Many countries utilize tuk-tuks (motorcycle-pulled wagons or bench seats) for local transportation and Cambodia definitely has its share of them. Click here to see how the styles have started to evolve.
About nine or ten years ago there was a new law that motorcycles have to have rearview mirrors. There’s no law that says people have to use them and there’s no enforcement so check these pictures to see the effect of the law.
One of many anomalies in the Kingdom of Wonder is why drivers do not drive in the center of a traffic lane but instead straddle the lines marking the lanes. Click here for more.
Most shops and stores are open to the elements in Phnom Penh and so shop owners need to consider how prolonged direct sunshine will affect their wares on display–and also their customers. Click here to see some ways the proprietors deal with the sun.
They may seem redundant in age in which almost everyone has a smartphone with a camera, but Phnom Penh has street photographers around some tourist attractions who can give a printed picture fast enough for tourists who need to get back on the tour bus. Click here to see some of the operators.
Sidewalks in Cambodia are basically used for anything and everything except walking. Click here to see the sidewalk as showroom.
Every Sunday there are a couple people who put down a tarp on a riverside sidewalk and then arrange a display of trinkets for people to peruse and buy. They may make a little money but they also provide a drop-in center for people to come and admire and chat and enjoy a Sunday morning. Click here to see some Sunday photos.
It’s not only western movies and fast food and snacks that are making inroads into Cambodia. In the last couple years more and more western-style advertising has been noticeable. Click here to see some examples.
Cambodia has its tourism industry and its garment factories but a majority of the people make their living by farming and with small businesses they set up at home or on the street. Those handling the small businesses spend a lot of time sitting and watching for customers. Click here to see some of the people waiting.
An obvious part of daily life in Cambodia are the orange plastic coolers used throughout the country to keep things cool where there is no electricity and refrigeration. Click here to see the first part of series about Cambodia’s coolers!