Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Jet’s Container Night Market project manager Chhay Sophorn says due to an expired lease agreement, and the landowner increasing rent, the company decided to shut down.

Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim.

Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two years since 2016, with a range of 200-300 shops, food and beverage outlets.

Jet’s Container Night Market project manager Chhay Sophorn said due to an expired lease agreement, and the landowner increasing rent, the company decided to shut down.

“Land rental price can be said to be the main reason. The company cannot continue to operate,” he said.

However, before shutting down, the company noted that some vendors themselves had ceased operations for several months due to a shortage of customers.


In the past few days, workers, trucks and cranes could be seen dismantling the site.

“The company is dismantling the materials in the location and moving them to our own land in Vihear Suor [commune in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district]. The company plans to develop the area [Vihear Suor] into a commercial centre and a most luxurious place to live,” said Sophorn.

A security guard at Jet’s Container Night Market said the businessman who rented the shops had moved and closed shop about a month ago after the company notified them of the closure.

Beer Market Store manager Ly Ratanak said he had rented a location in Jet’s Container Night Market on a one-year contract, but after operating for about six months, the company notified him of the closure.

He said before signing the rental contract, the company told him they had extended their land lease agreement with the landowner.

“The main reason the company told us to close the market is due to complaints from the Russian embassy about the loud noise. This closure cost me a lot of money,” he said.

Ratanak said he recently heard the news that the site would soon be developed into a shopping mall.

According to a source, the location of the Jet’s Container Night Market, which is on nearly 2ha, belongs to the Royal Group and was rented by Jet’s Group, headed by tycoon Srey Chanthan.

The Key Real Estate Co Ltd’s first-quarter report shows that price of land in the area falls between $3,500 and $6,000 per sqm.


  • Cambodia to waive quarantine requirements Nov 15, no PCR test required

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to lift all quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers and visitors – both Cambodians and foreign nationals – effective from November 15 onward. In a special message addressed to officials and relevant authorities on November 14, Hun Sen said this policy will enable

  • PM: No more quarantine for vaccinated travellers

    Cambodia is lifting all quarantine requirements for vaccinated inbound travellers entering Cambodia by air, waterway or land border checkpoints effective from November 15. Travellers will be required to take a rapid antigen test on arrival rather than waiting for the results of the lengthier polymerase chain

  • No payment required for travellers taking rapid Covid tests on arrival

    Ministry of Health officials said there would be no payment required for the rapid Covid-19 tests given to travellers who arrive in Cambodia from November 15 onwards after the quarantine requirement is lifted for fully vaccinated people. Health ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine told The Post on

  • General’s gun smuggling ring busted

    The Military Police sent six military officers to court on November 22 to face prosecution for possession of 105 illegal rifles and arms smuggling, while investigators say they are still hunting down additional accomplices. Sao Sokha, deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of

  • More Cambodians studying in US

    The number of Cambodian students studying at US colleges and universities in 2020-21 increased by 14.3 per cent over the previous year despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a recent US government report. The 2021 Open Doors report on International Educational Exchange showed that 848 Cambodian students studied

  • Cambodia, Thailand to discuss border reopening

    Cambodian authorities from provinces along the Cambodia-Thailand border will meet with Thai counterparts to discuss reopening border checkpoints to facilitate travel, transfer of products and cross-border trade between the two countries. Banteay Meanchey provincial deputy governor Ly Sary said on November 22 that the provincial administration