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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.