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Shopping in Phnom Penh far from 'hell'

Shopping in Phnom Penh far from 'hell'

Dear Editor,

[Kevin Britten's] Your article ("The sheer hell that is ... grocery shopping", June 24, 2009) read like some whining little foreigner-spoiled brat who just happened to land in Phnom Penh. First, Phnom Penh is one of the most livable and green cities in Southeast Asia that has managed to balance modern conveniences with Khmer old-world charm. Second, if you do not like it here ... leave!

I am puzzled about how your friends must drive a route of five different stores to complete their shopping list. In the past several years, shopping in Phnom Penh has really improved with new air-conditioned shopping centres and malls, including modern grocery stores. You should open your eyes to see what is really out there and experience the sheer heaven that is ... grocery shopping in Phnom Penh.

Steven Ramonas
Phnom Penh

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