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An emerging market

If this is not proof of Cambodia little by little integrating the world economy: marketing guru’s have found out that  the emerging middle-class is willing to spend money on its offspring. Shoppping malls with playgrounds and toy shops are popping up left and right. (VIJ2008063)

Cambodia, Playground

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 20/08/2008: Playground at the Sydney shopping mall on Kampuchea Krom.

Cambodia, sleeping dad

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 20/08/2008: Father sleeping at playground at the Sydney shopping mall on Kampuchea Krom.

3 Responses to “An emerging market”

  1. John :)))

    glad to see you taking a time out in the 2nd pic below :)))))…

    love #1, and it’s funny, cause that same plane is in one of the malls in downtown TO…and a smaller version in a barbershop for kids in our neighborhood……such a small world…

    on another note, have you ever read Tiziano Terzani’s “A Fortune Teller Told Me”?…Marina is about to read it….interested to see what he says about Cambodia…


    bobblack - August 22nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

  2. Bob I suspect 😉 you’ve been reading Khmer Chronicles Nr 11 on the Magnum Blog ( http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2008/08/the_khmer_chronicles_issue_nr_11_a_window_of_opportunity.html ). Tiziano Terzani is mentioned in the comments there.

    Haven’t read him yet but had the opportunity of meeting him at the New Delhi press club a few years back, without, ignorant me, knowing who he really was. Been scrambling since a few days to find one of these books here in PPenh… It’s the least I can do if he keeps catching up on me…

    john vink - August 22nd, 2008 at 6:53 pm

  3. John :))

    I just finished Terzani’s book “goodnight mr. lenin” about his trip across Russia/Central Asia…and Marina will begin “A Fortune Teller” and i’ll read after her :))) listen, if you cant find any of his books in PP, let me know…it’d be my pleasure to mail you one as a gift,…just let me know and send me an email )))…sharing/offering books is almost as good as offering bottles of wine…


    p.s. what the hell are the KR Chronicles? ;)))))))

    bobblack - August 22nd, 2008 at 8:37 pm