Phnom Penh’s Exchange Square

Views from the 19th floor of the Exchange Square, one of Phnom Penh’s newest and tallest buildings. 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. 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 …

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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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Best noodle restaurants: Phnom Penh

There are times when you feel like eating good noodles. In Phnom Penh, there are some best places to eat delicious noodles. In this review, you’ll find some great choices, from Cambodian to Chinese to Thai noodles at restaurants in this vibrant city. So I eat steamed rice for every meal and everyday. Knowing the best places for a dish of delicious noodles is a way to taste …

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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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Salmon fish meat in Phnom Penh: eat or not

Cambodia imports about 5-6 tons of Salmon fish meats every week. Or about 20-25 tons every month. When Cambodian people think of Salmon fish meat, they quickly relate this to Japanese food, sushi. In Phnom Penh, a quick Google Search will tell you how popular the salmon sushi is with many restaurants offer the dish to the diners. You may eat more than just the food that the …

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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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Fast Internet coffee shops in Phnom Penh

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, an ideal café has to offer more than just the coffee, but in-store experience, one …

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Phnom Climb: Phnom Penh

Want to climb the mountain? Phnom means mountain. If you’re looking for a bouldering space and our top rope walls for fun and exercise, Phnom Penh is probably the first indoor rock climbing facility in the Kingdom of Cambodia. At Phnom Climb, you can enjoy bouldering, top rope climbing and lead climbing. You can even hang out at the climbing hall. The location is good. It’s near the …

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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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Phnom Penh’s Street 57

What’s on the street 57 of Boeung Keng Kang area (BKK1) in Phnom Penh? This Phnom Penh street is setting the trend of the coffee culture in Cambodia. First of all, as you walk along this street you will pass by a number of coffee shops, many of them are good ones. Local chain Brown Coffee has established itself as one of the most favorite coffee shops in …

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Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh

When Cambodians need good treatment, where do they go? For the middle class Khmers, they travel to Vietnam or Thailand. For the Khmer riches or elite, they fly to Singapore. “220,000 Cambodians go abroad every year to receive medical treatment; and the country has only 1.7 doctors and seven beds per 10,000 residents, compared to Japan’s 23 doctors and 137 beds,” according to Sunrise Japan Hospital. The $35 …

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Where to buy Apple iPhone 7 in Phnom Penh

Living in Phnom Penh doesn’t limit you from buying a new iPhone as soon as it’s officially available. If you’re willing to pay a premium price, you can be among the early persons to get your hands on Apple’s newest iPhone, the iPhone 7 or the 7 Plus. The latest iPhones could be priced between $1,000 to $1,200 in Phnom Penh’s black market. The iPhone 7’s original price …

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American University of Phnom Penh partners with University of Arizona to offer U.S. education in Cambodia

American University of Phnom Penh will sign a dual degree partnership program with University of Arizona at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 1, at American University of Phnom Penh (Google Maps). The new academic partnership program will provide a high-quality U.S. education to Cambodian students, allowing them to earn undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and AUPP while studying full time in Cambodia. U.S. Ambassador …

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5 Phnom Penh-based startups you should know

In this blog post, you’ll learn about 5 startups that offer simple solutions to Phnom Penhers and travelers 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 …

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