Web resources

 

The Internet offers a wealth of information about the Kingdom of Wonder and multiple ways of learning about life here, finding work, and connecting with other expats.

Cambodia travel

  • Canby Publications is one of the best and most oft-updated travel resources for Cambodia, produced entirely by Cambodia residents. They offer free guidebooks with excellent maps that can be found in hotels and restaurants in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

Cambodia news

  • The Phnom Penh Post is one of Cambodia’s two leading English-language newspapers and offers most of their content online for free (older articles are only available with a subscription).
  • The Cambodia Daily was Cambodia’s first English-language newspaper and they have finally gotten online. Although many articles are not available for free, the quality of their writing and reporting is (surprisingly) good.
  • Voice of America offers a great source of news about Cambodia. They cover a wide range of controversial topics.
  • The Cambodia Herald bills itself as an English-language newspaper managed by Cambodian journalists without foreign involvement.
  • The Khmer Times is a new newspaper and website that covers Cambodia and regional news.

Cambodia expat forums and online groups

  • Only in Cambodia is a Facebook group where expats share hilarious photos of things that could only happen in Cambodia.
  • The Cambodia Parent Network is a Yahoo group with more than 2,500 expats (not all of them parents). It’s a great source for moving sales, buying and selling, and sourcing difficult-to-find items. They also have a Facebook group that is more parent-oriented than the Yahoo group.
  • Cambodia Expats Online (also known as CEO) is a new Cambodia expat forum that covers all sorts of breaking news in Cambodia that would be of interest to expats. Popular with long-term expats and newcomers alike.
  • Khmer440 is an online Cambodia expat forum popular that skews to the older male Phnom Penh expat crowd, but is a great source of information for any niggling questions you may have about Cambodia.
  • The Living in Cambodia forums are run by a Battambang-based expat and cover much that is of interest to those living outside of Phnom Penh. The forums are heavily moderated so they stay on topic and you won’t find the sort of flaming that are common elsewhere.
  • Kambo-Pravda is a Cambodia forum for Russian expats (and Russian speakers) living in Cambodia.
  • Buy and Sell Cambodia is a Facebook group for buying, selling, and swapping all over the country, especially popular with Siem Reap expats.

Battambang

For a more complete listing of Battambang expat resources, see our Battambang expats page that’s part of our Battambang city guide.

  • Battambang Connect is a Google Group for Battambang-based expats. You’ll find listings of upcoming events, for sale and wanted ads, and housing notices for Battambang here.

Kampot and Kep

For a more complete listing of Kampot expat resources, see our Kampot Expats page that’s part of our  Kampot city guide.

  • The Kampot Noticeboard Facebook group is a good place to find out what’s going on in Kampot and Kep, including housing notices, events, and more.
  • Kampot Builders Guide is a new Facebook group  and forum for expats in Kampot to talk about private land ownership and home construction.
  • Kampot & Kep Classifieds is a Facebook group dedicated to the buying, selling and renting of stuff in Kampot and Kep. Perfect for those moving in or moving out.

Phnom Penh

For a more complete listing of Phnom Penh expat resources, see our Phnom Penh expats page that’s part of our Phnom Penh city guide.

  • Kumnooh is a great weekly arts guide that is available online or by email subscription offering a comprehensive list of what’s happening in Cambodia’s art scene. Also covers Siem Reap.
  • Lady Penh provides weekly listings of events and happenings in Phnom Penh.
  • Leng Pleng Gig Guide is Phnom Penh’s live music guide, with listings of live music and DJ gigs around Cambodia, although most listings are in Phnom Penh.
  • Phnom Penh Housing is a Facebook group that specializing in available properties, apartments and flatshares in Phnom Penh.
  • Phnom Penh Job Alert is a Facebook group with Phnom Penh job postings and help wanted ads for both locals and expats.
  • Nightlife Phnom Penh is a Facebook group that features the latest Phnom Penh clubbing news and events.

Siem Reap

  • The Siem Reap Expats Facebook group, which is 4,300 strong, offers events, housing notices, and an opportunity to shoot the breeze with other foreign residents of Siem Reap.
  • The What’s Up Siem Reap Facebook group contains event listings to let expats know what’s going on in Siem Reap.
  • Siem Reap Real Estate should be your first stop when house-hunting in Siem Reap. While there are many agents in the group, there are also private landlords that offer great deals.
  • Siem Reap Job Posting is a Facebook group with Siem Reap job listings and help wanted ads for both locals and expats.
  • For issues that pertain to kids and parenting in Siem Reap, the Siem Reap Parenting Facebook group is a great resource.
  • Siem Reap Photography is for all of the Siem Reap shutterbugs to compare work, offer advice and meet one another.
  • For the latest news and expat squabbles, visit the Siem Reap News Facebook group.

Sihanoukville

For a more complete listing of Sihanoukville expat resources, see our Sihanoukville expats page that’s part of our Sihanoukville city guide.

  • The Sihanoukville Expats Facebook group is a place for Sihanoukville-based expats to share information, event listings, buy and sell offers, and housing notices. Note that it does not welcome travel questions.
  • If you’re looking for something that you just can’t find and want to sell your old furniture, there’s Things for Sale and Wanted in Sihanoukville for buying, selling and swapping all kinds of goods.
  • If you’re trying to find a job in Sihanoukville (or are looking to hire someone), Employment in Sihanoukville is a Facebook group where expats can find work or employees.
  • The Sihanoukville Online Forums is the place to go to ask expats and Sihanoukville business owners all of your burning questions about the town and what goes on there.

Personal blogs

  • Nyam Penh is a Phnom Penh food blog that does restaurant reviews with lovely photography.
  • My Big Fat Face is another expat food blog about Cambodian cuisine (and parasites).
  • LTO Cambodia is a blog containing some amazing stories and observations by a long-term expat in Cambodia.
  • Tales From an Expat is written by an British man who traded his 9-to-5 existence for the rice paddies of beautiful Kampot.
  • An expat archeologist in Cambodia writes about her work and archaeological projects, including temple restorations.
  • Phnom Penh Places is a blog documenting the historic buildings of Phnom Penh, as well as new developments.
  • Real Food Cambodia is a blog that covers healthy eating, Cambodia organics, gluten-free diets, and everything else pertaining to “real food.”

Jobs and classifieds

See our complete Job-hunting and professional resources section here.

  • Bong Thom Classifieds is the biggest classifieds site in Cambodia and is particularly good for job listings.
  • CamHR is a very popular job listing site aimed at Cambodians, but with some expat-oriented jobs as well.
  • HR Inc. is another leading headhunter in Cambodia that works with expats.
  • The American Cambodia Business Council (AmCham) “serves as the voice of American business within the Cambodian private sector” and regularly holds networking events and other activities.
  • Cambodia Professionals is an independent LinkedIn group with job listings and an active network of professionals in Cambodia that are happy to field questions.
  •  Cambodia Private Sector is a LinkedIn group for professionals looking to enter or already working in Cambodia’s private sector (as opposed to the NGO world).

Teaching in Cambodia

  • Dave’s ESL Cafe has a special board for discussion of teaching opportunities in Cambodia.
  • Tefl.com occasionally lists good teaching jobs in Cambodia.