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Lucky number seven

Located in the area between the Olympic Stadium and Monivong Blvd, Khan 7 Makara is the geographical centre of the capital and home to a growing entertainment and restaurant scene. It’s a perfect base from which to explore the city, with the Russian Market area of Toul Tom Poung to the south and easy access to the fashionable riverside to the east. Dispersed through the sangkat are a number of serviced apartments, usually cheaper than those found in BKK1 and near the river, and a range of long-stay guesthouses. While villa style accommodation has started to emerge, renovated options are still tricky to find.

Two-bedroom bargain
A COSY two-bedroom abode located in an apartment block close to the bustling Sihanouk Blvd and surrounding shopping area, it comes with 24-hour security, space for parking, laundry service and internet. The apartment is fully-furnished with ample seating and appliances. Both bedrooms boast modern ensuite bathrooms, while the kitchen is also well-equipped. A spacious lounge opens out onto a sizeable balcony. A great budget option, it is on the market for US$800 a month.

A la mode abode
THIS immaculate property is located in a recently-constructed complex, with brand new furnishings and appliances. A two-bedroom apartment, it features a modern kitchen, well-equipped bathrooms and tasteful furniture. The open-plan living area opens out onto a balcony, which offers sweeping views of the ever-changing Phnom Penh skyline. Utility bills, maid service, 24-hour security and a staffed reception are all included in the reasonable US$1100 per month price tag.

Exquisite apartment
A WELL-lit executive style apartment located conveniently close to St 214, it contains two-bedrooms and is decked out with all mod-cons and fully-furnished. This serviced apartment comprises a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms and a expansive living space complete with balcony. The highlight of the property is the master bedroom, with an ensuite containing a spa, and a private balcony. 24-hour security, wireless internet and access to a fully-equipped gym and business centre are all incorporated in the monthly asking price of US$1400, with an additional cost for electricity.

For further information on these properties and others in Phnom Penh, Independent Property Services director David Murphy can be reached on 077 959 861 or Alternatively, visit



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