Driving a motorised vehicle in Cambodia requires you to carry a Cambodian licence. This doesn’t apply to smaller motorcycles of 125cc and under.
Now you’re living in the beating heart of Cambodia, it’s time to check out the scene! Several bars in town cater to expats, but there are organised events too.
Whether it is accredited international schools for children, or post-graduate courses to further one’s career, having access to quality education is important for anyone relocating to a new country.
One of Phnom Penh’s leading lights in the ‘healthy eating’ scene, Vego is a cool, clean, modern salad bar with a great variety of dishes and drinks to choose from. The highlight of course is make your own salad, with a large selection of greens, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, proteins, and dressings to choose from.
Founded in 2012, Buffalo Sister offers up traditional carvery meat-fuelled goodness, from traditional Sunday roasts to weekday sandwiches and salads. Whether you’re after beef, pork, or chicken, you’ll have to fight your way through the crowds of loyal Brits who can’t get enough of their signature three-meat gravy .. but’s its oh so worth it!
Super modern, but serving up some of the very best authentic Italian cuisine in Phnom Penh, Il Forno prides itself on recipes still the same as those of the owner’s 97 year-old grandmother, who in his words “rocked her kitchen back in Italy.” The lunch specials are perfect for the busy professional, while the a la carte menu is all you could ask for and more!
Phnom Penh has a plethora of rental options for every taste and budget, from traditional Khmer-style townhouses to luxury apartments complete with rooftop swimming pools.
3G and 4G LTE networks are now well established in Cambodia, with local telecom companies catering to a rapidly expanding market. Coverage and speeds are steadily improving, and with prices dropping there’s never been a better time to get online!
Want some wheels of your own? If you’re ready to hit the road, the independence and savings on tuk-tuks and motodops are worth it almost immediately.
Cambodia has two currencies: US Dollars for large transactions in established outlets, and Khmer Riel for small items like groceries at traditional markets.
Expats agree that Phnom Penh is generally a safe place to live. Yet like most other cities, it has perennial problems of petty crime. Robberies are usually opportunistic snatch-and-runs, becoming more frequent in periods leading up to major holidays.