh Post’s Natalie Leung discussed how Airbnb as an online home rental site is taking on hotels in Phnom Penh in Siem Reap: Hospitality jumps on the Airbnb bandwagon. Again, not so much you can get a lot of information about the Airbnb’s offering in Cambodia apart from Airbnb’s own take like Top 20 Cambodia Vacation Rentals, Vacation Homes: Rent from people in Cambodia from $24/night.

This entire apartment (near the Russian market) B4-10 is one of the most popular places to stay. It’s about $18 per night.

On Facebook, there is a Facebook Page called: Airbnb Cambodia. But it’s not so active. But this Facebook Group looks better: Airbnb Hosts in Cambodia, which is a place for Airbnb hosts to share experiences and idea, a place to connect and ask each other questions.

2017: more Cambodian Airbnb hosts

One of the most important parts about Airbnb as a platform is building trust for the host and the guest. Both sides review and rate each other. As a new host, you may feel not comfortable or nervous to have a stranger coming and staying in your home. However, before confirming your guest’s booking, you have the chance to go through his/her profile with some detailed information from various sources, including previous hosts who gave their reviews.

Airbnb’s system and process were built to ensure key factors such as improving safety and condition in most aspects. In our digital age, this concept offers a good solution to everyone: the host, the guest, and Airbnb itself.

As there are more housing projects, construction of apartments and condominiums, some Phnom Penh residents will find Airbnb as a good way to start earning extra money by hosting travelers from many parts of the world.

Airbnb, what?

For starters, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. In Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap what you can do: list your space or home. Airbnb users from other parts of the world will be able to book and stay at your apartment room at a more affordable price than most hotels.

Cambodia-based blogger Malcolm Carter wrote about his experience using Airbnb here: A devil lurks in the details of ‘hidden’ Airbnb charges. He also offered 7 easy steps that might save you money when using Airbnb.

If you’ve got a nice, clean, simple home in Phnom Penh or anywhere in Cambodia, you can earn extra money by becoming an Airbnb host. Want to start hosting on Airbnb? You can use my referral link.

Furnishing Your Home Home Apartment in Phnom Penh?

Whether you need to fill your new apartment room or add some new ones to your sweet home, shop, or office, these are some of best furniture shops in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap you can buy a new sofa, a dining table, and chairs. Or you might want to get wooden stools, tables, or a sleeping bed. These furniture shops are located in the Phnom Penh.

IKEA products? Yes, you can order your wanted IKEA products in Phnom Penh. Please note that there is no official IKEA store in Cambodia just yet. But there is a way to get the Swedish branded products to Cambodia from Thailand.

Best Folding Rollaway Beds for Adult Guests

A list of furniture shops in the heart of Phnom Penh

Sweet Memory Store

is not an everything store, but a something store that has some of the best products you can buy in Phnom Penh. Started since 2012, this gadget shop in Tuol Kork district also offers order service for IKEA furniture products from Thailand (Bangkok) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). The mini shop stocks a few IKEA products like the popular Billy bookcase.

Global House Cambodia

Global House is a large company in Thailand that supplies building materials, home appliances, and home decoration products. At its warehouse store, you can find construction materials, construction materials, household appliances, decoration and garden furniture, and more (100,000 products).

All of these materials are arranged in a modernized supermarket to facilitate the selection of customized materials. Location: in Sen Sok district, just a few minutes from AEON Mall 2 and Makro Market.

SM Furniture

#394-396, Preah Monivong Boulevard
Tel: 015 777 867

Tiffany Furniture

No. 411, Preah Monivong Boulevard (93), 12258 Phnom Penh
Tel: 096 866 1111
You can also browse some products on Tiffany Furniture Facebook Page

So Sabay / Design Rattan Furniture Cambodia

A rattan furniture designer in Phnom Penh, where you can get all the rattan furniture you want. High quality rattan-made sofa and bench?
Web site: http://www.sosabay.com/home

Ming Wuoy Furniture

High quality furniture products for your home’s needs such as bedding, dining table, sofas and wardrobes.
# 53, Street 214
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MingWuoy.Furniture/

RS Residence

No 314, Monivong Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 077 366 168
Web site: http://www.rsresidence.com.kh/

Dfurniture

Looking for Cal’ Carl branded-sofa? This is the place.
Address: # 88 ABC , Mao Tse Toung Boulevard, Bueng Trabek, Chamkamorn
Web site: http://dfurniture.com.kh/home

SandalWood Furniture

Tel: 023 211 254 / 092 85 88 95 / 016 62 78 88

President Furniture

At first glance, this shop looks like an IKEA store, but it doesn’t actually have any IKEA furniture.
#390ABC, Monivong Blvd, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh. Please contact : 023 9999 59

Japan Home Centre Cambodia

With several locations in Phnom Penh, the Japan Home Centre is a mini homeware retail chain in the Cambodian capital city. The stores carry kitchenware, diningware, storage solutions, furniture, home & bathroom accessories and appliances. Check out its Facebook Page for latest promotions and discounts.

Chic Republic: The Best Home Fashion Store from Thailand

If you’re visiting mega mall AEON 2, you should swing by Chic Republic. From Thailand, the Chic Republic is a lifestyle store that distributes furniture, accessories, and bedding and mattress with the concept of “Home Fashion Living” or “The place that we live in is not just to live, but to live in style, taste, and design.”
Address: AEON MALL 2 SEN SOK CITY, Ground Floor (near DECATHLON)
Tel : (023) 230 580, (023) 230 581

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