All of the necessities
can be found in Sihanoukville and there’s even a bit of real shopping
available these days. Convenience stores and small supermarkets dot the
town, there are a few souvenir stores, crafts and jewelry shops,
music/mp3/iPod shops, clothing and swim wear and a couple of book
stores. Several shops are located near the Golden Lions and along the
road to Serendipity Beach.
Phsar Leu (Upper Market) is the largest and oldest
traditional-style market in town. When people refer to ‘the market’,
they mean this one - a dimly lit, roofed expanse of booths and stalls
vending everything from fresh meat and vegetables to clothing, auto
parts, jewelry, etc. Opens and closes with the sun.
Crafts, Clothing, Jewelry...
In addition to the shops listed below, check out the little NGO-based
shops from organizations like M’Lop Tapang located along the road to
M’lop Tapang Gift Shop
Non-profit, NGO-based gift shop on the
road to Serendipity Beach. Offering handmade products designed and made
by young women “committed to learning skills to empower themselves.”
Handicrafts, art, silk products and a new collection of products made
from recycled drinking straws.
On the road to Serendipity beach about
150m off the beach.
The Sihanouk Ville outlet of the NGO-based Cambodian arts and crafts
association, offering a good selection of Cambodian arts and crafts,
jewelry, textiles, coffees, and spices.
Located on Ekareach Street near
the Golden Lions.
Boom Boom Records
A massive music selection for iPod and MP3
recording. Music, movies and cool clothing. Locations in Sihanoukville
and Phnom Penh.
In Phnom Penh at 1C, Street 278
ROGUE - iPod
Popular music and clothing shop established across Cambodia
in 2002. iPod and mp3 uploads from a great catalogue of music and
videos. Rogue t-shirts, Dirty Dog sunglasses and other hip clothing and
beachwear. iPods, accessories, tourist and internet SIMS. On the dirt
track to Serendipity Beach.
Road to Serendipity Beach
Convenience store and restaurant on the road
to Serendipity Beach. Lots of snacks, soft drinks, fresh bread, and
pastries beach needs and over 200 kinds of beer, 46 kinds of vodka, wine
and spirits. Breakfast lunch and dinner - hot food served including
pizza slices, hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken wings and nuggets, hot
dogs, ice cream. Very popular place for late night munchies.
Located along Serendipity Beach road.
Open 24 hours.
Brand new supermarket on Ekareach Road near the
Golden Lions and Ochheuteal Beach. Promising a complete selection of
food and drink, beers, spirits and wines, meats and produce, sundries
and beach needs.
Open 7:30AM - 10:00PM
Bright orange convenience store located on the corner of Ekareach in the
center of downtown. Soft drinks, ice cream, beer, wine, spirits,
sundries, toiletries, beach needs. Hot snacks, burgers, hot dogs,
noodles, fast food, coffee. Restaurant, bar and hotel supplier. Free
delivery. Visas and air ticket services.
Two downtown locations.
7:00AM - 11:00PM
Popular, long established supermarket. Good stock of foreign foods,
drinks, spirits, wines, cigarettes, imports. Good business connections.
Visas. Air tickets. Real estate services. Exchange.
Located downtown on
the market road.
Open 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Books, Newspapers & Magazines
Q&A Book Café
and Mr. Heinz bookshop, both on Ekareach Street downtown, and
Casablanca Books at
Mick & Craig’s
near the Golden Lions Traffic Circle, all carry good selections of used
and new books including novels, travel and Cambodia related titles -
buy, sell or trade. Other places with smaller selections of books
Bakery and other guesthouses. The Cambodia Daily and the
Phnom Penh Post
can usually be found at stands in front of Phsar Leu. Some guesthouses
and bars have copies of the
Asia Life and other local magazines.
from M'Lop Tapang and ChildSafe...
When on the
beaches of Sihanoukville you will meet many children. Please
remember that buying from the children on the beaches or
street keeps them on the beaches or street. As long as they
make an income their parents will send them out to work.
They are vulnerable to abuse and they are not safe. The
hours they work prevent them from attending Khmer school. No
formal education will perpetuate the cycle of poverty that
most of their families are in. Instead please let Cambodian
social workers do their job effectively by not encouraging
children to stay on the beach by giving food, gifts, money
or buying from them.
If you see a child in danger, call the ChildSafe 24 hour
hotline on 012-478100 managed by a team of English
speaking Khmer social workers from M'Lop Tapang program for
street children. Thanks for being a ChildSafe