‘Vintage’ is a new retro and vintage shop in the Russian Market, created by three expatriate friends – Gino, Balazs and Archibald - with a love of Khmer culture. The shop reflects the current interest in the ‘Sixties Khmer cultural scene, and the owners belief that this is just as relevant a part of the country’s heritage as the ubiquitous Angkorian artifacts you’ll find elsewhere in the market.
A few weeks ago my wife discovered that there is a company doing free world-wide delivery of books to Phnom Penh, so we thought we’d try it out for my father-in-law’s birthday as he loves books. We contacted Abebooks first and they said “yes, no problem, and if the book doesn’t get there, let us know and we’ll send another one out to you”. So we took the plunge and a little over 10 days later in our PO box there was a rather battered Jiffy bag with the book in, one of the corners had been slightly damaged, but it didn’t affect it’s readability.
A concept created by Stephane, fashion designer of handmade pearls. Here, everybody can enjoy creating himself and be free. The show room in Kep hosts an amazing collection of handicraft beads, at the heart of Asia.
LILI PERLES sponsors the ‘’Children City’’ (La Cité D'enfants), just opposite the show room. Since 7 years we have been supporting them with several donations, class activities and entertainment.
’’Come á L’école’’ at Lili Perles is a place where educational activities are organized for the children (library, computer, ...). Your contribution is welcome.
I’ve had quite a few people ask me over this past year where to buy cane furniture and what the “going rate” of certain items are, so I thought I’d go ahead and share my own experience. I bought all my stuff around May of 2008 and a few things since then, so prices may have gone up or down a bit.
The place I went, which I am told has the best prices and the most options by far, is called “Cham Kar Mon” and consists of about 15 shops all lined up in a row on Mao Tse Tung St. right after it crosses Norodom Blvd, immediately after crossing, on the right hand side.
It's difficult to miss; a big neon sign marks the spot of one of Siem Reap's most happening afternoon and evening hotspots. Shaded from the heat of the sun, the Angkor Night Market, located just a few blocks from Bar Street, offers an array of wares that could not fail to please any shopper, as well as small eateries selling cold drinks and snacks for time outs.
After a day wandering in the heat of the temples, most exhausted tourists head to the night market to be pampered by a cool night breeze and a relaxed atmosphere world's apart from the crowded Psar Chas or Old Market.