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Art the homefinder's spot of the week

This two-bedroom, first floor apartment is done in classic Khmer style, with wonderful timber panels, floors and beams featured throughout.

Photo by:  WILL BAXTER
This is classic Khmer-style with big, solid timber planks on the floor and polished wall panels. The flat-screen TV, DVD player and speakers have all been supplied by the owner. 

The cane sofa and chairs are very comfortable in the living area, while the kitchen and bedrooms, right, are well fitted out. 

The atmosphere in this place is great for those who appreciate classic Khmer architecture and local craftsmen’s timber work. This two-bedroom apartment sits above a shop in a street which is very quiet at night.

Utilities and service:
The owner charges standard fees for electricity and water. cable TV is available for only US$5 per month and while there is no internet connection at the moment, getting the net wired up can be easily arranged.

This is a safe area, set in the streets of BKK3, where the roads are well lit at night and quiet. Early in the evening many people take a stroll around this neighbourhood because it is relatively safe.

This apartment is in BKK3 and is close to restaurants, shops and a large local market. The well known and popular Lucky supermarket is only a short walk away.

The owner is asking for US$400 per month, which is great value for this classic Khmer-style apartment in this location. This large, roomy apartment is well fitted out and it’s something you won’t find in the West.

There is a very large and comfortable cane sofa, chairs and matching table, a flat-screen TV complete with DVD player and speakers, the beds are strong, solid timber and the kitchen has loads of storage space. There is also a solid timber dining table and chairs, which go well with the surrounding timber on the walls and floor.

The owner has just had all the appliances checked and everything is in fine working order. All of the appliances are reasonably new, but if something does go wrong, the owner also has skilled tradesmen on call to fix anything that needs doing.
As always, my rating system is based on an innovative five Star rating system.

Art Hong Ly works independently as a home finder in Phnom Penh. If you want to look at the spot of the week or other available apartments, villas or offices, he can be reached during standard business hours by calling 012422126 or email For other questions related to this column send an email to



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