Cambodia Resources

Is It Safe to Live in Cambodia?

Ask most long-term expats if Cambodia is a safe place to live and they will likely be too busy trying to hold back laughter to be able to answer. But don’t worry; it’s just a question that seems almost absurd to expats based here. The short answer is yes, Cambodia is a safe place to live. Twenty or 30 years ago it was the sort of question people asked before even entering the country...

5 Reasons to Visit Battambang, Cambodia

Cambodia’s second largest city is a lot smaller than the capital city of Phnom Penh, but that’s not a bad thing. In fact, one of the attractions of Battambang is that it’s not a sprawling metropolis and so provides travellers with a very different Cambodian experience. Battambang feels more like a chilled-out town with an air of colonial charm and this makes it a much more relaxed place to visit...

A Culture-Rich Retirement in “The Kingdom of Wonder”

“I had a list of dream destinations and decided to check how much it would cost to reach them,” says expat Derek Howell. “London, Japan and Beijing were on my list and although they weren’t too expensive to get to, they were seriously costly to live in. So, I refocused on Southeast Asia and saw a great deal on a flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia...

Kep, Cambodia

Established by the French colonial authorities as ‘Kep-Sur-Mer’ in 1908 as a coastal retreat for their families to escape the hot season, Kep soon became referred to as the “Saint Tropez of Southeast Asia” due to similarities with the French coastal resorts it had been modelled on. The resort and surrounding area was developed by the French...

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